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60 Years Of Life-Saving Seat Belts — Will Autonomy Eradicate Traffic Fatalities?

December 15th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

My day job is as a laboratory technician and systems developer at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark, and as I had done so often before at lunch, I fell into an interesting conversation with the former head of the institute Markil Gregersen. He formally retired many years ago, but is still active working on publications in forensic sciences. This time we talked about seat belts and autonomous vehicles, and it prompted me to write this story


Traffic Fatalities Contribute To US Life Expectancy Decline

September 7th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

A recent research study published in the BMJ observed a decline in US life expectancy at birth in 2015 and 2016. According to the study, one reason for the decline is traffic fatalities. Study author Jessica Ho, a professor at USC, answered some questions for CleanTechnica


Study: Drivers With Smartphones Use Them On 88% Of Trips

April 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Auto drivers that own smartphones use them during around 88% of the trips they take, going by data collected by the firm Zendrive. Zendrive uses the sensors found in smartphones to analyze driving behavior — so, while the findings are probably broadly true, there are caveats that go with them



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