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    Radar guns adapted to detect suicide bombers?
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    Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School and the University of California, Santa Cruz may have found a new use for most drivers' worst nightmare. William Fox and John Vesecky have discovered that with a little tweaking, a run-of-the-mill radar gun can become an instrument for detecting ...

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    Low-cost collision avoidance tech on the horizon for cheaper vehicles?
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    The fact is that small cars get into more accidents than large and mid-sized cars, and the fatality rates for small cars are about twice as high as their larger siblings. Yet it's the large – and usually expensive and luxurious – cars that get features like collision avoidance ...

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    Guessing cops allowed to give speeding tickets in Ohio
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    Bad news, Buckeyes. The Ohio Supreme Court just ruled that a police officer needs nothing more than his or her informed guess on how fast a vehicle is traveling in order to issue a traffic citation. Yep. You can forget the radar gun, LIDAR or even the archaic pacing method. As of right now, ...

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    Cobra introduces world's first touchscreen radar detector
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    Up to now, radar detectors have epitomized the ultimate in minimalist design: a couple of buttons or knobs, a couple of LEDs and a few hieroglyphs were all you got. No more. Now you get something that will probably prove just as distracting: a 1.5-inch touchscreen on two of Cobra's newest radar ...

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    VIDEO: Next-gen Volvo S60 takes Active Safety to next level with people sensing?
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    For decades now, Volvo has been staking its claim in the automotive landscape by being the safety brand. And honestly, that's smart marketing. When a family (especially a young family) goes car shopping and safety is high on their list of concerns, tying ...

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    REPORT: Parents of teen with speeding ticket fighting citation with personal GPS data
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    It seems as though there may just be a positive side to those unwelcome GPS-based vehicle tracking devices... especially if you are a teenager. Shaun Malone, a 17-year-old California resident, was cited by radar-yielding authorities for driving 62 mph in a 45 mph zone in 2007. Faced with a $194 ...

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    REPORT: Winnipeg police outed for manipulating red-light camera accident data. Again.
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    Winnipeg authorities are all "Lookie! Crashes are down at the intersections equipped with our spiffy new red-light cameras," but Manitoba Public Insurance and the Winnipeg Sun newspaper are all: "Stop lying!" Winnipeg says its 12 intersections equipped with the electronic sentinels have seen a 37% ...

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    Toyota's JDM collision-detecting radar system could come to Lexus
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    Two new JDM Toyota safety technologies are likely to arrive on future Lexus models in the United States. The first is a system that uses a millimeter-wave radar to detect objects in the vehicle's path. When obstructions are noted, the driver is alerted by an indicator or a sound. If the pending ...

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    Speeding awards temporary celebrity to your license plate
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    Apparently, when some motorists see their speed displayed on a radar-assisted light sign, they don't pay much attention (hell, we've seen people speed up to see how high it goes).The solution, it seems, may be in the form of Atkins' new speed sign that not only shows the speed of the vehicle and ...

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    Car safety is changed by shape-shifting metal
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    Researchers in Germany are developing a vehicle safety system that sounds like something straight out of science-fiction.The door and frame connection of a car is a weak spot in side collisions. After detecting an impending impact via mounted cameras and radar sensors, the experimental German ...

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    Nissan unveils distance control assist system with pedal feedback
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    Nissan announced Wednesday the newest development under its "Safety Shield" accident prevention program - an electronic system that helps drivers control the distance between their car and the vehicle in front.The system uses a front bumper-mounted radar sensor to determine the following ...

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