Known as In Car Entertainment or Car Infotainment systems, the electronics in vehicles intended to provide information and entertainment are gaining in popularity. New numbers put out by market research company IHS iSuppli estimate that automotive infotainment will be a market worth more than $33 billion in 2012. Defining automotive infotainment Automotive infotainment systems are Read on! →


Italian automaker Fiat wants to put an espresso maker in its 2013 500L model. The idea is meeting resistance in the U.S., for fear of causing distracted driving. But it could save a bundle on morning Starbucks runs. Fiat espresso maker The in-board espresso coffee maker will appear as an option this fall in Fiat Read on! →


A car can get you there faster, but it can also kill in an instant. Drunk driving and distracted driving can lead to death on the highway, as can drivers who are otherwise unable to operate a vehicle safely. Whether intentional or not, the unlawful killing of another with a vehicle is called vehicular homicide, Read on! →


An intriguing survey on distracted driving was recently released by the roadside services provider, AA of Ireland. The number one distraction for men? Attractive women on foot or bicycles. Distracted driving study Nearly a third of men surveyed — 29 percent — said they have had near-crashes from gazing at a particularly striking female alongside Read on! →


For six years, traffic fatalities in the U.S. have been on the decline. Suddenly, researchers are finding they have risen in the first half of 2012. Traffic fatalities increase mysteriously At the start of the year, traffic death statistics were at a 60 year low. The decline is generally thought to be because of seat Read on! →


Distracted driving is a problem that plagues U.S. roadways, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whenever cell phone use by a driver occurs while the vehicle is in motion, the potential for an accident increases. Yet mobile devices won’t go away. This is why the Belgian non-profit organization Responsible Young Drivers came up with Read on! →


When New York Senator Charles Schumer introduced legislation that would effectively ban texting while driving, it seemed like an obvious choice. Yet recent developments in other states to enact similar laws have experienced some difficulty. How can this be if, as CNN reports, 80 percent of all car crashes involve distracted drivers who are texting, Read on! →


Ford believes that the future of automotive technology is in very good hands, thanks to state-of-the-art development facilities like its new lab in Palo Alto, Calif. The automaker’s innovation spearhead sits within the very heart of the electronics industry’s Silicon Valley, and Ford is confident that the facility will cut straight as an arrow into Read on! →


The phrase “distracted driving” has become part of our lexicon as driver cell phone and texting bans have become more and more commonplace. However, one Ohio town wants to take it one step further and make all forms of distracted driving illegal. Distracted driving ban A new state law comes into affect for Ohio in Read on! →