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! →

In the 1980’s, cup holders were everything in vehicle sales. Now, a cup holder-style race is having a big effect on driver distraction. While keeping your eyes on the road should be the first concern of any driver, it seems to be more difficult than ever.   The history of the cup holder race The Read on! →

Distracted driving is the newest worry for most drivers on the road. The belief of most is that teen drivers are the ultimate distracted drivers, but new studies are showing exactly the opposite. Between texting, phone calls and having the internet in their hands, adults are actually the most distracted drivers on the road. What’s 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! →

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! →

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! →

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! →

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! →

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chairman David Strickland told an audience at the SAE World Congress Thursday in Detroit that the time for vehicle-to-vehicle communication has come in all vehicles. Strickland noted that the NHTSA is considering 2013 regulations that will make the safe driving technology mandatory. Baseline for accident prevention Strickland speculated that the Read on! →