An accident can happen in a split second, but studies have shown that the human body is still able to quickly take defensive action before the impact. So Toyota has upgraded its crash test simulation software
Smart cars are already at the point where they can detect danger and react faster than a driver can. And to help ensure that a vehicle can actually stop in time to avoid an accident, a Swedish company has designed an emergency brake that grabs onto the road using extreme suction. Read more >>
A commercial airliner with multiple engines can limp to a runway if one of them fails. But a small plane, driven by just a single propeller, is in more serious trouble when its engine stops. So researchers have created a tiny electric backup.
Ever since cars first hit the road drivers have been terrible at parking, so it makes sense that we’re finally leveraging all the advancements we’ve made in robotics to do that for us – like this set of automatic car-ferrying decks. Read more >
A lollipop man from Luton has been suspended for doing his job a bit too well, after he was reported for stopping a fire engine that was on a 999 call, so that his kids could cross the road in front of it.
Knowing exactly how to safely evacuate a plane could one day save your life, so researchers created a terrifying Oculus Rift emergency-landing simulation that looks far more effective than a safety pamphlet ever could be. See more >