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Walmart, Starbucks Most Popular Nav-System Destinations
Walmart, Starbucks Most Popular Nav-System Destinations

When in unfamiliar areas, drivers like finding pizza, Starbucks, and Walmart, and drivers in sprawling Phoenix are much more likely than those elsewhere to go out of their way for cheap gas. Those are among the many interesting findings from the navigation-services company TeleNav. Beginning in...Read More»

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IBM Is Working To Make Your Drive Faster & More Personalized

Traffic congestion isn't just annoying, it's wasteful. Every year, American drivers fritter away nearly a week of their lives and 26 gallons of gas while stuck on crowded roads. All told, that's enough fuel to fill 58 supertankers. Thankfully, IBM's industrious team of scientists are working on a...Read More»

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In Georgia, Keep To The Right Or You'll Have To Pay?

When you learned to drive, were you taught to keep to the right unless passing? The answer is probably yes, but it's not likely that you've ever seen it enforced. In Georgia, though, they're taking it seriously: drivers who slow down traffic in the left lane might soon face a fine of $75 or more...Read More»

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Traffic Light Countdown Display Could Ease Anxiety. Or Not.

Drivers in urban areas have developed countless ways to cope with red light anxiety -- that frustration that stems from not knowing when that pesky traffic light dangling overhead will turn green. Some folks keep their eyes trained on pedestrian crossing signs, waiting for them to switch from...Read More»

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Lincoln MKS, Ford Flex Are Tops In Nav-System Satisfaction

Happy with your nav system? So are a lot of Lincoln MKS and Ford Flex owners. The Clarion-supplied navigation systems in those vehicles have the most satisfied customers. Also ranking high are the systems in the Acura TL (Pioneer), Ford F-150 (Clarion), and Porsche 911 (Harman/Becker). Toyota's...Read More»

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BMW Pushing For Smart Traffic Lights To Aid Fuel Efficiency

Creeping along from red light to red light on your way from a major sports event or concert, or stopped by every red light on the way home late at night, on empty roads, you've probably wondered why traffic lights in the U.S. aren't a little more adaptable. The short answer: they're not at all...Read More»

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Today In Tech: The Aha Mobile App For iPhone

First, the good news: technologically speaking, the Aha Mobile traffic app is at the front of the pack. It pairs the iPhone's built-in geolocation capabilities with data from INRIX, Yelp, SitOrSquat, and PhotoEnforced, making Aha your one-stop-shop for data on traffic, food, bathrooms, and speed...Read More»

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Traffic Fatalities Continue To Drop To Record Lows

We have some good news. The federal government has released an early estimate of traffic fatalities for the first half of this year, and the results are positive, with overall fatalities down about seven percent versus the same period last year. Even adjusting for the fact that people are driving a...Read More»

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Mobile Apps: INRIX TRAFFIC! For iPhone And Android Users

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but there are loads of other things you can get for nothing -- including thousands of applications for mobile phones. Notable among them is the INRIX TRAFFIC! app, which has been available on the iPhone for some time, and recently launched on the...Read More»

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Coming Soon To A Parking Spot Near You: Market Pricing?

A number of cities large and small are coming around to think of public parking spaces not as a subsidized right but a privilege worth a fee—more specifically, a sliding fee, depending on the demand for a particular spot. As the LA Times reports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C...Read More»

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Late Labor Day Could Mean Fewer Travel Traffic Headaches

Packing up the vehicle for a holiday weekend away? It might be one of the more pleasant times to be out on the crowded highways, relative to recent years. Overall holiday traffic will likely be down a bit this year versus last. But based on research from the American Automobile Association (AAA)...Read More»

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WTF Tuesday: Traffic Noise Kills Frogs' Sex Life

  If you've seen fewer frogs out at the clubs, fewer frog-sized prophylactics flying off the shelves at Target, and heard pissed-off frogs sharing their dating woes over a Starbucks, there could be a reason why: you humans and your cars. An Australian researcher at Melbourne University says...Read More»

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New Book Explains Why We Do What We Do In Traffic

It all began, explains author Tom Vanderbilt, when he finally became a "late merger". Instead of meekly getting into line while those [fill in epithet here] zoomed past him to merge just before the end of the lane...he joined them. His wife cringed. He wondered what this would do to his self-image...Read More»

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Traffic Congestion On The Decline

Good news: according to a study by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, congestion on America's roadways decreased for the first time since 1991. Bad news: traffic still costs drivers 4.2 billion hours of productivity and 2.9 billion gallons of fuel--or, in money terms...Read More»

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New Study: Over 50% Of Highway Deaths Due To Poor Road Conditions

The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) recently conducted a study on traffic accidents and fatalities, which reveals that over half of the deaths that occur on America's roadways can be blamed on poor road conditions. Moreover, the expense of those accidents--fatal or not--cost...Read More»

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