Safety Glasses

It’s always a good idea to wear safety glasses on the job in order to protect your eyes, but you need a pair that’s more suited to your personal style.  Safety glasses are great when it comes to protecting your vision. Almost 1000 eye injuries occur every single day, and 70% of these injuries are caused by falling objects.  ChemicalRead More

Traffic Safety

Introducing, the car that reads your mind – and your heart and liver Nissan has unveiled Nismo, a “smartwatch” (i.e. automated wristband) that displays the vitals of drivers (heartbeat, body temperature, social media performance) and their car (fuel efficiency). Future incarnations of this technology could include a car-watch combo that measures the driver’s sobriety before agreeing to start the engine.Read More

Bicycle Safety

 A new European bike track is proving bikers, pedestrians and cars can safely share the road, and like it. “It almost looks as if these people are riding a race, rather than going home after work. They’re trying to outrun other traffic.  It really seems like a chase. There’s a lot of cycling here despite the infrastructure, rather than becauseRead More

Traffic Safety

If the economy is getting better, why are people driving less? Despite evidence of a recovering U.S economy, vehicle-in-use rates have continued to fall since 2008, after peaking in 2007. An independent study by Transportation Department economists Don Pickrell and David Pace also found that miles-driven-per-month among  individual drivers has steadily declined since 2004 and a smaller percentage of peopleRead More

Traffic Safety

The Space Race for Driverless Vehicles The world’s first automaker, Ford, has partnered with St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia to understand how robots “talk” in space.  They hope the multi-network telecommunications system, called “mesh networks,” can serve as a model for fool-proof communications between earthly machines—this includes car-to-car and car-to-traffic-signal. It could be a lynchpin in the advancement ofRead More

Traffic Safety

Keeping Cars Safe The National Highway Traffic Safety Association now requires automakers to issue a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for all new vehicles. The system—available at SaferCar.gov—allows consumers to check if their car is subject to a recall. Full article here. Source:Press Release, National Highway Safety Association Bike-Friendly Leadership from the “Big” State Texas is experiencing a statewide surge ofRead More

Traffic Safety

 To learn more about cognitive distraction in drivers and  how you can help visit http://www.distraction.gov We all do it. We’re late for work so we take our breakfast with us in the car. We’re stuck in gridlock so we check our reflection and fix our hair. We fumble with the dial or reset the GPS without pulling over. Drivers areRead More

Traffic Safety

Are the customer service promises of big business placing us in danger?Domino’s is one chain, known in the past for its quick delivery promises, yet they recently revised their approach, telling consumers the brand focuses on quality preparation rather than quick delivery.Especially while out there tearing around the streets to make their deliveries, likely smashing hoards of parking cones.Actually, Dominoes endedRead More

New Technology

The above image is not a photograph. It’s a set of geo-spatial data points presented on a screen. Each of these dots – and there are millions – has a corresponding location on earth. Collectively, they reveal the contours of a real-life highway and the surrounding terrain, down to a single tree branch.It’s more than a fancy graphic – it’sRead More

Bicycle Safety

“Billed by city officials as the first new wide-scale public transportation option in more than half a century.” If you’re Philadelphian, you don’t envy New York baseball or their accents; we have our own, yet we do have a right to envy New Yorkers this week for their application of a city-wide bike sharing program. The green and healthy movementRead More

New Technology

We all know the nightmare: You’ve just left an interstate rest stop, late afternoon, and the overpass is already at a standstill. You continue to wait as an 18-wheeler awkwardly cuts across oncoming traffic to get onto the exit ramp. Honks and shouts follow. Twenty minutes later, you see an opening in the turn lane, but another driver has snuckRead More

Traffic Safety

Are you suffering from sidewalk aggression? The Wall Street Journal chronicled the question before. Have you ever walked the streets of Philly, getting annoyed or even angry at innocent strangers, those a bit lagging? It’s common.  So much so, one scientist theorizes there’s an existing ‘Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome.’ Would you be characterized as exhibiting ‘pedestrian aggressive’ behaviors? While anger orRead More