Tagged: driving skills

How ‘app trial’ shows we’re not the drivers we think we are

The conclusion was reached after 40 volunteers in Ford Fiestas spent four months/4,000 hours driving 160,000kms. The level of detailed monitoring by plug-in devices was extraordinary. It included the slightest turns of the steering wheel, braking, time, weather and reactions. And a prototype driving app calculated ‘personal driver scores’ based on behaviour, acceleration and steering. The trial was carried out by Ford...

How to overcome a fear of driving

Mastering the art of three-point turns, parallel parking and reversing around a corner is just the beginning. The true test of driving ability comes only once you have ripped up those L-plates. And while most people find their first solo drive a nerve-wracking experience, for some that feeling of anxiety never goes away. The first time I drove alone was five years...

Survey reveals what annoys Irish motorists most

A recent survey of Irish motorists by tyre manufacturer Continental has revealed the single most annoying habit among drivers on our roads. The study showed that 68.4% of drivers highlighted other drivers’ use of a (hand-held) mobile phone while behind the wheel as their biggest bugbear. More than half of drivers (51%) said that looking down at a mobile phone while texting...

Driving App may save lives

Driving app may save lives

IT’S the mobile phone application that might just save your life.   The Road Buddy app is designed to detect any sudden impact when driving and will automatically send a text message to emergency services giving the car’s location if there is no response from the user within 20 seconds. The students who developed the mobile app have now won an award...