Saudi Arabia arrested 10 activists who campaigned for women’s rights to drive just weeks before it plans to lift the ban on driving

AP Photo/Amr Nabil Authorities in Saudi Arabia detained several women’s rights activists who campaigned for women’s driving rights just weeks before the country is set to lift the ban on women driving. At least 10 women’s prominent rights activists have been arrested in the last week. Saudi Arabia is set to lift its driving restriction […]

Cash may convince some teens to stay off smartphones while driving

Getting teens to put down their phones when they get behind the wheel is no easy task, but a small study suggests that parents may have more luck when they offer cash rewards. Researchers examined data from an online survey of 152 teens who owned smartphones and admitted to texting and driving. Even though they […]

Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting

Enlarge / A man rides his bicycle through a damaged road in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 24, 2017 following the passage of Hurricane Maria. (credit: RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images) Back in 1998, the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts housed the 27th most-powerful supercomputer in the world, with 116 cores […]

Dangerous driving on the RISE as convictions soar by more than 50 PER CENT

Convictions for drink-driving and using a hand-held mobile phone at the wheel are in decline as the road safety message “finally sinks in”, said campaigners IAM RoadSmart. The figures show that in 2016 dangerous driving convictions rose to 5,235 compared to 3,425 in 2013. Since 2006 convictions for “failing to supply information as to identity […]

Should insurers dictate autonomous driving behavior?

Who is responsible when an autonomous car crashes? That’s a difficult question to answer. Is it the owner? The company who built the car or its autonomous hardware? The people who programmed the car to make decisions? It’s a complex issue, and one that gives legislators — and the general public — pause. The MIT […]

New Camaro, New Focus, and driving the 2019 Jetta | Autoblog Podcast #536

On this week’s Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editors Reese Counts and Joel Stocksdale. We discuss the redesigned 2019 Chevy Camaro and the new turbocharged four-cylinder 1LE. We talk about the manual Mustang GT in the office and the all-new 2019 Ford Focus. Plus we’ll spend a reader’s money and talk […]

Royal wedding driving visitors to London – and THESE other unlikely British towns

Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan Markle, 36 are due to tie the knot on Saturday 19 May, at Windsor Castle.  With the wedding of the year expected to boost the UK economy by £500 million, research shows that the UK tourism is already reaping the benefits of these royal nuptials – including some unlikely British […]

‘Affluenza teen’ who killed 4 in drunk driving incident and fled to Mexico to be released after serving 2 years

Screenshot Via ABC News A Texan who was dubbed the “affluenza teen” is due to be released from jail on Monday after serving nearly two years for killing four people while driving drunk and later fleeing to Mexico with his mother. The case made headlines worldwide after lawyers for Ethan Couch argued that his wealthy […]

Easter bank holiday driving tips – How to stay safe and avoid breakdowns while on the road

Families across the UK are getting away, or planning to get away for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Millions of drivers are expected to hit the roads, causing travel chaos across Britain. Motorists are being warned, however, of the increased risk of breakdowns over the weekend. Breakdown cover provider Green Flag has revealed that a […]

Diesel car ban latest: Germany warned you must STOP driving ban on diesel

In an interview with the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain, Olaf Scholz expressed scepticism that changes in taxation – for instance, scrapping tax breaks for diesel as a fuel – would speed moves by the car industry to introduce cleaner cars. He also rejected calls for the government to offer financial incentives to get more clean-burning […]