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Cycling and the driver training process

Cycling and the driver licensing process The Ford Driving Skills for Life program has been expanding its reach since it started four years ago. Now they have entered a partnership with the Amy Gillett Foundation to help drivers understand how to safely share the road with cyclists and other vulnerable road users. The Amy Gillett

England campaign to stop tailgating

England has a problem with aggressive drivers tailgating the vehicles in front of them. According to figures from Highways England almost nine out of 10 drivers say they have been tailgated, with some left feeling “victimised”. One in eight of all road casualties are caused by people who drive too close to the vehicle in

Overdrive News 16 October 2017

Overdrive Radio Program News – 16 October 2017 Ford’s new Business Plan Ford‘s new CEO, Jim Hackett, who took over in May, has recently outlined his business plan to investors. Key points include:       Ford intends to cut about $14 billion in costs over the next five years by slicing the amount of

Why people love cars and not public transport

Why people choose to drive rather than use public transport is a question that many people have an opinion on, usually about the cost and convenience.  But what does the research say? Dr Jennifer Kent, who is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Sydney, has being looking

First ‘handover/takeover’ trials

There are a lot of theories about what it will be like to have a world of all autonomous cars. But the changeover period is a critical issue. And this is not just the case of some vehicles being autonomous while others are not. What happens when drivers switch from one vehicle to another. The