Can Los Angeles Drop the Traffic Accident Rates to Zero?

The intersection of Hollywood and Highland has been known as one of the most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles. An average of 13 annual collisions that prompted an average of 10 injuries occurred at this busy intersection over the last seven years. Then, surprisingly, between November 15th and April 30th, only one crash that did not lead to any injuries took place. This drastic decline in accidents and injuries in November was the result of a pedestrian scramble installed by the city of Los Angeles. A pedestrian scramble is when all of the pedestrians walk at one time in any...

Tesla Knows When a Car Crash is Your Fault

Tesla technology will be the best witness in a car accident — even if drivers don’t want to hear its side of the story. One driver has already experienced this truth-telling after crashing into a wall and explaining to police that the Tesla accelerated on its own. The car’s internal register told a different tale, as it had a record of the driver pushing the accelerator to 100 percent of its power. In short, the car had nothing to do with it, and the accident’s fault fell on the driver. Car aficionados won’t be surprised that Tesla is the first...

This App Will Help You Find Your Bus Stop More Easily

Joann Becker of Perkins Solutions, which develops new technology to assist individuals with vision restrictions, has been working on a new app. Through the use of voice technology, Becker operates smartphone apps that can see what she cannot see. One app uses the smartphone’s camera to take a picture and then states what is in the picture. For example, after taking a picture of a woman in a green floral-colored shirt, the smartphone can tell the user “picture 1 is a woman in a green floral-colored shirt.” With some help from Google maps, the app will be able to help...

Tufesa Bus Driver Falls Asleep Causing Deadly Accident

On Tuesday, May 31st, a bus driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed south of the border in Sonora State with several Arizona passengers on board. Investigators state that the bus driver will not face charges for this fatal accident that killed three passengers and injured 16 others. Brenda Jimenz, the spokeswoman for the state police and attorney’s office explained that the family members reached an agreement with the bus company and will not press charges against the bus driver. Since this agreement was reached, the driver will not be responsible for the crash. At the time of the...