Monthly Archives: February 2018

Dangerous Accidents Continue on Colorado’s Highway 13

Fatal crashes continue to increase all across Colorado, where there has been a 30% rise in fatalities since 2014. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reported 635 traffic fatalities in 2017; a figure that they suggest is not simply the result of increases in the population. Colorado’s State Highway 13, just north of Rifle, has been a continuous trouble spot for accidents. Garfield County and State Patrol data indicates that 92 crashes have occurred in the area between 2013 and 2017. Recently,
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Can Self-Driving Cars Handle Winter Snow Storms?

How do autonomous (driverless) vehicles perform when operating amid tough wintry weather conditions? At the VTT Technical Research Centre located in Finland, they have developed Martti, a driverless vehicle that is capable of handling the challenges of snow and ice-filled roads. The vehicle is based on Volkswagen’s Touareg and it has had some success operating in the snow in the Lapland area of Finland traveling at a rate of 25 miles per hour. Carl Wellington, an engineer with Uber’s autonomous vehicle development
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