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MMDA cams catch ‘distracted’ drivers

Street cameras used under the no-contact apprehension system of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) caught the first violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, a total of 77 erring motorists were recorded and would soon be notified by the MMDA. Motorcycle riders topped the list with 47 […]

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Fines await motorists using gadgets while driving starting May 18

Motorists who will be apprehend for using electronic gadgets on the road while driving will be slapped with penalties starting on Thursday, May 18, as authorities implement the Anti-Distracted Driving Act or Republic Act 10913. The law prohibits drivers of all public and private vehicles, including those with diplomatic plates, from using any communication device […]

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Texting while driving banned under new law

Drivers of cars and even “karetelas” face a fine, or worse, revocation of their licenses, if they use navigation apps like Waze or send text messages while their vehicles are moving. They should pull over when checking the map or smartphone so as not to be penalized under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, transport officials said […]

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Google Maps update guides users toward right direction with beam

Anyone who’s ever played a number of adventure video game will know what a mini-map is and that a fading cone attached to a moving dot points to the direction that a 3D avatar is currently facing. With this in mind, the latest update from Google Maps may elicit a sense of déjà vu. Gone […]

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Waze sets out to eliminate ‘tunnel blindness’ on mobile maps

SAN FRANCISCO — The popular navigation app Waze is putting a new twist on the phrase “tunnel vision.” It’s trying to ensure drivers relying on digital maps don’t lose their way when their GPS signal disappears in tunnels. Waze plans to keep drivers connected in those GPS-less situations by installing low-cost, battery-powered beacons that will […]

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Car infotainment systems distract even with voice commands

DETROIT — Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they’re still highly distracting. It takes drivers up to 27 seconds to return to full attention after using voice commands to make a hands-free call, turn on the radio or perform other tasks, according to two […]

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Nokia provides free mapping services app for Apple users

HELSINKI — Nokia says it has started providing mapping services for free download in Apple’s App Store, after a successful launch of the service on Android devices. The HERE offline maps, with navigation and search features covering more than 150 countries, is immediately available for devices using the iOS operating system, such as iPhones and […]

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May 16, 2018

Porsche makes the extremely desirable GT3 even more so—by making you work.

May 16, 2018

Rolls-Royce had been coy during the last few years about the development of their first proper off-road vehicle.

May 02, 2018

Last April, my husband and I attended the Entrepreneurs Organization’s Global Leadership Conference (EOGLC) in Toronto.