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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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What you should know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Law

Republic Act No. 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Law, which takes effect on May 18, defines distracted driving as the driver’s use of mobile communication, electronic entertainment and computing devices or gadgets while the vehicle is in motion or stopped momentarily for a red light or at an intersection. Coverage Public and private vehicles Wheeled […]

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No ‘misery’ with Anti-Distracted Driving Act

We would like to clarify some concerns aired by Henrico Laceda in his April 17 letter to the editor (“One more law to make people miserable”) on how the new Anti-Distracted Driving Act affects motorists who use mobile applications like Waze while driving. While we thank and understand Laceda’s concerns regarding the implementation of Republic […]

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MMDA, Waze unite vs traffic

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has partnered with transportation app Waze in a bid to better provide commuters and motorists alike in the capital a more efficient and real-time traffic information. Through Waze’s “Connected Citizens Program,” MMDA officer in charge and general manager Tim Orbos said that the public will become better informed of less congested […]

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Waze to go: The app to cheat rush-hour traffic

Navigation app Waze has become so commonplace at this point, it is already hard to think of a life without it.

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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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Cebu voted world’s worst place to be a driver

Think Metro Manila’s traffic is the worst?  Wait till you get to drive around Cebu City, rated in a recent study as  the “worst place in the world to be a driver.” The Queen City of the South trailed 185 other major cities in transport app Waze’s second Driver Satisfaction Index, which analyzed the driving […]

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Controversies linked to driving app Waze

Waze, the Israeli-developed driving app now owned by Google, found itself linked to controversy Tuesday after two Israeli soldiers who were using the app mistakenly entered a Palestinian refugee camp, sparking bloody clashes. READ: Traffic app Waze says not at fault for Israel troops losing way The company said the soldiers were at fault, with […]

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Traffic app Waze says not at fault for Israel troops losing way

Google-owned traffic app Waze hit back on Tuesday at suggestions its directions led Israeli soldiers into a Palestinian refugee camp where they were attacked, sparking bloody clashes. Two Israeli soldiers were said to be using the app when they mistakenly drove into the Qalandiya refugee camp overnight, sparking clashes as security forces deployed to rescue […]

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Dec 13, 2017

While the 45th Tokyo Motor Show is long over, many of us who visited still feel nostalgic and excited