Sponsored by Upstream Security
Live webinar date: Wednesday, July 3rd — 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern
Cybersecurity strategies for securing connected vehicles have traditionally been focused around the security of the vehicle internals. This session will outline some of the automotive cybersecurity landscape using findings spanning eight years of research.
We will then dive into an innovative new approach to automotive security – cloud-based security – offering agent-less, backwards compatible and instantly deployable protection.
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Nauto released findings from a study of commercial drivers’ distracted driving behavior and found while nearly all drivers (99 percent) had at least one distracted driving event, behavior improved dramatically when Nauto Prevent In-Cab Alerts were activated within their vehicles.
According to the NHTSA, about nine people die each day as a result of distracted driving and another 1,000 injuries occur per day in accidents that reportedly involve a distracted driver. We believe this is an underestimation – based on our 2018 study, we found that over 70% of collisions involved distracted driving.
Read more at nauto.
In 2018, MJ Hegar ran for Congress in Texas and struck a meaningful chord across the nation.
Beautifully depicted in her moving and wildly-viral campaign video, “Doors,” Hegar told her story about opening, pushing and sometimes kicking through every door in her way.
In her electrifying presentation, she will discuss the importance of teamwork as well as individual advocacy, highlighting the doors that each of us has in our paths—and how to open, push, or kick your way through.
By Art Liggio, CEO and President of Driving Dynamics
If advanced-driver-assist system (ADAS) technologies are installed on all vehicles, it can potentially prevent more than 2.7 million crashes, 1.1 million injuries and nearly 9,500 deaths each year according to a report by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
However, it also warns that many drivers are unaware of the current safety limitations. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety notes that lack of understanding or confusion about the proper function of these ADAS technologies can lead to misuse or overreliance, which could result in deadly crashes.
Many drivers have already relegated responsibility to maintain active control of their vehicles to these systems which highlights the concern—overreliance on technology without proper knowledge or training. Based on the statistics above, it shows that drivers are unaware of what triggers these systems, how to react once initiated and the elevated risk levels when the technology is activated.
By Shannon McNamara
According to conventional wisdom, pulling a driver’s motor vehicle record (MVR) once a year is enough to identify risky drivers.
In fact, it gives risky drivers a long grace period before discovery and unnecessarily raises the fleet’s risk profile and potential for a costly liability claim.
Among the most common objections to implementing a continuous motor vehicle record (MVR) program is that a once-a-year MVR pull is “good enough” to identify risky drivers.
This objection, which reflects conventional wisdom about MVRs, is true enough for most drivers. In fact, the vast majority of drivers will not have a violation necessitating the pulling of an MVR and intervention by fleet personnel or management. However, even the best driver can engage in risky behavior resulting in a violation — raising the fleet’s risk profile, the potential for a serious crash, and a liability lawsuit.
Companies and businesses across Europe are having to rethink their fleet policies because of external factors which are introducing unprecedented levels of change.
That was the message from Thibault Alleyn, Global Consulting Director at FleetVision, the fleet and mobility consultancy arm of TÜV SÜD Group and sister company to Fleet Logistics, at a high-level conference in London recently.
Alleyn told delegates that external factors were forcing companies to rethink their approach to fleet. Ten years ago, he said, it was not uncommon for companies to have five-year-old fleet policies in place which were still relatively up to date.
Now, that was no longer the case due to four key issues: tax and legislation, the supplier offering, changes in doing business and employee mentality, said Alleyn.
The Detroit Bureau
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety asked 2,000 drivers about five of the most advanced Level 2 systems, including Autopilot, Super Cruise, ProPilot, Driving Assistant Plus, and the Traffic Jam Assist systems.
Half of the respondents thought that Autopilot allowed a driver to take their hands completely off the wheel.
For other Level 2 systems, many thought these systems were safe enough for the driver to talk on a cellphone, text, even watch a video or even e to take a nap. One likely reason is that the names used for these features imply more than what they are actually capable of.
Read the article at The Detroit Bureau.