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Saudi Arabia's next revolution: female taxi drivers

Khobar - Hunched over platters of dates and Arabic coffee, Saudi women raring to drive once a government ban ends next June signed up for another revolution —- to be the kingdom's first female cab drivers.

Saudi woman booked for driving before lifting of ban

Riyadh - Saudi police have penalised a woman filmed driving a car, a spokesman said Monday, warning against violations of a ban on female drivers set to be lifted next June.

Saudi university to open driving school for women

Riyadh - A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women, in a first for the ultra-conservative country after a ban on women driving was lifted.

Saudi 'historic' reform to drive women jobs growth

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's decision to allow women to drive had some sounding the death knell for ride-hailing apps like Careem, but its co-founder expects business to flourish and even plans to hire thousands of female drivers.

Repeal of women driving ban tests Saudi reform drive

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's historic lifting of a ban on women driving will be a litmus test for its king-in-waiting, who has sought to sideline the kingdom's arch-conservatives as he accelerates reforms, analysts say.

New software detects if people text and drive

Waterloo - Using mobile devices while driving is fraught with danger, especially those who engage in texting. This is a concern for businesses who require drivers to transport goods. To alert drivers, new software has been developed.

Poor sleep is as damaging as binge drinking

New research from Canada, which has used digital research techniques, has concluded that sleep deprivation, long term, can be as damaging as alcohol abuse over an equally long period.

Artificial intelligence helps to keep tired drivers awake

Tokyo - One risk with driving is feeling tired and losing concentration. Sleep related problems exacerbate this risk. To help drivers, Panasonic have developed an artificial intelligence platform.

Warning that concussion affects driving months later

Atlanta - After a person experiences mild concussion the effects slowly ebb away and the affected person returns to their normal routine. Things may not completely go back to normal, however, and medics have issues a new warning about driving.

Let women drive, urges Saudi prince

Riyadh - An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince wants an "urgent" end to his country's ban on women driving, saying overturning the law was a matter of women's rights and economic necessity.

Saudi advisory council rejects study of women driving

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, has turned down a proposal to study the issue of women's driving, a Shura member told AFP on Wednesday.

The promise of flying cars could be right around the corner

Flying cars may not just be a figment of "Back to the Future." "We’re going to have thousands and millions of flying drones in corridors, and then we’ll also see people carrying," Peter Diamandis said. "You know, I think it’s an inevitability."

Golden Gate Bridge officials commit to buy netting despite cost

San Francisco - Public officials in charge of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge plan to press ahead with installation of steel netting beneath the roadway to stymie the dozens of people who attempt suicide by jumping from the structure each year.

Woman following GPS drives her car into Georgian Bay

Tobermory - The weather conditions Thursday night in Ontario were such that having a GPS in the car was really helpful to motorists driving in the rain and fog. But one woman, relying on her GPS, drove her car into Lake Huron.

Why do the same people take risks when driving?

Road traffic accidents are serious enough and when someone has had an accident they are normally more cautious next time. Not, however, it seems drunk drivers who are more inclined to repeat the offense. Psychologists explain why.

Uber agrees to pay $100 million to retain drivers as contractors

San Francisco - Leading rideshare company Uber has agreed to pay as much as $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from drivers who claimed they were employees rather than independent contractors.

Meth and driving a poor combo

Sonora - Driving under the influence of meth is a bad idea. Driving and carrying methamphetamine or heroin while under the influence lands two couples, in separate incidents, in jail.

Op-Ed: The top 10 cars we can't wait to drive in 2016

2016 is going to be a great year for cars. Many models are being revamped and reintroduced. Some new models are bold moves for major car manufacturers, whether it's in terms of performance or design.

Unveiled women drivers in Iran to have cars impounded

Tehran - Iranian women who fail to wear the veil when driving will have their cars impounded for a week and are likely to be fined, police warned Sunday.

Watch Bugatti Veyron hit 378 Km/h

At an Idaho rally in North America, the Bugatti supercar is filmed reaching 378 Km/h on a closed public road demonstrating its immense power.

The first ever production Bugatti Veyron no. 001 goes on sale

In August a piece of automotive history is being put up for auction - the first production Bugatti Veyron ever made, no. 001.

FiatChrysler could sell 95-year-old auto parts subsidiary

London - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could sell prized 95-year-old auto parts maker Magneti Marelli this year to raise money to increase its ownership stake, industry sources say.

New Hampshire passes cellphone ban while driving

New Hampshire, The Granite State is the latest state to ban drivers from using their mobile devices while they are behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Cyclist spots and confronts driver eating bowl of cereal

London - A video surfaced and it was filmed by a cyclist two mornings ago. It shows a woman behind the wheel of a vehicle, eating a bowl of cereal.

Study: Almost 10 percent of NYC drivers run red lights

Nearly one in 10 New York City drivers run red lights, a study by Hunter College has found. Pedestrian safety has been a key focus of City Hall since Mayor de Blasio’s election.

Driver education going by way of Internet

One of the newest education niches to go online is that of diver’s education. With something that takes a lot of hands on training, can driver’s education break through into the world of online education?

Marijuana plus alcohol increases THC levels in the blood

The interaction between marijuana and alcohol remains poorly understood. A new study shows that the two can make for a dangerous combination, since alcohol increases the levels of THC in the blood.

Report: Fiat Chrysler company offered merger to GM

Detroit - The largest U.S. automaker refused to even consider an offer to merge with Fiat Chrysler earlier this year, according to published reports.

Britain's poo-powered bus sets a land-speed record

The land-speed record for the world's fastest service bus was broken last week by a vehicle powered not by polluting diesel but rather clean and green poo. The feat, set by the "Bus Hound," was achieved in Britain and has since been verified as accurate.

Honda joins list of automaker recalls with Takata airbags

A third automaker has issued a recall of a line of vehicles equipped with a specific manufacturer's components following an internal review of the cars' airbags.
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