Driving

Jawbone UP partners with Automatic to get drivers to walk more

Automatic, the company behind the smart driving assistant that we reviewed in March, is partnering with Jawbone to integrate data into their UP fitness app. While the UP band tracks your steps, integration with Automatic will show drivers the connections between their physical activity and driving. Jawbone has previously partnered partnered with Whistle in a similar way.

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AT&T says commuters even worse than teens when it comes to texting while driving

Recent surveys commissioned by US cellular network provider AT&T cast a grim light on the state of texting-while-driving, showing commuters are even worse than teens when it comes to the dangerous practice. According to AT&T:

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Find out if you are safe to drive with the Alcohoot breathalyzer for iPhone

One of the big questions every time people have a night out and take the car is how much can they safely drink without being over the legal alcohol consumption limit or a danger to other road users. Well this could all start to become a lot clearer with the Alcohoot smartphone breathalyzer.

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Judge denies that "electronic presence" via texting is enough to hold woman accountable for motor vehicle accident

A woman who repeatedly texted her boyfriend, while she knew he was driving, and who ultimately crossed traffic and crashed into motorcyclists, cannot be added to a civil lawsuit according to a Superior Court judge in Morristown, New Jersey.

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DMV Genius for iPhone review: preparation for the written driving test

Getting ready to take the written driving exam to get or renew your license? For many of us, this exam is very stressful and difficult to pass since it always asks questions involving scenarios that we don't regularly encounter. With DMV Genius, you can study for this exam while on the go.

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U.S. Department of Transportation refuses to accept NTSB ban on smartphones in cars

The U.S. Department of Transportation has refused to work with the National Transportation Safety Board's proposal to ban the use of the iPhone and other smartphones in cars.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he won't back a proposal to prohibit drivers from talking on cellphones, even hands-free devices, giving a boost to car makers and mobile-phone companies that stand to lose if regulators impose a ban.

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Poll: Would You Give Up Using Your iPhone in the Car for Increased Safety?

Our sibling site, TreoCentral.com, reminds us about the NY Times report that even hands-free cell phone (including iPhone) use while driving radically increases the risk of accidents:

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