Transportation

British Columbia Pushing Ride-Sharing Services in the Province

According to a new report from CBC News, a total of nine organizations in British Columbia have decided to join forces to advocate in favour of ride-sharing services. Some of the organizations included Vancouver Board of Trade, B.C. Business Council, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and San-Francisco-based ride-sharing company Lyft.   Today we launch...

Apple SVP Joins US Government Committee on Automated Vehicles

It may come as a surprise, but those who have been following Apple have already heard (yet officially unconfirmed) rumours of a possible electric self-driving car: Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives has just joined a new US Department of Transportation (US DOT) committee. The newly formed committee was announced yesterday on...

U.S. Safety Regulators Propose ‘Driver Mode’ For Smartphones

According to suggestions put forth by the United States Department of Transportation on Wednesday, smartphones like Apple’s iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy devices should be able to detect when they’re being used by a vehicle’s driver and limit functionality. The recommendation, suggested by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would render […]