driving

A Whole Year Of Taxi Rides In New York City Mapped

New York’s fleet of iconic yellow taxis are still the city’s reliable, non-surge priced transportation backbone. Its 13,500 medallion taxis make 170 million trips a year, every single one of them mapped in this beautiful new visualisation from the folks at the MIT Senseable City Lab. The interactive map isn’t just here to be pretty — it’s also the data behind a strategy to make riding taxis way more efficient.


This Typeface Makes You A More Alert Driver By Distracting You Less

Despite the grim PSAs and massive fines, plenty of us still end up reading our in-dash displays on the road, whether to navigate or change the song. Today, the type design giant Monotype unveiled a typeface designed to help you read faster and more accurately while driving. How? With a few design tweaks.


Hackers Can Now Create Fake Traffic Jams

A couple of Israeli students figured out a way to create fake traffic jams using the popular, Google-owned Waze GPS app. And while it sounds silly at first, these kinds of infrastructure hacks could have serious consequences as we depend more and more on data to help us get around town.


Text While Driving In San Francisco And You Might End Up On A Billboard

This month, some residents of San Francisco might discover photographs of themselves engaging in rather embarrassing behaviour. A website has been collecting photos of people texting while driving, and some of those photos have now found their way onto billboards throughout the region. Check this out!


5 Ideas To Make Roads Safer For Cars And Pedestrians

“Vision Zero”, New York’s plan to eliminate traffic deaths, is audacious but not unprecedented. Like almost all good social policies, the Swedes did it first. And we could all learn a thing or two from them. Here are five ideas we need more of to made roads safer for everyone.


Why You Should Never Listen To Ride Of The Valkyries While Driving

Time is a slippery continuum. Watching the hands on a clock tick will feel way, way different depending on the situation; trying to frantically write something on deadline with five minutes to spare ain’t the same as desperately willing a conference call to finish more quickly. It turns out that music can have an equally brain-bending effect on how we process the days of our lives.


5 Of The Worst Traffic Jams In History

When not being used for poorly thought-out political revenge, traffic jams are making the lives of commuters suck on a daily basis. But sometimes, bad traffic can get spectacularly bad — even worse than fake traffic study bad. In honour of those times, we’ve collected some of the worst traffic jams in history.


Volkswagen's New App Creates Music Based On Your Driving Style

Have you ever noticed that how you drive is often based on what you’re listening to? Softer music can make you a more cautious driver, while loud upbeat tunes make you more aggressive. But it’s the other way around with this new app from VW. It generates music in real-time based on how you already drive, so your habits behind the wheel affect what’s being played on your sound system.


Waze Has New Celebrity Voice Navigation

Who wouldn’t want Kevin Hart yelling accurate but somehow disparaging directions at them while they’re trying to drive? No one. So Waze made a deal with Universal Pictures to get celebrities talking at us while we’re lost.


You Could Get A Ticket For Wearing Google Glass While Driving

If you’re excited at the prospect of wearing Google Glass while you do absolutely everything — from riding the train to having sex — then you can at least strike driving off the list. Because, as Cecilia Abadie recently found out, you might end up getting a ticket.