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MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area Freeways

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission believes that with these traffic reporting technologies, it will be possible to squeeze another 20 percent efficiency out of Bay Area freeways.

07/25/2014

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Yahoo Uses Crowdsourcing To Teach GPS To Find Scenic Routes

It’s the journey, not the destination that makes road trips memorable, and researchers at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona want to capitalize on that philosophy with a new method for measuring scenic routes to suggest directions.

07/08/2014

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Are Self-Driving Cars Legal?

Autonomous vehicle developers are testing self-driving cars on public streets, but don’t expect to buy your own just yet.

06/23/2014

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Larry Magid: Feds Want To Look At Apps That May Be Distracting Drivers

A new measure proposed by the Obama Administration would give federal officials the authority to set restrictions on the use of mapping and traffic apps if they are deemed to be dangerous.

06/16/2014

Stolen bikes pile up at a San Francisco Police warehouse. (CBS)

San Francisco Police Use GPS To Catch Bike Thieves

San Francisco police are trying a new approach to breaking the cycle of bike thefts in the Bay Area with a high tech tool.

06/09/2014

Commuter traffic backs up at the toll plaza to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

5 Most Congested Cities In The U.S.

Mapping and navigation company reveals the cities in the U.S. where getting stuck in traffic is almost inevitable…

06/04/2014

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Tips For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

ConsumerWatch: Your Car May Be Spying On You

Your car may be spying on you, and the information it collects can, and may be used against you.

04/29/2014

A man uses his phone as he walks past an Apple store in Hong Kong on December 25, 2013. (credit: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Company Rolls Out Apple’s iBeacon To Grocery Stores

Soon, your phone might remind you to pick up detergent as you peruse the supermarket…

01/06/2014

Customers at a Apple retail store. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Apple Introduces ‘iBeacon’ Indoor Location Software

Apple is rolling out new indoor-location software called iBeacon. Our tech expert says it’s designed to track customers around Apple stores to better offer them product information.

12/09/2013

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