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Thomas Curcio

Self Driving Catastrophe

Earlier this year we discussed self driving cars and outlined the many factors influencing the success of implementing and creating autonomous vehicle technology including infrastructure, ethics, money, and even legal questions. After last week’s crash in Tempe, Arizona, where a […]

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Self Driving Cars and Ethics

Unfortunately, when dealing in autonomous technology, ethics questions will always be raised. While these cars will be programmed to understand intricate maneuvers and driving situations, will they be self-aware? Often when driving crazy situations occur that defy the posted rules. […]

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Most Distracting Phone Apps while Driving

We have all been distracted by our phones. As I sit here writing this blog I’m tempted to check facebook or my messages. However, teenagers are even worse at utilizing willpower, often checking social media in school, while working, and […]

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Self Driving Cars and Money

It always comes down to money. How much will self driving cars cost? Will they cost taxpayers infrastructure costs? Will they boost revenue in the automobile industry? There are many working theories out there on just how much autonomous vehicles […]

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The Tragedy that is School Shootings and Mass Violence

I write this piece today with a heavy heart, thinking of the 17 lives that were lost on February 14th at Stoneman Douglas High School. My love and support pours out to the victims, the survivors, and their families during […]

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Types of Driving Distractions

Last time we discussed examples of distracted driving, but this post we will delve deeper into the types of distracted driving. Distracted driving falls under 3 categories: Visual, Manual, and Mental. Visual is anything that takes your eyes off the […]

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Man vs. Machine: PTC Final Thoughts

When it comes to rail safety, America ranks very low in comparison to other countries. As pointed out by twitter user, @380kmh, “Japan is averaging 6.6 deaths per year with over 18 billion riders…whereas the USA is averaging 10.9 deaths […]

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The Truth Behind Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has been a buzzword since the penchant for constant communication took hold. The CDC claims that nine people are killed daily due to distracted driving. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, in 2016, distracted driving was reported […]

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“Weather” Self Driving Cars Can Cut It

In the DMV area especially, our cities shut down at the mention of inclement weather; but if autonomous cars are to be successful, they will need to learn to navigate challenging weather. That’s why in September of last year, Waymo, […]

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Guardrail Safety

This year, CurcioBergeron retained a case involving guardrail safety. It got us to thinking about guardrails and what people know about them. In 2015, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) both released memos about […]