SafeCap prevents drowsy driving

Using Tech to Stay Awake and Stay Alive

Falling asleep at the wheel, aka drowsy driving, caused 83,000 crashes between 2005 and 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2014 alone, drowsy driving resulted in 846 deaths. And nearly half of all the drivers on the road between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. nod off while they’re driving. While we…

Electric-assisted UPS bike in Portland, Oregon

Using Alternative Fuels the UPS Way

For nearly a hundred years, you had two choices: gasoline like a normal person or stinky diesel like Europeans and truck drivers. Then came the twenty-first century, and our choices exploded (not usually literally, luckily). We’ve got electric cars, hybrids, clean diesel, natural gas, hydrogen, and good ol’ gasoline. Which one is best? Should you…

Trucks

Platooning: Big Trucks, Baby Steps

First we had cruise control, which allowed drivers to take their foot off the gas pedal and maintain a steady highway speed. This helped with fuel economy, but it could be as annoying as it was helpful, as you know if you’ve ever tried to pass someone when your cruise is set at 67 mph…