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Can the Internet of Things Lead to Less Nashville Accidents?

What can be done to reduce the rate of car accidents in Nashville? Many tout driverless cars as an upcoming revolution in traffic safety. After all, the overwhelming majority of car accidents are caused by driver error, and eliminating the human element in driving could drastically reduce the number of people who are injured or killed in car accidents. But fully autonomous vehicles are years away, so what can be done in the meantime to make Nashville roads safer? Some say that the Internet of Things and machine learning may be the key. The Internet of Things is a term used to describe the increasing connectivity between technologies that we use on a day to day basis. And some companies, such as Geotab, believe that the Internet of Things can play a proactive role in helping drivers adopt safe habits. It starts with data collection, something that many vehicles are…
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Will Autonomous Cars Improve Tennessee Road Safety?

According to Tennessee’s transportation chief, we are on the verge of a paradigm shift thanks to self-driving cars, which present the biggest challenge for road planners since the invention of the automobile. Self-driving cars could be described as a revolution that could dramatically alter the priorities of road designers – as well as the safety of your daily commute. In the United States, 33,000 people lose their lives in traffic accidents every year. A Google representative once compared that number to a 737 falling out of the sky and crashing nearly five days a week for the entire year, something that would be completely unacceptable in the world of air travel. More than 90 percent of these auto accidents are due to human error – something that computers do not have to worry about. While complete automation has yet to be achieved on a wide scale, active safety features such…
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Nashville Accident Injures Three, Including Famous Country Star

Iconic performer Dolly Parton was injured along with two others in a Nashville car accident on October 21. Parton, 67, was a passenger in an SUV driven by Judy Ogle, 68, that was traveling eastbound on Kirkwood Avenue when a car driven by Diane Lish, 64, pulled into the intersection and collided with the SUV. According to authorities, the initial investigation shows that Lish failed to yield. Parton and Ogle were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for injuries. Lish was taken to Centennial Medical Center, also for injuries sustained in the accident. All parties, at the time of this report, were expected to make a full recovery. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, more than 150,000 traffic accidents occur in the state every year, which is about 500 crashes per day. Only five years in the past 50 have had fewer than 1,000 people die…
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