(Video) Respect the Crosswalk – Rotary Club in Brazil Shows How It is Done

December 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

How do you teach a disrespectful driver about road safety? Rotary Club from the city of Blumenau, Brazil, started a campaign aimed at drivers who don’t respect crosswalks. And here is the outcome:

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Job Alert: Dir.Transport.&Capital Infrastructure – County of Loudoun, Virginia

December 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Director of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure
Salary: Negotiable up to $155,642 based on qualifications.
Position is open until filled. First review of applicants: 12/14/12

Map of Virginia highlighting Loudoun County

Map of Virginia highlighting Loudoun County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The newly created Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure is currently accepting applications for the position of Department Director. This is a senior level management position. The Director provides oversight of transit and road development, the implementation of traffic improvement measures, the review of transportation-related land development applications, the development and administration of the County’s Capital Facility Standards, and the design, planning and construction of General Government public-use facilities. Position duties include, but are not limited to: overseeing and directing all work related to County transportation and capital projects such as strategic planning, budgeting, funding, design, construction, administration, and cost analysis; advising on policy matters; ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations; and planning, directing, and managing the annual capital and departmental budget process including providing recommendations and resolving budget issues. This position regularly presents to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and other public forums on a wide variety of transportation and capital construction issues. The Director is also responsible for leading and managing a high performing staff and maintaining a professional work environment in accordance with County policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree and a minimum of ten years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree in transportation planning, engineering, architecture, public administration, or construction management is strongly preferred. Senior management level experience in a local government organization managing transportation initiatives, capital projects, facilities design and/or construction projects and experience supervising exempt level staff is preferred.


Loudoun County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal history/credit/driver’s license check.
Interested applicants must complete and submit an application via our electronic application system. To apply, please go to our website: www.loudoun.gov

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Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship – Application deadline December 19, 2012

December 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

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Not your average Tuk Tuk driver – Annadurai is a tuk tuk driver with a social bent; brings cheer & goodwill to Chennai residents

December 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Came across this video of a tuk tuk (or Auto rickshaws as they are called in India) driver with a different attitude in life.. For him it is not just business but also one that enables him to help others.. Wishing him the very best!

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Infograph: A Visual History of The Greatest Cars In Hollywood

December 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Heard of talking cars? Teen drivers of today would probably think of an internet-connected car like Ford Focus offering interactive feedback via Sync. But the older (or teens of the 80s!?) folks would fondly remember the KITT, a real talking supercar that was a central feature in the TV Series, Knight Rider. This story of a lone crimefighter battling the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar captured the minds and hearts of many gearheads back in the 80s.  As years grew, so have the fascination and sophistication of the cars used by Hollywood.  We have left the KITT behind and arrived in the era of the Batmobile.  Here is a visual walkthrough compiled by AutoInsurance.us that crisply captures the greatest cars in Hollywood history. Check it out.

The Greatest Cars In Hollywood

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A Lot Of Research Happens Before Integrating Infotainment Systems Into A Car Without Compromising Driver Safety

December 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

via CNET

Ever wondered what happens to a driver behind the wheel of a vehicle traveling at 60mph on a highway when he/she is bombarded with information pouring out from the electronics suite on his/her dashboard?  We all know how distracted driving  can lead to crashes that can kill or main road users and the vehicle occupants.  Today’s driver is constantly enveloped in data about not just the car’s operational elements but also from the infotainment systems that aim to bring to you the latest and greatest information via social media tools such as Twitter, facebook, etc. many argue that these internet-connected drivers (and cars) are often a detriment to driver safety but the truth is far from it.  Auto companies want to make sure that they are not just providing a better driving experience for the driver but also a safer trip while in their vehicles.  Here is an interesting walk and talk through the bowels of Ford’s advanced research facilities with Ford’s CTO Paul Mascarenas that shows what Ford is doing to mitigate the dangers of distracted driving.

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