Drivers Falling into Old Cellphone Habits – July 18, 2012
A little more than a year after New Brunswick brought in its distracted driving law, police say motorists are slipping back into their old habits of texting, talking and fiddling with electronic devices while on the road.
Don't be Distracted by Sketchy Statistics – July 17, 2012
Enact a ban on distracting behaviours behind the wheel -- cellphones, makeup, eating, etc. -- and you'll create a safe-driving utopia. Simple as that, right? Not so fast. While proponents would like to suggest that a law will simply change behaviours, the reality is far different.
Real Road Danger: Discreet Texting – July 16, 2012
A new study calls into question the efficacy of distracted driving laws that ban the use of cellphones while driving. The report, released Friday by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, provides further evidence that, not only are distracted driving laws ineffective, they might actually be doing more harm than good.
No Need to Regulate High-Tech Taxis – May 27, 2011
New software to be used with smart phones is poised to revolutionise the traditional taxi industry.
The End of Taxi Regulation – May 25, 2011
Ever-present smart phones are poised to transform the traditional taxi industry and rattle the regulations that currently govern it.
Whither Taxi Regulation – May 17, 2011
Smart phones promise to shake up the traditional taxi industry and the regulations governing it by creating a decentralised network of taxi dispatch.
Media Release - The End of Taxi Regulation – May 17, 2011
The coming ubiquity of Smart Phones will make the current infrastructure and regulations of the taxi industry irrelevant.
I’ve Seen the Future and the Private Car is Alive and Well – December 1, 2010
The advent of mobile GPS technology will rapidly bring down the time and effort costs of ride sharing, and may dramatically improve the efficiency of how people use private cars.
Media Release - Improving Life from Telecommuting – October 6, 2009
Spurred by advances in information technology, especially the spread of broadband services, telecommuting is already the fastest growing mode of getting from home to work.
Technology Smashes the Tyranny of Distance – March 20, 2008
The “food-miles” campaign to discourage long distance food imports reflects a profound ignorance of food transport economics.
Power, Water and Roads Could Benefit from Smarter Pricing – March 5, 2008
Technology and smart pricing can enable us to overcome market failures in our current road, electrical and water supply infrastructure systems.
10 “Smart Green” Ideas for Reducing Greenhouse Gases – December 4, 2006
Environmental improvement requires wealth creation, and governments can move towards a greener planet without restricting the human freedom necessary for economic growth.
The Real Solution to Traffic Woes: Stay Home – November 30, 2006
Advancements in technology could help with traffic congestion.