For some drivers, style matters more than safety. A reader on Sunday sent a video clip to Thanh Nien showing a bus driver putting on socks and tying his shoes while driving in southern Vietnam. The reader said the video was taken on a sleeper bus traveling from the central province of Binh Dinh down south to Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on June 16. When the bus almost reached its final stop in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, the driver turned on some music, and slowly put on his socks, and then his shoes. During this time, the driver occasionally looked up and put his hands on the steering wheel. The reader said there were around 40 passengers onboard. All reached their destination safe and sound. … [Read more...] about Video shows Vietnamese bus driver letting go of steering wheel to put on shoes
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A taxi driver in Hanoi has been suspended after a video clip went viral, which showed a baby in the driver's seat last Monday. Driver Nguyen Van Hoc, 25, put a nine-month-old passenger on his lap and let the boy play with the wheel, his boss at the Ba Sao Taxi Firm told news website VnExpress Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Hanoi taxi driver suspended for sharing steering wheel with baby
Cars with steering wheels on the rights are to be allowed to run in Vietnam if they are registered in countries that signed the agreement on transportation with Vietnam. The information was released in a draft document on foreign cars with steering wheels on the rights in Vietnam. The draft said that the cars must belong to foreign owners and only foreign drivers are allowed to drive the cars. Previously, many cars with steering wheels on the right arrived in Vietnam for tourist purposes. Previously, however, approval by the Prime Minister must have been received before they could enter Vietnam. Source: VN Express Translated by Ngoc Hung … [Read more...] about Tourists to be allowed to bring cars with right hand steering wheel to Vietnam.
video clip earlier this week Nguyen Van Bay, deputy director of Hoang Long Company, confirmed with news website VnExpress that the driver in the clip that has gone viral on the internet is an employee of the company. He said the driver, whose name was not revealed, had been suspended for 15 days and was ordered to re-take a training course on traffic rules. The one-minute clip was first sent to Thanh Nien by a reader last Sunday, showing the reckless act of the driver on a sleeper bus, which was traveling from the northern city of Hai Phong down south to Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on June 16. When the bus almost reached its final stop in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, the driver turned on some music, and slowly put on his socks, and then his shoes. During this time, the driver occasionally looked up and put his hands on the steering wheel. The reader said there were around 40 passengers aboard. After the clip went viral on the internet, the Hoang Long Company identified the passenger who shot … [Read more...] about Vietnamese bus driver suspended for putting on shoes, neglecting steering wheel
Google Inc will begin testing self-driving cars of its own design on public roads this summer, but they will have steering wheels and brakes, which is not what the company described a year ago. Engineers will operate 25 prototype vehicles, which use the same software as Google's self-driving Lexus RX450h sport utility vehicles that have been in operation for several years, the company said on Friday. When the Internet search company announced a year ago that it planned to build a fleet of self-driving cars, project director Chris Urmson said the prototypes "won't have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal ... because they don't need them." It turns out, however, that the prototypes will need those critical control devices after all because California requires that self-driving vehicles have manual controls during testing. Built in Detroit by auto supplier Roush Industries, the prototypes will be equipped with removable steering wheels, brake pedals and … [Read more...] about Google’s self-driving cars to hit roads, with steering wheels