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Toyota Prius V Owners Sue Over Flawed Pre-Collision System

Toyota Prius V Owners Sue Over Flawed Pre-Collision System

Last month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety unveiled the results of a new testing program designed to put collision-avoidance systems through the wringer. Some performed very well; others, less so. In the latter camp: the Toyota Prius V. According to the IIHS, "The Toyota Prius v wagon... read more

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Volvo animal detection safety development

Volvo Using Pedestrian Detection System To Spot Animals, Too

There's been a lot of news lately about cars that "talk" to one another: vehicle-to-vehicle technology that could, according to some studies, eliminate roughly 81% of crashes... read more June 10, 2011 by 


 
Traffic in China

Why 'Safe Roads' Are Often Anything BUT Safe, Except For Cars

The great freeway battles of the Sixties and Seventies are over. It's safe to say few new freeways will be punched through existing neighborhoods. But transportation... read more November 29, 2010 by  4


 
Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher with 2011 Enertia

IIHS Calls NHTSA Motorcycle Safety Study 'Junk Science'

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has once again called foul on the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—this... read more October 4, 2010 by 


 
Illustration of the Distronic Plus collision-avoidance system from Mercedes-Benz

Affordable Cars Could Soon Offer Collision-Avoidance Systems

If you're considering a sport sedan or crossover from one of the luxury brands, chances are it can be optioned with a radar-based system such as adaptive cruise... read more October 1, 2010 by 


 
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Ford Looks To Build Crash-Avoidance Smarts, Vehicle-To-Vehicle

They're often the worst kinds of accidents: Two cars head into an intersection, with one of the drivers perhaps running a light or not noticing a stop sign. And the result... read more August 4, 2010 by 


 
Infiniti Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

IIHS: Avoidance Systems Could Cut Fatal Crashes By One-Third

One in three fatal crashes and one of every five serious or moderate injury crashes in passenger vehicles could have been prevented if the vehicle had been equipped with... read more May 25, 2010 by  1


 
Volvo lane departure warning

Do Volvo, Infiniti Accident Avoidance Systems Make A Difference?

A number of luxury vehicles—and a few other tech-focused models like the 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Ford Taurus—now offer features designed to warn you when you stray... read more November 30, 2009 by  3


 
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