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Senators Intro Bill To Require Recall Warning Lights On Dashboards, Mandatory Collision Avoidance

Senators Intro Bill To Require Recall Warning Lights On Dashboards, Mandatory Collision Avoidance

As everyone knows, 2014 was the Year of the Recall. Between fatal ignition switch flaws at General Motors and exploding airbags from Takata, recalls were at the forefront of everyone's mind. It wasn't just the volume of recalls that made 2014 remarkable, though. It was also the fact that some of... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius v

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... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system demo  -  Japan, 11/2012

Honda Details, Demos Next-Gen Accident-Avoidance Technology

Two upcoming Honda Motor Co. safety systems set their sights toward a ten-year 'zero collisions' goal that includes a new generation of accident avoidance as well as... read more November 16, 2012 by  0


 
Nissan camera-based Moving Object Detection

Nissan Planning Camera-Based Accident-Avoidance Tech For Mainstream Models

Nissan, like several other major automakers, has for years been offering potentially life-saving accident-avoidance technologies like lane-departure systems, blind-spot... read more December 5, 2011 by  0


 
Volvo City Safety collision-avoidance system

Volvo Crash-Avoidance System Cuts Accidents By About 25%

There's no question that technology has made auto travel safer -- in fact, gadgets ranging from safety belts to airbags are at least partially responsible for the fact that... read more July 19, 2011 by  2


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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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  0


 
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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