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Smart Kowtows To PETA & Offers A Leather-Free 2016 Fortwo: Can It Save The Brand?
Smart Kowtows To PETA & Offers A Leather-Free 2016 Fortwo: Can It Save The Brand?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- the activist group that's best known for splattering fur coats with paint and saving Mazda-loving spider colonies from certain doom -- announced a much more modest achievement yesterday. In a blog post, the organization says that it has persuaded...Read More»

Volvo animal detection safety development
Congratulations, America: You're Hitting Fewer Deer

Automakers spend lots of time and energy developing safety features to prevent their cars from colliding with pedestrians and other vehicles. But in many areas of the world, wildlife can pose a safety threat, too. Here in the U.S., deer are particularly troublesome. Unlike squirrels and armadillos...Read More»

Deer and car
Evolution #FAIL: Why Animals Lose To Cars, Every Time

In many areas of the country, it's that time of year when drivers know to keep a keen eye out for roadside vermin. And by "vermin," we mean the hoofed kind. State Farm says there are more than 1 million automobile collisions with deer every year, which do hundreds of millions of dollars of damage...Read More»

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 in the U.S. Now, Volvo is working on new technology to pare down the remaining 19% of accidents -- specifically those caused...Read More»

Subaru Outback ASPCA Crime Scene Investigation unit in Gainesville, FL [via USAToday]
Subaru Donates Outback To Gainesville ASPCA's Mobile Crime Scene Unit

Although police departments and other public service agencies are typically underfunded, they often have a range of vehicles at their disposal: speed-friendly cruisers, chunky investigation labs, K-9 units, and so on. Nonprofits, on the other hand, don't always have such resources -- which is why...Read More»

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For Meals On Wheels, Hungry Bears Prefer Minivans

If you're eyeing your next vehicle with the classic American family road trip in mind—perhaps a visit to your favorite national park out West—you might want to consider this: Hungry bears overwhelmingly prefer minivans for their next fix. For reasons not fully understood, at one of the...Read More»

Deer  --  flickr user donjd2
Deer Season, Deer Danger: Stay Safe With These Tips

It's deer season. Whether or not you knew that, or even care, you should consider that this is the time of the year when—as the weather changes, hunters are chasing whitetail, and deer are, um, mating—your chances of hitting one of these animals is much higher. Typically, more than half of all...Read More»

Warning Sign - Moose versus car - by Flickr user lesleyhyphenanne
Moose Vs Toyota Yaris: Who Wins, Who Pays?

Residents of the southern states, who most likely have never met a moose, may not realize how much damage they can do. Deer will damage your car, but moose can kill you. Brigham Young University student Cassi Elton, however, wasn't even in her Toyota Yaris when the moose shattered her windshield...Read More»

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