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Latest active-safety systems may not cut your car-insurance bill...yet

Latest active-safety systems may not cut your car-insurance bill...yet

Active-safety systems like automatic braking and collision avoidance minimize the chances that you'll be seriously injured in a crash. Unfortunately, these semi-autonomous systems may not reduce your auto-insurance premium--at least, not yet. That's likely to come as a surprise to many of you... read more

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

Feds Have A Three-Point Plan To Accelerate Rollout Of New Technology In Cars

If you're one of the many folks who's criticized federal agencies for being behind the times on auto issues, we've got good news. The feds have heard you, and they've got a... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
Audi adaptive cruise control with Audi braking guard

Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes, Tesla, Toyota, And Others Agree: Automated Braking Should Be Standard

Of all the autonomous car features headed our way, automatic emergency braking, or AEB, is perhaps the one that has safety regulators -- and consumers -- most excited. AEB... read more September 14, 2015 by


 
2015 Acura MDX

2014-2015 Acura MDX, RLX Recalled For Faulty Collision Avoidance Systems

Well, this is curious: a day after we reported on an investigation of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee's automated braking system, the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more June 10, 2015 by


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

NTSB Wants Collision Avoidance Systems To Come Standard On New Cars

Yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a special report entitled The Use of Forward Collision Avoidance Systems to Prevent and Mitigate Rear-End Crashes... read more June 9, 2015 by


 
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Investigated For Over-Eager Automatic Braking

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. According to documents from the Office of Defects... read more June 9, 2015 by


 
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

U.S. Transportation Secretary: Automatic-Braking Safety Tech ‘Recommended’

Safety technology—including airbags, seatbelts, crash structures, and much more—has saved an estimated 613,501 lives since 1960, according to a newly released... read more January 22, 2015 by


 
Nissan's Autonomous Emergency Steering System

Nissan's Autonomous Steering System Dodges Danger For You

Nissan has been on a high-tech run the past several days. On Friday, the automaker announced its "Emergency Assist for Pedal Misapplication" system, which can apply the... read more October 17, 2012 by 0


 
Subaru EyeSight stereo camera sensor system

2013 Subaru Legacy, Outback Will Offer High-Tech Safety System

If you want advanced safety systems on your next set of wheels but can't afford an expensive luxury ride, you may want to take a trip down to your local Subaru showroom... read more March 16, 2012 by 4


 
2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Sahara Angular Front Exterior View

Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Nitro, Ram And 2010 Jeep Liberty, Wrangler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Chrysler will recall certain 2010 models of the Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, and Dodge Ram (now... read more July 12, 2010 by 4


 
2010 Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler Recalls 288,968 Jeep Wranglers For Possible Brake Fluid Leak

The Jeep Wrangler is made for summer: rugged and fun to drive, it's great for a quick trip to the beach or a weekend in the mountains. It's also a popular ride for youngsters... read more June 7, 2010 by 2


 
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 4-door AWD Angular Front Exterior View

Six Million Chevy, GMC Trucks And SUVs Being Investigated For Possible Brake Failure

Earlier this week, Vik mentioned General Motors' plan to equip many GM models with brake-override systems, which will slow vehicles in the event of sudden acceleration. This... read more April 8, 2010 by 3


 
General Motors Cadillac Dealership

Test Drive Tips: Acceleration, Braking and Maneuvering

Continuing our series on test-drive tips, here are some more ways to put your potential new vehicle to the test. Low-Speed Maneuverability Chances are, the dealership where... read more March 24, 2010 by 0


 

 
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