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What a human evolved to withstand a car crash might look like

What a human evolved to withstand a car crash might look like

When it comes to auto safety, advocates Down Under really know how to drive a point home. A couple of years ago, the New Zealand Transport Agency (which is roughly equivalent to America's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), created an emotionally powerful video about the dangers of... read more

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 A road accident in Kolkata, India (photo by Biswarup Ganguly)

Why few offer to help the injured after car crashes in India

India is a dangerous place for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. The latest stats from the World Heath Organization report more than 137,000 traffic fatalities per year... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Toy car accident

Stop talking about 'accidents', start talking about 'collisions'

Despite all the empty rhetoric you might hear on the campaign trail, words still mean things. Some auto safety activists want people to start using the words "collision" and... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
Toyota Pre-Collision System

Toyota, Lexus promise to make automated braking standard by next year

Last week, 20 automakers that account for 99 percent of the U.S. car market agreed to make automated braking standard on all new vehicles by the year 2022. Toyota and Lexus... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
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


 
Car accident

The Safest & Deadliest States For Car Accidents

We've spilled a lot of ink discussing the most congested cities for drivers. But what about the most dangerous states for auto-related deaths? Michael Sivak and Brandon... read more October 6, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D 'Insane' mode acceleration  [frame capture from DragTimes video]

If You Have A Fender-Bender On A Test Drive, Who's Liable: You Or The Dealer?

When you're shopping for a new ride, you always take a test drive, right? But what happens if you're in an accident during those 15 or 30 minutes? Who can be sued? That... read more September 15, 2015 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 Subaru Outback

2015 Subaru Outback, Impreza, Legacy, XV Crosstrek, 2016 WRX Recalled To Fix Collision Avoidance

Subaru of America is recalling roughly 72,000 vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years. The recall is meant to fix a problem with collision-avoidance systems found on... read more June 29, 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


 
Stolen Tesla Model S splits in half, catches fire after massive crash in LA area

Dubious Distinction: California Car Thief Is First Person To Die While Driving A Tesla Model S

In the early hours of July 4, Joshua Michael Flot stole a Tesla Model S from the automaker's service center in west Los Angeles, California. According to Bloomberg, he then... read more July 11, 2014 by


 
Toy car accident

Study: Automobile Crashes Cost America $871 Billion Per Year

For years, U.S. traffic fatalities have been on the decline, thanks in no small part to car safety features like seatbelts, crumple zones, airbags, and braking assistance... read more May 30, 2014 by


 
2014 BMW M235i first drive, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas Police Won't Respond To Auto Accidents Unless Someone's Hurt

When we learned to drive, we were taught that in the event of an accident, we should leave our vehicles just as they were at the time of the collision. Whether we were... read more February 25, 2014 by


 
Toy car accident

Early Estimate: 35,200 Traffic Deaths In 2013, A Drop Of 3% From 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration won't release official numbers on 2013 U.S. traffic fatalities until the end of the year, but early estimates from the... read more February 13, 2014 by


 
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... read more October 2, 2013 by


 

 
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