Crash avoidance

Ford beefs up its safety tech with new collision avoidance, adaptive headlights, and more
Ford beefs up its safety tech with new collision avoidance, adaptive headlights, and more

Last week, Ford showed off its new, predictive pedestrian detection system, which is slated to debut on the 2017 Ford Fusion. But that's not the only safety technology that Ford's been working on. The automaker has unveiled a host of high-tech features that will soon appear on Ford vehicles...Read More»

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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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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 fans, however, will see many of their favorite rides equipped with the safety technology far earlier. Toyota says that nearly...Read More»

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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 consists of sensors and software that warn drivers of approaching obstacles and apply the brakes automatically, if necessary --...Read More»

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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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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 select Outback, Impreza, Legacy, WRX, and XV Crosstrek vehicles. ALSO SEE: Samsung Creates A See-Through 18-Wheeler To Curb...Read More»

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 Administration has announced a recall of select 2014-2015 Acura MDX and RLX models for the same problem. ALSO SEE: NTSB Wants Collision...Read More»

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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. In the 60-page document, the agency laid out some of its near-term hopes and dreams for America's auto industry. As the title...Read More»

BMW 5-Series brakes for target in IIHS test
Crash Prevention Systems In Vehicles Improving Rapidly, IIHS Finds

It's probably fair to say that your next car likely won't be a Google car that can completely drive itself; but it might be one that could smartly brake itself that one time your attention lapses in traffic. The feature is already arriving in many models, actually. According to the Insurance...Read More»

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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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Study: Self-Driving Cars Could Arrive Sooner Than You Think

Over the past decade, a number of high-tech tools have arrived to help make driving easier, simpler, and more automated. A new study suggests that the jump from those tools to fully autonomous vehicles could come sooner than we'd thought. The study is called Self-Driving Cars: The Next Revolution...Read More»

Forward collision avoidance study from the Highway Loss Data Institute
Not All Safety Technology Is Created Equal: Video

Google's autonomous cars may be limited to Nevada, and Japan is probably the only country on Earth looking to fast-track self-driving vehicles, but as Ford demonstrated just last week, elements of autonomous technology are coming soon to a vehicle near you. The Highway Loss Data Institute has been...Read More»

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Toyota Drives Toward A Safer Future

While every automaker seems to emphasize the safety of its cars these days, Toyota is still fighting the battle to restore their reputation following last year’s series of product recalls and unintended acceleration debacle. No one wants to present a better view of itself in the public eye...Read More»

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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 U.S. highway fatalities have hit record lows. According to a new study, collision-avoidance systems like Volvo's City Safety...Read More»

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DOT’s Connected Vehicle Drive Clinics Gear Up for 6-City Test

Although the first venue in the six-city U. S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Drive Clinics is just weeks away, there’s a lot at stake in what happens. Dubbed the Driver Acceptance Clinics, these clinics are designed to test how drivers respond to and accept in-car...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Los Angeles
Mercedes Targets L.A. For First U.S. Teen Driving School

In October of this year, teens residing in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to take driver’s training at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy – the automaker’s first such school in the United States. The driver’s education program will incorporate online, classroom, and...Read More»

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