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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»

2016 Subaru Forester
Honda HR-V, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Rogue, and other small SUVs have poor headlights, says IIHS

When most people go shopping for a new car, they go with a list of criteria--features that they absolutely must have in their new ride. These are typically things like good fuel economy, high-tech safety features, intuitive infotainment systems, and, according to some people, cup holders. One item...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class MULTIBEAM LED headlights
Luxury vehicles flub headlight test, yet Toyota Prius V shines

Automakers would like to convince you that headlights keep getting better, and that more expensive luxury vehicles and their headlight upgrades are worth the premium, delivering better vision and visibility. Yet if you’re thinking that those top-technology headlamps you opted for with your...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz adaptive high beam headlights
Can Toyota Convince NHTSA To Allow High-Tech Headlights?

In the right hands, technology is a magnificent thing. The printing press improved literacy rates and sparked the rise of the middle class. The telephone shrank the world, allowing us to speak directly with friends and relatives around the globe. The internet merged both of those inventions...Read More»

Audi's matrix-beam LED lighting
Audi's Smart LED Headlights Banned In The U.S., Okay Everywhere Else

During the 2012 Super Bowl broadcast, Audi debuted a commercial that put its massively bright LED headlamps in the spotlight. The clip's vampire theme was dull, but it got the point across: Audi has improved the common headlight. But Audi hasn't just made those lights brighter, it's also made them...Read More»

Volvo's updated Active High Beam Control
Volvo's Latest High-Tech Trick: Permanent High-Beam Headlights

For decades, Volvo has staked its reputation on outstanding safety features. But now, nearly all of Volvo's competitors offer arrays of airbags, automated braking systems, and similar gadgetry, forcing Volvo to think further outside the box. In recent years, Volvo engineers have developed curious...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»

Police car with headlights on
Florida Judge Says Flashing Headlights Is Free Speech: Discuss

When someone flashes his headlights at you, it usually means one of two things: (a) you forgot to turn on your own headlights, or (b) there's a speed trap around the next curve. There's no arguing that the first of those warnings is important for safety reasons. Driving at dusk without headlights...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz adaptive high beam headlights
HID Headlamps: Brighter, But Failing To Shine In The Mass Market

For some, the blueish, whitish beams of xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are bothersome—or even blinding. But for most of us who have driven vehicles with them, it's hard to argue with their significantly improved visibility. That opening line sounds, unfortunately, like it...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz ESF Safety Car: More, Better, Smarter Airbags!

Last summer we wrote briefly about the Mercedes-Benz ESF-2009 experimental safety concept vehicle, including its remarkable under-car airbag, which deploys only during a crash to help slow it down. It's a 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid full-size luxury sedan that's been fitted with several new and...Read More»

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