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Lane departure and blind spot warnings keep drivers safe, says IIHS
Lane departure and blind spot warnings keep drivers safe, says IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published data from a new report showing that lane departure warning and blind spot warning systems help keep drivers safe on the road. That's not an especially bold or surprising statement--in fact, it's probably the opposite. But the study is...Read More»

Volvo's Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist
2015 Volvo XC90 Comes With 3 Intriguing New Safety Features

No doubt about it: Volvo has had a rough couple of years. After being sold to Chinese automaker Geely in 2010, the brand has struggled to regain its footing. Whether that's due to the shift in administration, a slowdown in research and development, lackluster quality scores, or a general lack of...Read More»

Volvo's Autonomous Driving Support
Volvo's Traffic Jam Tech Lets You Cruise Through Commutes

If you keep up with car news, you're probably familiar with adaptive cruise control, which works like regular cruise control, but with the added benefit of slowing your vehicle when the car in front of you decelerates. You're likely familiar with lane-assist technology, too, which sounds an alert...Read More»

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Ten Safety Technologies Most Helpful For Mature Drivers, Study

The Golden Years may be the best time of our lives or not, but when it comes to getting behind the wheel and continuing to drive, some mature drivers may need a little help to do so safely. No, we’re not talking about adaptive equipment here, but increasingly popular safety technologies that...Read More»

Audi TTS "Shelley" Autonomous Car
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»

Ford's Traffic Jam Assist technology
Ford Debuts Autonomous Driving Technology: Video

Yesterday, our sister site, Motor Authority, told you about Ford's efforts to measure drivers' stress levels through sensors embedded in seatbelts, steering wheels, and elsewhere in the cabin. Now comes word that Ford is actively working to reduce stress via technology that allows cars to drive...Read More»

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. Later this year, Subaru will roll out the 2013 Legacy and Outback, which will offer a host of safety features like pre-collision...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
Family Cars With Drowsy Alert Technology

In keeping with Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 6-12, we thought it fitting to follow up our story on one-third of drivers admitting to driving while half-asleep with a list of some of the family cars available today with drowsy alert technology. While different manufacturers call their...Read More»

Infiniti Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
IIHS: Avoidance Systems Could Cut Fatal Crashes By One-Third

One in three fatal crashes and one of every five serious or moderate injury crashes in passenger vehicles could have been prevented if the vehicle had been equipped with crash-avoidance features including blind-spot and lane-departure warning systems, side view assist, and adaptive headlights...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's lane assist ad
Video Of The Week: Volkswagen's Lane-Assist Ad, Featuring Construction Bear

It's Friday, and we can already hear our office manager banging the tequila slammers, but before we head home to pack for the 2010 New York Auto Show, we'd like to leave you with our favorite video clip of the week. It's a German spot advertising Volkswagen's lane assist feature, which you'll find...Read More»

Volvo lane departure warning
Do Volvo, Infiniti Accident Avoidance Systems Make A Difference?

A number of luxury vehicles—and a few other tech-focused models like the 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Ford Taurus—now offer features designed to warn you when you stray from your lane, whether due to inattention or drowsiness, or might not notice what's in your blind spot. But typically these...Read More»

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