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China, UAE shift to autonomous cars, leaving the U.S. behind

China, UAE shift to autonomous cars, leaving the U.S. behind

The United States has a mature car culture. For decades, private individuals have bought vehicles, automakers have analyzed trends, and regulators have set guidelines for development of new models. Sounds good, right? But there's another way of looking at America's long history with cars: we've... read more

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Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60

Brake-Assist May Become Mandatory In Near Future

Generally speaking, America's roads are safer than ever. Traffic fatality rates have hit historic lows, and that's due in part to the vehicles we drive -- vehicles that may... read more May 17, 2013 by 0


 
The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

Autonomous Cars Will Probably Hit China First -- And That's Okay

Here's what we know about autonomous cars: A. They're coming. B. They'll wreak havoc among automakers, with upstarts like Google emerging as viable competitors. C. They'll... read more May 13, 2013 by 0


 
2012 Dodge Durango - ParkView back up camera

U.S. To Require Rearview Cameras On All Cars By 2014: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below On July 8, 2004, five-year-old Benjamin Donnell was killed when his father backed over him in the family's SUV. On October 9, 2004, two-year-old Adrianna... read more February 28, 2012 by 13


 
Ray LaHood

Ray LaHood Proposes New Rules To Combat Distracted Driving

Back in December, the National Transportation Safety Board proposed strict new guidelines governing the use of mobile devices in automobiles. Shortly thereafter, U.S... read more February 20, 2012 by 1


 
Old Gas Pumps

Higher Fuel Standards For 2025 Coming Today: What They Mean For You

By the year 2025, cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. will have to earn a combined city/highway rating of 54.5 miles per gallon. That's according to new fuel economy... read more November 16, 2011 by 3


 
Traffic fatalities vs. fatalities from power-plant emissions (via NY Times)

For $3 Billion, Could We End Traffic Deaths? Should We?

Traffic accidents were responsible for 32,788 deaths in the U.S. last year (not to mention $41 billion in medical costs and lost work). If we could eliminate those fatalities... read more July 8, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Regulators: Will Future SUVs Compromise Safety For Higher MPG?

It can be argued that through the way vehicles were forced to change in the 1970s and '80s, the federal government turned the American public on to SUVs. Now it's looking for... read more April 22, 2011 by 9


 

 
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