Car Safety

 
Toyota Land Cruiser showing off airbags

Ride-sharing prompts NHTSA to investigate rear-seat safety

With the rise in popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft comes an unusual consequence: More people are sitting in the back seat of cars. This, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is a good reason to amp up back seat safety research. For now, NHTSA's testing only... read more

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Red Bull Racing presents Formula One cockpit protection system

Red Bull Racing presents alternative F1 cockpit protection solution

The 2016 Formula One World Championship started off this past weekend with one of the most frightening crashes the sport has seen in years. The crash saw McLaren driver... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
BMW 5-Series brakes for target in IIHS test

Automatic braking could be standard by 2022

The inevitable march toward the driverless car continues. It's still off in the distance, a speck on the horizon, but that speck is getting larger with each flip of your... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
Ford Police Interceptor Utility equipped with Type IV ballistic protection

Ford police cars offer protection against armor-piercing bullets

Stopping perpetrators and protecting police officers just became even bigger business at Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F]. The automaker announced today that its Police... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Ferrari Formula One car equipped with Halo cockpit protection

Ferrari first to test Halo cockpit protection in F1

Official testing for the 2016 Formula One World Championship is still underway in Barcelona, Spain, and today Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] decided to shake things up a little by... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
Formula One Halo cockpit protection concept

Faster Cars, Cockpit Protection Coming To F1 In 2017

Following a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland this week, organizers of the Formula One World Championship have agreed upon a number of key proposals that will see some... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
BMW M2 official safety car for the 2016 MotoGP season

BMW M2 transformed into safety car for 2016 MotoGP season

Following in the footsteps of the M6 and M4 coupes, BMW’s new M2 will serve as official safety car for the 2016 MotoGP season. But before it could be supplied to Dorna... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
Ford autonomous car technology

DOT Unveils 10-Year, $4-Billion Plan for Development Of Autonomous Vehicles

New car announcements weren't the only news made at the Detroit Auto Show. In a press conference at the show, the United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx revealed... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Dodge Viper ACR

Dodge Viper Production Ending Due To Airbag Regulations?

If you didn’t already know, production of the Dodge Viper is scheduled to end in 2017 and there are no plans at present for a successor—although that may change... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1

McLaren P1 Hit With NHTSA Recall, Dozens Of People Affected!

The McLaren P1 is a marvel of modern engineering. Still, not everything out there is perfect and the P1 is proof of this. A batch of the cars were just hit with a recall... read more January 8, 2016 by


 
Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari Issues Stop Sale On 488 GTB Due To Fire Risk

After issuing a recall on the 2016 California T, Ferrari [NYSE:F] has ordered a stop-sale on the 2016 488 GTB due to a potential fire risk. A recall wasn't necessary because... read more December 30, 2015 by


 
2016 Ferrari California T

2016 Ferrari California T Recalled Over Fire Risk

Ferrari [NYSE:F] is recalling the 2016 California T because a manufacturing flaw in a fuel-system component could lead to an engine-compartment fire—and, potentially... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
Google autonomous car prototype

California Looks To Tighten Rules For Autonomous Cars

California has become one of the top states for autonomous car research, primarily due to the number of tech firms based there including Google which is already testing... read more December 18, 2015 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coming With Automatic Lane Changing

Mercedes-Benz continues to drop more information about its next-generation E-Class ahead of the car’s world debut at next month’s 2016 Detroit Auto Show... read more December 9, 2015 by


 
Tune It! Safe! Chevrolet Corvette Stingray by TIKT Performance, 2015 Essen Motor Show

Tune It! Safe! Chevy Corvette Impresses At Essen Motor Show

No, German police aren’t about to enlist a Chevrolet Corvette among their fleet of patrol cars. Rather, this particular Corvette, dressed in police livery, has been... read more December 1, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

Don’t Be This Idiot: Tesla Model S Owner Tests Autopilot System From Back Seat

In the same week Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk announced the company will be implementing some constraints on its Autopilot autonomous system to prevent some of the... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
 

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