Car Safety

 
2016 Ferrari Formula One car equipped with Halo cockpit protection

FIA decides on Halo cockpit protection for F1

Formula One cars will have to be fitted with the Halo cockpit protection system starting from the 2018 World Championship, motorsport’s organizing body, the FIA, has decided. While it had seemed that the competing Shield design was the more popular option, the FIA said on Wednesday that the... read more

July 20, 2017 by
 
Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)

Troubled airbag manufacturer Takata files for bankruptcy

Troubled Japanese parts supplier Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the United States. Takata’s debts have spiraled to an estimated $9 billion due... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz details suite of active safety features coming to 2018 S-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ushers in refreshed looks, new powertrains, and a repackaged interior, but the changes go further than skin deep. Specifically, Mercedes is... read more May 2, 2017 by


 
Red Bull Racing Aeroscreen cockpit protection

F1 organizers now favor Shield over Halo for cockpit protection

Formula One organizers late last week came out with the statement that a new Shield was the preferred cockpit protection solution to be introduced next year, as opposed to... read more April 30, 2017 by


 
Cadillac vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications

Cadillac announces V2V communications, just as CIA hacking allegations emerge

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, along with vehicle vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, is seen as a key stepping stone towards the safe deployment of... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Lamborghini Aventador hit with recall due to fire concerns, Veneno too

The Lamborghini Aventador is one hot machine. In fact, the car in some circumstances can get a bit too hot—as in fiery—so it's been hit with a recall. It seems... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
Volvo Launches Latest Autonomous Cars Pilot In Sweden

Auto companies look for federal exemptions for self-driving tests

A tangled web of state laws could make it more difficult to test self-driving cars soon, representatives from automotive companies told a congressional committee Tuesday... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit

2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit protects officers by watching their backs

When you're not being followed by one, a cop car is a pretty interesting and fun machine. It's built to be durable and agile, and it usually packs a number of toys that us... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Ford Drive Skills for Life

Teen drivers can learn how to get it right by getting it wrong

Teen drivers are 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than adults and last year more teen drivers were involved in crashes than the year prior—the... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Mustang GT during Euro NCAP crash test

Ford Mustang scores 2-star rating in Euro NCAP crash test

Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] sixth-generation Mustang has scored just two out of a possible five stars in the latest crash test run by Euro NCAP, the first time since 2008... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Tire Rack Tire Test - Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires on Ice

Here's why winter tires beat all-seasons in the cold

You've heard it probably 300 times just this year alone. You've been hearing it for the past few years as well. When the weather turns frightfully cold, you need to have... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

Regulators moving forward with vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Following its September presentation of guidelines for the safe testing and deployment of self-driving cars, the Department of Transportation proposed a ruling on Tuesday... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Stolen Tesla Model S recovered using phone app. Image courtesy of CBS8.

Thieves could use 'mystery device' to steal cars with push-button start

Car thieves want your wheels, and they will find a way to take them away from you. Automakers attempt to combat them in a number of ways but the car thieves are crafty and... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz HD matrix LED headlights

Mercedes-Benz unveils ultra-precise ‘high-def’ headlights

Mercedes-Benz has developed a new type of headlight with such precise control of the light beam that it can project complex symbols, including words, onto the road ahead to... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Mercedes denies claims its self-driving cars will prioritize own occupants over other road users

Self-driving cars have the potential to bring substantial societal benefits, the primary one being improved safety. The thinking is that by replacing the human with a... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Former Tesla autonomous partner says automaker ‘pushing the envelope’ on safety

Israeli firm Mobileye has criticized Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] over the semi-autonomous Autopilot system, stating the automaker was “pushing the envelope in terms of... read more September 16, 2016 by


 
 

 
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