Car Safety

 
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 computer, the number of accidents could be dramatically reduced. This is based on results of studies that show the majority of... read more

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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche recalls 918 Spyder supercar over itsy bitsy seat belt screw

Porsche is alerting owners of its 918 Spyder that it wants to take a look at the seat belt mounting system in their supercars to ensure that the correct screw is in the... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

IIHS blasts small SUVs over subpar headlights

The independent, insurance industry-sponsored institute that evaluates new cars for their crashworthiness has less-than-positive things to say about the headlights in more... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Ferrari Formula One car equipped with Halo cockpit protection

Ferrari tests updated Halo cockpit protection system at British Grand Prix

Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] rolled out an updated version of the proposed Formula One cockpit protection system known as the Halo for testing purposes during this past... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot Test

Fatal crash in Florida is first reported Tesla Autopilot death

An Ohio man is dead after the Tesla Model S he was riding in crashed into a semi-truck on May 7, Florida Highway Patrol officials confirmed. According to witnesses and... read more July 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo S90 R-Design

4 features in the 2017 Volvo S90/V90 that could make you a safer driver

Volvo’s all-new 2017 S90 sedan and upcoming 2018 V90 wagon, like the XC90 crossover introduced this past year, are packed with safety technology. If you’re... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1 GTR Near Crash Laguna Seca

Watch Laguna Seca's corkscrew chew up, spit out McLaren P1 GTR

Laguna Seca's corkscrew isn't famous because everyone gets it right. The combination of corners—lovingly 8 and 8A—combines a hard left and hard right with little... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Musk: 37 of 40 Tesla Model S suspension complaints were fraudulent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently examined the suspension of the Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S after receiving a number of complaints about parts... read more June 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

NHTSA probes Tesla Model S suspension

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is examining suspension components on Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S sedan after receiving dozens of complaints of... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Female-Only parking spot in China

Female-only parking spots pop up in China

Parking a car can prove to be an oddly difficult task for some. This isn't something that's specific to either sex, mind you. It's just that some folks out there have issues... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi A4 in IIHS crash testing

2017 Audi A4 scores top safety marks

Audi's new A4 has earned top marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest round of crash tests, a huge improvement over its predecessor. IIHS says the 2017 A4... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
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... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
IIHS crash tests 2016 Dodge Challenger

American muscle doesn't meet top IIHS crash test standards

Muscle cars have long been enthusiast favorites, but the results of a new series of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveal that... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model X HEPA filter

Tesla's HEPA air filter "hundreds of times" more effective than standard units

Electric car brand Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] says it is developed a HEPA air filtration system designed to clear up the outside world before it enters a vehicle's cabin. The... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Honda Accord halogen headlamps  -  IIHS rated "poor"

IIHS says most cars need better headlights

When seeing at night becomes difficult, many people blame their own eyes. But car headlights may really be the problem, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
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


 
 

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