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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 there’s the risk of fuel leaking if the tank is filled. Should this leaked fuel come into contact with an ignition... read more

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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


 
‘Graham’ - Sculpture that represents a human evolved to survive car crashes

If humans evolved to survive car crashes

No, you’re not looking at a prop from the 1980s sci-fi classic The Thing. This is Graham, a sculpture that’s meant to represent a human being evolved to survive... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Red Bull Racing Formula One car equipped with Halo cockpit protection

Red Bull not a fan of F1’s proposed Halo cockpit protection

Organizers of Formula One are looking to introduce some form of cockpit protection, perhaps as early as next season. Two leading proposals are the Halo, originally devised by... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
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


 
 

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