Car Safety

 
Volvo safety systems

Automatic Emergency Braking To Become Standard?

There's no question about it; modern cars are incredibly safe, and there's new technology being released that has them becoming safer still. Since it was mandated that we all wear our seatbelts to the introduction of airbags, the number of people dying on our roadways has been going down and... read more

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OnStar Theft Alarm Notification

Hacker Working With GM To Fix OnStar Vulnerabilities: Video

Connected cars promise better safety and security, but like anything connected to a network, they can be susceptible to attacks from hackers. And General Motors Company... read more August 1, 2015 by


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

FCA Responds To Hackers' Scary Breach Of 2014 Jeep Cherokee: Video

On Tuesday, Wired posted an account of writer Andy Greenberg's ongoing experiment to demonstrate the potential of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee to be remotely hacked. During this... read more July 22, 2015 by


 
Samsung Safety Truck

Samsung Builds A Truck You Can See Through, Sort Of

We've seen some pretty interesting applications of camera tech lately—see Land Rover's Transparent Hood and Jaguar's 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen. Yet Samsung's Safety... read more June 23, 2015 by


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder Recalled For Radiator Wiring Issue

The Porsche 918 Spyder has been, arguably, the most successful of the new breed of hybrid hypercars, selling more than the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari combined. While... read more May 22, 2015 by


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

NHTSA Aims To Speed Implementation Of Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

Today's cars are, without a doubt, safer than they've ever been. But with ever-increasing congestion—along with seemingly infinite distractions—the National... read more May 17, 2015 by


 
New Mercedes-Benz Crash-Test Facility

Mercedes-Benz Hits Milepost In Construction Of Mammoth New Crash Test Facility

Mercedes-Benz has been crash testing all its models for over half a century, and along the way, the company has developed plenty of groundbreaking tech. From seatbelts that... read more May 13, 2015 by


 
Texas A&M causeway bridge barrier

Truck Lovers Beware: Texas A&M Back With A New Truck-Killing Barrier

Remember Texas A&M’s previous truck-decapitating barrier? Well, the university’s Transportation Institute has developed a new barrier, but rather than stop a... read more May 12, 2015 by


 
MINI Augmented Vision concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

MINI Hints At Future Tech With Augmented Vision Concept: Video

Augmented Reality, where your normal view is ‘augmented’ by computer-generated sensory input, typically via a headset- or glasses-type device, hasn’t quite... read more April 10, 2015 by


 
Lexus Safety System+ and Toyota Safety Sense

Lexus Safety System+ To Debut On 2016 RX Crossover, Toyota Safety Sense On 2016 RAV4 Hybrid

When it debuts at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the 2016 Lexus RX will launch a new safety system for the luxury brand. Called "Lexus Safety System+", it bundles several... read more March 31, 2015 by


 
AAA teen distracted driving video screencap

Video Shows Just How Distracted Teen Drivers Can Get

The fact that teenage drivers are statistically more likely to crash their cars is not news, but thanks to modern technology we can now gawk at the conditions that cause... read more March 27, 2015 by


 
Ford's Intelligent Speed Limiter

Ford’s New Road Sign Detection Tech Helps You Dodge Speeding Tickets

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is introducing a semi-autonomous feature that will help you avoid copping a speed ticket. The technology is called the “Intelligent... read more March 24, 2015 by


 
Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu debuting at 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Coming With Nanny System To Watch Over Teen Drivers

Chevrolet is set to unveil an all-new Malibu at next month’s 2015 New York Auto Show, and in the lead up to the car’s arrival the bowtie brand has been dropping a... read more March 20, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk: Autonomous Cars May Lead To Driving Being Outlawed

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk has come out and stated what many opponents of autonomous cars may be secretly fearing: driving becoming outlawed. Musk made the... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
Eye-tracking headlight technology from Opel

GM Working On Headlights That Track Your Eye Movements

General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] European subsidiary Opel is developing a new type of headlight that actually tracks the movement of your eyes and then shines in the... read more March 17, 2015 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover Bike Sense bicycle and motorcycle detection system

Jaguar Land Rover Previews Bicycle And Motorcycle Detection System: Video

Jaguar Land Rover has been showing off some of its upcoming safety technology in recent months, with previous highlights including an innovative transparent hood system and a... read more January 20, 2015 by


 
 

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