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Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

NHTSA Opens Probe Into Tesla Model S Fires

After three recorded Model S electric car fires, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation. Last month, the NHTSA said it would not investigate the fires, so what's changed? This time, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] asked the agency to look into the matter... read more

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Wrenches

The 9 Tools Every Man (And Woman) Should Have In Their Car

When you're on the road, you're out in the world, and the world can get dangerous when you least expect it--especially if your car breaks down or runs into trouble. So what... read more October 30, 2013 by 


 
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Lamborghini Gallardo, Murcielago, And Bentley Continental Carbon-Ceramic Brakes Recalled

It's hard to picture an exotic car at the DMV, or being sent back to the dealer for a recall. Those things just seem too mundane. That's exactly what's happening though... read more October 30, 2013 by 


 
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Models Recalled For Faulty Clutch

Mitsubishi has issued a recall on certain versions of its sporty Lancer Evolution. The recall is due to a defective clutch master cylinder, which could end up failing. Should... read more October 30, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi S8

High-End Audis Recalled For Faulty Sunroofs, Fuel Leaks

Audi has issued two separate recalls for unrelated matters that concern a handful of its vehicles. The first recall affects the A8 and S8 flagship sedans while the second... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
See-Through System "virtual windshield"

'Virtual Windshield' Makes Passing Easier By Making Cars Transparent

Invisible vehicles sound cool, but unless you're Wonder Woman or James Bond, they're an impossibility. Or are they? A new safety system equips cars with a "virtual... read more October 22, 2013 by 


 
Toyota's Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) maintains inter-vehicle distance

Toyota Announces New Autonomous And Pedestrian Safety Tech

Toyota has been treading a slow and cautionary path towards the implementation of autonomous driving technology on its cars; understandable given the recent spate of... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
New MINI Cooper's safety and convinience features

MINI Outlines 2014 Cooper’s New Driver Assist Features

When it finally makes its debut next month, the new 2014 MINI Cooper won’t just feature fresh styling, a revamped interior and fuel-efficient three-cylinder engines... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
red light runners in los angeles

Red-Light Lemmings Traverse A Los Angeles Intersection: Video

My driving skills were originally honed all around New England, where I learned how to quickly parallel park on Boston side streets, handle rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
External airbag deployed from car door. [Photo by the Daily Mail]

Are External Airbags The Next Generation Of Car Safety Tech?

In the 2008 live action Speed Racer film, race drivers are saved from imminent death by quick-expanding foam, which turns their cars into giant bouncing balls that deflect... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
CT scan of a crashed car.

Massive CT Scanner Will Glean Safety Insight From Wrecked Cars

Computed tomography (CT) scanners are great for diagnosing problems in people, but what about cars? The Fraunhofer Development Center is using the biggest CT scanner it can... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S P85 service loaner vehicle [photo: David Noland]

Owner Of Battery Fire Tesla Model S Says Car 'Performed Very Well,' Will Buy Again

The Tesla Model S fire that we asked everyone not to get all worked up about because it's just like any other car fire is still not a big deal (in fact, it may be less of a... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
Cyclist (Image: Gigantic Robot on Flickr)

Cyclist Says You Will Kill Someone If You Don't Change Your Driving Habits

We've all seen them on the road: tight spandex shorts, brightly colored jerseys, often flocked together like some kind of wheeled formation of tropical birds, migrating from... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
Subaru EyeSight safety system

Subaru Upgrades EyeSight Safety System In Preparation For Autonomous Driving

Subaru has announced an upgraded version of its EyeSight vehicle monitoring system that enhances safety performance and further reduces the burden on the driver. The changes... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Unintended Acceleration Complaint Filed With NHTSA

Toyota's well-known issues with unintended acceleration (whatever the actual root cause) gave the company headaches and cost it millions of dollars for years--in fact, it's... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
NATO Suicide Bomber Stop System

NATO Working To Stop Suicide Bombers With Science: Video

Terror attacks can happen anywhere, at anytime, to anyone. They usually yield devastation and destruction, and they're incredibly hard to stop. With thousands of people... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
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