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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 windshield" that allows drivers to see through other vehicles to eliminate blind spots while passing. The See Through System (STS) uses... read more

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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 


 
2009 Lexus RX 400h

Several 2006-2011 Lexus, Toyota Models Recalled For Electrical, Mechanical Issues

Toyota has announced two voluntary safety recalls for several Lexus models and certain years of Highlander Hybrid to correct electrical and mechanical issues. The first... read more September 4, 2013 by 


 
Mazda 6 (Atenza) i-ACTIVSENSE technology vehicle

Mazda Starts Trials Of New Car 2 Car Communications System

Mazda is the latest automaker to showcase a new vehicle to vehicle communications system as its new Mazda 6-based test car begins trials in Japan. The Mazda Atenza... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
Supercharged Honda CR-Z concept, 2012 SEMA show

Honda Debuts Smartphone-Based Pedestrian And Motorcycle Detection System

Honda is the latest automaker to explore the safety benefits of vehicle-to-vehicle anti-collision technology, demonstrating two new products that could make cars much safer... read more August 29, 2013 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz A Class diesel: UK drive

Mercedes Wins French Court Ruling In R134a Refrigerant Case

The French government will have to overturn a ban on Mercedes-Benz sales in its country after the German automaker won a case in the Council of State, France’s highest... read more August 28, 2013 by 


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

Nissan Promises Autonomous Car By 2020: Video

Nissan has made a bold and somewhat unprecedented promise to offer an autonomous car by the year 2020. The move is part of Nissan’s aim to reduce the rate of accidents... read more August 27, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen Vision Zero autonomous driving technology

VW Targets Accident-Free Driving With Autonomous Tech

The industry is racing ahead to develop autonomous cars that not only promise to alleviate the chore of mundane driving but also, potentially, reduce crashes to zero. Whether... read more August 27, 2013 by 


 
2009 BMW X5

Diesel BMW X5s Recalled Because Of Potential Fire Issue

BMW has issued a recall on certain versions of its X5 SUV due to an issue that could cause the vehicles to catch on fire. The recall only affects X5 xDrive35d models from the... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

Tesla Model S Rated As Safest Car On Sale By NHTSA

The Tesla Model S electric sedan isn't just receiving awards from all quarters--it's also incredibly safe should the worst occur. Just how safe has come to light in extra... read more August 20, 2013 by 


 
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