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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 harmlessly off walls. Soon that technology -- or something like it -- could be a reality. TRW Automotive is designing external... read more

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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 


 
2013 Jaguar XKR Coupe

Jaguar Recalls 2,929 Cars Because Of Stalling Issue, Defective Windows

Jaguar has issued two separate recalls that affect almost 3,000 of its customers around the country. The more serious issue affects the XF sedan. According to a recall alert... read more August 16, 2013 by 


 
2015 Audi A8’s sequential turn signal

Audi Shows Sequential Turn Signal Of 2015 A8

Audi will be introducing facelifted versions of its A8 and S8 sedans next month at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, and in the lead up to their arrival the brand with the four... read more August 14, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Scores Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA: Video

Anyone who initially wrote off Tesla as not lasting should start officially eating their words. I mean that literally... go write down what you said on a piece of paper... read more August 8, 2013 by 


 
Morgan 3 Wheeler

Morgan 3 Wheeler Recalled Due To Missing Warning Labels

British sports car manufacturer Morgan has issued a recall on certain versions of its iconic 3 Wheeler because of missing warning labels on the vehicles’ brake fluid... read more August 7, 2013 by 


 
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