Car Safety


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 can you do about it? You're (probably) not a mechanic, after all. Fortunately, you don't have to be a mechanic to give... read more

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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... 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 

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 


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