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  • Cadillac's Rear Vision Camera with Dynamic Guidelines - image: GM Corp

    If you drive to and from your place of employment, you’ve probably noticed that the roads are getting more and more crowded with each passing year, while drivers are getting less and less attentive to the task at hand. Blame it on a growing number of cars and drivers, ever-present distractions (such as cell phones and tablets) and a general indifference towards rules of the road, but the net result is this: commuting by car is getting to be more dangerous and stressful than it ever was. Cadillac feels your pain, and wants you to know that safety systems available in its ATS, SRX and XTS...

  • Continental's infrared driver analyzer camera system
    Continental Developing Technology To Watch For Driver Distraction

    Every day in the United States, some 10 people are killed and 1,100 injured in crashes relating to distracted driving. While those are the official tallies released by the Department of Transportation, the actual number is likely much higher; after all, few drivers will admit that they didn’t...

  • Safety assist features on the 2013 Ford Fusion
    NTSB Publishes Recommendations For Safer Roads

    The job of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is to make passenger travel safer, whether that travel occurs by car, bus, train, or airplane. Recent advances in vehicle safety have produced safer cars, but in this case safer also translates to more expensive. Consider the 2013 Infiniti...

  • SARTRE self-driving cars during testing
    Autonomous Tech Coming To Volvo Cars In 2014

    Like it or not, a future filled with semi-autonomous (and eventually, fully-autonomous) automobiles is coming. For all the complaining from enthusiasts (ourselves included), there’s no denying that self-driving cars will improve safety for today’s attention-impaired drivers, as well as...

  • Ford's Traffic Jam Assist
    Ford Wants To Lower Your Commuting Stress: Video

    According to Ford’s research, the average driver spends more than 30-percent of his time commuting in heavy traffic. By the automaker’s own logic, that’s time that could be better spent than inching forward, minute after minute, to keep up with the commuter in front of you...

  • Volvo Safety Concept Car
    Volvo Safety Concept Car: 10 Years Of Car Safety Technology

    Believe it or not, the 2012 Volvo C30 hatchback is essentially a 10 year old design. Several years before the C30 hit the streets, Volvo revealed a striking concept called the Safety Concept Car (SCC) to the motoring press in 2001, previewing several new technologies that would eventually be seen...

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