Car Safety

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Formula 1 safety car

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is F1's fastest safety car yet

Mercedes-AMG's 577-horsepower GT R is taking over from the GT S as Formula 1's official safety car. AMG has been supplying safety cars for F1 since 1996. The GT R will be the fastest yet, however, with its top speed clocked at 197 mph. The car is also the most powerful safety car in F1 history. The... read more

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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV

Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle adds safety tech

While the police work to keep us safe, automakers are interested in the safety of the officers. General Motors has announced a slate of new safety features for its updated... read more December 6, 2017 by

2018 BMW i3s

BMW issues stop-sale order and recall on all i3 electric cars

BMW last week issued a stop-sale order and recall for every i3 in the United States, meaning from the 2014 model up to the present 2018 car. A total 30,542 cars are affected... read more November 27, 2017 by

Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan will give its future electric cars a sound with "Canto"

Nissan's revealed its major debut for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with the IMx self-driving electric SUV concept. While the brand covered many of the technical details with its... read more October 26, 2017 by

Nissan sweat-sensing seats to curb dehydration

Nissan wants to fight dehydration with sweat-sensing seats

The consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol are well documented. However, there's something much more common that happens every single day: driving while not... read more October 3, 2017 by

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia crash test

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia scores best safety rating from IIHS

Alfa Romeo’s Giulia has been shown to be one of the safest options in its class. The small luxury sedan aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest... read more October 3, 2017 by

Ford patents active thigh support

Ford loves patents and just added one for active thigh support

Ford has been on quite the patent kick as of late. The Blue Oval has recently filed patents for odd steering wheels, an interesting integrated bike rack, a system for a... read more September 9, 2017 by

Nissan’s video-streaming rearview mirror

2018 Armada is first Nissan with video-streaming rearview mirror

Nissan is the latest automaker to introduce a video-streaming rearview mirror, which the Japanese automaker is calling an Intelligent Rearview Mirror (I-RVM). We first saw... read more August 30, 2017 by

broken guardrail

Study shows taller guardrails could save lives

Motorists likely take it for granted, but countless hours of engineering and research go into planning even some of the most mundane components of our transportation system... read more July 31, 2017 by

2016 Ferrari Formula One car equipped with Halo cockpit protection

FIA decides on Halo cockpit protection for F1

Formula One cars will have to be fitted with the Halo cockpit protection system starting from the 2018 World Championship, motorsport’s organizing body, the FIA, has... read more July 20, 2017 by

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel tests Formula One’s proposed Shield cockpit protection system

Ferrari starts testing F1’s Shield cockpit protection system

Formula One organizers along with the FIA came out with the statement in April that a Shield was the preferred cockpit protection solution to be introduced for the 2018 World... read more July 14, 2017 by

Tesla Model S after IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test, late 2016   [frame from IIHS video]

Tesla hits back at IIHS after Model S falls short in latest crash tests

The Tesla Model S has consistently ranked at the top of independent crash tests since its debut earlier this decade, leading to its reputation as one of the safest cars in... read more July 6, 2017 by

This is how a sinkhole forms

Here's how those sinkholes that sometimes swallow cars actually form

A sinkhole is a devastating, geological assassin. It arrives seemingly out of nowhere and can cause serious destruction to roadways, homes and cars. But how does such a... read more July 3, 2017 by

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)

Troubled airbag manufacturer Takata files for bankruptcy

Troubled Japanese parts supplier Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the United States. Takata’s debts have spiraled to an estimated $9 billion due... read more June 26, 2017 by

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz details suite of active safety features coming to 2018 S-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ushers in refreshed looks, new powertrains, and a repackaged interior, but the changes go further than skin deep. Specifically, Mercedes is... read more May 2, 2017 by

Red Bull Racing Aeroscreen cockpit protection

F1 organizers now favor Shield over Halo for cockpit protection

Formula One organizers late last week came out with the statement that a new Shield was the preferred cockpit protection solution to be introduced next year, as opposed to... read more April 30, 2017 by


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