Car Safety

 
Hyundai panorama airbag for panoramic sunroofs

Hyundai Mobis introduces world's first panorama sunroof airbags

Hyundai Mobis, a long-time South Korea automotive supplier with obvious ties to Hyundai, introduced a world-first piece of safety equipment this past Saturday. Feast your eyes on the very first production panorama sunroof airbag. The airbag covers the almost the entire open portion of a panoramic... read more

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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


 
Cadillac vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications

Cadillac announces V2V communications, just as CIA hacking allegations emerge

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, along with vehicle vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, is seen as a key stepping stone towards the safe deployment of... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Lamborghini Aventador hit with recall due to fire concerns, Veneno too

The Lamborghini Aventador is one hot machine. In fact, the car in some circumstances can get a bit too hot—as in fiery—so it's been hit with a recall. It seems... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
 

 
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