Car Safety

 
2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

2019 Audi e-tron has cameras instead of mirrors*, but do they really work?

The 2019 Audi e-tron will skip out on one piece of technology when it arrives in the United States, hence our asterisk in the title. U.S.-spec e-trons will not receive the futuristic camera-as-mirror technology. Thank outdated regulations for that. Instead, we'll receive standard side mirrors... read more

December 13, 2018 by
 
2015 Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli recalled for damaged fuel lines

Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli owners should keep an eye on their mailboxes for a recall notice. The Italian brand has recalled 6,301 Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans over... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz self-driving Cooperation Car

Daimler concept shows how self-driving cars could communicate with pedestrians

It will require years of research and technology implementation before self-driving cars are a common sight. Until then, some automakers aren't only working on the tech... read more December 1, 2018 by


 
A visual showing how your head and neck move during a crash without a HANS device

This is why you should wear a HANS device

It stands for Head and Neck Support, and the HANS device is a vital piece of safety gear every race car driver should be using. The Motorsport Safety Foundation has put... read more November 25, 2018 by


 
This is what happens if you run a red light

Here's what could happen if you run a red light

From texting to drunk driving, some folks don't understand that driving is a privilege and not a right. Keep your eyes on the road and stay safe, because if you don't you... read more November 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk recalled due to floor mats

Faulty floor mats have prompted Jeep to recall a number of 2018 Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk models. In total, the recall affects 4,822 units. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles filed... read more November 18, 2018 by


 
Lexus Safety System+ and Toyota Safety Sense

All that fancy safety tech in your car could hike your repair bills

Cars are safer than ever. There are whole hosts of systems onboard with the goal of keeping drivers and passengers safe. This tech is great at keeping you out of harms way... read more October 29, 2018 by


 
Audi Matrix LED headlight technology

US to finally allow modern, self-dimming adaptive headlights

While automakers have implemented advanced headlight technology in other markets for years, outdated regulations in the United States have kept advances from the market. That... read more October 15, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

Feds look to loosen rules holding back self-driving car development

Companies in the self-driving car space have been clamoring for a loosening of road rules originally designed for cars with human drivers, which the companies say are... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
Bentley Mulsanne Hallmark Series Silver

Bentley Mulsanne recalled over rearview camera quirk

Even the pinnacle of luxury can fall victim to recalls. In this case, it's Bentley's range-topping Mulsanne sedan. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration... read more October 1, 2018 by


 
Are expensive tires worth the price?

Are expensive tires worth the price?

Everyone likes to find ways to save money. With respect to your car, there are times when you can opt for lower octane fuel, more affordable oil, and non-OEM parts. But... read more September 3, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Tesla works on tech to flash indicators when drivers forget

The turn signal is one of the most essential passive safety measures onboard every single new car. Yet, millions of drivers choose to ignore the ability, and let's face it... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle

Ford outlines steps to ensure safety of its self-driving cars

Ford has promised to deliver a self-driving car by 2021. The automaker is targeting Level 4 self-driving capability, meaning the car will drive on its own but be limited on... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

You'll soon be able to compare safety of electronic driver aids across vehicles

Most major automakers offer electronic driver aids these days, some of which like Tesla's Autopilot can control the steering of a car. However, the performance levels of... read more August 8, 2018 by


 
Third Lamborghini Centenario US delivery, photo credit: Robert Grubbs

Lamborghini Aventador, Veneno, and Centenario recalled

About 1,700 Lamborghini Aventador coupes and roadsters should check in with the ranch soon, according to the automaker. Lamborghini recalled the rare Italian supercar June 12... read more July 16, 2018 by


 
Ford technology patent to detect lane-splitting motorcyclists

Ford patents lane-splitting safety tech to help protect motorcyclists

The practice of lane splitting gives motorcyclists a reprieve from stop-and-go traffic, but it also opens up new risks for both riders and motorists. Ford may have a... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
 

 
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