Car Safety

 
Tire Rack Tire Test - Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires on Ice

Here's why winter tires beat all-seasons in the cold

You've heard it probably 300 times just this year alone. You've been hearing it for the past few years as well. When the weather turns frightfully cold, you need to have winter tires on your car. You'll protest and decry that all-seasons get the job done, or that it doesn't matter because you have... read more

December 22, 2016 by
 
Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Mercedes denies claims its self-driving cars will prioritize own occupants over other road users

Self-driving cars have the potential to bring substantial societal benefits, the primary one being improved safety. The thinking is that by replacing the human with a... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Former Tesla autonomous partner says automaker ‘pushing the envelope’ on safety

Israeli firm Mobileye has criticized Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] over the semi-autonomous Autopilot system, stating the automaker was “pushing the envelope in terms of... read more September 16, 2016 by


 
‘Graham’ - Sculpture that represents a human evolved to survive car crashes

If humans evolved to survive car crashes

No, you’re not looking at a prop from the 1980s sci-fi classic The Thing. This is Graham, a sculpture that’s meant to represent a human being evolved to survive... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Red Bull Racing Formula One car equipped with Halo cockpit protection

Red Bull not a fan of F1’s proposed Halo cockpit protection

Organizers of Formula One are looking to introduce some form of cockpit protection, perhaps as early as next season. Two leading proposals are the Halo, originally devised by... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche recalls 918 Spyder supercar over itsy bitsy seat belt screw

Porsche is alerting owners of its 918 Spyder that it wants to take a look at the seat belt mounting system in their supercars to ensure that the correct screw is in the... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

IIHS blasts small SUVs over subpar headlights

The independent, insurance industry-sponsored institute that evaluates new cars for their crashworthiness has less-than-positive things to say about the headlights in more... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Ferrari Formula One car equipped with Halo cockpit protection

Ferrari tests updated Halo cockpit protection system at British Grand Prix

Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] rolled out an updated version of the proposed Formula One cockpit protection system known as the Halo for testing purposes during this past... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot Test

Fatal crash in Florida is first reported Tesla Autopilot death

An Ohio man is dead after the Tesla Model S he was riding in crashed into a semi-truck on May 7, Florida Highway Patrol officials confirmed. According to witnesses and... read more July 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo S90 R-Design

4 features in the 2017 Volvo S90/V90 that could make you a safer driver

Volvo’s all-new 2017 S90 sedan and upcoming 2018 V90 wagon, like the XC90 crossover introduced this past year, are packed with safety technology. If you’re... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1 GTR Near Crash Laguna Seca

Watch Laguna Seca's corkscrew chew up, spit out McLaren P1 GTR

Laguna Seca's corkscrew isn't famous because everyone gets it right. The combination of corners—lovingly 8 and 8A—combines a hard left and hard right with little... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Musk: 37 of 40 Tesla Model S suspension complaints were fraudulent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently examined the suspension of the Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S after receiving a number of complaints about parts... read more June 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

NHTSA probes Tesla Model S suspension

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is examining suspension components on Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S sedan after receiving dozens of complaints of... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Female-Only parking spot in China

Female-only parking spots pop up in China

Parking a car can prove to be an oddly difficult task for some. This isn't something that's specific to either sex, mind you. It's just that some folks out there have issues... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi A4 in IIHS crash testing

2017 Audi A4 scores top safety marks

Audi's new A4 has earned top marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest round of crash tests, a huge improvement over its predecessor. IIHS says the 2017 A4... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
Toyota Land Cruiser showing off airbags

Ride-sharing prompts NHTSA to investigate rear-seat safety

With the rise in popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft comes an unusual consequence: More people are sitting in the back seat of cars. This, says the... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
 

 
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