Tag: automotive safety

Listen Up: Amazon Putting Alexa Into More Automobiles

<img data-attachment-id="1681516" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/AmazonAlexa_8026.jpg" data-orig-size="3200,2069" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"18","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D810","caption":"Ford and Amazon team up to offer consumers the ability to access their car from home, and call up other features from their vehicle via Alexa \u2013 Amazon\u2019s cloud-based voice service","created_timestamp":"1483506000","copyright":"","focal_length":"45","iso":"2000","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"2017 CES – Ford offers Amazon Alexa","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2017 CES – Ford offers Amazon Alexa" data-image-description=" Ford Motor Co […]

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Survey Suggests Most Motorists Dig Advanced Driving Aids

<img data-attachment-id="1679250" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922.jpg" data-orig-size="1727,1047" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9" data-image-description=" toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-450×273.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-610×370.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679250″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-610×370.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”370″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-610×370.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-450×273.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-768×466.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-120×73.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A survey released by Consumer Reports this week indicated that a majority of motorists (57 percent) believed that the advanced driving […]

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Attention Automakers: Ajit Pai is Not Your Friend

<img data-attachment-id="1678176" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ajit pai FCC chairman" data-image-description=" Aaron_Schwartz/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678176″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1425739742.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Two decades ago, the Federal Communications Commission decided to allocate a portion of the radio frequency spectrum […]

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NHTSA Estimates Minor Improvement in Roadway Fatalities for 2018

<img data-attachment-id="1678118" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="car crash" data-image-description=" Photo Spirit/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678118″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its preliminary report on how many people died on […]

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Inside Out: ZF Tests External Side Airbag System

<img data-attachment-id="1676740" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px.jpg" data-orig-size="748,499" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="zf side airbag test" data-image-description=" ZF Friedrichshafen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676740″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px.jpg 748w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>There was a time when the only thing cushioning your head from a direct impact with the steering […]

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New Tesla Fire Manifests in Belgium

<img data-attachment-id="1676208" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire.jpeg" data-orig-size="763,509" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="tesla charger antwerp fire" data-image-description=" HLN ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676208″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-610×407.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire.jpeg 763w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A Tesla Model S suffered a total meltdown after being connected to one of the company’s proprietary Supercharger […]

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Jeep Wrangler Once Again Earns Dismal Crash-test Rating Using Euro-based Metrics

<img data-attachment-id="1675522" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST.png" data-orig-size="1277,675" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="WRANGLER NCAP TEST" data-image-description=" EURO NCAP ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-450×238.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-610×322.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675522″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-610×322.png” alt width=”610″ height=”322″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-610×322.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-75×40.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-450×238.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-768×406.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-120×63.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST.png 1277w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite the previous generation boasting above-average frontal crash test scores from the United States’ Insurance Institute […]

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Congress Considers Mandating Rear Seat Child Alerts

<img data-attachment-id="1465634" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,932" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="GM rear seat reminder dashboard" data-image-description=" Image: General Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7-450×328.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7-610×444.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1465634″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7-610×444.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”444″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7-610×444.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7-75×55.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7-450×328.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7-768×559.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7-120×87.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-7.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> U.S. lawmakers are considering legislation that would require automakers to install technology on […]

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Consumer Reports: What Are Uber, Lyft Are Doing About Recalls?

<img data-attachment-id="1674814" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="uber lyft pickup sign parking" data-image-description=" Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1674814″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> As ride-hailing services utilize the personal vehicles of contractors, rather than a commercial fleet […]

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