Tag: Safety

AAA Study Finds Driver Assistance Systems Lacking, Particularly Lane Keeping Assist

Driver assistance systems are designed to save lives, but they’re far from perfect. A new study from AAA makes that plainly clear as it found, over the course of 4,000 miles (6,437 km), active safety systems experience an “issue” an average of every 8 miles (12. 9 km). The study involved a number of different […]

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Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

<img data-attachment-id="1730830" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/08/are-modern-driving-assistance-features-unreliable-aaa-researchers-say-yes/test-vehicle-colliding-with-simulate-disabled-vehicle/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818.png" data-orig-size="1387,897" 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="Test Vehicle Colliding with Simulate Disabled Vehicle" data-image-description=" AAA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818-450×291.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818-610×394.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1730830″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818-610×394.png” alt width=”610″ height=”394″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818-610×394.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818-75×49.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818-450×291.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818-768×497.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818-120×78.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Test-Vehicle-Colliding-with-Simulate-Disabled-Vehicle–e1596733825818.png 1387w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The American Automobile Association (AAA) is recommending automakers limit the use of advanced […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Unlikely to Go Anywhere in 2020

<img data-attachment-id="1730432" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/08/autonomous-vehicle-legislation-unlikely-to-go-anywhere-in-2020/shutterstock_1051537178/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,567" 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="morning thinking tesla is self-driving" data-image-description=" Flystock/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178-450×255.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178-610×346.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1730432″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178-610×346.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”346″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178-610×346.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178-75×43.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178-450×255.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178-768×435.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/shutterstock_1051537178.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Legislation that would advance the widespread deployment of autonomous vehicle in the United States appears […]

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QOTD: Next Stop, Hyperbole?

<img data-attachment-id="1679436" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/06/2020-ford-f-series-super-duty-tremor-brings-7-3-liters-of-v8-power/all-new-2020-f-series-super-duty-6/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20F350-SuperDutyTremor_01-e1584631068126.jpg" data-orig-size="1396,931" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"ILCE-7M2","caption":"The 2020 F-Series Super Duty is delivering next-level capability in an all-new way \u2013 the Tremor Off-Road Package. Tremor pushes the boundaries of Super Duty off-road capability with new hardware and tech to handle rough terrain, providing greater towing and payload than Ram Power Wagon. This is the most […]

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Musk on Cybertruck: If They Don’t Like It, We’ll Go Boring

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on top of his game during an interview with Automotive News last week. By that, we mean his ego and various personality quirks came through like a shaft of sunlight parting a fog bank. Musk announced during the talk that his company performed no customer research before designing and revealing […]

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Buying a Car For Your Ungrateful Teen? Here’s a List

<img data-attachment-id="1333450" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-votes-are-in-here-are-your-choices-for-best-automobiles-of-2016-along-with-your-nomination-comments/2015_mazda3_5d_s_touring_6mt_blue_reflex_-23-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2015_Mazda3_5D_s_Touring_6MT_Blue_Reflex_-23-2-e1499094051277.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Mike Ditz","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1375254000","copyright":"2014","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2015 Mazda3 Sport Touring" data-image-description=" Image: Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2015_Mazda3_5D_s_Touring_6MT_Blue_Reflex_-23-2-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2015_Mazda3_5D_s_Touring_6MT_Blue_Reflex_-23-2-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1333450 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2015_Mazda3_5D_s_Touring_6MT_Blue_Reflex_-23-2-610×407.jpg” alt=”2015 Mazda3 Sport Touring, Image: Mazda” width=”610″ height=”407″> The thought of a parent spending any significant amount of money on a vehicle for their teen offspring leaves a bad taste in this writer’s […]

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South Korea Investigating Tesla Safety Issues, Including Autopilot

South Korea is investigating suspected safety issues with Tesla vehicles in the country. A transport ministry official claims that the braking and steering systems of Tesla’s Autopilot function are part of the investigation but declined to elaborate. However, it has been confirmed that the Tesla Model 3 is under investigation and that the probe could […]

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The Chevy HHR, Cobalt Might Not Be Entirely Safe

<img data-attachment-id="1594684" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/10/junkyard-find-2006-chevrolet-cobalt-ss/13-2006-chevrolet-cobalt-ss-sedan-in-wisconsin-wrecking-yard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/13-2006-Chevrolet-Cobalt-SS-Sedan-in-Wisconsin-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3","credit":"","camera":"Canon IXY 620F","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1503407404","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.3","iso":"80","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS in Wisconsin wrecking yard, RH rear view" data-image-description=" 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS in Wisconsin wrecking yard, RH rear view – ©2017 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/13-2006-Chevrolet-Cobalt-SS-Sedan-in-Wisconsin-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/13-2006-Chevrolet-Cobalt-SS-Sedan-in-Wisconsin-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1594684 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/13-2006-Chevrolet-Cobalt-SS-Sedan-in-Wisconsin-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS in Wisconsin wrecking […]

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