Tag: Safety

Recall Redux: Fiat Chrysler Calls Back 600,000 Vehicles for Problems You’ve Already Heard About

Sudden stalls. Tailgates that open on their own. These issues formed the basis of two Fiat Chrysler recalls in 2018, and, one year later, history is repeating itself. On Friday, the automaker called back roughly 600,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Ram pickups for the same ghost-in-the-machine phenomena that led to the earlier recalls. Included in […]

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UK Cops Look to Crack Down on Distracted Drive-Thru Payments, Among Other Things

<img data-attachment-id="1672274" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135.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="texing while driving cell phone car" data-image-description=" By Dusan Petkovic/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1672274 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> As part of its push to eliminate the scourge of distracted driving, […]

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NTSB: Autopilot Engaged at Time of Fatal Florida Tesla Crash

<img data-attachment-id="1582578" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1.jpg" data-orig-size="2040,1360" 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-model-3" data-image-description=" Tesla Model 3 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1582578 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-610×407.jpg” alt=”Tesla Model 3, Image: Tesla” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tesla-model-3-1-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A fatal March collision between a Tesla and a semi trailer that bore a strong […]

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Feeling the Burn: Tesla Issues Software Update Following Rash of Fires

<img data-attachment-id="1491097" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/tesla-model-s-rear-e1484510985918.jpg" data-orig-size="2095,1116" 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 model-s-rear" data-image-description=" Image: Tesla Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/tesla-model-s-rear-e1484510985918-450×240.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/tesla-model-s-rear-e1484510985918-610×325.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1491097 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/tesla-model-s-rear-e1484510985918-610×325.jpg” alt=”tesla model-s-rear, image: Tesla Motors” width=”610″ height=”325″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/tesla-model-s-rear-e1484510985918-610×325.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/tesla-model-s-rear-e1484510985918-75×40.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/tesla-model-s-rear-e1484510985918-450×240.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/tesla-model-s-rear-e1484510985918-768×409.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/tesla-model-s-rear-e1484510985918-120×64.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The spontaneous combustion of several Tesla vehicles in recent weeks has forced the automaker […]

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Nissan’s ProPilot Aims to Get Your Hands Off the Wheel, but Only Just

<img data-attachment-id="1660798" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2020RC3-23-1-e1549564451184.jpg" data-orig-size="3266,2178" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"Jeremy Cliff","camera":"NIKON D850","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1548869596","copyright":"","focal_length":"31","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"8","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Nissan Rogue Sport" data-image-description=" Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2020RC3-23-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2020RC3-23-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1660798 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2020RC3-23-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> Will online videos soon emerge showing Nissan drivers taking naps or hopping into the backseat while underway? Maybe, but Nissan hasn’t been as cavalier as Tesla in playing up the […]

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Ford Again Shifts Into Recall Mode, Citing Rollaway Risk

<img data-attachment-id="1671056" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Ranger-rear-quarter-e1557941489654.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1333" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1552113253","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"110","iso":"320","shutter_speed":"0.04","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford Ranger rear quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Ranger-rear-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Ranger-rear-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1671056 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Ranger-rear-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Ford Ranger rear quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> Recalls to prevent cars from rolling away from their owners have become commonplace, and Ford is no stranger […]

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Google is creating privacy engineering hub and safety research fund in Europe

Google today announced plans to create the Google Safety Engineering Center in Munich where an expanded team of engineers will oversee creation of privacy features across all of the company’s products. In tandem with that effort, it also will launch the Google.org Impact Challenge on Safety to fund organizations working on digital safety issues. A blog […]

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Having Reverence for Our Own Safety

The dictionary describes safety as the condition of being protected from either danger or injury. Being safe can refer to either physical or psychological safety and is a way to preserve one’s own well-being as well as that of the community and the world at large. The concept of safety is often addressed in the […]

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How Facebook is building safety and empathy into AR/VR avatars and shared spaces

Facebook has made both augmented reality and virtual reality experiences that reach a lot of people — more than a billion users in the case of its Spark AR smartphone apps. But the realism of the avatars and the perceived safety of those experiences still needs improvement. So the company showcased what it’s doing on […]

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Insurance Companies Are Keeping Tabs on How Often You Use Your Phone Behind the Wheel

<img data-attachment-id="1672274" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135.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="texing while driving cell phone car" data-image-description=" By Dusan Petkovic/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1672274″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_571225135.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With mobile phones now a ubiquitous part of modern-day life, distracted driving […]

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IIHS to Automakers: Stop Tapping the Brakes on Rear-seat Safety

<img data-attachment-id="1671608" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt.png" data-orig-size="1209,671" 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="IIHS crash test rear seat no belt" data-image-description=" IIHS ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt-450×250.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt-610×339.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1671608″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt-610×339.png” alt width=”610″ height=”339″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt-610×339.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt-75×42.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt-450×250.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt-768×426.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt-120×67.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IIHS-crash-test-rear-seat-no-belt.png 1209w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, currently on a never-ending quest to improve automotive […]

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Short Washington Kids Face Increased Safety, Embarrassment Under New Law

If memory serves correctly, your author was approaching a height of 5’4″ as he neared his 12th birthday. Still, even before that early growth spurt, transportation to and from various locales meant fastening a lap belt in the back seat of my dad’s Ford Fairmont, assuming no one had called shotgun. It was a simpler […]

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Federal Probe Covers 12.3 Million Vehicles; Airbags May Not Deploy in a Crash

<img data-attachment-id="1527153" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"Paul Giamou","camera":"Canon EOS-1D X Mark II","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1465828907","copyright":"(C) 2016 Paul Giamou Photography Ltd.","focal_length":"70","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 Toyota Corolla LE beige" data-image-description=" Image: Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1527153 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg” alt=”2017 Toyota Corolla LE – Image: Toyota” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige.jpg 1400w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) […]

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Unhappy Journey: Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Slew of Dodge Darts for Potential Rollaway Issue

<img data-attachment-id="1384386" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337.jpg" data-orig-size="1816,1108" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark II","caption":"2016 Dodge Dart","created_timestamp":"1334502037","copyright":"","focal_length":"38","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"2016 Dodge Dart","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2016 Dodge Dart" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-450×275.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-610×372.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1384386 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-610×372.jpg” alt=”2016 Dodge Dart, Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”372″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-610×372.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-450×275.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-768×469.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-120×73.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-150×90.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Dodge Dart rolled […]

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Nia Wilson’s Family Proposes Tracking Fare Evaders in Wrongful Death Suit Against BART

A photo of stabbing victim Nia Wilson, right, is displayed at a news conference as her father Ansar El Muhammad, left, and her mother Alicia Grayson listen during a news conference in San Francisco.Photo: AP Nia Wilson’s family was supposed to be planning a graduation for her, not a funeral. But last summer, in a […]

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NHTSA Probing Nissan Rogues That Brake for No Reason

<img data-attachment-id="1502601" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1281" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.5","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1485795350","copyright":"","focal_length":"22","iso":"250","shutter_speed":"0.0015625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Palatial Ruby front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2017 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1502601 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-610×407.jpg” alt=”2017 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Palatial Ruby Front Quarter, Image: © 2017 Chris Tonn” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-768×512.jpg 768w, […]

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