Tag: Safety

50 Years Ago The NHTSA Tried To Make America’s Cars Ugly, But Cars Fought Back

Governments and their agencies love making life hard for automakers in the name of supposedly making life better for the rest of us. There are rules about sound and exhaust emissions, and, of course, laws about safety. And to keep engineers on their toes, those regulations are constantly changing. From this year any new car […]

Read More

We Tried Out Harman’s Ready Care Technology That Helps You Drive Smarter And Safer

ցH#pɀ)AlkAz{o+)@ Z~CGlH0PWRDN&`]bR:Ġ&ȵE /25I,D5zC9p70\IzmR>j1с?c%-g(p>swd:f@ɇL@Dey#ƧB⻾S`~pok?c߆G>ЬJ$iEHʇI*Kft|D:fzM=nY~/ʣ 죿dfIT]_Wi>K-l7@/_Zmqˍn)~`2s*U⌵6Z=WCts! +cr/mV�?IBJtNt2FBšrg˥vhmXYv߫#xkI񣩖tխ]YHvKMT.OR/:'[WӬ”YD(bc#l5c8#x8({KL3$$21’yā)zGX|nCxQc�e~XA,V~|”3Z’*GP[{~!3𫈋f[o䡯7vu]ʯKb 1tm0HU4}Ta`\՝”c{͝;\ʍՍq|a\L媝B9zQ nifrPZc_L*T\y ]~RwfMY6Dy)Y0:o-1F~81ޕ{W& ” ‘j0e{ mAi@=y[xֹsn7q[8-:G݈҆=1^D5`es2>2(a”ד4^6*I%5!_F>AnG>b mSIܛX+fO7&uw08{4(QDф?PGY޼Wa+!#z(‘r%̌R>9.#;-rm,BNi6iѴ!cT끄!J^;S&[m%)sG^!JHO8u%,C#!}$9, Bg% ѲLbaɗBvӛ;J@KU%””:Zg;EtlxohDtF$` sM-Qzndx@mfWZ)inL{e7j5|i oU=k/++Nf+9Lr/;% kٳZHbx= -\vVp,{~k>?`߸a#?n ܓ3=Cۣ) 8y; K 29s'{7w[)RJ77b D`W߅Ku{vvhMV {“Ǝ=ئAvZqv˽̍|o3 JC\ibGZA#0SLR륋Mn”mS>ݪ+jնFA о͵n{‘6WZ�ք-gKp90~ dOm~Q+[-n;!i=$oB:@CǵXԓhi,܄FN6 L,O~TitN}[e%|A-`_|`0rM/[>EJ=8Õ7ZWӑ)ϗMNI@Oچ2־93:&G2L+wͣhF0X9 S>.%N/kѺ2Lk !6i77EY0 7쁺E+Z^ZnPGSrط>R707G1fO2p$!îI’9F6F7;s”T’8K_X~4vzW3J8e+b(LMn! aHeg]doXsy҆R@W9áfRQX]+i( :sk9ƬnݫdcA�,.-7(v#dBEVV:H菉vZmuSkjH YN�\]8ɞ;&}$ 7]@d*aEsN^aI`~M]@ 5DQN݃6ڢ*Ӽ=`m!bK4TdFS(:I”b˧ލFҪpՐC|a$Xd`k;(k+p=”a@Ū0¶Ef@睲E-3q RRJ欳::\.(ߐ`'[CGˡJe`\%Kz”p%vrx’$yRx&8A+QAlQA�`?SJbG1DUpĹ؏@KՁ�h)ܜe2]lsB@pCd”ʹ;i|NNn)J4 (a]TϻlwkXA~A7:’vem}$.Yob۶@%”_�)G]y[CS]ѲEH}-2,WGQM/f˓Aa2 aySsZ˲ˬ$l꜐$2g̟E?3ZMsOrr�V7_D,xr>`YZI׬bC66 4TgF[l `XDicۏMZpRcF!]K7,F6G1ƒ./uد dZ %”Ff4߫Ab L+qNy5_8[z 65vd^b%D”M8RU e”q2cuFeI]A:χSV#7jr82O8͙b=nr An3 t29″`’V޼|A;/t)TXm\EC9+h_ȸaMr_S!#s1IcX2s06{ڂGjon>pvf^l1~:V9x/u8=”lN-J8+$$wg/R2QrӃUv5n^F}Ors,پ\;Y^ˆ@D1tiL!iVCۨv-�c_}ҴJ旣*XlCG “2_ O[ :}m+0ٟ{D9Ȍg” h\oF+GT@ =N?z ❒,/%}ϼhkH 0WjEi2 […]

Read More

Tesla Recalls 1.1 Million Cars Over Windows That Could Pinch Your Finger

Count your fingers next time you close the window on your Tesla, because the automaker is recalling 1,097,762 vehicles in the U.S. over a window mechanism that could pinch the occupants of the vehicle. Specifically, the automatic reversal system of the side windows may not adequately protect drivers in affected vehicles. Windows on certain Tesla […]

Read More

2024 Volvo EX90 Confirmed As New Electric SUV Flagship, Debuts On Nov 9 As Its ‘Safest Model Ever’

This report includes an independent illustration made by CarScoops’ artist Josh Byrnes based on the official design patents from Volvo believed to depict the XC90’s electric successor. The render is neither related to nor endorsed by Volvo Volvo’s CEO, Jim Rowan, confirmed that the successor of the XC90 will be called EX90 during a speech […]

Read More

Ford Looking At Using Smartphones, Bluetooth, And 5G For Advanced Pedestrian And Bicyclist Detection

People carry their smartphones everywhere and Ford is looking at them as a way to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety. As part of a research project with Commsignia, PSS, Ohio State University, T-Mobile and Tome Software, the automaker is exploring using an app to alert drivers about nearby pedestrians and bicyclists. As the automaker explained, […]

Read More

Why Is Tesla Using Hidden Special Codes For Safety Agency Crash Tests?

Tesla’s vehicles are notorious for coming away from safety tests with exceptional results. Now, one person has found a section of Tesla’s software programming that is directly related to safety testing protocols. While we don’t know yet exactly what the code does, it’s an interesting enough development that at least one safety testing organization is […]

Read More

China’s ORA Funky Cat and WEY Coffee 1 Impress In Latest Round Of Euro NCAP Crash Tests

While it was the Tesla Model Y that left Euro NCAP really impressed during its latest round of testing, a number of other vehicles also performed well. The German-built Tesla Model Y was the best-performer of the recently published five-star cars and scored 97 per cent in Adult Occupant Protection and 98 per cent in […]

Read More

2022 Tesla Model Y Performs Very Well At Euro NCAP’s Pedestrian Emergency Braking Test

The internet has seemingly been inundated with controversy surrounding Tesla’s safety technology lately, but the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has concluded that the Model Y’s pedestrian protection systems are excellent. The safety administration gives the crossover a rating of 82 percent in its “Vulnerable Road Users” (pedestrian) tests. In evaluation, it performed […]

Read More

Apple iPhone 14 Lineup Debuts With New Car Crash Detection Feature And Satellite SOS Function

Apple has introduced the iPhone 14 lineup, which features a couple of new automotive safety features. The big news is the addition of OnStar-like crash detection, which is billed as a “groundbreaking” safety feature. As Apple explained, the phones are equipped with a “new dual-core accelerometer, capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs, […]

Read More

AXA Apologizes For Faking Tesla Battery Fire During Staged Crash Test With Pyrotechnics

The European insurance company AXA is apologizing for a press release it recently sent out featuring images of a Tesla on fire. The test, it says, was intended to demonstrate a risk but, it admits that the illustration should have been designed differently. The demonstration saw a Tesla Model S being pulled over a ramp […]

Read More

Front Passenger Airbag In The 2022 Audi A3, S3, And RS3 May Have Been Folded Wrong, Compromising Safety

Audi is recalling 4,117 of its compact cars as a result of a defect that could cause the front passenger airbag to tear upon expansion. The problem affects the 2022 A3, S3, and the high performance RS3. The problem was first noticed on March 4 when, in the process of conducting serial monitoring and conformity […]

Read More

Ford Recalls 200,000 SUVs Over HVAC Fire Risk That Allegedly Injured One Customer

Ford submitted a recall notice this week relating to the 2015-2017 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The vehicles have a bad HVAC blower motor that has led to 25 reports of fires. The issue affects 198,482 vehicles made between January 16, 2014, and June 30, 2017. The problem tends to affect higher-mileage vehicles, which may explain […]

Read More

Performance Of Pedestrian Emergency Braking Systems Drops Significantly At Night

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that the performance of the automatic emergency braking systems aimed at saving pedestrians’ lives suffers significantly when the sun goes down. The institute looked at the performance of 23 vehicles, among them midsize cars, SUVs, and small pickups. Just four earned its highest “Superior” rating, while […]

Read More

Electric Vehicles Cause More Expensive Collisions, Do More Damage

8H�9Z[RT,? W3? ۩HNdn�SGJ(!M*I]]-㕙OfVBNm|jۀez`{j_ !*۵(nX?FXnJ-@^-]&,1 ͹Hv#m0L@ e d1 ªz’W#0C9,_6~8V[ {ie6x”&fH6\6heYKu9 “Y6BuT)I{B�w,6ERMlW_gЎFHfFiny|MШn7YA:>m![o7N”>AhC>^O]qF*]?lͤ˶pv@SR’ ә9 ץmh}qwSǕزhf]֝ƝvڛeJ2[(n�,fQ&^[Tk{먛Z~|@&�X”$GU!”{?@Ņ Ɂ$t8OHq)-=YDL>b7YfK Ä’.rWZ^ A3rAZFlvl^^͢]2G05UxL5u!7a>w}Ct&-*pYE?q�)V(V`ټ_eZpi,b3>j e۫X6AFWboD}f4*&YCoϔQdܶX 9&Bb!Yk{!Dc[h;Ŷ1#y2N:|1 XyUCv;P#9}dzj:’1MI 9fhS.8Õ>jc*Nt[׳:_af[r|)Ͽ0.gnQq yo}é;)uMjUq\4eΦϓ`Bd=M.dykX#NN$q ‘;e&VϲI;+Eи+ZNpԢzY|`|afsr(yCD3%6mRL?f⬷V”K-Y脷A]p~’nݡf~Fa=1f@-r9Τ I mڄ}EE{ 1*Ӹ2X hH bNϸ3-T:japk#sj#ϐ”vu8#43[#|ѬaW:VseG#vp:eچKb[vDpYV[P[eLFQb2帆2[ng,T�f=ZF2Um+Ĩj~3jP|>\:q5мjp*c_N&& (X,IU3Wg)NlJx#L1 bL얍=tBшDOk’>}’_ԍG4;¢gz33*A”nf-Eڅt`6$)n T K~l ]pQ FSC /ŷAS‚9(*ubV\Z-joS4!Rg Otҧm@ϊH;’BLl|h0s”BΊHz&qk yY” ix.N[r#^| B^vVn7!u{/X ӺP(W4JEJge, aaANN;\75l”wFO1a[T[hS pjS Y %LYK,魑xΒHYK](YN_teook/-tfa|t0QGF22ȇ3x+S/D4q’a7N֞ -rֽt+ڑ67o-n65?OПmi>eghq Z 4qNX@Y!Yvox_[>1Sn#,yJ/#Xה F`57lȭq?ؤ[Ks~d*Lh#\=5my: xPUpRkn;HStC*d[[1(cGǖp0jͣ_4R.6U”!*$̲tOjpoY”ͨ,qt)Y4)As0/=N9iOߙ7Ǘt6q#2FZǃte?F5G3cߘY1eu~cox vlE=YفzU !c}gr(&hwax}(%LmZn`FzvQ&waN5#L֞ Pp”dW8L&�svX8e*-jpi[p–)s{b8)ۆ1shkq۴F3qU+tAڡ:@ꏓZCD#’.){ TxEp}nͦLjJdQ8?dX2n ??6 :`mr!e,vϊ*kz> /=u=ڠϿ{?%nX� =y&ZU\+a^GfĆߎYh>W88puś […]

Read More

11 Owners Can’t Trust The ‘Park’ Gear In Their 2022 Jeep Gladiators

Jeep has issued a voluntary recall on the Gladiator. The problem could have big consequences, but, thankfully, affects just a small number of vehicles. The trouble started on July 19, when the automaker’s Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance department launched an investigation into the 2022 Gladiator. That action was prompted by information from the vehicle […]

Read More

Toyota Shows Off The Tundra’s Trailer Pre-Collision System

The redesigned Toyota Tundra is a huge improvement over its predecessor as the truck embraces comfort, technology, and an available hybrid powertrain. While we’ve already driven the Tundra and checked out its all-new Toyota Audio Multimedia infotainment system, the company recently demonstrated its trailer pre-collision system at the American Center for Mobility. Billed as a […]

Read More

Toyota’s Autonomous Drifting Supra And Lexus LC Turn Into Ken Block In The Name Of Safety

Imagine you’re speeding up a twisty mountain pass and suddenly come across a disabled vehicle blocking your lane after going around a blind corner. In this scenario, a collision would likely be imminent, but a professional driver could potentially drift around the stalled vehicle and continue on their way. Since few people have that kind […]

Read More

The First Quarter Of 2022 Was The Deadliest In 20 Years On America’s Roads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week released early estimates for traffic fatalities in the first three months of 2022, and the report makes for grim reading. So far, 2022 is the deadliest year for America’s roads since 2002. A statistical projection of traffic fatalities shows that an estimated 9,560 people died in […]

Read More

NHTSA Doesn’t Want People Testing Tesla’s Full Self-Driving On Real Human Children

The NHTSA is warning those who use real kids or people in general for their own safety testing demonstrations. The reaction comes after a bevy of private individuals began posting similar tests online. Those videos were mostly in response to a political ad that seemed to falsely accuse Tesla’s FSD software of being more dangerous […]

Read More