Tag: Safety

Trooper throws woman to safety seconds before sliding truck crashes

Please enable Javascript to watch this video WAYNE COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – An Illinois couple who survived an incredibly close call on an icy interstate last week hopes their story and dramatic dashcam video will cause drivers to be more careful. The video from the Illinois State Police shows a box truck barreling toward the couple as […]

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Germans Submit Nissan Leaf To Painfully Brutal Crash Tests, All For Science

Electric vehicles pose additional challenges when it comes to safety, mainly due to the batteries’ high risk of catching fire during an impact. To find out how safe modern EVs are, DEKRA (German Motor Vehicle Inspection Association) has put the previous-generation Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe (both rated at five stars in Euro NCAP testing) […]

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Toyota Thinks Connected Wiper Data Can Improve Weather Forecasts

<img data-attachment-id="1696368" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759.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="broken windshield wipers" data-image-description=" What Photo/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1696368″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_447559759.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Toyota and Japanese weather information provider Weathernews Inc. have been running tests aimed at improving the […]

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BMW Will Let You Activate More Functions To Your New Car After Purchase

Buyers of new BMW models will be able to add more functions to their vehicles post purchase via the company’s updated ConnectedDrive Store. BMW owners will be able to activate functions such as the High-Beam Assistant, the Active Cruise Control (ACC) driver assistance system with Stop&Go, and the BMW Drive Recorder, with the German brand […]

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NTSB: Autonomous Uber Vehicles Crashed 37 Times Before Fatal Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has disclosed Uber’s autonomous test fleet was involved in 37 crashes over the 18-month period leading up to last year’s fatal accident in Tempe, AZ. Having collected more data than ever, the board plans to meet on November 19th to determine the probable cause and address ongoing safety concerns regarding […]

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Keeping warm with portable space heaters while staying safe

Please enable Javascript to watch this video VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — You might be reaching for the coats and blankets to keep warm as the temperatures, but some may be reaching for the portable space heater. This device can give you some needed warmth, but use it negligently and your home could be in danger. […]

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Airbnb Is Banning Party Houses After A Deadly Halloween Shooting: An Explainer

Airbnb will now ban “party houses” and double their efforts to crack down on unauthorized parties held at properties on their platform after a deadly shooting at one such house party on Halloween left five dead and many injured. The incident took place at a four-bedroom property in the Contra Costa County suburb of Orinda […]

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‘Please remove hoods’ a new policy at Norfolk’s MacArthur Center

NORFOLK, Va. – There’s a new sign posted at each entrance of MacArthur Center. “I did not see that sign today,” says Charie Williams. This sign placed at an entrance of Norfolk’s MacArthur Center asks shoppers to “please remove hoods” before entering the mall. She works right across the street from the mall. The sign […]

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Uber Establishes Oversight Board for Self-driving Development

<img data-attachment-id="1695054" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760.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 ride uber window uber sign" data-image-description=" MikeDotta/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1695054″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Uber has formed an independent board tasked with overseeing its autonomous vehicle program. As outsiders, […]

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More Evidence Pedestrian Detection Systems Have Some Problems

<img data-attachment-id="1694876" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321.png" data-orig-size="1069,672" 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 hyundai pedestrian test" data-image-description=" iihs ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321-450×283.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321-610×383.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1694876″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321-610×383.png” alt width=”610″ height=”383″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321-610×383.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321-75×47.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321-450×283.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321-768×483.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321-120×75.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/iihs-hyundai-pedestrian-test-e1572378743321.png 1069w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It hasn’t even been a full month since the American Automobile Association (AAA) released a study showcasing […]

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U.S. Road Fatalities Declined in 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 announced Tuesday that American traffic deaths declined for a second year […]

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PG&E Should Try This ALPS Drone For Fully Automated Power Grid Inspections

ALPS, known for its in-car electronics components has put together a Done system that can autonomously inspect powerline infrastructure. Advertising The drone has highly precise and sensitive sensors, including a Lidar, which is a laser-based radar that provides 3D awareness of what’s around the drone. As an upgrade, ALPS is working on adapting an RF […]

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Tapping Into Technology: Congress Considers Terrifying New Solutions for Drunk Driving

<img data-attachment-id="1692706" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122.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="breathalyzer" data-image-description=" Zstock/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1692706″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rick Scott (R-FL) plan to introduce new legislation forcing automakers to install hardware that […]

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Plow King: Electronic Nannies Give Jaguar I-Pace a Black Eye in Moose Test

Jaguar’s electric I-Pace (not to be confused with the gas powered E-Pace) earned unflattering press this past summer after slow sales led to ballooning inventories of the brand’s first EV. Now, there’s another PR stroke against the model, and electricity once again lies at the core of the issue. As new safety features proliferate across […]

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Euro NCAP Crash Tests New BMW 1- And 3-Series, Peugeot 208 And Jeep Cherokee

Euro NCAP, the body that conducts crash tests in Europe awarding up to five stars for its best performers, has released the safety ratings for the new generations BMW 1-Series and 3-Series, as well as the latest Peugeot 208 and Jeep Cherokee. The two Bavarian models achieved a maximum 5-star safety rating, with the European safety […]

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VW Arteon Misses Out On IIHS Top Safety Pick Over Poor LED Headlights

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon has just missed out on a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS due to its LED headlights. In recent testing of the sleek four-door, the IIHS awarded the Arteon with good crashworthiness ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and […]

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NHTSA Seeks Public Input Regarding Cameras Replacing Side Mirrors

While side-mounted camera systems have been approved as an acceptable replacement for mirrors by much of the developed world, the United States has yet to approve their installation. But it’s under consideration via an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking in the federal register. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been testing the worthiness of […]

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Reportedly Terrible: AAA Tests Pedestrian Detection Systems

<img data-attachment-id="1691268" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking-.png" data-orig-size="890,622" 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="aaa automatic emergency braking" data-image-description=" AAA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking–450×314.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking–610×426.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1691268″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking–610×426.png” alt width=”610″ height=”426″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking–610×426.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking–75×52.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking–450×314.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking–768×537.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking–120×84.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aaa-automatic-emergency-braking-.png 890w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The paranoid luddites that write for this site have occasionally been accused of being hyper critical […]

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AAA Finds Pedestrian Detection Systems Lacking, “Completely Ineffective At Night”

Automatic emergency braking systems with pedestrian detection are becoming more common, but a recent test by AAA shows they’re far from perfect. The test examined four mid-size sedans – including the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry – equipped with an automatic emergency braking system with pedestrian detection. They were put […]

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Investigation Finds That 60% Of Spark Plugs Purchased Online Are “Verified Frauds”

If you’re thinking about buying spark plugs online, you might want to reconsider as an investigation has found that 60% of them are counterfeit. Conducted by Australia’s Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) and a “coalition of automotive manufacturers,” the investigation found that a majority of the hundreds of spark plugs they purchased online were […]

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Smart Summon a Smart Idea? The NHTSA Wants to Know

<img data-attachment-id="1635318" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior.jpeg" data-orig-size="1000,750" 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="model 3 interior" data-image-description=" tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-450×338.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-610×458.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1635318 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-610×458.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-610×458.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-75×56.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-450×338.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-768×576.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-120×90.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior.jpeg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> For some strange reason, U.S. road safety regulators are showing an interest in a Tesla feature that […]

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