Tag: Safety

We Check Out Audi’s Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything Bicyclist Safety Tech, Which Could Save Countless Lives

Modern automobiles offer a dizzying array of safety features, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 42,915 people died in crashes last year. That’s a 10.5% increase from 2020 and Audi believes this is unacceptable. That’s why the German carmaker is pushing for Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) adoption. They see it as a “gateway […]

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2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Hangs On To Good Rating In Tougher IIHS Crash Test

Ford did enough to prepare its electric crossover, the 2022 Mustang Mach-E, for a T-bone crash on America’s roads. That’s the conclusion of new crash testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Under the new test, which imparts 82 percent more energy into a test vehicle than the old one, the Mustang Mach-E […]

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Braking Bad: Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Struggle And Fail Where They Would Be Most Useful

Most new vehicles sold in the United States these days are fitted with an Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system as standard. In fact, 20 major carmakers representing “more than 99 percent” of the American auto market agreed to make AEB standard on all of their cars from September 2022. And while the technology that utilizes […]

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Amended Lawsuit Claims Ford Degraded Roof Strength Of “Deadly” Super Duty Pickups To Cut Costs

Attorneys representing a proposed class of Ford Super Duty truck owners say that they have evidence that suggests that Ford “repeatedly” degraded materials in those vehicles to deadly effect in order to cut costs. “When the public looks at Ford’s history of subtle, yet impactful and plentiful design choices over the decades it has made […]

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Electric Vehicles Cause More Expensive Collisions, Do More Damage

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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 […]

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