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Front Seat May Be Safer Than Back Seat, IIHS Study Says

An IIHS report underscores the difference in safety standards between front seats and back seats of vehicles. Passengers are considered relatively safer when sitting in front of cars because of airbags systems and higher quality seat belts.

Public Health April 27, 2019

Porsche Brake Squeal Is Apparently A Safety Feature, Not A Defect

Porsche released a video titled Brake Squeal Explained, focused on the misconception that the noise means that there's something wrong. The brake squeals only mean that the braking system is working as intended, according to Porsche.

Car Tech February 2, 2018

Tesla Model S Fails To Get Top Safety Pick Plus Rating In IIHS Crash Test [Video]

The Tesla Model S failed for the second time to get good enough crash test scores to qualify for IIHS's Top Safety Picks Plus recommendations. According to the IIHS, the vehicle's safety belt doesn't secure the driver well enough.

Car Tech July 6, 2017

Texas Mom Arrested After Intentionally Shutting Two Toddlers Inside Hot Car

Two children died after accidentally getting locked inside a hot car in May. Investigators found that their mother was actually responsible for their untimely demise.

Public Health June 25, 2017

Tesla Model X Airbag Issue Announced, But It Will Get The Smoothest Fix: No Recall Necessary

Tesla notified customers that some Model X vehicles sport an anomaly with the passenger airbag. Rather than issuing a recall, however, the company is patching things up with an OTA update this weekend.

Car Tech June 9, 2017

Tesla Model X Saved Groom's Life The Night Before His Wedding: Car Safety FTW

A groom got into an accident the night before his wedding, when a stolen Honda Civic smashed into his Tesla Model X at 65 miles per hour. The man says the Model X saved his life thanks to its safety-first design, shielding him from in the violent impact.

Car Tech May 20, 2017

IIHS Details Safest Cars, SUVs And Trucks For 2017: Toyota Leading The Pack

The industry-supported IIHS has already released the safest cars, SUVs, and trucks for 2017, and 82 vehicles made it to the list. Find out if your own pick is included.

Car Tech December 9, 2016

Beware Of Tesla Autopilot: It's A 'Considerable Traffic Hazard,' Warns German Study

A new study from Germany's Federal Highway Research Institute again raises concerns regarding the Tesla Autopilot system. The report warns that it can be a 'considerable traffic hazard,' but Tesla CEO Elon Musk disagrees.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

NHTSA Investigating Ford Explorer Exhaust Gas Odor: Possible Leaks Inside Vehicle

The NHTSA started an investigation after complaints piled up regarding a strange smell in the passenger compartment of Ford Explorers. The carmaker promised it is ready to cooperate fully with the authorities.

Car Tech July 7, 2016

Hyundai Tucson Deemed Safest SUV For Front Passengers: IIHS [Video]

Small SUVs provide good protection on the driver's side, but not the passenger's side. Out of seven SUVs tested, the Hyundai Tucson was the only one with good passenger side protection, a new IIHS study reveals.

Car Tech June 25, 2016

Keyless Cars, Easy Prey: Guard Your Vehicle Against Electronic Thieves

ADAC researchers found that more than 24 car models that feature keyless remote control locking systems are vulnerable to hacking. The report underlines how easy contemporary cars can be hacked and proposes some solutions to the problem.

FUTURE TECH March 28, 2016

Feds Investigate Complaints That Doors Of 400,000 Ford Focus Cars May Be Defective

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into reports of a latch issue with 2012 and 2013 Ford Focus vehicles, which prevents car doors from closing properly. Some car owners claim they have been forced to tether their car doors just to be able to use their vehicles.

FUTURE TECH January 21, 2016

BMW Mini Coopers Draw $40M Fine From NHTSA Over Safety Issues - Performance Requirements In Tow

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just slapped BMW with a $40 million fine over safety lapses tied to Mini Cooper models. The automaker must also implement a number of performance requirements to improve its practices and prove that it puts safety first.

FUTURE TECH December 23, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Another 8000 Jeeps Over Hacking Concerns

Fiat Chrysler has announced a new round of recalls over hacking concerns, this time affecting nearly 8,000 SUVs sold in the U.S. The new jeeps that are part of this recall will receive security patches to prevent hackers from remotely controlling them.

FUTURE TECH September 8, 2015

2016 Chevy Malibu Is The One Car Every Parent Should Buy For Their Kids: Here's Why

Imagine having control over that teen driver and not having to be in the car to exert control. That's what Chevy is offering with its new Teen Driver safety system. It could prove to be a compelling consumer buying feature.

FUTURE TECH March 21, 2015

46 Million Recalled-But-Never-Fixed Vehicles Resold And Plying On The Road

About one-fifth of the cars on the road today were recalled but never repaired to address problems. Still, automobiles are becoming safer.

FUTURE TECH February 27, 2015

Your Car Might Be Target of Hackers And You're Not Protected: Report

A new report released by a senator’s office shows the next big hack-fest could take place inside your car, and the only way to avoid it is to stop using your car.

FUTURE TECH February 9, 2015

38,000: Number of Jetta, Passat, Golf and Beetle Volkswagen is Recalling Over Fire Risk

Volkswagen U.S. is voluntarily recalling 37,970 vehicles because a fuel leak in the engine may cause fire. The recalled cars include the Beetle, Jetta, Passat and Golf.

FUTURE TECH January 1, 2015

Your Car's Safety, Security Features Not Safe from Hackers, Experts Say

With cyber criminals wreaking havoc, experts believe that even cars may not be safe from their clutches. Considering most modern-day cars have access to the Internet, hackers may exploit security systems to control the vehicles.

FUTURE TECH December 30, 2014

First driverless cars, now talking cars? Yup, and it could help traffic, ease roadway congestion

The University of Michigan, along with a number of companies, has announced an initiative to wirelessly connect cars with the goal of making traffic flow smoother. It's all about making cars talk to each other and infrastructure.

FUTURE TECH September 5, 2014

New Volvo XC90 features Thor-inspired headlight, new grille design

Volvo is designing its new XC90 with crash-avoidance technology in a bid to revive worldwide sales. The model will be under the ownership of a Chinese billionaire.

FUTURE TECH August 19, 2014

Graco voluntarily recalls 1.9M child car seats due to faulty buckle

Children's car seat maker Graco is issuing a voluntary recall on an infant seat with a defective buckle that could be difficult to release in an emergency. The recall covers 1.9 million seats.

Legal July 2, 2014

Better car safety means fewer child deaths but more must be done: CDC

A new government report has revealed that from 2002 to 2011, the number of children dying from car crash has declined, due to progress made in car safety technologies. However, more must be done, the CDC said.

Life February 5, 2014

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