How to Improve Safety in an Outdated Vehicle

Improve Safety in an Outdated Vehicle

Although your wheels might be a bit outdated, you still might be able to add the latest and greatest new technology to your car. Your car has likely been a reliable sidekick over the years, and you’ve been through a lot together, but it’s starting to feel a bit outdated. New technology is being developed […]

New Safety Features Get Cars Banned From Racetracks

New Safety Features Get Cars Banned From Racetracks

Predictive collision avoidance technologies are perhaps the most promising car safety innovations we’ve seen in decades. Safety features like lane-departure warnings and automatic braking systems have the potential to dramatically reduce accident rates, particularly once they become standard on new vehicles. In the context of a racetrack, however, these automated safety features can have some […]

Will the Tesla Model 3 Be the Safest Car of All Time?

First Fatality Recorded in Tesla Autopilot Accident

Since it was founded in 2003, Tesla has gained a reputation for being one of the most innovative and forward-thinking automakers in the world. This year, the company is expected to begin production of its new compact luxury sedan, the Tesla Model 3. This is one of the mostly highly-anticipated vehicle releases in recent years, […]

Rolling Guard Rails Could Help Mitigate Accident Damage

Rolling Guard Rails Could Help Mitigate Accident Damage

Auto manufacturers, civil engineers and public interest groups are always looking for ways to make the road a safer place to drive, and recently two independent companies have developed remarkably similar technologies to improve highway safety—rolling guard rails. One of these rolling guard rail designs was created by the Australia-based KSI Global, while the other […]

See the Difference 20 Years of Safety Innovations Can Make

See the Difference 20 Years of Safety Innovations Can Make

It’s no secret that cars today are far safer than they were two decades ago. Incremental improvements to air bags, crumple zones and chassis materials have all contributed to vehicle designs that perform better in accidents, thereby protecting drivers and passengers from harm. Because these changes have happened so gradually, however, you may not realize […]

Automakers Seek Regulatory Reforms for Self-Driving Cars

Automakers Seek Regulatory Reforms for Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving vehicles are on the verge of becoming mainstream, but a number of major automakers are concerned that unnecessary regulatory restrictions are impeding the speed of their deployment. Specifically, there are certain safety rules that many automakers believe self-driving cars should be exempt from. Currently, all cars sold in the United States are required by […]

2017 Ford Mustang Scores Poorly In European Crash Tests

2017 Ford Mustang Scores Poorly In European Crash Tests

Despite being a staple of American muscle car culture, the Ford Mustang has become remarkably popular in European markets in recent years. With Mustang sales surging across the pond, the Belgium-based European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) decided it was time to put the car through the organization’s rigorous battery of crash tests. In […]

Study finds Most People Still Don’t Trust Autonomous Cars

Study finds Most People Still Don’t Trust Autonomous Cars

Self-Driving cars are no longer a far-off dream of the future. Before too long, they’ll be as common as automatic transmissions and safety belts. By the end of 2017, Tesla Motors expects its Autopilot system to offer fully-autonomous functionality in all of the company’s vehicles. A number of other veteran automakers have plans to release […]

Department of Transportation Proposes Connected Vehicle Rule

Department of Transportation Proposes Connected Vehicle Rule

After seeing a spike in traffic fatalities in 2015, the US Department of Transportation has proposed a new rule designed to prevent collisions by mitigating the risk of human error behind the wheel. If approved, the rule would require automakers to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology in all new light-duty vehicles. This connected vehicle system […]

Winter Weather Driving Refresher Course

Winter Weather Driving Refresher Course

Driving during a snowstorm is no one’s favorite activity, but sometimes it can’t be avoided. According to Travelers Insurance, snow, slush and icy road conditions are responsible for one in four weather-related vehicle crashes. Likewise, it’s a good idea to keep a few safety precautions in mind as we head into snow season. First and […]