Tag Archives: Car Safety

You’ll soon be able to compare safety of electronic driver aids across vehicles

Most major automakers offer electronic driver aids these days, some of which like Tesla's Autopilot can control the steering of a car. However, the performance levels of driver aids vary across brands and road conditions, in some cases dramatically. Currently, there's no independent body that compares the performance of driver aids of different vehicles...

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Lamborghini Aventador, Veneno, and Centenario recalled

About 1,700 Lamborghini Aventador coupes and roadsters should check in with the ranch soon, according to the automaker. Lamborghini recalled the rare Italian supercar June 12 for an engine software issue that could stall the car at low speeds. All Aventador models sold in the U.S. will be recalled, from 2012 to today. The recall includes even special...

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Lamborghini Aventador, Veneno and Centenario recalled

Lamborghini is recalling 1,700 Aventador coupes and roadsters. The Italian automaker has discovered a gearbox issue that could lead to an engine stall. This recall also affects the special variations of the car, which means that Centenario and even Veneno owners are being hit with a recall notice. It turns out the seven-speed transmission in the Aventador...

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Ford patents lane-splitting safety tech to help protect motorcyclists

The practice of lane splitting gives motorcyclists a reprieve from stop-and-go traffic, but it also opens up new risks for both riders and motorists. Ford may have a here-and-now solution to reduce safety risk and help protect riders. The automaker received a patent for safety technology that will help identify motorcyclists and lane splitting for drivers...

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Volvo cars and trucks can now inform each other of hazards

A new cloud-based service called Connected Safety will allow Volvo cars and trucks to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are actually separate entities but with the Connected Safety service the two are able to share real-time data to help prevent accidents. Connected Safety will be rolled out this...

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Night vision system coming to Volkswagen cars

Night vision systems for cars have been around for several years but they're still a rarity among mainstream models. That's starting to change and Volkswagen is the latest mainstream brand to introduce the tech. VW is introducing it as an available feature in its redesigned Touareg SUV, which sadly isn't coming to the United States. (We get the Atlas...

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Rust will compromise your car’s safety in a crash

Rust is never a good thing on a car. Though many simply see rust as a cosmetic issue or an eyesore, the problems go much deeper. Swedish insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund published a video showing how much rust compromises a car's crashworthiness. The subject vehicle is a first-generation Mazda 6, a...

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Jaguar Land Rover developing system that lets cars ‘see’ around corners

Thanks to modern communications and sensor technology, it will soon be possible for cars to know what's immediately around them even when the line of site is blocked, in a sense making them able to see around corners. This ability is one of the core pillars of most self-driving systems being developed, including that from Jaguar Land Rover. But even if you...

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There’s a recall notice for the Pagani Huayra

This story isn't for you. It's for the handful of people out there who own Pagani Huayra coupes and roadsters, including the track-focused BC. There's a recall notice owners need to be made aware of, and it covers all 16 examples of the Pagani supercar produced in 2017 that have made it into the country. There's no need to drop your monocle just yet though...

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Arizona blocks Uber from testing self-driving cars on state’s roads

Arizona on Monday blocked Uber from conducting further tests of self-driving cars on the state's roads as a result of last week's fatal accident involving a pedestrian and one of the test cars. In a letter sent to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and shared with Bloomberg, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said he found a video of the accident released by police to be...

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