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Volvo Using Cameras to Prevent Distracted, Drunk Driving

Volvo Using Cameras to Prevent Distracted, Drunk Driving

Volvo Cars is looking to finish what it loosely describes as a safety “triangle” by using in-car cameras and other sensors to prevent crashes and fatalies due to drunk or distracted drivers by 2021. Last month, the company introduced the first “side” of the triangle...
Pedestrian Deaths Climb to 28-Year High

Pedestrian Deaths Climb to 28-Year High

Pedestrian deaths continued to rise at an alarming rate last year, reaching a 28-year high, according to new government data. While a variety of factors appear to be responsible, including the use of smartphones by both drivers and pedestrians, the Governor’s Highway...
IIHS Unveils Top Safety Pick Plus Models for 2019

IIHS Unveils Top Safety Pick Plus Models for 2019

New vehicles continue to get safer and safer – a point many makers advertise – and this year’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded its highest rating – one of those advertised – to 30 new vehicles for 2019, falling short of last year’s total of 34. The...
Toyota Using Carma to Get Takata Airbag Recall Done

Toyota Using Carma to Get Takata Airbag Recall Done

The ongoing struggle to get car owners with potentially deadly Takata airbags in their vehicles to bring them in for repair is taking a new turn: social media. Toyota Motor North America and the Carma Project are working together to get more of the vehicles repaired...
Hyundai, Kia Owners File Suit About Engine Fires

Hyundai, Kia Owners File Suit About Engine Fires

U.S. owners of select Hyundai and Kia models filed suit against the automakers in the U.S. trying to resolve a possible defected that may cause some engines to catch fire. The affected vehicles are already part of an ongoing investigation by U.S. regulators. The more...
Americans Driving with Insufficient Headlights, Study Says

Americans Driving with Insufficient Headlights, Study Says

We’ve all said it at one time or another: “Are my lights on?” According to a new AAA study, aging and sun-damaged headlights are a major safety issue in the United States. Yellow or clouded headlights generate about 20% of the amount of light that new headlights do,...