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Lexus Adds Advanced Safety Suite Across the Line

Lexus Adds Advanced Safety Suite Across the Line

Toyota’s luxury arm will make its Lexus Safety System+ standard on all future models, the automaker announced on Wednesday, a move it said could prevent many crashes and reduce the severity of others. The move comes a week after sibling brand Toyota announced it will...
Pedestrian, Bicyclist Deaths Rise in 2018

Pedestrian, Bicyclist Deaths Rise in 2018

U.S. pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose in 2018 despite an overall drop in traffic fatalities of 1% in 2018 to 36,750, according to a preliminary report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last year, pedestrian deaths were projected please to...
Takata Airbag Kills 16th Person in U.S., NHTSA Says

Takata Airbag Kills 16th Person in U.S., NHTSA Says

Takata’s faulty airbags that triggered the most expansive automotive recall in U.S. industry have killed another person, according to a newly completed investigation, bringing the total number of U.S. fatalities tied to the airbags to 16. Following a joint inspection...
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...