Tag Archives: vehicle safety

SELF-DRIVING CARS JOIN SAFETY CAMPAIGN

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – In a series of preemptive safe-driving sorties, a coalition of technical experts from federal and private sources, including Google and Toyota, have been testing hands-free cars in northern California’s mountains and valleys. The highly secretive road tests of “self-driving cars” have been embraced as essential information in an extended fact-finding project […]

NEWS LINES CRACKLE AS FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW OPENS

Frankfurt International Motor Show Audi

The global auto industry is crackling with auto news as the Frankfurt Auto Show opens, September 10th with a torrent of market-stimulating news. European and Asian auto makers seized the spotlight on their U.S. counterparts, using Frankfurt to showcase an all-new Honda Hybrid averaging 47 MPG, topping both Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion Hybrids. The […]

Hyundai Revs up New Model Wars

2014 Kia Cadenza

South Korean auto-makers Hyundai/Kia continue to escalate their new-model campaigns. The 2014 Kia Cadenza is deployed in a manner similar the successful midsize sedan rollout of the Equus 15-20 years ago and the Hyundai Sonata rollouts. Hyundai’s choice later of the classic midsize Cadenza name for its new car, combined with the release of safety […]

Honda Leads Vehicle Safety Surge

Car Safety Belt Up for Life

“Safety first!” rules the industry-at long last! Marysville, OH-The drive for vehicle safety-system coverage has moved to the front now as American Honda uncovers a flock of new 2014 models with elaborate systems designed to avert front-end and rear-end collisions and reduce collision and sideways fatalities and injuries. Honda’s leap into a full-line posture on […]

Rear Vision Rules Get Backed Up

The NHTSA has ordered a delay and possibly a lengthy one in issuing a rule calling for all cars to install backup cameras that would bolster rear visibility as a protective against vehicle and pedestrian accidents. This is the fourth delay in the rear-ender rule since Congress approved the legislation in 2007, only to meet […]