Articles about automobile safety


Following Voluntary Autonomous Guidelines a 'Fool's Errand'

Last updated: 03/18/2020

— The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) says new rules for driverless car technology must be mandatory because following voluntary guidelines is a fool’s errand and won't protect the...

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Simpler names coming for vehicle safety features

Last updated: 03/17/2020

Many drivers have no idea which safety systems their cars have, or what they can do, thanks to a confusing muddle of names automakers use. Buyers want to be safe, frequently...

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Self-driving car companies complain California test data may mislead

Last updated: 03/15/2020

(Reuters) - Developers of self-driving cars are amping up criticism of a California reporting requirement on test data, saying the data could mislead, as the state prepares to...

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Americans used to be angry about wasteful, oversized SUVs. Then came the crossover vehicle.

Last updated: 03/15/2020

As a kid, I was furious about SUVs with a passion that now seems embarrassing, telling all the suburban adults I knew that their ugly, gas-guzzling tanks were going to end life...

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Self-driving firms to California: Let us charge, or you'll fall behind

Last updated: 03/12/2020

When Cruise Automation recently won a permit to carry passengers in the self-driving cars it's testing in California, the award came with a caveat: The General Motors subsidiary...

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Self-driving companies: Don’t measure us by ‘disengagements’

Last updated: 03/03/2020

Like it does every year, the California DMV on Wednesday released a report on how often humans have to seize the wheel and take control of self-driving vehicles, also known as...

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3News Investigates: Some Nissan Rogue drivers say cars are braking suddenly, without warning

Last updated: 03/01/2020

CLEVELAND — One of the nation's best selling SUV's is at the center of an investigation, after hundreds of drivers complained their Nissan Rogue's were braking for no...

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While Other Countries Mandate Safer Car Designs for Pedestrians, America Does Nothing

Last updated: 02/27/2020

Dangerous street design and car-centric development deserve much of the blame for America’s sickeningly high rate of pedestrian fatalities. But don’t forget about dangerous car...

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Tesla tricked into speeding by researchers using electrical tape

Last updated: 02/24/2020

A Tesla vehicle was tricked into speeding by researchers who put electrical tape over a speed limit sign. The findings, released Wednesday by security firm McAfee, highlight...

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Highway Safety Groups Call for Action on Impaired School Bus Drivers

Last updated: 02/20/2020

Two national highway safety groups are urging government officials to do more to prevent school bus drivers from getting behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or...

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