Safety Technology

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Recall Round-Up: March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

Recall Round-Up: March 20, 2020 This week’s recall round-up is all about automobiles. We’ve got 3 recalls from 3 different manufacturers totaling nearly 175,000 defective vehicles. Make sure you follow our series to stay up to date on all the latest recall information. 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator Jeep recalled more than 33,000 2020 Wranglers…

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Toyota Introduces Two Safety Features for 2020

June 14, 2019

Toyota Introduces Two Safety Features for 2020 Toyota announced plans to install two new safety features in their vehicles beginning with most 2020 model years. The implementation of both an automatic engine shut off and an automatic park feature show that Toyota is actively following consumer complaints filed with NHTSA and continuing to improve on…

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Europe Proposes New Safety Features for Cars

April 3, 2019

Europe Proposes New Safety Features for Cars In a move toward highway safety this week, the European union’s executive commission proposed new safety features on cars and trucks including speed limiters, back-up cameras and sensors, and warning systems for drowsy or distracted drivers. The European Commission hopes to have these safety features in vehicles by…

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Recall Round-Up: March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

Recall Round-Up: March 23, 2018 Every week we scour the internet and bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in this recurring series: Recall Round-Up. This week we provide you the details on 3 major product recalls and an update on a tragic wrongful death case against Fiat Chrysler. Kidde Smoke Alarms Kidde…

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Uber Suspends Autonomous Driving After Pedestrian Fatality

March 20, 2018

Uber Suspends Autonomous Driving After Pedestrian Fatality An Arizona pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday evening by an Uber vehicle operating in its self-driving mode. As a result, Uber has announced the suspension of autonomous driving vehicles in all test locations: Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto. Although there was a safety driver in the…

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Recall Round-Up: March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

Recall Round-Up: March 2, 2018 Every week we scour the internet and bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in this recurring series: Recall Round-Up. This week we have three big auto recall announcements, two for Toyota and one for Hyundai, in addition to product recalls for the InstantPot, and Graco highchairs.…

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Motorcyclist Sues GM Over Self-Driving Crash

January 30, 2018

Motorcyclist Sues GM Over Self-Driving Crash A San Francisco motorcyclist is suing General Motors after he was struck on the highway by one of their self-driving vehicles, the GM Cruise AV. Self-driving vehicles, or autonomous vehicles, have been part of the automobile conversation for several years. We’ve seen prototypes from Google, Tesla and General Motors,…

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Ford Explorer Added to Safety Watch List Over Exhaust Leaks

October 26, 2017

Ford Explorer Added to Safety Watch List Over Exhaust Leaks The Safety Institute released its quarterly vehicle safety watch list and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer has taken the number three and number six spot on the list due to reports of exhaust leaks. The 2015-2016 Ford Explorers have been the subject of a 2016 investigation by…

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Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing

July 24, 2017

Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing By: Doreen Lundrigan Autonomous driving vehicles have been in the news more recently. As such, our future is looking much more ‘Jetsons’-like. While smart car technology is being implemented and placed in new cars, full automation is still many years away. What is much more current…

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What new safety features help prevent auto accidents?

March 24, 2017

What New Safety Features Help Prevent Auto Accidents? Car companies over the last twenty years have focused on safety features and technologies that can help prevent accidents. For example, there’s electronic stability control in cars. So, when someone begins to lose control of their car, the technology in the car keeps them under control. There’s…

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