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phil&teds USA pays $3.5 million penalty for failure to report safety defect

October 6, 2015

phil&teds USA pays $3.5 million penalty for failure to report safety defect The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that phil&teds will pay a reduced $3.5 million civil penalty for failing to report safety defects to CPSC regarding its MeToo high chair. The MeToo high chairs can detach from the table and cause a…

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VW spent two years trying to cover a security flaw

September 29, 2015

VW spent two years trying to cover a security flaw Volkswagen, the world’s largest automaker, has left thousands of consumers at risk for car-hacking over the past two years and has tried to cover it up. “Keyless” car theft is on the rise. It is especially a problem in Europe accounting for 42 percent of…

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Auto Safety Technology Becomes Large Factor in Customer Satisfaction

August 26, 2015

Auto Safety Technology Becomes Large Factor in Customer Satisfaction A recent study revealed that as cars move towards becoming autonomous, consumers are valuing auto safety technology more and more in customer satisfaction. According to the J.D. Power’s annual “APEAL” survey, blind spot detection, parking assist and lane departure warnings are among the most popular safety…

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Dashboards like Smartphones Raise Safety Concerns

August 4, 2015

Dashboards like Smartphones Raise Safety Concerns Dashboards are becoming increasingly popular on new vehicles, but safety advocates worry that they could increase risk of a car accident. Automakers don’t seem to be too worried, and are only answering the overwhelming demand from consumers to make dashboards more like smartphones. Most automakers say that the dashboards…

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles after Vehicle Hack

July 31, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles after Vehicle Hack Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 4.1 million vehicles susceptible to cyber attacks after hackers demonstrated how easy it was to control a Jeep. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation following the announcement of the recall with concerns of the security of…

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Tire Industry Association and Safety Advocate Groups Team Up to Support Tire Recall and Recovery Reform

July 24, 2015

Tire Industry Association and Safety Advocate Groups Team Up to Support Tire Recall and Recovery Reform Safety advocates and the Tire Industry Association agree that technology which would allow electronic scanning of tires is the only way to reform tire recall procedures to guarantee full recovery of defective tires. The Tire Industry Association (TIA), The…

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The Newest Safety Features for Vehicles

December 13, 2013

The Newest Safety Features for Vehicles In the past, we have seen safety features developed to help protect you in a car accident, such as the air bag and seat belt. Now, safety features are being developed to prevent an accident from even happening at all. Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book said, “We are…

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Lane Departure Indicators Doing More Harm than Good

October 8, 2013

Lane Departure Indicators Doing More Harm than Good You would think that with improved safety technology in vehicles there would be less auto collisions; however it seems as if some systems are having the opposite effect. Over the past few years we have seen automated low speed braking, adaptive headlights, hands-free headsets, and lane departure…

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Technology to help keep the roadways safe: Connected Vehicle Technology

September 9, 2013

Technology to help keep the roadways safe: Connected Vehicle Technology The Department of Transportation is looking to the future to help keep the roads safe in America. Through collaboration with the world’s largest automobile manufactures, the Department of Transportation is researching technology that would enable vehicles to communicate with each other and other infrastructures around them…

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Top 5 Safety Apps

July 2, 2013

Top 5 Safety Apps There are thousands of smartphone apps to help keep you safe. We want to share with you our top five and why we recommend them. 1. SaferCar – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed SaferCar to help consumers stay updated on key safety information. The app allows you to look up…

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