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In November HybridCars.com interviewed safety experts about Tesla’s underside armor who suggested strengthening would be advisable following two U.S. fires, and today CEO Elon Musk said Tesla has done just that. And, the federal government dropped its investigation of battery fires, a seemingly independent decision but with murkiness as to what was said between Tesla […]

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The 2014 Soul, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) urban passenger vehicle, has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-Star overall safety rating. This bodes well for the electric version of the Soul currently being developed and slated for a U.S. launch in the second half of 2014. As previously reported, the Korean automaker is […]

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Citing needs to correct unbalanced media reports and overblown public perceptions, Tesla Chairman Elon Musk has announced corrective measures to the Model S and that Tesla has requested the hastening of a federal investigation into the car. Today the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it has opened a formal investigation on 2013 Model […]

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Tesla’s Model S sedan has wowed reviewers, aced crash tests, invoked great admiration from fans, but within five weeks two remarkably similar encounters with road debris in Washington and Tennessee resulted in serious fires. Whether the Oct. 2 and Nov. 6 incidents will prompt a recall is still being determined, but according to the executive […]

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Subaru’s 2014 Impreza and XV Crosstrek models, including the hybrid, earned a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award for good performance in each of the Institute’s crashworthiness evaluations, including the small overlap front test. These ratings apply to both 4- and 5-door body styles of the Impreza, excluding WRX/STI, and all XV Crosstrek variations, conventionally-powered […]

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced yesterday, October 10, that it has developed a Pre-collision System (PCS) that uses automatic steering in addition to increased pre-collision braking force and automatic braking to help prevent collisions with pedestrians. This announcement comes a couple of days after Law Firm of McCuneWright, LLP, announced the filing of a nationwide class […]

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Chinese cars have had a bad reputation when it comes to safety, but this could quickly turn as a first car from a brand headquartered in China achieved a five stars safety rating. Qoros’ first production vehicle, the compact (C-segment) Qoros 3 Sedan, has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP (New […]

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Among 2014 model year vehicles, Chevrolet offers seven with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than any other brand. In New Car Assessment Program testing, NHTSA gave its highest possible 5-star Overall Score to the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, Sonic, Impala, Traverse, Camaro Coupe and Silverado 1500 […]

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Mazda announced it will start trials in October of a unique system enabling vehicles and trams to communicate with one another. At the same time, the company will begin testing its Mazda Atenza ASV-5 (Advanced Safety Vehicle) on public roads in Japan. Japans’s Mazda Atenza is known in the U.S. as the Mazda6. Mazda said […]

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Honda demonstrated two experimental safety technologies aimed at reducing the potential for collisions between automobiles and pedestrians and between automobiles and motorcycles. These advanced Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) and Vehicle-to-Motorcycle (V2M) technologies, while still in the research and testing phase, demonstrate Honda’s vision to advance safety for all road users, including pedestrians and motorcycle riders, as well […]

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