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Driverless cars — or more accurately driverless pods — took to the streets in the southern British town of Milton Keynes on Tuesday in what organizers are calling the first public test of self-driving cars in the UK. Guided by radar and camera technology, the battery-powered two seaters’ steering wheels turned on their own and […]

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Volvo Trucks North America introduced a comprehensive collision avoidance system at this week’s American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. Called Active Driver Assist (ADA), it offers long haul truckers safety features that have been available on passenger vehicles for some time, such as automatic braking, lane departure warning along […]

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Volvo launched another world first in automotive safety at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The company introduced a technology that detects and automatically brakes for cyclists swerving out in front of the car. The new functionality is an enhancement of the present detection and auto brake technology, and the package will be called Pedestrian and […]

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