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One Tesla owner got a big shock yesterday as his accelerator pedal snapped off while driving. The story comes from user benjiejr on the Tesla Motor Club forum. He was showing off his Model S P85D to a friend and his nephew. After going through the car’s features it was time to show off the […]

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Honda has received more IIHS Top Safety Picks than any other automaker over the past 11 years. Title Pro has compiled an infographic detailing 11 years of safety testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), analyzing how automakers have been performing on safety crash tests. Honda leads the way, having received 70 IIHS […]

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In a recent crash test by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), two plug-in hybrids – Toyota Prius Prime and Chevy Volt – earned the highest Top Safety Pick Plus designation, while Tesla’s Model S and the BMW i3 fell short. To qualify for the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick, a car has to earn […]

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Finally, after three years, electric and hybrid vehicles will be required to emit sound alerts at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially the visually impaired, can hear them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a new rule yesterday requiring all electric and hybrid vehicles to create noise at up to 19 miles per […]

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Self-driving cars, autonomous cars, or robot cars, whatever you choose to call them not only promise to make riding in them safer, but those working on making them a reality say they will also have a side bonus of making motorcycling safer. “It would mean a dramatic enhancement in safety for the motorbike,” said Karl […]

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Toyota says that nearly all of its vehicles in the United States will have standard autonomous emergency braking by 2017. That is four years earlier than the goal set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is to make the technology standard across the entire industry by 2022. Both Lexus and Toyota will […]

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In the future, cars could come equipped with external airbags to help enhance safety. Airbag manufacturers are working on a new generation of airbags that are designed to deploy outside a vehicle in the event of an accident. These aren’t made to protect the car’s body, but rather soften the blow to occupants inside the […]

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Rules that will require plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) to emit certain sounds are being delayed. The “quiet car” rules for hybrid and electric cars have been in the works since 2013 and aim to mandate audio alerts at low speeds for hybrids and electric vehicles, or any vehicle that operates at low speeds without an […]

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A recent study has revealed children in booster seats are twice as likely to suffer serious injury or death in a car crash than younger children. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that parents are less likely to have booster seats inspected for safety, despite free inspection stations available in Michigan. In fact, only […]

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Ford’s new Ecoboost-powered 2015 full size SUVs have received a high safety rating from the NHTSA. Both the 2015 Ford Expedition and the 2015 Lincoln Navigator earned a five-star New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the highest possible overall rating. The NCAP was established to […]

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