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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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Volvo’s crash avoidance technology, part of its future self-driving technology, contributed to the brands’ four models sold in America to gain the highest safety recognition. Four Volvo cars made the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ grade in this year’s honors list: the S60, V60, S80 and XC60. Volvo Cars was the only […]

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Audi’s 2015 A3 and S3 sedans, offering a mix of diesel, turbocharged and gasoline engines, have earned a 5-Star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. This New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rating is the highest crash test rating currently available, being added to IIHS Top […]

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Volvo’s umbrella name for all of the company’s auto braking functions will be City Safety. This new naming nomenclature starts with the all-new Volvo XC90. The continuously enhanced collision-avoidance and mitigation technologies, which are standard in the XC90, include yet another Volvo world first: automatic braking if the driver turns in front of an oncoming […]

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Toyota has revealed some of the smart new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models to make driving safer. To be integrated in the company’s Integrated Safety Management Concept, Toyota said these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut the number of road accidents. The new features […]

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Always interested by safety, Volvo believes it can offer even safer cars in the future through systems that can recognize and distinguish whether a driver is tired or inattentive. Examples of this stated by the Swedish company include technology that detects what the driver is looking at or whether he or she has closed eyes. […]

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