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NHTSA Says Traffic Death Numbers in the US are as High as in 2002

The agency recorded 9,560 deaths related to traffic incidents in the first quarter of 2022 This is a seven percent increase over the first quarter of last year The state with the most fatalities is Texas, with 1,071 deaths For a number of years,...

AAA Says Driver Monitoring Systems Need Big Improvements

Tests showed camera-based systems best But both types were prone to being tricked by drivers New testing from the American Automobile Association has found that driver-facing cameras are the best at making sure motorists are driving when they're supposed to be driving. But even...

Backseat: Consumer Reports presents its 2021-2022 ranking

2021 Toyota Sienna
Consumer Reports has just released a brand-new rating on backseat occupant safety, which is often overlooked in safety evaluations because they are mostly concentrated on the front row or outside the vehicle. This new evaluation by the organization is therefore interesting at a time when...

Nissan Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Class Action Lawsuit Given Green Light

The malfunctioning AEB system is found in the 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue SUVs. 14 crashes and five injuries so far reported. More than 1,400 reports concerning the AEB have been filed. The advent of driver assistance system technologies in vehicles is one of the greatest...

Why Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ is Better Than TSS 2.0

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+
Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ builds on TSS 2.0 with improved features. TSS 2.5+ can detect pedestrians and cyclists in low-light situations among other enhancements. The 2021 Camry and Highlander models receive TSS 2.5+ as standard. Toyota has been offering a suite of advanced driving...

Jaguar Land Rover Develop Contactless Screen To Improve Safety

Technology uses “predictive touch” artificial intelligence. Reduces the time and effort needed to use the touchscreen by 50%. This is part of JLR’s Destination Zero plan for safer and environmentally cleaner and healthier vehicles. This new technology was developed by Jaguar Land Rover in...

German Court Bans Tesla From Using Some Advertising Materials Related to Autopilot

German court agrees that some descriptive material can be misleading. This is not the first time Autopilot draws criticism. Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving technology has featured prominently in much of the company’s recent evolution. Despite Tesla indicating that Autopilot is not a fully-autonomous driving...

Tesla’s Musk Indicates That Level 5 Fully Autonomous Tech Will be Achieved in 2020

Musk claims that Level 5 autonomy is in the cards this year. Tesla’s Autopilot has yet to live up to its “full self-driving” potential. Guess what? Tesla shares rose on Thursday. About two years ago, talk about autonomous driving vehicles were all the rage,...

What Is All-Wheel Drive And How Is It Useful?

2020 Subaru Outback preview
AWD uses the gearbox to send power to all four wheels All-wheel drive offers better traction in every situation AWD no longer the burden on fuel economy it once was You've been hearing about all-wheel drive for years now, and you're thinking of making...

Aston Martin and Gentex to Showcase Unique Rear Vision System at CES

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera with Gentex rear view system
Gentex and Aston Martin developed a new rear vision system This new technology will debut at CES 2020 It will be demonstrated in an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera in Gentex’s booth Every year, car manufacturers present some of the wildest technologies at the CES...