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A Test Proves that Touch Screens are not as Good as Buttons in Cars

A test asked drivers to use a number of features while driving on a closed course A number of new vehicles were tested against a 2005 Volvo which doesn’t have a touchscreen The distance travelled while the driver was performing the tasks varies...

Onboard Infotainment Technologies in Cars are Increasing Distracted Driving Crashes

Fatal car crashes killed nearly 43,000 people in the US in 2021. It is believed that cellphones and other distractions are responsible for 50% of all crashes. Distracted driving is a serious problem. The reported numbers are inaccurate or incomplete and the source issue is found...

All New Vehicles Sold in the European Union Will Require an Anti-Speeding Module

The new rule will go into effect in July 2024. The technology will warn the driver and even slow a car down based on the posted speed limit. The logic behind this bit of legislation is to reduce traffic fatalities. The European Commission notes...

Driver Assistance Systems Still Leave to be Desired, According to the AAA

In tests conducted by the organisation, problems arose every 8 miles out of 4,000 miles of driving The AAA tested a Subaru Outback, a Hyundai Santa-Fe and a Tesla Model 3 Part of the problem is caused by customers not understanding how every...

New IIHS Side Impact Test: More Than Half of midsize SUVs Earn Good Ratings

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The Mazda CX-9 and Volkswagen ID. 4 get overall Good ratings. The Nissan Murano, Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, and others score a Marginal rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released side impact test results for 18 popular midsize SUVs. These new...

The Number of Fatalities on US Roads in 2021 has been the Highest in 16 Years

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Many drivers went back to work in 2021 after close to a year off the roads Last year saw fatalities surge by 10.5% on American roads Even in 2019, reckless driving behaviors were on the uprise The NHTSA released its data on the number...

Canada’s Road Safety Week Highlights Good Driving Habits With a Real Pro

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New cars are loaded with passive and active safety systems, but the driver is still in charge. Roughly 160,000 car accidents occur every year in Canada. If you’re a motorsports fan, a weekend track hero, or a fan of Canada’s Worst Driver, you know...

The IIHS is Aiming to Increase its Testing Speed for Automatic Emergency Braking Systems

The IIHS currently tests systems at a speed of 25 mph (40 km/h) Accident data shows that most rear-ending collisions happen at higher speeds The IIHS wants to increase testing speeds up to 35 or 45 mph (56 – 72 km/h) The IIHS (Insurance...

NHTSA is Holding a Period of Public Comment on its Proposed Changes to 5-Star Ratings

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The NHTSA proposed to make it more difficult for cars to obtain a 5-star rating Cars will need to be equipped with four driver assistance systems to qualify for the top score The public is invited to comment on the proposed changes during...

IIHS Unveils its List of Safest Vehicles for 2022

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Safety has become an obsession in modern vehicles, with manufacturers making it a priority over the past decade. Once again this year, the safety level of cars and SUVs sold in North America is improving. The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has published...