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Safer Vehicle Designs May Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities

America’s high level of pedestrian fatalities is due, in part, to how streets and vehicles are designed. Within the last 10 years, European automotive safety regulators have placed a high focus on improving the levels of pedestrian safety. The United States, on the other hand, is slightly behind on this trend in protecting those sharing the roads with vehicles. Equipment such as seat belts,

Keeping Your Vehicle's Safety Sensors Clean During the Winter

Living in a region that experiences the elements of winter weather means snow, ice, and even sometimes salt grime for your vehicle. Unfortunately, this can also lead to blocked sensors and cause them to no longer work.When drivers are aware of where the sensors are on their vehicle and how to keep them clean, they can keep them functioning as they should. Referencing the owner’s manual or as

Car Safety Sensors to Keep Clean During the Winter

Winter driving can be difficult because of the weather and road conditions, and the frequent appearance of various unwanted elements in the environment can result in a dirtier vehicle. Things like snow, salt, dirt and ice can all be kicked up against the car to smudge it in a number of ways. Not only can this result in a dirty appearance on the vehicle, but it can also cause damage to various syst

Volvo 90 Series Vehicles Slotted to Receive Safety Changes

Safety is always a prime concern for auto manufacturers. Every year, new safety features are rolled out for vehicles, designed to not only help drivers deal with the damage that could occur in the event of an accident, but also maintain better visibility conditions in order to avoid the accident in the first place. For many automakers, their dedication to safety is a passion that helps limit poten

Takata Corporation: No Trial?

The Takata Corporation is finally being held accountable. Over a hundred injuries and at least 8 deaths spanning the course of 11 years, are all linked to their airbags. 4 years passed before a recall was even considered. But now, after years of recalls with no remedy, Takata Corporation just now testified under oath (not a trial) in front of the a Senate Committee in Washington D.C. Normally, I a

If not Nürburgring Where Are the Proving Grounds

On March 28th of this year, Jann Mardenborough experienced the worst feeling in motor sport when his car went airborne on the mythical Nürburgring. Because of that fateful day, the motoring world lost legendary land. The issue is not that he lost control, or the race, that happens, it is part of the territory. That day, he lost a fan. Someone, who came to show their support left horizontally. That

Eighth Takata Corporation Related Death

The Takata Corporation Recall is the largest in human history. The problem (more often than not) originates in the steering wheel, more specifically the airbag. An airbag is like a really cool balloon, instead of someone blowing it up, or inflating it with a helium tank; an explosion takes care of that. The idea is that the explosion fills the balloon with nitrogen and a wave of concussion, but on

Samsung Semi-Trailer Truck Program Aims to Save Lives

From the perspective of semi-trailer truck drivers, it can be difficult to tell when a vehicle is attempting a passing maneuver. The size of most semis makes seeing vehicles driving behind or alongside them difficult even under the best of circumstances. That degree of difficulty is only increased in countries like Argentina and their numerous tight, one-lane roads. Unfortunately, for many Argent

San Francisco Toyota Prius Owners Targeted by Battery Thieves

If you own a Toyota Prius and reside in the San Francisco area, then you’ll want to be on the lookout for car thieves who’ve been boldly snatching Prius battery packs. KGO-TV in San Francisco reports that several customers have brought their Prii into Bay Area Toyota dealerships in order to replace their stolen batteries. It’s been enough of a problem that replacement batteries are currently in s