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Feds Take Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Tech, Worrying Consumer Groups Feds Take Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Tech, Worrying Consumer Groups
- Most Americans aren’t ready to trust self-driving vehicles. If that’s going to change as automated travel nears, consumer advocates say that federal regulators responsible for protecting the motoring public must set and enforce rigorous safety standards for the fledgling technology. But there...
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New Stats Show Traffic Deaths Continue Their Stubborn Climb New Stats Show Traffic Deaths Continue Their Stubborn Climb
- Even as more new cars are equipped with crash-avoidance systems and advanced safety technology, traffic deaths on U.S. roads are rising at a pace not seen since the 1960s. The number of Americans killed in traffic crashes increased 5.6 percent to 37,461 in 2016, according to figures released Friday...
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Granted Low-Volume-Manufacturer Status, Will Now Build Tens of Cars Annually Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Granted Low-Volume-Manufacturer Status, Will Now Build Tens of Cars Annually
- James Glickenhaus, he of the semi-eponymous Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG), has made good on his idea to turn his fledgling supercar outfit into a legit automaker. He had floated the concept to C/D at the Geneva auto show in March. After that, he apparently made up his mind quite quickly: SCG...
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Tread Rightly: Why Tire Pressure Matters Tread Rightly: Why Tire Pressure Matters
- The old saying “where the rubber meets the road” usually means something will reach a critical point. Naturally the expression refers to automobile tires, since those crucial pieces of rubber are the only part of your car or truck that are supposed to make constant contact with the pavement. That’s...
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Nissan to Make Automated Emergency Braking Standard on Most 2018 Models Nissan to Make Automated Emergency Braking Standard on Most 2018 Models
- Most of Nissan‘s 2018 model year vehicles sold in the United States will have automated emergency braking as a standard feature, the automaker announced Thursday. It said about a million of the company’s cars and trucks will have the advanced safety technology, up from its current count of about...
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Nissan to Make Automated Emergency Braking Standard on Most 2018 Models Nissan to Make Automated Emergency Braking Standard on Most 2018 Models
- Most of Nissan‘s 2018 model year vehicles sold in the United States will have automated emergency braking as a standard feature, the automaker announced Thursday. It said about a million of the company’s cars and trucks will have the advanced safety technology, up from its current count of about...
Nissan to Make Automated Emergency Braking Standard on Most 2018 Models »
It’s Time for Congressional Action on Autonomous Vehicles, Think Tank Says It’s Time for Congressional Action on Autonomous Vehicles, Think Tank Says
- Ever since self-driving vehicles leapt from the pages of science fiction and into the realm of reality, transportation experts and industry officials have warned that government regulation might prevent autonomous technology from reaching the road. Even when their intentions have been to encourage...
It’s Time for Congressional Action on Autonomous Vehicles, Think Tank Says »
2018 Ford F-150 and Mustang Will Be Able to See and Brake for Pedestrians in the Dark 2018 Ford F-150 and Mustang Will Be Able to See and Brake for Pedestrians in the Dark
- Ford has announced it is introducing new technology that can detect pedestrians at night and then automatically brake if a driver doesn’t heed initial audible and visual warnings. The system will be introduced in the next-generation Ford Fiesta in Europe later this year. It will make its North...
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New Report Warns of Pitfalls when Autonomous and Conventional Cars Share the Road New Report Warns of Pitfalls when Autonomous and Conventional Cars Share the Road
- Self-driving cars may one day rule the roadways, but that day is decades away. In the meantime, a new report is addressing the need to better prepare for the intervening years in which automated vehicles share the road with regular human drivers. - State laws need to be adjusted, studies need to...
New Report Warns of Pitfalls when Autonomous and Conventional Cars Share the Road »
U.S. Penalizes Takata $1 Billion and Charges Three Executives with Fraud U.S. Penalizes Takata $1 Billion and Charges Three Executives with Fraud
- The U.S. government has fined Takata Corp. $1 billion as part of the Japanese automotive supplier’s agreement to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud. The move comes after potentially faulty and explosive airbags supplied by Takata prompted the largest automotive safety recall in U.S. history. - The...
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