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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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The Perfect Fall Foliage Getaway: Where to Go in Vermont [Sponsored] The Perfect Fall Foliage Getaway: Where to Go in Vermont [Sponsored]
-To celebrate the spirit of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, we asked some of our favorite creative innovators to tell us about their ultimate road trips. Their itineraries are collected here in “A Cut Above.” - THE TRAVELER: Kelley Ferro - Kelley Ferro is a travel expert, filmmaker, and video...
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Why Many Drivers Might Wait on Getting a Tesla – A Financial Analysis Why Many Drivers Might Wait on Getting a Tesla – A Financial Analysis
This is a guest post by IG and provides a financial analysis of Tesla Motors. All opinions are those of IG. Investors, it seems, are willing to continue placing faith in Tesla’s future performance for at least a little while longer. Shares in the electric car manufacturer jumped...
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Who Recommends the Cars You Buy? Who Recommends the Cars You Buy?
Who would buy a car that doesn’t come recommended? Most car buyers get their recommendation from family or friends. Advertising inspires some and others need no recommendation beyond their own research and experience. Plenty of car shoppers use a combination of all the recommendations they can get,...
Who Recommends the Cars You Buy? »
Official: NTSB proposes lowering blood alcohol limit on drunk driving laws Official: NTSB proposes lowering blood alcohol limit on drunk driving laws
Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a set of recommendations, 19 in total, calling for more stringent laws and enforcement. “Most Americans think that we’ve...
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10 tips for teen drivers and their parents 10 tips for teen drivers and their parents
It’s back-to-school time and many young, relatively inexperienced drivers are headed off to college or will be using the car to get to high school and other activities. Before school season is back in full swing, these tips can underscore the habits that can help make them safer drivers: Buckle...
10 tips for teen drivers and their parents »
New black-box standards advance auto safety New black-box standards advance auto safety
Popularly known as “black boxes,” event data recorders (EDRs) have helped investigators solve the mysteries of airplane crashes for decades. But despite their presence in cars since the mid 1990s, they haven’t been as helpful on the road, because different automakers collect different...
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How to prepare for driving without a spare tire How to prepare for driving without a spare tire
As automakers strive to cut production costs and reduce vehicle weight to aid fuel economy, many are tossing out the seldom-used spare tire. It may seem a reasonable way to shed pounds, right until that rare moment when you have a flat tire. We share some tips on how to prepare for such a roadside...
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Consumer Reports reinstates recommendations on eight Toyotas Consumer Reports reinstates recommendations on eight Toyotas
Consumer Reports is reinstating the recommendations for eight Toyota models that the automaker recalled in January. Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, and Tundra models were recalled because of concerns about possible unintended acceleration related to sticking accelerator...
Consumer Reports reinstates recommendations on eight Toyotas »
Forum Friday: Convertibles, GPS, alternative fuels Forum Friday: Convertibles, GPS, alternative fuels
Looking for a cool ride this summer? Need help navigating, or are interested in finding out about alternative-fuel vehicles? Check our reader forums to see the latest car conversations. That’s where Consumer Reports readers swap their own stories, tips, and advice on car buying, finding the best...
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