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With Bicycle Deaths Rising, There’s a Renewed Focus on Sharing the Road With Bicycle Deaths Rising, There’s a Renewed Focus on Sharing the Road
- As big cities across the country grapple with population growth and all projections indicate they’ll continue to burst at the seams, it would be natural to think that transportation planners are focused on expanding roads and maximizing traffic flow. Instead, they’re recalibrating the options,...
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Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners
- New standards for headlights and front-end crashes are making it harder for new cars and trucks to receive an insurance-industry-backed group’s highest safety rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave just 15 vehicles its highest rating of Top Safety Pick+ for 2018, compared...
Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners »
“All-Weather” Tires Explained: Merging All-Seasons and Winter Tires “All-Weather” Tires Explained: Merging All-Seasons and Winter Tires
- If you live somewhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, cold weather is an annual reality. And in places like our home state of Michigan, the beginning of fall often means thinking about getting one’s car (or in our case, our long-term test fleet) ready for snow, i.e., new winter tires....
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Self-Driving Shuttle Returns to Service, but NTSB Wants to Examine Vegas Crash Self-Driving Shuttle Returns to Service, but NTSB Wants to Examine Vegas Crash
- The basic elements of the collision between a driverless shuttle bus and a human-driven delivery truck this week in Las Vegas are straightforward. - According to police officers, a passenger, and officials from the company which manages the bus, the eight-passenger electric shuttle detected the truck...
Self-Driving Shuttle Returns to Service, but NTSB Wants to Examine Vegas Crash »
2018 Civic Type R: Nürburgring First, Now The Showfloor 2018 Civic Type R: Nürburgring First, Now The Showfloor
The 2018 Civic Type R drifted into Honda dealerships this week, following a limited production run of 2017 models. The Civic Type R, the most powerful car Honda has ever sold in the United States, boasted a rather impressive Nürburgring time earlier this year. The starting MSRP is not all that...
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Walk Any Way: London’s Changing, Digital LED Crosswalk Might Save Lives Walk Any Way: London’s Changing, Digital LED Crosswalk Might Save Lives
- Picture all the jumbotrons on skyscrapers and sports arenas laid flat on the street, displaying images that could save your life. One British industrial design firm has such a radical concept that could make crosswalks safer. - In yet another vision of connected vehicles and smart roads, Umbrellium...
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Self-Driving Vehicles May Save Energy, Despite Power-Hog Tech on Board Self-Driving Vehicles May Save Energy, Despite Power-Hog Tech on Board
- Although much about self-driving vehicles remains mired in an uncertain, hotly debated future, one important detail about them seems far less controversial: the assumption that autonomous vehicles eventually will be fully electric. However, those who are developing the cars have to contend with an...
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2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 Van: GM Aims To Please 2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 Van: GM Aims To Please
I know, I know. This seems dull as dishwater but, believe it or not, fleet sales of full-size vans are A. Big. Deal. Yes, like any other gearhead out there, I would be much more interested if this was about a Chevrolet Express 2500 Van with a Corvette C7.R drivetrain, but, alas, no. This is about...
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2017 Monterey Car Week: Gathering of Unicorns 2017 Monterey Car Week: Gathering of Unicorns
One of the most prestigious and provocative automotive events of the year is the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This is an event where the finest examples of the world’s most beautiful, uncommon, and expensive cars are put on display; some are even auctioned off to the highest bidder,...
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“A Tesla Crash, but Not Just a Tesla Crash”: NTSB Issues Final Report and Comments on Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash “A Tesla Crash, but Not Just a Tesla Crash”: NTSB Issues Final Report and Comments on Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash
-According to a key member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), automakers may want to slow the rollout of automated features until they have a better understanding of how these new technologies are interacted with by human drivers, who still carry responsibility for monitoring the...
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