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Safety

Watch the 2017 Chevy Bolt Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick

Watch the 2017 Chevy Bolt Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick
The Chevy Bolt is the compact EV from Chevrolet that lots of buyers are looking forward to getting their hands on. The Bolt has a great long driving range, great interior space, and is well-priced. One of the…

Nissan to Add Standard Automatic Emergency Braking to Many Cars

Nissan to Add Standard Automatic Emergency Braking to Many Cars
Nissan is doing something that is very cool from a safety perspective. Starting in 2018, buyers of the majority of its cars in the U.S. will get a formerly costly add-on safety feature as standard. The company has…
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Cadillac CTS Getting Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

Cadillac CTS Getting Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication
Cadillac has made a announcement that allows 2017 Cadillac CTS sedans to communicate with each other. Caddy calls the new feature “Cadillac V2V,” and says that it lays the groundwork for a safer future. With the tech installed,…

Grappler Wraps Fleeing Cars in a Netty Grip of Stoppage

Grappler Wraps Fleeing Cars in a Netty Grip of Stoppage
People who run from the cops are idiots. The only thing they accomplish in most chases I have seen is delaying the inevitable capture, risking their lives and those of others, and making for some interesting news reports.…

Ford Tech Aims to Stop Collisions and Wrong Way Drivers

Ford Tech Aims to Stop Collisions and Wrong Way Drivers
Ford has announced some new technologies it’s working on that aim to keep drivers safer behind the wheel. The tech includes help for parking, collision avoidance, and help to prevent wrong way driving. Evasive steering assist can help…

GMC Acadia Reminds Parents Not to Leave Kids in the Car

GMC Acadia Reminds Parents Not to Leave Kids in the Car
GMC has announced that it is putting new reminder system in the dash of its cars in the center of the speedometer that reminds you to check the backseat. The idea is to help people not forget their…

Google Patent App Shows Sticky Solution to Pedestrian Accidents

Google Patent App Shows Sticky Solution to Pedestrian Accidents
Google recently filed a patent application for a weird and wacky car safety device. The idea is that in the event of an accident, the hood would crack like an eggshell and release glue. In theory, if a…

Fix Other Causes of Fatal Crashes Before Attacking Speed Limits

Fix Other Causes of Fatal Crashes Before Attacking Speed Limits
Several important bits of news came out of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety this week. They’re the government-independent safety organization funded by the insurance companies to help improve vehicle safety and reduce insurance claims. One of the…

Volvo Refining Pedestrian Detection Tech to Avoid Kangaroos

Volvo Refining Pedestrian Detection Tech to Avoid Kangaroos
In rural Texas, it is very common to see deer and wild hogs smeared all over the side of the road where they have run out in front of cars. It’s not uncommon to see cars destroyed sitting…

Jaguar Land Rover Tech Researching Potholes

Jaguar Land Rover Tech Researching Potholes
In much of the world, roads aren’t exactly in the greatest of condition. Weather, wear and aging materials end up causing potholes, divots and other road hazards for all vehicles. If you’ve ever hit a really bad pothole…

Volvo XC90 Excellence Child Seat Concept

Volvo XC90 Excellence Child Seat Concept
As a parent, one of the most terrifying things for me is the idea that something bad might happen to my kids in a car accident. I can remember bringing my kids home from the hospital and having…

Jaguar Land Rover Shows “Transparent Pillar” Tech

Jaguar Land Rover Shows “Transparent Pillar” Tech
Earlier this year, Jaguar Land Rover introduced a concept technology called the “transparent hood” – which lets drivers see virtually through their hood to obstacles on the road below – which could be very useful in off-road applications.…

Volvo’s Robocoaster Crash Simulator

Volvo’s Robocoaster Crash Simulator
Volvo is certainly well known for emphasizing the safety of their vehicles, but part of being at the leading edge of automotive safety requires that Volvo continually improves its safety programs and testing techniques. One piece of equipment…
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