Baby On Board signs are among the most obviously pointless things in the automotive world. Or, at least I thought they were until about a minute ago.
We’re now several years past the unintended acceleration scandal that cost Toyota billions of dollars over what we now know for sure was almost entirely human error. But today, our cars are starting to drive themselves. If you don’t see the problem with this, you should.
In May, driver Joshua Brown became the first human to be killed in a car driving semi-autonomously when his Tesla Model S crashed into an 18-wheeler with Autopilot engaged while the truck turned into an intersection. The factors that resulted in the crash have proven numerous and complicated. Now, Tesla says the…
Joshua D. Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S crashed into the side of a tractor trailer on May 7th, leading to an NHTSA investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot feature. A new report claims that a Harry Potter movie could be heard playing in the car after the crash. Update: Police report a DVD player was found inside…
Just one month before he became the first person to die behind the wheel of a self-driving car, Joshua Brown recorded a video of his Tesla Model S’ autopilot saving him from a crash. At least, that’s how he described it.
One person died in a May crash in Florida involving a Tesla Model S cruising on its semi-autonomous Autopilot mode, as Tesla has officially confirmed. NHTSA is currently investigating the wreck.
You have no idea how many people die from driving tired in this country year after year.
The death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, crushed by his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Sunday after the SUV rolled backwards in his own driveway, has been deemed a bizarre and tragic accident. Adding another element of tragedy is the fact that despite Fiat Chrysler speeding up its recall for the rollaway problem, the…
America’s auto safety watchdog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, slammed Tesla Motors today for apparently asking customers to sign nondisclosure agreements after repairs that seemingly bar them from discussing potentially serious safety issues with regulators, Automotive News reported.
It all comes down to the cheap explosive, one that even Takata itself reportedly knew was going to get people killed.
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Remember the whole “help me Tom Cruise” scene in Talladega Nights? Yeah. That was making light of one of the most terrifying fires that auto racing has ever, or rather never, seen.
Your rad Dodge Challenger Hellcat may lord it over the other modern American muscle cars in horsepower, but not when it comes to the small overlap test.
Take one look at the picture above and you’d think that Danny Ongais would have died that day, 35 years ago. The front half of his car had disintegrated, the back half was on fire, and he, unconscious, was careening across the track at the Indy 500.
If seeing that a vehicle has a zero-star safety rating isn’t enough to frighten a person out of his or her mind, seeing said vehicle in a wreck probably is. Five cars designed for India—which has minimal safety requirements for vehicles—just received that number in crash testing, and videos from the test show why.
The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety says nearly half of all fatal crashes in the U.S. occur in the dark. To combat this, they’ve just introduced a new headlight safety test. And after rating 31 midsize sedans with their new methodology, the safety lab in Virginia has concluded that many modern headlights need…
Are you just sick to death of having to pay so much attention while driving? Sick of that tedious view out that big window above the radio? Well, you’re in luck: most car manufacturers have reportedly agreed to install automatic emergency braking systems on nearly all cars by 2022.
The Governors Highway Safety Association has been keeping track of pedestrian safety statistics since 1975. According to their early data from 2015, it looks like last year will represent the biggest year-to-year spike in pedestrian deaths ever.
So you just bought a used car. The previous owner may have said it was in great working condition, but how do you know it’s really safe to drive? If you don’t go to a pro mechanic, you’ll have to find out for yourself. Here’s how you can ensure your car isn’t a death-mobile with almost no tools.
When it comes to the sixties, people usually refer to Volvo and Mercedes-Benz as the pioneers of car safety. But BMW wasn’t far behind.