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.
Just to be clear, this appears to be A Thing. Human beings, usually in their carefree teenage years, are drinking racing fuel, often mixed with Mountain Dew. This is possibly the only Mountain Dew-based drink where the Mountain Dew wasn’t the worst part. Also, people are dying.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and 17 major automakers met to cooperate on setting standards. And by coordination, I mean that our government said it’s best when car companies work without them.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not be launching its holiday anti-drunk driving campaign on Christmas. No, our government has chosen a vastly more important occasion: Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening day.
Safety features not only hold us back from flying through windshields, they can also keep us from building and driving some of the more crazy automotive concepts ever dreamed up. These are the ten cars Jalopnik readers would drive if they didn’t have to kneel down to the man.
Big automaker companies are limited in what kinds of cars they build by national regulations for safety and cleanliness. And you, even you, are limited too.
Since 1978, the car-buying public has been able to judge the safety of their next car, in part, based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star Safety Ratings. Today safety regulators announced they’re proposing big changes that will bring the safety ratings system into the 21st century, and…
While you were getting a sandwich around the corner, Ford was announcing a recall on 451,865 cars.
General Motors just recalled more than a million vehicles for an oil leak linked to fires. Your car with an annoying defect hasn’t been recalled yet. Why do some vehicles get recalled while others don’t?
This kind of shake has killed before.
You can now add seat belts to the list of counterfeit items you should look out for when you’re shopping for your car. And holy crap should you look out for this stuff because it’s terrifying.
What’s true for the wealth gap is surprisingly true of traffic deaths – the rich are getting safer while the poor are getting left behind.
Bad news for walls, telephone poles, and other solid objects — the new Volvo XC90 looks like it can crush you into oblivion.
We’ve seen what adaptive cruise control and other crazy safety technologies are capable of, so why stop there? Come on auto engineers, let’s get on with these 10 new and unheard-of safety features.
Though you’re probably (hopefully) not reminded of it all too often, the safety features in cars today are incredibly important and very often unappreciated. But are they so unappreciated that we don’t know what we’re missing?
Because it involves the possibility of a child dying, this deceptively simple concept is really difficult to discuss rationally. The act of leaving a kid to sit in a car while a parent does some sort of errand has been around since there’s been cars, parents, and kids. There’s been some real tragedies, but is it always
I know it’s our job as car enthusiasts to bitch and moan about how great cars used to be, and how soft and insulated and watered-down they all feel now, but you have to admit you’re getting a lot more bang for your buck today than you did in decades past.
As you know, Brakim Racing is building a Lamborghini Gallardo into a gravel rally car. And that means it is going to need a cage. And here it is, a complete wonder.
The team at Bloodhound SSC have to protect their driver if a rock strikes the cabin (or a wheel explodes) at their target record-breaking speed of 1000 miles per hour. Here's how they test their safety cell.
Rally Mexico has not gotten off to a good start. Ford's WRC team lost contact for 17 minutes with their crew after Estonian driver Ott Tänak rolled off the road into a lake.