Check Out The Incredible Roll Cage In This Lamborghini Rally Car

Firing A Gun At Your Car Is How You Test For A Rock Strike At 1000 MPH

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. » 3/11/15 2:20pm 3/11/15 2:20pm

Rally Crew Missing For 17 Minutes After Driver Crashes Into Lake

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. » 3/06/15 3:43pm 3/06/15 3:43pm

This Is The Audi R8 LMS, Audi's New Safety-Focused GT3 Race Car

These Are The Ten Cars You're Most Likely To Die Driving

Modern cars may be safer and better-built than they've ever been before, but don't think that means it's completely impossible to die in a new one. A new study from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released today dives into the American cars with the highest and lowest death rates. » 1/29/15 8:55pm 1/29/15 8:55pm

What Was The Most Ridiculous Recall Ever?

We've seen more recalls recently than perhaps ever before and while many seem to focus on the fiery death/horrible destruction side of things, there have been many recalls that have been a bit more absurd. » 1/28/15 11:30am 1/28/15 11:30am

Jaguar To Prevent Car-Bike Accidents By Tracking Us Like A Terminator

In addition to their "transparent" A-pillars and ghost car navigation, Jaguar Land Rover is now also researching technologies that use colors, sounds and touch inside the car to alert drivers to prevent accidents involving bicycles and motorcycles. » 1/20/15 12:20pm 1/20/15 12:20pm

This Beautiful Animated Graph Shows The Cost Of Modern Performance

Here's a perfect graphic illustration of how cars have gotten so powerful these days, and how much of their power goes to just hauling their weight around. » 12/26/14 1:30pm 12/26/14 1:30pm

South Dakota Students Can't Stop Fucking And Driving

South Dakota is a big, mostly empty state. That means if you're, say, a student at the University of South Dakota, you'll likely have a long, boring drive back home. And, if you're like 33% of male students (and 9% of female) you may kill some of that boredom by getting all sexytime while you drive. » 12/17/14 5:23pm 12/17/14 5:23pm

Congress Kills Secret Roadside Alcohol Testing

Since the 1970s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has conducted periodic roadblocks involving tests of drivers to see how many are under the influence. The increasingly secretive nature of the testing came under a ton of fire this year, and now Congress has said, "You're done." » 12/12/14 8:20pm 12/12/14 8:20pm

Five Star Crashes: Jeep, Audi, Porsche, Land Rover, VW, Lexus And Subaru

The EuroNCAP safety performance assessment program gave the five star rating to the Jeep Renegade, the Audi A3 e-tron, the Porsche Macan, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Volkswagen Passat, the Lexus NX and the Subaru Outback. Here's how they fared. » 12/11/14 10:20am 12/11/14 10:20am

Why Volvo Thinks It Can Eliminate All Deaths In Its Cars By 2020

Safety is a science-based religion at Volvo – its founders named "humans" the most important part of a car in the early thirties. Their latest project, Vision 2020, set the goal of eliminating death in all of their new cars in five years time. For most companies that would seem utopian nonsense, but this is the… » 12/09/14 12:05pm 12/09/14 12:05pm

The XC90's Easter Egg Is A Cute Spider Volvo's CEO Didn't Know About

What can you do when you don't like the hidden side of the storage compartment's lid in the third row of your brand new SUV, but you can't add anything to the already finished tooling because of costs? You cut more out of it, in the shape of a cute spider, for the kids! » 12/04/14 4:21pm 12/04/14 4:21pm

Inside The Amazing World Of Advanced Vehicle Testing

Mercedes-Benz has a massive proving ground that challenges car safety with crash and torture tests, dummies walking on fake streets and computer modeling to make sure we're as safe inside their products as in a nuclear bunker. » 11/28/14 3:00pm 11/28/14 3:00pm

Watch The Minivan Crash Test An Expert Calls 'Among The Worst' Ever

"A person experiencing this would be lucky to ever walk normally again," said the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Dave Zuby in response to the small overlap crash test performance of the Nissan Quest minivan. It's quite gnarly. » 11/20/14 8:38am 11/20/14 8:38am