Silent But Deadly: The EU Wants Electric Cars to Add Sounds for Safety

Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who's ever had a near-miss with a Prius. » 4/07/14 2:31pm 4/07/14 2:31pm

Nissan GT-R Hits Tow Hitch, Causes $18,000 Repair Bill

A UK driver took his Nissan GT-R head-first into a stopped-too-fast van's tow hitch. It caused what you'd think would be fairly minor damage, until you count the pedestrian safety system going off. Total repair bill? An astonishing $18,355! » 11/16/09 10:30am 11/16/09 10:30am