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Hands-free or fine: New Hampshire 15th state to pass cellphone ban

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, United States, Gadgets, Smartphone, Technology New Hampshire is the latest state to make using a handheld device illegal while driving, including operating a laptop or tablet. It joins over a dozen other states or territories with similar laws. Continue reading Hands-free or fine: New Hampshire 15th state to pass cellphone ban [...]

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This vacuum brake sucks, in the best way

Filed under: Videos, Safety Autoliv shows off its Torricelli brake, a vacuum plate that applies more than 1.5 tons of suction to the road to decrease braking distance in an emergency. Continue reading This vacuum brake sucks, in the best way This vacuum brake sucks, in the best way originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, [...]

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VW worker killed in robot accident

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Volkswagen, Safety, Germany A man installing a robot at the the Volkswagen factory in Kassel, Germany, was killed when he was hit in the chest by the machine. Continue reading VW worker killed in robot accident VW worker killed in robot accident originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:31:00 [...]

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Kingii Flotation Device

Kingii is a reusable wrist-mounted flotation device. It uses a single-use CO2 cartridge to inflate its bag and keep people up to 275lb afloat for up to 48h. It also has a built-in compass and a whistle. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $69++ Continue Reading from the Source

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Ford continues autonomous tech development

Filed under: Ford, Safety, Emerging Technologies Ford will bring more autonomous driving technology to the US from Europe. Continue reading Ford continues autonomous tech development Ford continues autonomous tech development originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Continue Reading from the [...]

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NHTSA investigating 250k F-150s for possible power brake failure

Filed under: Ford, Safety, Truck NHTSA is investigating the 2011-2012 F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 for potential loss of power braking assist. There are two allegations of crashes from this issue, and a recall could affect an estimated 250,000 of the pickups. Continue reading NHTSA investigating 250k F-150s for possible power brake failure NHTSA [...]

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Takata CEO issues public apology, talks victim’s compensation fund

Filed under: Recalls, Safety Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stepped in front of cameras, bowing deeply while issuing a public apology for his company’s handling of its airbag recall. Continue reading Takata CEO issues public apology, talks victim’s compensation fund Takata CEO issues public apology, talks victim’s compensation fund originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 [...]

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Subaru recalling 72k EyeSight-equipped sedans and CUVs

Filed under: Recalls, Subaru, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Sedan Subaru is recalling 72,000 of its EyeSight-equipped crossovers and sedans over fears that the automatic braking system may not work properly. Continue reading Subaru recalling 72k EyeSight-equipped sedans and CUVs Subaru recalling 72k EyeSight-equipped sedans and CUVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:30:00 [...]

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Samsung shows off see-through truck tech

Filed under: Safety Samsung tests out technology that projects footage from the front of big rigs onto the back to allow cars to pass more safely. Continue reading Samsung shows off see-through truck tech Samsung shows off see-through truck tech originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms [...]

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Motorcyclist death temporarily stops Pikes Peak practice [UPDATE]

Filed under: Motorsports, Safety, Racing The death of a motorcycle racer caused organizers of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to suspend the rest of the day’s practice and qualifying. Continue reading Motorcyclist death temporarily stops Pikes Peak practice [UPDATE] Motorcyclist death temporarily stops Pikes Peak practice [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 [...]

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Translogic 179: DARPA Robotics Challenge

Filed under: Translogic, Videos, Safety, Emerging Technologies, Gadgets, Technology, Autonomous, Future, Police/Emergency In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to [...]

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NHTSA investigating 630k Jeep Wranglers for possible airbag fault

Filed under: Government/Legal, Jeep, Safety, SUV The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler for the possibility of the driver’s side airbag not deploying due to a wiring issue. If a recall is necessary, it could affect an estimated 630,000 vehicles. Continue reading NHTSA investigating 630k Jeep Wranglers [...]

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