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Fly6 Bicycle Tail Light

A bicycle tail light with an integrated 720p 130º camera and a microphone. The camera continuously records 15min. clips, which are stored in a microSD card (8GB card included). It also has a water-repellent coating. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $159 Continue Reading from the Source

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The Mechanics of a Crash

Giro helmets educates us on the finer points of what happens to your brain in a crash, and how a seemingly small change to helmet design could protects us by moving just enough to reduce some of the most deadly and traumatic forces. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Clothing Will Protect Cyclists From Road Rash

Donning a full suit of motorcycle leathers for your morning bike ride to work is probably overkill, but cyclists can still be subjected to road rash should they fall while wearing less-than-protective gear. So athletic gear manufacturer Scott is developing shorts and jerseys strategically reinforced in key areas using both carbon fiber and ceramics, so [...]

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NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer PI brakes

Filed under: Safety, Crossover, Ford, Police/Emergency This year more than most, it’s pleasant when we can string together a few days without word of an automaker or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a bunch of new recalls. It’s seemingly been a little quiet on this front lately (barring a spider-related Suzuki issue revealed [...]

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Suzuki Kizashi recalled due to pesky spiders

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Safety, Suzuki Spiders seem to love the fuel tanks of Japanese sedans. Mazda had to recall its Mazda6 twice for arachnid webs blocking their car’s vent lines. Now, the Suzuki Kizashi is also being called in because spiders can block the car’s evaporative canister vent hose, a condition which could cause [...]

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States have failed to spend nearly $540M in federal highway safety grants

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General has revealed yet another fiasco in highway funding. No, it’s not a misuse of federal funds. Instead, it’s a complete and total lack of use for government monies. In this case, the DOT’s inspector general has discovered that [...]

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How to Identify a Load-Bearing Wall

Most people enjoy an open floor plan these days, but it’s impossible to achieve that look in older homes without taking down a few walls. Since some of those walls might be keeping the rest of the house standing, it’s important to understand how load-bearing walls work and be able to identify them. Read more… [...]

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How privacy fears are driving automakers in the age of the connected car [w/poll]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology A recent GAO report concluded car companies don’t adequately disclose how and why they share location data. As cars collect and store more and more data about the whereabouts of their drivers, automakers are responding to critics who say they should be more transparent about how those details are used. [...]

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TX officer allegedly lets 140-mph street racer go with a warning [w/poll]

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Videos, Ford, Police/Emergency Being pulled over by the police is one of the most nerve-racking situations that a driver can go through, and it’s even worse when you know that the officer has you dead to rights for speeding well over the posted limit. In this video, the driver [...]

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Volvo building new AstaZero safety proving ground in Sweden

Filed under: Europe, Plants/Manufacturing, Safety, Volvo Volvo is an automaker committed to vehicle safety, setting an ambitious target for itself: by 2020, the Swedish automaker envisions that no one will be killed or seriously injured in one of its cars. In order to achieve that goal, Volvo has announced a new proving ground designed specifically [...]

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Chrysler investigating complaints of vehicles with faulty power modules

Filed under: Safety, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Chrysler owners are hopping mad after experiencing a series of electrical gremlins in some of the company’s vehicles. Issues range from mere annoyances – windows rolling down and radios turning off of their own accord – to serious safety issues, with headlights that randomly shut off at night and [...]

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What you missed on 8.21.2014

Filed under: Budget, Minivan/Van, Performance, Safety, Work, Hatchback, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Fiat This or That: Fiat 500 Abarth vs. Ford Fiesta ST Two of Autoblog’s editors argue the finer points of hot hatches in a point/counterpoint rundown between the Fiat 500 Abarth and Ford Fiesta ST. Arguments are made, but no firm conclusions drawn. Feel [...]

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US government moves to mandate car connectivity [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Videos The federal government is inching closer to mandating cars have the ability to communicate with each other, in a move regulators say could reduce crashes while still protecting motorists’ personal information. “By warning drivers of imminent danger, V2V technology has the potential to dramatically improve highway safety.” – David [...]

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