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NHTSA adding automatic braking to recommended safety tech list

Filed under: Government/Legal, Car Buying, Safety, United States, Technology The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are adding crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support to the list of recommended safety features under the New Car Assessment Program. They are not mandated technologies, simply encouraged for new vehicle buyers. Continue [...]

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Honda ditching Takata for next Accord’s airbags

Filed under: Recalls, Honda, Safety Honda may move to one of Takata’s competitors in what could be a devastating turn for the Japanese supplier. Continue reading Honda ditching Takata for next Accord’s airbags Honda ditching Takata for next Accord’s airbags originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:03:00 EST. Please see our terms [...]

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Polaris issues stop sale of Slingshot for potential steering failure

Filed under: Recalls, Misc. Automakers, Safety, Motorcycle, Specialty Polaris issues a recall and stop-sale order for its Slingshot over two issues. Certain models might have been fitted with defective ball bearings in the steering column, failure of which could cause loss of steering. It’s also possible that installed roll-hoops don’t meet company performance specs. Both [...]

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Jaguar Land Rover’s latest tech makes roads safer for bikes [w/video]

Filed under: Green, Technology, Videos, Jaguar, Land Rover, Safety, Luxury The latest in a string of impressive new technologies from Jaguar Land Rover alerts the driver to potential hazards from pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle riders through a series of lights, chimes and vibrations. Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover’s latest tech makes roads safer for bikes [...]

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NHTSA investigating 2015 Jeep Cherokee after new owner’s total-loss fire [w/video]

Filed under: Videos, Jeep, Safety, United States, Crossover The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a Preliminary Evaluation into the 2015 Jeep Cherokee because one caught fire while parked in California. The owner had reportedly only purchased the SUV about two days before the blaze, and the vehicle had less than 100 miles on [...]

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Uber issues “uncharacteristically humble” response to Change.org petition over India safety standards

Following an alleged rape by an Indian Uber driver, the company became the subject of a Change.org petition:  “.@Uber: Stop the double standards. Mandate a 7 year background check for all Uber drivers in India like in the US.” The petition, which has since received digital signatures from more than 63,500 supporters, begins with an emotional plea: [...]

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Verizon Vehicle enters the connected car game

Filed under: Technology, 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Auto Repair, Driving, Maintenance, Safety, Gadgets Having been cut loose from OnStar, Verizon just announced its Verizon Vehicle service, which provides some OnStar-like features for the 200 million cars on US roads that don’t have any sort of built-in connectivity. Continue reading Verizon Vehicle enters the connected car [...]

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