Uber is testing autonomous cars across the country and has run into a few issues. Cars in San Francisco were pulled from the streets in a matter of days over a disagreement with the state over permitting. Cars in other cities are still on the road, but are needing a surprising amount of help from […]
The advent of the connected car turned our cars into mini offices. We can make phone calls, surf the internet, and access any information we want all while in our little four-wheeled wonders. Connectivity is great, but it brings with it a new set of risks. Hackers can access your car just like they access […]
Accidents happen to all of us eventually. Here are some tips from those who have been in a few and learned some lessons.
Used cars offer cost savings over their new counterparts and often let you get behind the wheel of something you otherwise couldn’t afford. There are warranties to give you peace of mind about buying what someone else cast aside, but now there’s something new to worry about when you buy used. The old owner may […]
Known officially as “anthropomorphic test devices,” crash test dummies have provided invaluable safety data since “Sierra Sam” — the first crash test dummy — was created in 1949. For generations, though, crash test dummies looked like the perfect human specimen on the Center For Disease Control’s Body Mass Index chart: 5-foot-9, 145 pounds, ripped pecs […]
There are autonomous cars on our roads today, but they require a human at the wheel. Whether it’s only a single feature, like Tesla’s Autopilot, or fully autonomous cars in testing, the law demands a human in the driver’s seat to take over if things go wrong. That might be the most dangerous part of […]
Tesla is under scrutiny for its Autopilot feature with several accidents proving people aren’t using it properly. The company vigorously denies there’s a problem with their cars and blames user error. Now a man is claiming his Tesla spontaneously accelerated right through his garage wall and into his living room. Tesla is blaming this on […]
On December 19, a terror attack in Berlin claimed the lives of 12 people and injured 48 when a terrorist drove a semi truck into a crowded Christmas market. It stopped within 250 feet and there’s evidence that the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking system kept it from traveling further. It’s not what any of us […]
According to NHTSA, with the exception of the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve is the most dangerous driving holiday. Here’s how to avoid becoming a statistic.