With ever increasing laws, rules, and regulations on how we operate our vehicles, drivers will take any help available to keep things legal. The first place to start is your infotainment system.
There’s a debate raging over at the Car Talk Communities about advanced safety technology and teen drivers. “I’ve noticed your partiality to all the new safety features available on today’s cars – automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross traffic alert, amongst others,” writes Michael Britten. With his own teen grandchildren about […]
Road signs are there for a reason. When we learn to drive we also learn to pay attention to those signs because they keep us safe, help us figure out where we’re going, and in general are an essential part of navigating road ways. Ignore a road sign and things might not turn out too […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is about to approve smart headlights for the U.S. in use worldwide for over a decade. Here’s why it matters to everyday drivers.
Our cars come with an ever-increasing number of new technologies designed to keep us safe. Even on the most inexpensive cars in the most basic trims, there are features that were once reserved only for luxury vehicles as expensive options. The trickle-down of this technology to the broader car market is a good thing, but […]
Five years ago IIHS petitioned NHTSA to make new rules for motorcycle safety. Half a decade later, the NTSB makes the same suggestion.
Active safety is expanding rapidly. Nissan’s new Safety Shield 360 adds a bit of needed simplicity to important things family shoppers want but can’t name.
According to the Detroit Free Press, on the morning of August 31st, 75 year old Cleveland, Ohio resident Peter Pyros jumped in his 2006 Cadillac XLR to wring it out in the late summer before fall arrived and it was time to store it for the winter. Unfortunately, the car’s battery was just alive enough […]
Distracted driving is a growing problem. It’s hard to put down that smartphone and drive, even when we all know it’s the right thing to do. There isn’t a thing on your smartphone that cannot wait until your car is safetly parked, but spend two minutes driving and you’ll see people all around you using […]