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Revived concerns over safety of certain Jeep models following fatal crash
Friday, September 8th, 2017

  Vicki Hill from Ohio was driving to work in her 2007 Jeep Liberty when she was rear-ended at a stop light. The fuel from her vehicle caught fire and firefighters were unable to rescue her from her Jeep because of the strength of the flames. Hill died due to injuries sustained in the incident. […]

On the road: the first test of (real) talking cars
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

3,000 cars, trucks and buses equipped with wireless tracking devices are the first group of vehicles to actually road-test new vehicle-to-vehicle communication. This week, the second phase of The Safety Pilot, a research project looking at connected vehicle safety technology, was launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The test vehicles send and receive […]

New cars are safer for passengers but more dangerous for responders
Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Motor vehicle safety has improved immeasurably from the days of optional car seatbelts and exploding Ford Pintos. However, the same features that have made drivers and passengers safer have made it much harder for first responders to access accident victims. A report in USA Today details some of the problems that first responders face in […]

Safety Check for Older Vehicles
Friday, July 6th, 2012

The Great Recession has had a big impact on the way Americans drive – and what cars we drive. The age of the average car on American roads is almost 11 years old, an all-time high. If you are holding on to your car or truck a few years longer than planned, take the time […]

Car Makers Moving Towards “Self-driving” Vehicles
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Volvo has a pedestrian detection system that brakes automatically. Ford sells a car that parallel parks itself using sensors. The first versions of automatic braking systems prevented 25% of low-speed crashes. And now autonomous – or “self-driving” – cars are coming to a highway near you.  According to a CNN report, recent improvements in auto […]