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New York hits speed bumps in pursuit of zero traffic fatalities

New York hits speed bumps in pursuit of zero traffic fatalities

Filed under: SafetyVision Zero, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious plan to end all traffic deaths, has already improved safety, but not everybody is happy.Continue reading New York hits speed bumps in pursuit of zero traffic fatalitiesNew York hits speed bumps in pursuit of zero traffic fatal [more]
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Americans show lukewarm support for red-light cameras

Americans show lukewarm support for red-light cameras

Filed under: Safety, Police/EmergencyA new survey shows Americans support police using red-light cameras in traffic enforcement. They're not as enthusiastic about speed-camera use.Continue reading Americans show lukewarm support for red-light camerasAmericans show lukewarm support for red-light came [more]
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Toyota, Lexus will offer low-cost automated braking system

Toyota, Lexus will offer low-cost automated braking system

Filed under: 2015 New York Auto Show, Lexus, Toyota, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Sedan, Budget, Hybrid, LuxuryToyota unveils its Toyota Safety System and Lexus Safety System+, both centered around autonomous-braking capability, aimed at bringing advanced driver safety and convenience features way [more]
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Nissan GT-R Nismo crash at Nurburgring kills one spectator

Nissan GT-R Nismo crash at Nurburgring kills one spectator

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Nissan, Safety, Autoblog Black, RacingOne spectator at the VLN endurance race at the Nürburgring in Germany this weekend has been pronounced dead after the No. 23 Nissan GT-R went airborne at the Flugplatz section of the track.Continue reading Nissan GT-R Nismo [more]
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Cool car technology is cool until it breaks

Cool car technology is cool until it breaks

Filed under: Cadillac, Car Buying, Used Car Buying, Auto Repair, Insurance, Maintenance, Safety, Technology, LuxuryThe safety and aesthetic features of new cars are driving up purchase and repair costs - over the past 15 years the price of a Cadillac Escalade headlight, for instance, has risen almos [more]
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Mercedes recalling 33k C-Class and CLS-Class models in separate campaigns

Mercedes recalling 33k C-Class and CLS-Class models in separate campaigns

Filed under: Recalls, Mercedes-Benz, Safety, United States, Sedan, Luxury, PerformanceMercedes-Benz is recalling over 33,000 examples of the C-Class and CLS-Class for separate issues in the two luxury models. The CLS has a problem with its LED taillights, and there are two possible faults with the f [more]
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Redflex CEO resigns as market for traffic cameras weakens

Redflex CEO resigns as market for traffic cameras weakens

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, SafetyAfter less than two years on the job, the chief executive officer of a leading traffic-enforcement equipment manufacturer is resigning amidst a time of financial turmoil.Continue reading Redflex CEO resigns as market for traffic cameras weakensRedflex CEO [more]
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Ford announces recall of 220,000 units in three different actions

Ford announces recall of 220,000 units in three different actions

Filed under: Ownership, Recalls, Ford, Maintenance, Safety, Crossover, Truck, Commercial Vehicles, Diesel, Police/EmergencyFord is recalling three different vehicle lines built between model years 2011 and 2015, including a number of service and specialty commercial vehicles.Continue reading Ford an [more]
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1,000-mph Bloodhound SSC can withstand a 2,300-mph bullet

1,000-mph Bloodhound SSC can withstand a 2,300-mph bullet

Filed under: Design/Style, Videos, Safety, Technology, Military, Performance, SpecialtyThe Bloodhound SSC is still preparing to reach 1,000 miles per hour. To make sure the vehicle is safe, the team shoots a hunk of metal at 2,300 miles per hour into its ballistic safety panel to see what happens.Co [more]
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Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidents

Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidents

Filed under: SafetyDistracted driving is a far more significant cause of teen-driving accidents than previously realized, according to new research.Continue reading Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidentsDistractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car acci [more]
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GM ignition switch death toll continues to rise

GM ignition switch death toll continues to rise

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety, United StatesIn the latest tally released by the General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, the number of cases offered compensation for fatalities has risen to 74 people. There have also been 126 injuries linked to the automaker's fau [more]
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NHTSA opens investigation into Nissan's handling of airbag recall

NHTSA opens investigation into Nissan's handling of airbag recall

Filed under: Recalls, Infiniti, Nissan, Maintenance, Safety, United States, SedanThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into a Nissan recall to fix a faulty airbag sensor. The recall covered more than one million vehicles, but the agency continues to receive c [more]
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Japan replacing Takata airbag parts faster than US

Japan replacing Takata airbag parts faster than US

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Japan, United StatesAutomotive News reveals that the Takata recall in Japan is nearly 70-percent complete, while in the US not even 12 percent of drivers have fixed their cars.Continue reading Japan replacing Takata airbag parts faster than USJapan replacing Takata airb [more]
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DOT announces $10M fine for Graco car seat recall

DOT announces $10M fine for Graco car seat recall

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Safety, United StatesThe Department of Transportation is fining Graco $10 million for delaying its recall of 6.1 million car seats last year. The safety campaign began because latches on some of the company's products could be very difficult to unf [more]
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Chinese TV report leads to JLR recall of 36k Range Rover Evoque models

Chinese TV report leads to JLR recall of 36k Range Rover Evoque models

Filed under: Recalls, Land Rover, Safety, China, SUV, LuxuryChina Central Television's recent investigations in several automakers have led to Jaguar Land Rover recalling 36,451 Evoques there to fix their gearboxes with a software update. The company is also extending the warranty on the part for af [more]
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NHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to combat drowsy driving

NHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to combat drowsy driving

Filed under: Government/Legal, SafetyDrowsy driving may finally be getting the attention it deserves, as NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind plans on cracking down on the dangerous behavior.Continue reading NHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to combat drowsy drivingNHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to [more]
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Honda recalling 100k more vehicles to replace airbag inflators

Honda recalling 100k more vehicles to replace airbag inflators

Filed under: Recalls, Honda, Safety, United States, Crossover, SedanHonda is recalling over 100,000 more vehicles to replace faulty driver's side airbag inflators supplied by Takata. The models include the 2008 Pilot, 2004 Civic and 2001 Accord.Continue reading Honda recalling 100k more vehicles to [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Nissan Leaf brake investigation, EV market will grow in China

Recharge Wrap-up: Nissan Leaf brake investigation, EV market will grow in China

Filed under: Green, Recalls, Nissan, Safety, ElectricElectric vehicles are projected to make up 4.2 percent of Chinese market by 2020. Canada is investigating possible cold weather brake malfunctions in the Nissan Leaf. Sunspeed is building EV charging at the Madonna Inn along the Pacific Coast High [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla hiring new sales executives, A123 focuses on starter batteries

Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla hiring new sales executives, A123 focuses on starter batteries

Filed under: Green, Fisker, Tesla, Green Automakers, Safety, ElectricA123 Systems is focusing on production of starter batteries for start-stop systems and microhybrids. Tesla is hiring sales executives for North America, Europe and Asia while reassigning Jerome Guillen. David Noland asks Tesla for [more]
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New Honda ads: Fix your airbags

New Honda ads: Fix your airbags

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Ownership, Recalls, Honda, SafetyHonda is launching a multi-million-dollar ad campaign asking owners of vehicles affected by Takata's faulty airbag inflators to report in for repairs.Continue reading New Honda ads: Fix your airbagsNew Honda ads: Fix your airbags o [more]
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