Tag: Safety

Toyota Fights Throttle Misapplication With New Acceleration Suppression System

Toyota continues to make its cars safer, and the latest technology gear will help reduce accidents occurred while mistaking the gas for the brake pedal. Launched today in Japan as ‘Plus Support’ for new cars, it’s also available as a retrofit device for use with existing vehicles, with the latter being dubbed the ‘Pedal Misapplication […]

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Acura’s 2021 TLX Has The World’s First Front Airbag That Wraps Around Your Head

The all-new 2021 Acura TLX promises to be one of the most exciting sedans the Japanese automaker has released in recent years. While handling and performance will be prioritized, especially in Type S guise, the 2021 TLX also places great emphasis on safety. Acura says it targets the highest available safety ratings from both NHTSA […]

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Euro NCAP Updates Protocols For 2020, Makes It Harder For Cars To Score Maximum Points

Europe’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) has updated its safety protocols for 2020, introducing new tests and making some changes in the way they evaluate cars. One of the biggest updates is the introduction of a new moving barrier that replaces the 23-year old regulation-based moderate offset-deformable barrier test. This evaluates the protection of occupants […]

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‘Stop Driving’ Warning Issued For Takata-Equipped Vehicles In Australia

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) in Australia has issued a ‘stop drive warning’ for vehicles fitted with potentially fatal Takata airbags. In a series of press releases, the FCAI detailed that there are thousands of vehicles on Australian roads fitted with Takata’s deadly Alpha and non-Alpha airbags and is telling people to stop […]

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Ford Says WiFi Could Interfere With Vehicle-To-Everything Communications Technology

Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications technology has the potential to make driving safer and less stressful, so it’s alarming to hear that WiFi signals could interfere with them. As noticed by Consumer Reports, Ford’s Executive Director of Connected Vehicle and Services wrote the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tell them their research has shown […]

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