Don’t Let Airbags Blow Up in Your Face
When servicing and replacing airbags in vehicles, customer safety is of the utmost importance. Now that there are multiple airbags in vehicles, the challenges for repairers have multiplied too.
Tesla Earns its First Safety Award from IIHS
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Tesla has picked up its first award from the institute for its 2019 Model 3 – its less expensive sedan – that qualifies for a TOP SAFETY PICK+.
VW, Porsche to Recall 227,000 Cars Over Airbag, Seatbelt Issues
Volkswagen and Porsche have to recall around 227,000 cars due to problems with airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners, said Germany’s Stuttgarter Zeitung, according to an article by Reuters.
U.S. to Test Mirrorless, Camera-based Systems for Vehicles
NHTSA plans to test how drivers could use cameras to replace traditional rearview mirrors in automobiles, a technology already allowed in other countries, according to an article by Reuters.
NASCAR Star Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Renews Distracted Driving Pledge
Working with Richard Petty Motorsports partners BASF, the official paint of the team, and 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, Wallace is sharing his tips and advice for reducing distractions on the road, especially for younger drivers.
Honda Announces New Passenger Front Airbag Design
Honda has announced the development of a new passenger front airbag technology designed to better protect occupants in a wide range of frontal collision scenarios.
Impaired Driving: A Close Call
The car came barreling around the corner at us at an alarming speed, so fast, in fact, the driver was struggling to keep the car in his lane.
IIHS Researchers Find Little Benefit from Knee Airbags
A recent IIHS study shows that one increasingly common type of airbag — the knee airbag — has a negligible effect on injury risk and, in fact, may even increase it in some cases.
Eye-Net Mobile Completes Trial of Cellular-Based Accident-Prevention Solution
Foresight Autonomous Holdings has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Eye-Net Mobile, has completed a successful large-scale trial of its Eye-Net cellular-based accident-prevention solution and met all predefined criteria set for its success.
Consumer Safety Groups Call for Investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot System, Marketing
Two consumer safety groups are calling for federal and state investigations of Tesla’s semi-autonomous technology following several fatal crashes linked to the system over the last few years, according to an article by CNBC.
Hyundai to Make Rear Occupant Alert Standard By 2022
Hyundai Motor America announced that it will voluntarily make its rear occupant alert (ROA) door-logic system standard on most of its new vehicles by 2022.
Survey: Drivers with Advanced Safety Tech in Vehicles Taking More Risks
A new State Farm survey shows that Americans who drive vehicles equipped with ADAS admit to using their smart phones while driving at significantly higher rates than those without the latest tech.