ZF Demos Pre-crash External Side Airbag System
ZF, a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, recently gave a live demonstration of the prototype of its new pre-crash occupant safety system with an external side airbag in Memmingen, Germany.
Automotive, Mobility Leaders Publish Framework For Safe Automated Driving Systems
Eleven companies from the automotive and technology sectors have published “Safety First for Automated Driving” (SaFAD), a non-binding organized framework for the development, testing and validation of safe automated passenger vehicles.
Distracted Driving: A Plague We Need to Help Prevent
Distracted driving, which has become a plague, presents a great opportunity to market your business and help prevent accidents.
New Studies Highlight Driver Confusion About Automated Systems
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released two new studies that highlight driver misperceptions and lack of understanding related to autonomous driving features.
Hyundai Partners with MDGo to Enhance Vehicle Safety
Hyundai Motor Company announced that it has partnered with MDGo, an Israeli start-up specializing in medical artificial intelligence (AI) systems, to help shape the next generation of advanced vehicle safety systems.
Ford Launches Seat Belt Monitor in Ranger
Ford has announced that every Ford Ranger will feature rear seat belt monitors that will alert the driver if a second-row passenger unbuckles and indicate which seat they’re in.
Massachusetts Moves to Ban Cellphone Usage While Driving
Massachusetts is one step closer to having legislation that would bar any driver from using hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, according to an AP article.
New York Lawmakers Considering ‘Textalyzer’ to Enforce Distracted Driving Laws
With this new law, when someones gets in a crash, police would be able to use a device to pull information from their phone to determine if they were using it at the time of the accident.
Study: More than Half of Drivers are Checking Social Media While on the Road
The study found that 55% of those surveyed admit to checking social media while behind the wheel, and 25% said they’ve even recorded a video while behind the wheel.
DENSO Partners with B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Defensive Driving Program
DENSO has announced a donation of $125,000 this year to extend and expand its partnership with national teen defensive driving program B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe).
Study: Texting Bans Reduce Car Crash ER Visits
A new study found that states that banned texting and driving had on average a four percent reduction in emergency department visits following car crashes, according to an article by CNN.
Apple and Google Speed Ahead in Safer Design of Vehicle Infotainment Technology
Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are less distracting to drivers when compared to built-in vehicle infotainment systems designed by automakers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.