Tag Archives: Safety
Posted on26. Nov, 2011 by webmestre.
GM Supports Ongoing Testing With NHTSA Statement attributable to Jim Federico, General Motors chief engineer for electric vehicles 2011-11-25 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informed GM today that it will begin a preliminary evaluation of Chevrolet Volt battery assemblies. The move to take this formal, procedural step is not unexpected as GM has [...]
Posted on22. Nov, 2011 by webmestre.
Kanetix.ca survey reveals eight out of 10 Canadian drivers confess to a bad driving habit TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ – Eight in 10 Canadian motorists openly admit to having at least one bad driving habit according to a new poll released by Kanetix.ca – an online quote comparison website for a variety of insurance [...]
Posted on21. Nov, 2011 by webmestre.
Hybrid models have lower injury odds than their conventional counterparts ARLINGTON, VA — Hybrids have a safety edge over their conventional twins when it comes to shielding their occupants from injuries in crashes, new research by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, shows. On average, the [...]
Posted on27. Oct, 2011 by webmestre.
Ford’s New MyKey Do Not Disturb Technology Helps Teens Stay Connected to Driving, Not the Phone Ford will become the first automaker to allow parents to block their teens from receiving phone calls and deter text messages while driving with a new MyKey® Do Not Disturb technology that launches on the Ford Explorer in early [...]
Euro NCAP announces the results for twelve new vehicles including 5 stars for a pick up (Ford Ranger)
Posted on26. Oct, 2011 by webmestre.
This month’s top scorers with five stars are the Audi Q3, BMW 1 series, Chevrolet Captiva, Fiat Freemont, Ford Ranger, Hyundai Veloster, Mercedes M-Class, Opel/Vauxhall Astra and Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, Lancia Thema and Toyota Yaris. The Lancia Voyager was awarded four stars. The most remarkable result this month is the Ford Ranger, the first pickup [...]
GM Develops Mobile Technology That Watches Road Ahead…Portable devices debut at Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress
Posted on17. Oct, 2011 by webmestre.
GM Develops Mobile Technology That Watches Road Ahead Portable devices debut at Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress System communicates with other vehicles, surrounding infrastructure and pedestrians to warn driver about potholes, construction zones and cyclists GM researchers put the technology into small mobile devices and smartphone applications connected to vehicle display, for easy use Technology [...]
Posted on02. Apr, 2011 by webmestre.
Toyota Wins Key Unintended Acceleration Case April 1, 2011, Torrance, CA — Toyota has won a much-anticipated case in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York that was seen as an early indicator of the strength of the legal theories behind current unintended acceleration claims against the Company. After deliberating for [...]
Cars Talking to Traffic Lights and to Each Other; Ford Motor Company’s Vision on the Future of Vehicle Safety
Posted on08. Mar, 2011 by webmestre.
Cars Talking to Traffic Lights and to Each Other; Ford Motor Company’s Vision on the Future of Vehicle Safety Ford builds a ‘smart intersection’ to advance research into infrastructure-to-vehicle technology that could help reduce accidents and congestion With urban populations growing, active safety technologies may play a greater role in reducing accidents on crowded city [...]
Posted on26. Jan, 2011 by webmestre.
FORD ACCELERATES INTELLIGENT VEHICLE RESEARCH, CREATING ‘TALKING’ VEHICLES TO MAKE ROADS SAFER Ford is rapidly expanding its commitment to intelligent vehicles that wirelessly talk to each other, warning of potential dangers to enhance safety and flag impending traffic congestion to help improve the environment Intelligent vehicles could potentially help in 81 percent of all police-reported [...]