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US road deaths up 3.3% in 2012; government speeds research on car safety systems


In the first increase since 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday road deaths increased 3.3 % to 33,561 in 2012. In light of this recent news, the government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk or aren’t buckled properly. Officials also said that they expect to decide ...
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Toyota developing new brake-assist and automatic braking systems
Toyota is developing two pre-crash safety systems meant to help prevent high-speed collisions and pedal-misapplication accident. The Japanese carmaker said the technology will soon be premiered on a high-end Toyota-brand sedan. ...
NTSB wants the U.S. government to make advanced safety systems mandatory on new cars
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants the U.S. government to order new safety technologies in all vehicles to help lower driver distraction. The NTSB wants to require systems such as ...
Euro NCAP is praising Mazda CX-5 for its safety systems
The European car safety organization is highlighting the Mazda CX-5 once again for its standard safety systems. After it was tested by Euro NCAP earlier this year, the new Mazda CX-5 ...
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Volvo, which has a long reputation for the safety of its cars, adds three more new developments. The three safety projects are: autonomous driving support, intersection support and animal detection and ...
Autoliv developing automatic in-car breath sensor
Autoliv is developing an alcohol breath sensor that will operate automatically when the driver gets in the car. According to Jan Carlson, CEO of the Swedish auto parts manufacturer, the ...
BMW to rely more on smartphones for in-car infotainment
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TRW to open new braking plant in Mexico
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GM says self-driving vehicles will arrive by 2020
The American automotive giant General Motors has announced on Sunday that self-driving vehicles could hit the showrooms by the end of the decade, focusing only on passenger safety. The vice president ...
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Having a serious competition from the Ford S-Max, Vauxhall has announced the new Zafira Tourer price for United Kingdom, during the Frankfurt Motor Show where the model was revealed, which ...

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