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Toyota developing new brake-assist and automatic braking systems

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. Within two to three years, the features are expected to equip mid-sized and compact cars, according to Seigo Kuzumaki, […]

Volvo Adds Three New Safety Systems

Volvo Adds Three New Safety Systems

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 are part of the company’s goal that nobody will be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo car by […]

Autoliv developing automatic in-car breath sensor

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 device is already undergoing testing and will be ready for mass production within five years. The breathalyzer will not require […]

BMW to rely more on smartphones for in-car infotainment

BMW to rely more on smartphones for in-car infotainment

BMW will adapt its cars more and more to run iPhone and Android applications onboard, the company announced. BMW motivates this decision by the impossibility to keep pace with integrating consumer devices into its in-car systems because of the long development cycles of cars, that take three to five years. […]

TRW to open new braking plant in Mexico

TRW to open new braking plant in Mexico

TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation, the global leader in automotive safety systems, has announced the opening of a new facility in the state of Queretaro, Mexico, which will produce a range of advanced brake systems. The 150,000 square foot facility will manufacture mainly hydraulic control units for a variety of electronic […]

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer UK price announced

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer UK price announced

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 is undercutting its rival by more than 1.200 pounds. Vauxhall says that it’s offering two new engines for the 2012 […]

TRW develops new brake system

TRW develops new brake system

TRW Automotive Holdings (TRW), a manufacturer of brakes, steering and safety systems, is developing its next generation of advanced, modular brake system that is vacuum independent and can simplify the brake system while enhancing functionality. The new systems can allow for full brake blending for all regenerative braking system architectures. […]

Mr. Bean crashed his McLaren F1

Mr. Bean crashed his McLaren F1

The popular TV show actor Rowan Atkinson, best known for his ‘Mr. Bean’ role, crashed his McLaren F1 into a street sign after losing control of the car. Even if ‘Mr. Bean’ drove only small old Minis or three-wheeled Reliant Regals in his show, the actor behind the role, Rowan […]

Toyota unveiled future technologies for safer driving

Toyota unveiled future technologies for safer driving

Toyota, world largest automaker unveiled a new series of automotive safety systems, currently under development. According to latest Japanese auto statistics, more than half of road traffic deaths are of people aged 65 and over and that pedestrians now account for more fatalities than vehicle occupants. One of the technologies […]

Nissan Leaf earned a 5-star NCAP rating

Nissan Leaf earned a 5-star NCAP rating

The electric Leaf by Nissan has earned a 5-star overall rating for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Being also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Leaf model is the first 100 percent electric […]

Citroen – safety features details.

Citroen – safety features details.

Citroen explained how works its safety systems, who are available on the current range. Citroën Emergency. Available on a 24/7 basis in eight European countries, Citroën Emergency puts the vehicle occupants in touch with a dedicated help desk. The service is designed to cope with all types of emergency (witness […]