auto safety

Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro exits a Mercedes-Benz F 015 autonomous driving automobile after it was unveiled at a Mercedes-Benz press event for the 2015 International CES on in Las Vegas, Nevada

If cars don't need drivers, do drivers need insurance?

Mar 24, 2015
The auto-insurance industry could lose billions in the shift to automated cars.
Posted In: auto insurance, driverless cars, auto safety
Visitors sit in an upside-down car to simulate a rollover accident at the Automotive Engineering Exposition in Yokohama, Tokyo. The demonstration was run by manufacturer Takata, which recently had to issue numerous airbag recalls.

To-do list: Replace exploding airbags

Oct 21, 2014
Federal safety officials urge drivers to heed airbag recall notices.
Posted In: car recalls, airbags, auto safety

Thanks, but no thanks: Chrysler says it won't recall 2.7 million Jeeps

Jun 5, 2013
Government regulators asked for a Jeep recall, but Chrysler said "No." Will negative public reaction outweigh the cost of an actual recall?
Posted In: auto industry, cars, recalls, auto safety

States struggle to meet new trucker safety mandate

Jan 27, 2012
By Monday, states are supposed to start gathering proof that interstate truck drivers are healthy enough to drive and send that information to a national database. But the Monday deadline ain’t working out so well.
Posted In: trucking, auto safety

Steering wheel, tail pipe, black box (?!)

Jan 19, 2012
Accidents will happen, and now they might get recorded
Posted In: auto safety, tracking