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Volkswagen Sweden makes phone cases with metal from phone-related crashes

By Faiming_low on 28 Apr 2018 in Safety, Other News, Videos

Attached Image To cut down on accidents related to usage of handphones while driving, Volkswagen Sweden has released phone cases that use metal from crashes.

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New 2018 F1 safety car: The Mercedes AMG GT R

By Deeq on 25 Mar 2018 in New model, Formula 1, Safety

Attached Image The Formula One 2018 season is kicking off this weekend, and the warm-up lap is going to be led by the most powerful Safety Car the sport has ever seen. This season, the Mercedes AMG GT R will be the safety car of choice – and as you probably already know, it’s a savage bit of kit.
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Uber's autonomous car involved in fatal crash

By Deeq on 22 Mar 2018 in New technology, Safety

Attached Image A self-driving car operated by the ride-hailing company Uber has been involved in a fatal accident with a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.

The unnamed woman was reported to have been crossing the road when she was struck. Despite being rushed to hospital, she later died from her injuries.

Reports indicate while a driver was present behind the wheel, the car was in autonomous mode at the time of the collision. No passengers were in the Uber when the collision occurred.
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Porsche says brake squeal is normal

By Faiming_low on 02 Feb 2018 in Safety, Videos

Attached Image Porsche has created a video explaining why some of its cars are producing brake squeal when driving in normal conditions.

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Fix for early versions of the Ford Focus RS coming soon

By Faiming_low on 13 Dec 2017 in Engine, Advice, Safety

Attached Image Some Ford Focus RS owners have reported that their cars are consuming coolant fluid.

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Massive 12-car pileup and death of Daniel Hegarty cast shadow on Macau GP

By Deeq on 22 Nov 2017 in Safety, Other News

The Macau Grand Prix takes place on a notoriously difficult street circuit that claims numerous cars, drivers, and riders every single year. The 2017 event is no different, with a 12-car pileup claiming half the field on the first lap of GT car qualifying. Daniel Juncadella, at the front of the pack, hit a barrier and spun in such a way that the rest of the field behind him bunched up in a chain reaction of collisions that red-flagged the session. Eight cars restarted the qualifying session.
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Self-Driving-Shuttle crashes in Las Vegas on 1st day

By Deeq on 09 Nov 2017 in Hybrid/electric cars, Safety

Attached Image Within its first few hours of operation in Las Vegas yesterday (Wednesday), an autonomous shuttle bus that is part of a ballyhooed study of driverless vehicles on public roads was involved in a collision with a truck. No injuries were reported. Details from the incident are still emerging. Members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department have not commented on the collision or issued a report. Nor have officials from Navya, the French company that manufactures the shuttles. There were passengers on the shuttle when the crash took place, according to reports from KSNV-TV. A spokesperson for AAA, which is a sponsor of the study, says the shuttle was stationary when the truck struck the left-front side of the vehicle.
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Koenigsegg Agera RS crashes in testing

By Deeq on 20 May 2017 in Super cars, Safety

Attached Image Koenigsegg is only building 25 examples of its Agera RS supercar. Each 1,160-horsepower car undergoes testing before making its way into the garage of the lucky owner. One customer will have to wait a bit longer, though, as an Agera RS has crashed during shakedown testing in Sweden, says Koenigsegg.
koenigsegg, agera rs, crash

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Crash splits car right down the middle, but driver survives

By Deeq on 19 May 2017 in Safety

An accident in California literally split a car down the middle, leaving the driver still seated behind the wheel injured, but, incredibly, alive.

"The scene was, it was pretty intense," Sgt. Jason Bahlman told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Bahlman has been a trooper for 16 years. "It was definitely one of the most severely damaged cars I've ever seen."
crash, accident, highway

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Two dead in Lamborghini crash at Las Vegas exotic car experience center

By Deeq on 15 Feb 2017 in Motoring, Safety

Attached Image According to the Las Vegas Sun, as well as several other local outlets, two men died in a Lamborghini crash on track at a facility called SpeedVegas. The car reportedly hit a concrete wall with a tire barrier and burst into flames. Tragically, the driver and the instructor were both killed instantly. We confirmed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that the organization is investigating the crash.
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Malaysia tests new barrier in hopes to cut fatalities

By Deeq on 29 Dec 2016 in New technology, Safety

As reported by The Malay Mail, Motorists travelling from Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang heading into Federal Highway would have noticed the bright yellow cylinders that act as a guardrail along the road.

The safety structure, however, is more than just eye candy. It is a new technology that could help save lives.

Attached Image The road roller safety system — consisting of a sturdy steel tube, between which plastic cylinders that act as shock absorbers spin around its axis — had been placed at the 100m stretch.
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E-bikes are everywhere

By Faiming_low on 07 Nov 2016 in Advice, Safety

Attached Image A horrific accident involving a trailer and three electric bicycles last month - which killed two riders and injured the third - has put e-bikes in the spotlight once again.

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Toyota Hilux doesn't do well in Moose test

By Faiming_low on 29 Oct 2016 in Safety, Videos

Attached Image Toyota's pick up truck, the Hilux has been under fire for not doing well in the Moose test. The test, which basically stimulates a sudden lane change, tests the vehicle's stability when presented with such sudden weight transfer. It also tests the vehicle's electronic stability control ability to keep the vehicle from losing control.

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German authorities tell Tesla not to use the term “Autopilot”

By Deeq on 18 Oct 2016 in New technology, Safety, Other News

Attached Image German transportation officials have asked Tesla Motors to stop using the name “Autopilot” for its semi-autonomous feature, arguing it may mislead motorists about the capabilities of the driver-assistance system. In separate letters, the head of Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority asked Tesla to stop using the name and warned car owners that the system still requires them to pay attention at all times.
tesla, autopilot, autonomous

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One-off Jeep Renegade does stoppies like a bike

By Faiming_low on 16 Oct 2016 in Safety, Other News

Attached Image Jeep's funky Renegade SUV has been reported by a Spanish automotive website that it can do a cool stunt. Called a stoppie, the neat trick is usually performed by bikers where they brake hard to get the rear wheels off the ground as they come to a stop.

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Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars

By Deeq on 10 Sep 2016 in New technology, Concept cars, Safety

Attached Image The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars. The base vehicles will be manufactured by Volvo Cars and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. Volvo Cars and Uber are contributing a combined USD 300M to the project.

Both Uber and Volvo will use the same base vehicle for the next stage of their own autonomous car strategies. This will involve Uber adding its own self-developed autonomous driving systems to the Volvo base vehicle. Volvo will use the same base vehicle for the next stage of its own autonomous car strategy, which will involve fully autonomous driving.
volvo, uber, autonomous

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Future cars to have airbags on the outside

By Deeq on 17 Feb 2016 in New technology, Safety

Attached Image Airbags keep proliferating throughout the interiors of our automobiles. What started out in the steering wheel soon multiplied to the dashboard, door panels, seat frames, window frames, knee panels, and elsewhere. The next frontier for airbag installation, however, may not be inside the vehicle, but on the outside.
airbags, airbag, volvo, safety

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Irresponsible Tesla driver tries Autopilot function in the backseat


Attached Image Recently, Tesla introduced its Autopilot system to its Model S as an upgrade. While this is as close as you can get to full autonomous driving, Tesla has made it clear that this system is by no means a fully automated driving experience, and you must have your hands on the wheel all times, as the driver is still the one responsible for controlling the vehicle.

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Race car slams into crowd at Malta car show

By Deeq on 07 Nov 2015 in Super cars, Motorshow, Safety

At least 26 people were injured on Sunday Oct 4, 2015, after a car smashed into a group of spectators at a motor show in Luqa, Malta.

The Porsche 918 Spyder, driven by a British businessman, appeared to spin out of control as he was driving at high speed along an airport runway used for the event.
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Yet another LaFerrari Crash, this time in Hungary

By Deeq on 04 Nov 2015 in Super cars, Safety

Attached Image One LaFerrari driver ended up driving it into three other cars in Budapest over the weekend. According to news reports, the driver emerged from a Ferrari dealership in the Hungarian capital and moments later lost control of the car.
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