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Are Brake-Throttle Override Systems dangerous? It is, according to President Donald Trump’s administration. So much so that it plans to drop the proposed rule requiring automakers to install this technology feature in all its vehicles. According to Autoblog.com, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed that Brake-Throttle Override Systems …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued an order that effectively cancels all the 11 franchises of the Dimple Star Bus Company after it figured in multiple major road accidents that resulted in numerous injuries and deaths. According to LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III, the order to cancel …

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Stop. Look. Listen. These three words are one of the effective and courteous things to do before you cross an intersection. Every road user should be alert when crossing an intersection to prevent accidents from happening. However, the stop-look-listen approach is only ideal in a perfect-world scenario. Some motorists even …

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Volkswagen wants to develop more driver assistance systems to make its vehicles even safer. To achieve this, the German automaker will use virtual test drives to develop such assistance technology and integrate it to its production cars faster. The new driver assistance systems will be developed based from virtually-generated driving …

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Dr. David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety said that when properly utilized, advanced driver assistance system technologies have the potential to prevent 40 percent of all vehicle crashes and nearly 30 percent of traffic deaths. Still, there are two factors that can prevent this from …

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Aside from electric vehicles, automakers are on a race to develop self-driving or autonomous cars. However, the challenge in self-driving cars is the machine’s ability to make human judgment, which is crucial in terms of road safety. As such, Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s innovation arm, wants to develop an …

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Is your vehicle ready in case you get caught driving during a heavy storm? And can you confidently say that your vehicle’s prepared for all possible contingencies it might encounter during heavy rains? If you said yes to both, then you don’t need to read this. But if you need a …

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It’s good to be included in the IIHS’ Top Safety + list winners*. Believe us–it’s not easy to get in. So if a vehicle is listed there, then you know they mean business when it comes to safe driving. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) offers one of the most …

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Are you using the machine or is the machine using you? This question might be a nice thing to think about especially to individuals who can’t seem to let go of their mobile phones. Some are so attached to their phones that they can’t let go of it even while …

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Borgward has introduced its new artificial intelligence (AI) safety technology alongside the opening of its U.S. headquarters and research and development (R&D) center in Sunnyvale, California. The global auto startup company says its new AI tech can predict risky behaviors that could help avoid collisions. Borgward’s AI tech is currently …

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It’s often challenging for a petite women to achieve optimal safety when driving. In some cases, they need to compromise their sizes on seats that are often configured for taller people. For instance, a small woman has a tendency to move her entire body forward on a car seat so …

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Work smarter, not harder—this is what Ford wants to apply when it comes to the nature of operation in its production facilities. As previously reported, Ford is using the EksoVest, which provides lift assistance to its employees to reduce fatigue. Now, the blue oval brand is using drones to do …

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Driving in the Philippines’ urban jungle is a difficult task. You need to be aware and ready for anything and the unexpected—motorcycles might suddenly pop in front of you, cars may cut into your lane, and trucks or buses may box you out. From all the mentioned road scenarios, one …

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There are days where everything just doesn’t go according to your way. You might get splashed with water while walking under the rain; or you might have a flat tire on the way to work; or you might be rattled due to the other’s shortcomings. However, all of the mentioned …

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Seat belts are one of the most significant car safety feature as it can effectively help save lives. In fact, the United States’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says seat belts save more than 15,000 lives each year. Despite its effectiveness however, some motorists still tend to give little …

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