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Volkswagen Expands Safety Tech in 2016 Lineup

The automaker is making such features as forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking available for the compact sedan and compact hatchback classes.

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Accident Management Costs Continue Modest Increases

According to Element Fleet Management, The CEI Group, Corporate Claims Management (CCM), and Fleet Response, accident costs saw a modest increase in 2014 vs. 2013 figures, with the percentage of preventable accidents remaining mostly flat.

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Mini Coopers Recalled to Improve Crash Protection

To bring the subcompact cars into compliance with federal safety standards, dealers will reinforce the area between the rear interior side panels and the exterior vehicle body.

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Ford Transit Backup Camera System Released

Rear View Safety has released its Ford Third Brake Light backup camera system for the 2015 Transit van that comes with features designed to protect pedestrians as well as drivers.

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Audi SQ5 SUVs Recalled for Power Steering

In 5,625 vehicles, the electric power steering assist system is at risk for suddenly shutting down during cold weather.

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Kia Recalls Sorentos for Seat Belts

In these SUVs, the front-passenger seat belts have a buckle latch assembly that may prevent proper fastening.

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BMW Offers Traffic-Signal Alerting App

BMW Group will introduce a mobile app that will help drivers anticipate traffic signal changes in cities to increase safety and save fuel by avoiding unnecessary acceleration, the automaker announced.


Video Tip: Freeway Entering and Exiting

Here’s some advice from AAA on how to safely merge onto a freeway and how to exit.

Front pedestrian braking, a new active safety technology available on the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2016 Cadillac CT6, is one of many safety features tested at General Motors' new Active Safety Test Area at the Milford Proving Ground in Milford, Mich. Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors.


GM Expands Safety Tech in 2016 Models

The automaker is also taking advantage of a new testing area near Detroit to develop and evaluate advanced crash-avoidance technologies and vehicle-to-vehicle communications.


FCA US Reaches Recall Penalty Settlement With NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced July 26 that FCA US has acknowledged violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act's requirements to repair vehicles with safety defects and has agreed to buy back some defective vehicles from owners. The automaker will pay as much as $105 million in civil penalties. Here is a report from CBS News. For more details, click here.

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