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Faulty Air Bag Controls Spur New Series of Recalls

Safety supplier Continental informs NHTSA that 5 million air bag control units manufactured during a five-year period are at risk for failure.

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FCA Recalls Dodge Chargers

The owners of more than 441,000 Dodge Charger sedans will receive wheel chocks to provide extra stability during wheel changes involving a tire jack.


Many Drivers Turn Off Lane Departure Warning

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that drivers are more likely to deactivate this safety feature compared to others.


Honda's Lane Departure Warning

Standard on select models, Honda's lane departure warning system is designed to alert the driver if the vehicle is leaving a detected lane and a turn signal hasn't been activated.


Renault-Nissan's Silicon Valley Connection

It's only fitting that the Renault-Nissan Research Center is located in northern California's Silicon Valley -- an area long known for technological innovation. Employees have plugged into local talent and resources to advance autonomous mobility, connected cars and zero-emission vehicles. 


N.Y. Sees Spike in Drugged Driving

Because of the growing abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin, police in the state of New York have seen a disturbing increase in drugged driving incidents. Here's a video report from WKBW in Buffalo, N.Y. 


Delphi Readies Data Exchange Tech

Autonomous driving and vehicle-to-vehicle communications will require unprecedented data exchange speeds in vehicles. Delphi Automotive discusses the role of its upcoming multi-domain controller in making such demanding applications possible.


Overheight Vehicle Detection Comes to Austin

The system will help prevent collisions between tall trucks and low-clearance overhead structures such as bridges.


Austin's Overheight Vehicle Detection

The Texas Department of Transportation will be installing an overheight vehicle detection system in downtown Austin. Here's a report from KXAN News. For the story, click here.


Video Safety Tip: Preventing Pothole Damage

Here's some advice from the Michigan Department of Transportation on how to deal with potholes.

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