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Drug Tests Indicate More Workers Getting High

A new report from Quest Diagnostics reveals a spike in positive employee drug tests, and use of illicit drugs such as cocaine is driving the trend.

Photo of Ford Super Duty courtesy of Ford.


Ford Recalls Pickups, SUVs for Seat Back Weld

The recall involves 2,195 2017-model year Ford F-150 pickups, Explorer SUVs and Super Duty pickups in the U.S.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.


NHTSA Probing Hyundai and Kia Recalls

The federal safety agency is looking into whether the automakers acted quickly enough and met reporting requirements in the recall of 1.6 million cars at risk for engine failure.

Michigan is emerging as one of the leaders in vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications research and adoption. Image courtesy of U.S. DOT.


Michigan Adds Connected Car Upgrades to I-75

3M is supplying special lane markings, signage and dedicated short-range communication devices for installation on a stretch of I-75.


What Is Blockchain Technology?

This two-minute video explains the basics of blockchain technology, which figures to play a major role in future autonomous vehicle development and use. Video courtesy of the Institute for the Future. To learn about Toyota's plans to employ blockchain technology, click here.

Dr. Gill Pratt, shown here during a presentation at CES 2016, is CEO of Toyota Research Institute. TRI has research facilities in California, Michigan and Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Toyota.


Toyota Explores Blockchain Tech in Autonomous Cars

The Toyota Research Institute is working with MIT Media Lab and others to develop new ways to securely share and store autonomous vehicle testing and usage data.


Understanding Air Bag Deployment

This video sheds some light on just how quickly air bags deploy when needed. Video courtesy of National Geographic via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.


Safety Tip: Preventing Injuries Tied to Air Bags

Drivers can take certain measures to mitigate the risk of serious injury arising from air bag deployment. Here are some tips from the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles.

Photo of Chevrolet Spark courtesy of General Motors.


Chevrolet Spark Recall Tied to Air Bags

The recall, driven by concerns for child passengers, covers more than 55,000 subcompact cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

Photo of Audi A7 courtesy of Audi.


Audi A7 Sedans Recalled for Air Bags

The recall, set to begin June 29, affects more than 17,000 luxury cars in the 2015 to 2017 model years.

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