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October 4, 2017

Malfunction Fears May Haunt Self-Driving Cars

Manufacturers of autonomous vehicles will ultimately need to overcome lingering consumer concerns about potential software and hardware failures, a survey finds.

September 27, 2017

Toyota Shows Autonomous Vehicle Platform

Toyota Research Institute continues to make advances in its latest iteration of an autonomous driving platform. Platform 2.1 allows the testing of both Guardian and Chauffer modes. Video courtesy of Toyota/YouTube.

September 19, 2017

Tech Developed to Detect Distracted Driving

Researchers at the University of Waterloo create a system that recognizes such distracting actions as texting, talking on a cell phone and reaching into the backseat.

September 18, 2017

IIHS, HLDI Name New President

David Harkey will assume the role of president of the two safety research groups in January, succeeding Adrian Lund.

September 13, 2017

How Driverless Cars Will Signal Their Next Move

Ford teams with Virginia Tech on a research project investigating how driverless vehicles can best communicate with other road users, including pedestrians.

September 13, 2017

Pedestrians React to 'Driverless' Van

Ford and Virginia Tech recently teamed on a research project aimed at learning how driverless vehicles might communicate and interact with other road users. The Ford Transit Connect used in the experiment wasn't really driverless, but it sure looked like it was. Video courtesy of Ford. For the full story, click here.

September 8, 2017

Buckling Up in Back

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that many rear-seat passengers don't bother to wear seat belts on every trip. It's a decision that compromises the safety of everyone in the vehicle. Video courtesy of IIHS. For a related safety tip, click here.

September 8, 2017

Can Drivers Overly Rely on Driver Assistance Tech?

Research from IIHS and MIT AgeLab suggests that drivers can be susceptible to distraction while using a parking assist feature.

August 31, 2017

Study Compares Human Drivers and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies

A report from the University of Michigan assesses the strengths and weaknesses of human drivers and the various technologies used in self-driving cars.

August 30, 2017

Public Still Wary of Self-Driving Tech, Survey Finds

New survey results from research firm Gartner find that 55% of respondents would decline an opportunity to take a ride in a fully autonomous vehicle.  

August 23, 2017

Lane Departure Warning Drops Crash Rates, Study Shows

A new study from IIHS concludes that the safety feature reduces rates of single-vehicle, sideswipe and head-on crashes of all severities by 11%.

August 16, 2017

How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

August 11, 2017

Report Lists Safest and Deadliest Counties for Driving

A report from the Auto Insurance Center lists the safest and most deadly counties for driving, based on federal road fatality data from the past 20 years.

August 9, 2017

What Looks Like a Driverless Van Really Isn't

How will other drivers respond when they discover they're sharing the road with a driverless vehicle? A researcher from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute dressed up as a car seat to find out. Video courtesy of CNN and ARLnow.com.

August 8, 2017

11% of Drivers Distracted, Study Finds

The Ohio-based research project also concludes that drivers 26 to 40 years old are the most likely to drive distracted.

August 4, 2017

More Driver Deaths Tied to Opioids

The prevalence of prescription opioid use has led to a rise in opioid-linked driver fatalities, a new study from Columbia University finds.

August 2, 2017

Toyota Researchers Add More Safety Tech Projects

The automaker’s Collaborative Safety Research Center announces 11 new technology research projects that are part of a five-year program focused on future mobility.

July 26, 2017

Safety Board Calls for More Speed Cameras

A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board recommends a number of policy actions to prevent speeding -– a major cause of road deaths.

July 26, 2017

Speeding Fuels Deadly Crashes

From 2005 through 2014, crashes involving a speeding passenger vehicle resulted in 112,580 fatalities in the U.S. Nearly the same number of people -- 112,948 -- died in alcohol-involved crashes during the same period, according to research from the National Transportation Safety Board. Video courtesy of CBS This Morning. Click here for the full story.

July 13, 2017

Following Another Vehicle Leads to Risky Driving

A new study from Arizona State University concludes that drivers who follow another car to a destination are more likely to drive dangerously.

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