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December 14, 2017

New Safety Research to Focus on Driver Behavior

The Governors Highway Safety Association is teaming with the Transportation Research Board to find new ways to prevent traffic deaths and injuries.

December 12, 2017

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles.

November 15, 2017

Toyota Safety Researchers Launch Five Projects

The new projects, part of a broader five-year program, are aimed at facilitating a safe transition to future mobility.

November 7, 2017

Mercedes-Benz's Intelligent World Drive

As part of its Intelligent World Drive project, Mercedes-Benz is testing autonomous driving functions on all five continents using a vehicle based on the S-Class. For the full story, click here. 

November 7, 2017

Video: Waymo Testing Driverless Cars in Phoenix

The company will soon begin inviting members of the public to take rides in the driverless cars as part of an early rider program.

November 2, 2017

Toyota's Two Vehicle Automation Modes

Toyota Research Institute demonstrates Toyota's Guardian and Chauffeur automated driving modes in a test vehicle. For the latest update on testing these modes, click here. Video courtesy of Toyota/YouTube and Alpha Squad.

November 2, 2017

Toyota Partners With Autonomous Car Testing Facility

GoMentum Station in Concord, Calif., will provide a safe place for the testing of self-driving cars involved in extreme driving events.

October 26, 2017

Waymo Cars Coming to Mich. for Winter Testing

The self-driving car company will take advantage of the state’s winter weather to continue refining sensors and other autonomous vehicle technology.

October 24, 2017

Ga. Lab Tests Meds' Drowsy Driving Risk

Neuro Trials Research in Atlanta uses driving simulators to document whether the use of an experimental medication can pose a drowsy driving risk. The Federal Drug Administration uses the data. Video courtesy of WXIA/11Alive.

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%.

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