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Top Vehicle Safety Tech

These three technology features, which have mostly become standard equipment in recent years, significantly increase safety for drivers.

May 3, 2019

Do Semi-Autonomous Systems Foster Driver Inattention?

Do Semi-Autonomous Systems Foster Driver Inattention?

A Tesla Model S crash in the Los Angeles area is raising questions about the risks associated with semi-autonomous driving systems. When driving responsibilities are shared by the driver and the vehicle, do drivers tend to lose focus and over-rely on automation? Video courtesy of the Los Angeles Times via YouTube. For the full story, click here.

January 27, 2018

Nissan's Brain-to-Vehicle Tech

Nissan's Brain-to-Vehicle Tech

Nissan has unveiled technology designed to interpret signals from the driver's brain to speed up reaction times and improve driver comfort. Video courtesy of Nissan via YouTube. For the full story, click here.

January 4, 2018

Volvo's New XC40 Compact SUV

Volvo's New XC40 Compact SUV

Volvo's 2018 XC40 will be replete with advanced safety features when the compact SUV arrives in the fall. Video courtesy of Volvo and Motorward via YouTube. For more about the Volvo XC40, click here.

September 5, 2017

How Lane Departure Warning Works

How Lane Departure Warning Works

Lane departure warning uses an onboard camera to read painted lane lines and then alerts the driver of lane drift, when needed, through the use of tones, visuals or vibations. Video courtesy of MyCarDoesWhat.org and the National Safety Council. To learn how lane departure warning is lowering crash rates, click here. 

August 23, 2017

Nissan Tech Reminds Drivers to Check Rear Seat

Nissan Tech Reminds Drivers to Check Rear Seat

Nissan has developed Rear Door Alert, a system designed to remind drivers that they may have forgotten something, or someone, in the backseat. Video courtesy of Nissan. For the full story, click here.

August 2, 2017

Cadillac Super Cruise Technology

Cadillac Super Cruise Technology

The 2018 Cadillac CT6 will feature Super Cruise, a hands-free driving technology designed for highway travel. Video courtesy of Cadillac via AutoCarSS and YouTube. For the full story, click here.

April 10, 2017

Range Rover Velar's Safety Features

Range Rover Velar's Safety Features

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, which debuted in London on March 1, boasts a range of advanced driver assistance systems. Video courtesy of Land Rover.

March 8, 2017

Volvo XC60 Steers Out of Trouble

Volvo XC60 Steers Out of Trouble

The 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV will have three new advanced driver safety features offering automatic steering assistance or support when needed. Video courtesy of Volvo via YouTube. For the full story, click here.

February 28, 2017

Toyota's Intelligent Clearance Sonar

Toyota's Intelligent Clearance Sonar

Toyota research reveals that models equipped with the automaker's Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) are much less likely to be involved in a reversing accident in a parking lot. For the full story, click here.

December 27, 2016

Nissan Rolling Out Self-Driving Tech

Nissan Rolling Out Self-Driving Tech

Nissan's new Serena, scheduled to go on sale in Japan in late August, will come equipped with the company's ProPILOT autonomous drive technology. Video courtesy of Nissan. For the full story, click here.

July 13, 2016

LIDAR's Role in Future Vehicle Safety

LIDAR's Role in Future Vehicle Safety

Frost & Sullivan recently completed a study on OEM strategies for using LIDAR technology in active safety systems and automated driving. In this video, Frost & Sullivan Resarch Manager Praveen Chandrasekar summarizes the study's findings.

March 23, 2016

Ford's New Wearables Research

Ford's New Wearables Research

This video shows how Ford's new wearables research lab is exploring ways to integrate wearable devices and vehicles to enable driver-assistance technologies. For the full story, click here.

January 11, 2016

Smart Headlight Development

Smart Headlight Development

This September 2014 report from CBS Pittsburgh KDKA 2 News highlights progress on smart headlight development at Carnegie Mellon University. To learn more about headlight glare causes and how to mitigate their impact, click here for a fleet safety tip. 

November 29, 2015

Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems are designed to detect an impending forward crash with another vehicle in time to avoid or mitigate the collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to add this technology to the 5-Star safety rating system's list of recommended technologies, beginning with the 2018 model year. To learn more about the change, click here.

November 3, 2015

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