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NHTSA Gives 2020 Hyundai Sonata 5-Star Safety Rating

NHTSA Gives 2020 Hyundai Sonata 5-Star Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently gave the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and Sonata Hybrid, its 5-star overall safety rating—the highest rating a vehicle can receive.

April 27, 2020

Strong Safety Culture, Technology Help High-Risk Fleets Improve Safety
Driver Assistance Systems Need Common Naming: AAA

Driver Assistance Systems Need Common Naming: AAA

In an effort to clear up confusion for motorists when researching or using advanced safety systems, AAA has proposed a set of standardized technology names for describing an array of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

January 28, 2019

Why Drivers Deactivate Lane Departure Prevention Systems

Why Drivers Deactivate Lane Departure Prevention Systems

Lane departure prevention systems that wait too long to initiate steering input or fail to prevent lane drifts greater than 35 centimeters may cause drivers to deactivate them, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

January 10, 2019

IIHS to Rate Automatic Braking Systems for Pedestrian Detection
Toyota Sharing Its Automated Safety System with Rival OEMs
Drivers Overestimating Safety Tech Capabilities: AAA

Drivers Overestimating Safety Tech Capabilities: AAA

Four out of 10 Americans overestimate the capabilities of semi-automated driving systems based on their names, which indicates a lack of understanding of the technologies and a possible safety risk, according to a new survey from AAA.

November 19, 2018

Mobileye, Geotab Technology Tested by Insurance Institute

Mobileye, Geotab Technology Tested by Insurance Institute

Retrofitting older vehicles with a collision warning system and a telematics device can significantly improve driver behavior and enhance safety, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

November 6, 2018

Advanced Safety Systems Cost Twice as Much to Repair

Advanced Safety Systems Cost Twice as Much to Repair

Vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can add on average an extra $3,000 to the repair bill after a crash due to pricey sensors and their calibration requirements, according to new research from AAA.

October 25, 2018

Nissan Adding Advanced Safety Tech to 2019 Models

Nissan Adding Advanced Safety Tech to 2019 Models

Nissan Motor Co. will debut its Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced active safety and driver-assist technologies, on its sixth-generation 2019 Altima and 2019 Rogue this fall.

September 13, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway Testing Safety Tech to Reduce Insurance Claims

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies will begin testing advanced safety technology from Safe Drive Systems with a select group of vehicles in client fleets to see if the radar-based collision avoidance technology can reduce insurance claims.

September 3, 2018

Mobility Shift Will Come with Mass Autonomous Vehicle Adoption

Mobility Shift Will Come with Mass Autonomous Vehicle Adoption

Mass adoption of autonomous vehicles should begin ramping up in 2023 and will ultimately drive a shift in vehicle ownership from consumers to larger mobility service providers with large fleets of battery-electric, autonomous vehicles, according to a new study from Cox Automotive.

August 16, 2018

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

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