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Drivers Rely on New Auto Safety Technologies Despite Limitations

More and more, drivers are recognizing the value in having vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like blind spot monitoring systems, forward collision warning and lane keeping assist. However, while many of these technologies are rapidly being offered as …

Automatic Braking Will Be Standard on Top-Selling Nissans

Nissan plans to make automatic emergency braking standard on seven of 18 U.S. models for the 2018 model year, putting the safety feature on most of its top sellers. The company also pledged to make the system standard on 90 …

Adding Safety Technology to an Older Car

Old cars can learn new tricks. For a few hundred dollars, drivers can add new safety technology – like forward collision warning systems or backup cameras – to older cars. Cars are lasting longer than ever thanks to improving quality. …

Drivers Confused by New Auto Safety Technology

Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology. Some features will automatically turn a car back into its lane if it begins to drift, or hit the brakes if sensors detect that …

Auto Safety Technology Could Save Nearly 10,000 U.S. Lives a Year

New auto safety technologies such as automatic braking and sensors that keep a car in its lane could prevent almost 10,000 U.S. road deaths a year and save $251 billion if they were more widely available, according to a Boston …

NHTSA Will Add Automatic Braking to Consumer Star Rating System

U.S. regulators will add automatic braking to a list of technologies considered as beneficial to safety in its influential star-rating consumer advisory system. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the change Thursday at a meeting in Washington with automotive engineers. The …