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Categories: Safety

All These Recalls Make Me Nervous

On: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 2:40PM | By: Karen Cook


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Is there a car sitting in your driveway or garage? Do you depend on it to get you to work, school, doctor’s appointments and other necessary destinations? Most of us do. We count on the safety and dependability of our vehicles and trust that as long as we take care of them they will take care of us. And where does this trust come from? Manufacturers build it through information provided to us from advertisements and also word of mouth.


Ford Explorer Becomes Top Cop Car

On: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:38AM | By: Karen Cook


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Close your eyes a minute and picture a police officer in his vehicle. He can be sitting on the side of the road manning a speed trap or coming up behind you when you’re going a little too fast. What did you see? I’m betting you saw a generic Crown Victoria sedan with a middle-aged man behind the wheel. It’s time to get that image out of your head.


Another Recall for GM

On: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:02AM | By: Karen Cook


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Volvo's Driver Sensor Technologies Detect Tiredness

On: Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 9:22AM | By: Chris Weiss


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No other manufacturer seems to be researching new technologies and publicizing their efforts quite like Volvo. Over the past few months alone, the automaker has detailed its car delivery system and energy-storing body panels. It has also done a lot of work with sensor systems that automote driving and parking. This time, it's turning its sensors inside out, using driver-monitoring technology to increase safety and awareness.


 

Taking Things At Face Value

On: Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:04AM | By: Karen Cook


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Technology is heartless. By definition it has to be. Devices are created to perform jobs that are too boring or difficult for the common man to perform. They are helpful in most instances; they can also be frustrating much of the time. More and more, mankind is trusting to technology to keep us safe, healthy, and amused. It is only a matter of time before we have to ask, how much is too much? When should the responsibility fall on human shoulders?


GM Appoints New Safety VP

On: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 2:33PM | By: Karen Cook


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If you follow automotive news you may already know about the huge fiasco at General Motors over faulty ignition switches in 1.37 million vehicles spanning six models and five production years from 2003-2007. This defect has caused more than 10 deaths to date and has spawned investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, two congressional committees, and the US Department of Justice. That’s not GM's only predicament at present though. There are three more recalls in the works which will encompass 1.5 million more vehicles due to a fault in the brake and airbag wiring harnesses.


NHTSA Cools On Recall For Leaky Porsche 911s

On: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 10:00AM | By: Karen Cook


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The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed an investigation into problems with coolant leaks, which included 24,635 Porsche 911s from model years 2001-2011. All were equipped with Turbo, GT2 or GT3 engines.


Magnets Drawing Us Into The Future

On: Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 9:15AM | By: Karen Cook


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Self-driving automobiles are inevitable. Eventually we will have the technology and capability to allow our cars to take us where we want to go without much input from the passengers inside. Swedish researchers may have paved the way for Volvo and other autonomous car manufacturers to do this sooner rather than later.


Taking The 'High' Road

On: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 2:42PM | By: Karen Cook


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Given the current question of whether or not to legalize marijuana, it’s no surprise that studies are now being done to determine the effect this drug has on driving ability. At this point 18 states have legalized marijuana for medical use and 30% of the country has decriminalized possession, and recreational use, of pot. Predictions are that another 10% will do likewise by the end of the year. The question is how dangerous is it to drive stoned and how do we enforce laws against it?


Toyota Highlander Seat Belt Recall

On: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:04PM | By: Karen Cook


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On March 3rd, Toyota Motor Sales USA issued a “stop delivery” order to dealers for its 2014 Toyota Highlander Crossovers. This means dealers were asked not to sell any of these vehicles until further notice. The cause of the request is the seat belt in the center of the third row, which apparently was not installed properly at the factory and may not be secured to the vehicle floor. It can come loose during a crash and send the occupant of this seat flying through or out of the vehicle, depending on the severity of the accident.


GM Could Be Looking For Loopholes

On: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:55AM | By: Karen Cook


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Legalities baffle me sometimes. They seem to go against common sense, and those who resort to splitting hairs over what’s “legal” and what’s “right” annoy me to no end. GM is teetering on the edge of falling into this category.