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Accidents Show Smart Cars Need Wide Vision to Spot Cyclists

Automatic emergency braking that can help cars avoid hitting pedestrians could become standard in many cars in the coming years. But a new study suggests such safety systems will need sensor coverage spanning almost 180 degrees in front of the car to avoid colliding with faster-moving cyclists. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems have been offered as an optional upgrade […]

For Black Motorists, a Never-Ending Fear of Being Stopped

 By Michael A. Fletcher Photographs by Wayne Lawrence Black motorists are pulled over by police at rates exceeding those for whites. It’s a flash point in the national debate over race, as many minorities see a troubling message: You don’t belong here. An idyllic afternoon of Little League baseball followed by pizza and Italian […]

You May Be Using Your Child’s Car Seat Incorrectly

Image: iStock When parents rate a child’s car seat, they’re usually thinking about how easy it is to carry, buckle or clean — and whether it has a well-placed cupholder. But experts look at whether it’s being used correctly to keep a child safe, and surprisingly often, it’s not. A 2016 report by the National […]

Spring Forward

Daylight saving time is around the corner. Families everywhere will be turning the clock forward and checking other safety essentials around the house, like changing smoke detector batteries. Unfortunately, most families don’t know that it’s also a good time to check their vehicles for open recalls. Since many Americans spend hours in the car commuting […]

Here’s How To Do A Tune-Up On A Modern Gasoline Car

Peter Monshizadeh Have you ever come across an ad for a used modern car that mentions the vehicle had just received a tune-up? What does “tune-up” even mean in regards to today’s cars? Well, in all likeliness, the seller of the vehicle in said advertisement doesn’t know what they are talking about. They probably just […]

Senior citizens will lead the self-driving revolution

Image: Voyage With 125,000 residents, over 54,000 homes, 32 square miles, 750 miles of road, and three distinct downtowns, The Villages in Florida is one of the largest retirement communities in the US. It’s also been described as a raunchy, booze-filled boomtown for those who want to fill their twilight years line-dancing and no-strings-attached sex. […]

Cruise Control

Image by: Getty Images   By Lauren Paige Kennedy Young drivers are at more risk than ever, new research suggests. One street-smart instructor gives his tested rules for the road. Earning a driver’s license has long been a rite of passage for teenagers in America. But with mobile devices distracting teens at every turn, are […]

Discontinued: 15 cars and trucks that automakers are dropping in 2018

Discontinued: 15 cars and trucks that automakers are dropping in 2018 Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2017 | Updated 6:59 p.m. ET Dec. 15, 201  Chevrolet SS. The big, powerful SS was a favorite among performance fans. It was close to the Caprice, the police version. But the SS is […]

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