When it comes to cars, for me, it has always been what is on the inside that counts. Truth be told I have always had an affinity for Mustangs, and I coveted a 65′ for my first vehicle. But that was 25 years ago. And even back then the problem with Mustangs on Long Island is the more »
LIVONIA, MI – TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has announced that its latest Lane Keeping Assist technology, incorporating closed loop control, has gone into production for the first time on two vehicle platforms for the European market. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) integrates data from a video camera sensor with Electrically Powered Steering (EPS) to apply a more »
But of course Volvo would want to pursue autonomous car technologies as a way to improve safety, right? The company that has built a safety reputation without equal said in a press release that “the company’s vision is that cars should not crash.” The way to that goal, according to the Volvo, is to make more »
A Nissan LEAF EV has successfully tested Nissan’s Autonomous Drive technology on roads in Japan, the automaker says.
WASHINGTON – Seniors shopping for a new ride can find “smart” features in today’s cars that help alleviate a variety of age-related health conditions that typically challenge older drivers, according to AAA. Nearly 90 percent of motorists 65 and older suffer from health concerns that affect driving safety, for example, lack of flexibility and muscle more »
SAN JOSE, CA – Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is now shipping its automotive quality grade TB9101FNG and TB9102FNG small-size brushed DC motor drivers for in-vehicle brushed DC motor applications. The devices are fabricated in a fine pitch BiCD process and offer low ON resistance to support the power requirements of small motors used in more »
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ – The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has named the all-new 2014 Maserati Ghibli a 2013 Top Safety Pick. Heralding a new era of accessibility for the legendary Italian brand while maintaining the iconic Maserati pedigree, the highly anticipated Ghibli starting at just $65,600, has just begun deliveries to the vastly expanding more »
It has to be challenging to be a boutique manufacturer and have one of your vehicle’s smashed up for safety’s sake. However, with the Ghibli, Maserati has moved more mainstream. As such, it has to prove to the public that the vehicles are tip-top not only in terms of performance, but safety as well…. The more »
I genuinely liked the 2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited — especially its snappy throttle — but its electronically controlled emergency brake reminded me of a pet peeve of mine. Let the Airing of Electronic E-Brake Grievances commence!
STONEY CREEK, Ontario – AirTrona International Inc., a provider of ozone-based sanitation services and ozone equipment, has announced they have engineered a sanitization system specifically designed for the rental car industry. ARTR’s President, Jim Cairns, stated, “We are all very excited at AirTrona to be challenged with the task of preventing customer complaints in the more »
MIAMI – Nowadays it seems like everything is getting smarter. Smart phones, smart refrigerators, and now smarter wheels for cars. A car wheel with a “brain”? The idea comes from a company out of south Florida called Intelligent Power & Light, which aims its new technology squarely at the wheel. Founders of the company believe more »
NEW YORK – Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, has praised action by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require lap/shoulder seat belts for each passenger in all new city-to-city (“over-the-road”) buses. “Megabus.com has equipped every bus purchased since 2006 with three-point lap/shoulder seat belts, providing the top more »