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Is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 a Safe Vehicle? Here's What the IIHS Has to Say About It
Is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 a Safe Vehicle? Here's What the IIHS Has to Say About It

1 Jul 2022, 08:58 UTC / The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just crash-tested the Hyundai Ioniq 5, and this is how the electric crossover did

 
NHTSA Administrator Promises to Understand and Rule Automated Vehicle Tech
NHTSA Administrator Promises to Understand and Rule Automated Vehicle Tech

29 Jun 2022, 23:37 UTC / Steven Cliff was recently confirmed as the head of NHTSA by the Senate and promised to find a way to measure the performance of such systems

 
Rivian R1T Ends Up With a Broken Accelerator Pedal: Is It an Isolated Case?
Rivian R1T Ends Up With a Broken Accelerator Pedal: Is It an Isolated Case?

23 Jun 2022, 22:12 UTC / Alex Guberman, from the E for Electric YouTube channel, received images showing the broken accelerator pedal. And he had more to share about Rivian.

 
NTSB Argues Issues With NHTSA’s ADAS Crashes Data Show It Should Be Standardized
NTSB Argues Issues With NHTSA’s ADAS Crashes Data Show It Should Be Standardized

16 Jun 2022, 11:11 UTC / According to Jennifer Homendy, what NHTSA provided was a fruit bowl of data with a lot of caveats that prevent apples-to-apples comparisons

 
Self-Driving Technology Linked to Hundreds of Crashes, NTHSA Report Raises Many Questions
Self-Driving Technology Linked to Hundreds of Crashes, NTHSA Report Raises Many Questions

15 Jun 2022, 17:12 UTC / NHTSA report shows that vehicles with driver-assisted technology active were involved in hundreds of crashes in the past ten months

 
The Refreshed BMW X3 Doesn’t Look Athletic During Moose Test
The Refreshed BMW X3 Doesn’t Look Athletic During Moose Test

13 Jun 2022, 15:10 UTC / Even though it didn't hit any cones at 81 kph (50.3 mph), the 2022 BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine with the M Sport package looks a bit lairy in the moose test

 
2022 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab Earns Marginal Rating in 40-MPH Crash Test
2022 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab Earns Marginal Rating in 40-MPH Crash Test

7 Jun 2022, 16:08 UTC / Although Toyota has corrected the puncturing fuel tank issue of the Tacoma, the mid-sizer still leaves much to be desired in terms of front-passenger safety

 
Lexus's World-First Safe Exit Technology Protects Ciclysts and Pedestrians
Lexus's World-First Safe Exit Technology Protects Ciclysts and Pedestrians

6 Jun 2022, 07:18 UTC / "Dooring" is one of the most common crashes for riders and the solution lies in infrastructure, education and technology. Lexus is ready to cover the last point

 
NHTSA Says 758 Drivers Complained of Phantom Braking, Will Release FSD Info Soon
NHTSA Says 758 Drivers Complained of Phantom Braking, Will Release FSD Info Soon

4 Jun 2022, 10:12 UTC / The preliminary evaluation is getting more intense after NHTSA asked Tesla additional questions about the system's performance.

 
2022 Lexus RX450h With 2,000 Miles Catches Fire; Brand Says It Is Investigating
2022 Lexus RX450h With 2,000 Miles Catches Fire; Brand Says It Is Investigating

3 Jun 2022, 19:19 UTC / Milo Avidane told his story on Twitter, saying the fire started while driving the car. He then tagged Elon Musk to say he should have bought a Tesla.

 
2022 Jeep Wrangler Rolls Over During 40-MPH Crash Test
2022 Jeep Wrangler Rolls Over During 40-MPH Crash Test

2 Jun 2022, 19:10 UTC / If you're planning to get a Wrangler as a daily driver, this crash-test video from the IIHS may lead you to reconsider your pick

 
2022 Volkswagen Multivan T7 Receives Five Stars for Safety From the EuroNCAP
2022 Volkswagen Multivan T7 Receives Five Stars for Safety From the EuroNCAP

31 May 2022, 14:00 UTC / If you're eyeing the T7-generation Multivan as your new family car, the EuroNCAP also recommends it for its five-star safety score

 
Volvo C40 Is Now Officially a Safe Car With the 5-Star Euro NCAP Prize on Its Wall
Volvo C40 Is Now Officially a Safe Car With the 5-Star Euro NCAP Prize on Its Wall

27 May 2022, 07:30 UTC / It's not a secret that Volvo Cars are one of the safest in the world, but now with another 5-star Euro NCAP on their wall, we know their worth for sure

 
Drivers Are Less Likely to Crash When Driving a Tesla Than When Driving Other Cars: Study
Drivers Are Less Likely to Crash When Driving a Tesla Than When Driving Other Cars: Study

26 May 2022, 14:57 UTC / A recent study shows that drivers are safer when driving a Tesla than when driving another car. The opposite is valid for Porsche Taycan drivers

 
Glow-in-the-Dark Line Markings Deployed to Make the Roads Safer
Glow-in-the-Dark Line Markings Deployed to Make the Roads Safer

25 May 2022, 17:19 UTC / Glow-in-the-dark line markings will be painted on selected roads in the state of Victoria, Australia, in a move to increase traffic safety

 
Revel’s Tesla Model 3 Crash in New York Reminds Us of Taxi Driver Paris Crash
Revel’s Tesla Model 3 Crash in New York Reminds Us of Taxi Driver Paris Crash

25 May 2022, 12:13 UTC / A surveillance video shows the car seemed to be out of control when it crashed a UPS truck in front of Macy’s in Manhattan

 
The Reason Why IIHS Degraded the Jeep Wrangler in the Latest Side Impact Test Round
The Reason Why IIHS Degraded the Jeep Wrangler in the Latest Side Impact Test Round

20 May 2022, 13:59 UTC / The latest IIHS round of side impact tests showed marked improvement in passenger protection, but the Jeep Wrangler falls behind because of a design flaw

 
NHTSA Will Investigate Tesla Crash that Killed Three People – Autopilot May Be Involved
NHTSA Will Investigate Tesla Crash that Killed Three People – Autopilot May Be Involved

19 May 2022, 10:01 UTC / The wreck happened on May 12. A 2022 Tesla Model S did not make a turn right and struck a curb and roadwork equipment at 12:45 AM

 
U.S. Traffic Deaths Rose 10 Percent to a 16-Year High in 2021; It's a National Tragedy
U.S. Traffic Deaths Rose 10 Percent to a 16-Year High in 2021; It's a National Tragedy

19 May 2022, 09:00 UTC / NHTSA estimated that 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes last year, a 10.5% increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020

 
Tesla Vehicles Have a Major Cybersecurity Vulnerability, But EV Maker Dismisses It
Tesla Vehicles Have a Major Cybersecurity Vulnerability, But EV Maker Dismisses It

17 May 2022, 10:09 UTC / Taking measures would demand Tesla to replace the hardware and change the keyless entry system, at least in the Model S and Model Y