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AAA warns of AEB issues
April 12, 2024 by Adam Malik

While automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems have provided benefits to drivers, they’re not foolproof, the American Automobile Association is warning. Recent research from AAA put the spotlight on the performance of reverse AEB systems, specifically those equipped with rear cross-traffic

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Where the safety concerns are for large pickups
December 14, 2023 by Adam Malik

Test results found that four large pickups offer strong side protection but raise concerns around backseat protection for passengers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s updated side crash test  gave good ratings to the 2023 Ram 1500 crew cab, Ford

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P.E.I. reviewing annual inspections
November 30, 2023 by Adam Malik

Vehicle owners in Prince Edward Island may soon have to get vehicle inspections every two years instead of one. Reports indicate that the provincial government is considering changing the frequency requirement of motor vehicle inspections. “I think the other thing

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Why there’s concern about minivan safety
October 24, 2023 by Adam Malik

Minivans are getting marginal and poor ratings in crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The group specifically looked at rear-seat safety. None of the four minivans tested earned a good or acceptable rating. Rather than boasting top-notch

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Concerns over backseat passenger safety
April 20, 2023 by Adam Malik

Many midsize SUVs are not offering enough front crash protection for passengers in the backseats, new findings have shown. Crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are raising concerns over the safety of passengers in the rear

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How less safe touchscreens are than buttons in a car
March 9, 2023 by Adam Malik

A Swedish car magazine has found a gap in safety when comparing touchscreen buttons to the old-school alternative. Newer vehicles are seeing touchpads replacing knobs in everything from controlling the radio to the air conditioning. Tests conducted by Vi Bilägare

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The key safety feature most pickups are missing
January 31, 2023 by Adam Malik

Despite tests that show a significant reduction in collisions, pickup trucks are less likely to be equipped with crash avoidance technology. A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that Automatic emergency braking (AEB) reduces rear-end crash

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Recognizing traffic signs with ADAS
September 16, 2022 by Adam Malik

To improve driver focus and safety, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are improving to the point where they can pick up traffic signs and relay information to drivers. Signs like “do not enter,” stop and speed limits can be delivered to

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Rogers, Sheridan College partnering on autonomous
April 1, 2022 by Adam Malik

Sheridan College and Rogers Communications will partner for the next two years on 5G autonomous vehicle research and development. The program will run through the GTA-area school’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI). Rogers and Sheridan study the potential of integrating

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Pushing for better onboard tech safety
February 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

There’s a lack of regulatory oversight into onboard vehicle technology and industry advocates want to see better guidance and consumer awareness. There are many risks around increasingly complex vehicle controls. Concerns have been raised by several advocacy groups over the

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BMW, Blackberry team up on driver assistance
December 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

Blackberry has signed a multi-year agreement with BMW to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s driver assistance systems. The Waterloo, Ontario-based software company will licence its QNX technology and have a team of engineers working to support developing

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Ford issues three safety recalls
July 19, 2021 by Adam Malik

A series of North America-wide safety recalls were issued by Ford last week. They target issues around steering control, weld issues in the rear wheel axle and battery cable wire harnesses. The recalls affect 850,000 vehicles in North American, including