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Forward collision avoidance systems available on more models

Volvo city safety crash avoidance system

One advanced technology continues to be a standout at preventing crashes. Forward collision avoidance systems with autonomous braking that can stop drivers from rear-ending another vehicle or slow them down enough to lessen the impact are making a measurable difference in insurance claims. Last year, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) reported promising results for Acura, Mercedes and Volvo models. ... Read More »

Google Looks at Driverless Cars and Other Tech

Ford Active Park Assist

Whether you think of it as exciting or creepy, Google has gotten a lot of attention for its research into driverless cars. The technology company has long been experimenting with the idea of cars that can drive themselves, and the concept is starting to become a reality. Read More »

Ford’s Focus on Fuel Economy

3.5 Liter Ford EcoBoost engine

By 2016, cars and trucks sold in America are going to get significantly better fuel economy than they do today. Part of this emphasis on fuel economy is because buyers are asking for it. Gas prices have been inconsistent in recent years, and people are thinking twice before picking a giant gas guzzler from a dealer’s lot. A bigger reason, though, is that the ... Read More »

Hot New Convertibles

2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

It may still be winter, but that hasn't stopped auto makers from announcing some of their hottest new models for the upcoming year. Read More »

Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey

Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey

MILTON KEYS, UK – A Formula One team is all about the people, but away from the racing what makes our team members tick? We speak to our Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey. Q1: What’s the best way to spend a day off? Newey: Pre-season and the start of the season have been busy, so relaxing at home has been ... Read More »

Family Cars Trump Luxury Models in rigorous new crash test

2012 IIHS Offset Crash Test Toyota Camry

A group of moderately priced midsize cars outperformed most of their luxury counterparts in a challenging new frontal crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on 2013 models. Of the 18 midsize family cars evaluated in the small overlap test, two earn the top rating of good, 11 earn acceptable, three earn marginal, and two are ... Read More »

New TOP SAFETY PICK+ award goes to 13 cars

ARLINGTON, Va. — To reward 2013 models with superior crash protection, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is awarding the new TOP SAFETY PICK+ accolade to 13 cars. All earn good or acceptable ratings in the new IIHS small overlap test as well as top marks in other IIHS evaluations. Winners include the Acura TL; Dodge Avenger and its ... Read More »

GT3 Concept Racer to appear on Autosport Stage in January


After highlight unveilings at both the Paris Mondial de l’Automobile and the LA Auto Show, the Bentley Continental GT3 Concept Racer is set to star at the 2013 Autosport International exhibition. The Continental GT3 takes the spotlight once again by appearing for its UK debut on the Autosport Stage for the duration of the show, from 10th-13th January at the ... Read More »