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Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air is the world's first child seat with airbags

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:05:00 EDT

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(image) The world of child car seats is vast and varied. There are dozens of companies that offer hundreds of options, each offering different levels of protection for smaller occupants. Maxi-Cosi, one of the first companies to introduce child seats in Europe back in the 1980s, has introduced a new level of protection with its AxissFix Air. It's the first child seat with a built-in airbag.

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Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla's troubles with media reports on working conditions and union organizing took a hard right turn on Monday. In response to Reveal's report on Tesla's workplace safety, the auto manufacturer accused the Pulitzer-finalist of being "an extremist organization working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla."

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California agency probing Tesla on occupational safety

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:45:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla Inc is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory. The state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) disclosed the inspection on Wednesday, two days after news website Reveal said that Tesla's omissions in legally mandated reports made its safety record appear better than it was.

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Family of Tesla crash driver hires law firm, questions Autopilot

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:33:00 EDT

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(image) The family of a driver killed in a Tesla car crash has hired law firm Minami Tamaki LLP to explore legal options, the law firm said on Wednesday, adding that the Autopilot feature in the electric carmaker's vehicle probably caused his death.

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Uber still believes autonomous vehicles have a future, says CEO

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:03:00 EDT

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(image) Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month.

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Ford recalls 350,000 trucks, SUVs for transmission issue

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:42:00 EDT

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(image) Ford is issuing two separate safety recalls to fix mechanical issues affecting control of the transmissions on certain 2017 and 2018 models. The automaker says it's aware of one reported accident with an injury related to the the first and largest recall.

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Trump to tap No. 2 official to run NHTSA

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:30:00 EDT

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(image) The White House said late Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate a top auto-safety agency official to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as regulators debate reducing planned fuel efficiency increases through 202 and deal with contentious issues such as the Takata recall and autonomous vehicles.

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Watch dump truck with raised trailer smack bridge at highway speed

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:15:00 EDT

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(image) What happens when a raised dump trailer full of canola seed collides with a bridge in the rain at highway speeds? Watch to find out.

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California DMV can now allow fully driverless car testing

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:15:00 EDT

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(image) Automakers can now start testing fully driverless cars on California's roads. According to the state DMV's new regulations that became effective on April 2nd, it can now issue three types of autonomous vehicle testing permits. The first kind is the original one it approved years ago, which needs a driver behind the wheel, while the other two could pave the way for the release of Level 4 to 5 autonomous vehicles. See, the second type of permit it can dole out will allow automakers to test fully d

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Tesla says Model X involved in fatal crash was on Autopilot

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 02:00:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla said on Friday that a Tesla Model X involved a fatal crash in California last week had activated its Autopilot system, raising new questions about the semi-autonomous system that handles some driving tasks. Tesla also said vehicle logs from the accident showed no action had been taken by the driver soon before the crash and that he had received earlier warnings to put his hands on the wheel.

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Terrifying video shows cyclist’s view of head-on collision

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 16:35:00 EDT

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(image) We've all seen examples of drivers who don't square their turns, instead making left turns that are too tight and cut well into the oncoming driving lanes, making you glad there's nobody approaching to make their own left turns.

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Nvidia halts self-driving tests; Uber drops test permit in California

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:10:00 EDT

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(image) Chipmaker Nvidia Corp said on Tuesday it has suspended self-driving tests across the globe, a week after an Uber Technologies Inc autonomous vehicle struck and killed a woman crossing a street in Arizona.

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Why it could soon be legal for bicyclists to roll through stop signs

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:01:00 EDT

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(image) Ever see a bicyclist roll through a stop sign after slowing down at an intersection? Or ride through a red light after stopping and yielding? It's called the "Idaho stop," and until recently only one state allowed it: Idaho. But that's changing. In October, Delaware became the second state to make it legal for cyclists to yield instead of stopping at stop signs on some roads. Some are calling it the "Delaware yield." And several other states are considering Idaho-stop-type legislation. The pra

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Waymo unveils autonomous Jaguar I-Pace EV

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:53:00 EDT

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(image) Waymo's CEO John Krafcik made an announcement ahead of the New York Auto Show, unveiling what the company calls, "The Next Step in Self-Driving." That next step is a sixth autonomous vehicle from Waymo, an electric Jaguar I-Pace, that will go into service later this year.

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‘Star Trek’ actor's family settles with Fiat Chrysler over his death

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:45:00 EDT

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(image) The family of late "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV over the rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed the up-and-coming actor almost two years ago.

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Fatal accident with self-driving car raises novel legal questions

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:40:00 EDT

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(image) The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said.

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Self-driving car industry faces critical test after first death

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:30:00 EDT

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(image) The death of a woman in Arizona struck by a self-driving car with no human control, the first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle, is an event the nascent industry has long dreaded and comes at a sensitive time.

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Uber suspends autonomous vehicle testing after bicyclist is killed

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:22:00 EDT

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(image) An autonomously-driven Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., late Sunday evening. A statement from local police indicates that the woman was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk. A bicycle was present at the accident scene, according to local news station ABC 15, but it's not yet clear if the deceased was walking with or riding the bike.

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Hyundai Motor shares slide following U.S. probe of airbag failures

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:25:00 EDT

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(image) Shares in Hyundai Motor tumbled on Monday on a U.S. probe into why airbags failed to deploy in some of its Sonata sedans, with investors fretting about potential recall costs for the once popular cars.

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2018 Ford Fusion buying guide | Should you buy this leading sedan?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:01:00 EDT

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(image) Here you'll find all the info you need to make a smart decision.

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