Automotive safety technology

This undated combination of photos shows clockwise from top left the logos for Toyota, Honda, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Hyundai. U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe, which was revealed Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photos)
April 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia,...
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FILE- This July 14, 2015, file photo shows the ARC Automotive manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn. Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. A public records posted by the agency show little progress on the probe, which began in July of 2015 and remains unresolved. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 3:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 8 million Fiat...
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February 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union — but not the U.S. or China — have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting as soon as next year, a U.N. agency said Tuesday. The regulation will require all...
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In this photo taken on Feb. 8, 2019, Lindsey Vonn wears an airbag in Are. Lindsey Vonn has been getting plenty of use out of an air bag safety device that she wears under her racing suit. Developed by Italian manufacturer Dainese, the D-air Ski system fits into a vest around Vonn’s upper body and is programmed to inflate during crashes. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 09, 2019 - 4:31 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn has been getting plenty of use out of an air bag safety device she wears under her racing suit. Developed by Italian manufacturer Dainese, the D-air Ski system fits into a vest around Vonn's upper body and is programmed to inflate during crashes. "I won my first race...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, a skylight is reflected in the rear window of a Waymo driverless car during a Google event in San Francisco. Google's robotic car spin-off Waymo is poised to become the first to test fully driverless vehicles on California's public roads. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 30, 2018 - 7:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies. The regulatory approval announced Tuesday allows Waymo's driverless cars to...
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In this Friday, July 6, 2018, photograph, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, after testing five of the systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo on a track and public roads. The systems tested, in the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, BMW’s 5-Series, the Volvo S-90 and the Mercedes E-Class, are among the best in the business right now and have been rated “superior” in previous IIHS tests. David Zuby, the institute’s chief research officer, said the systems do increase safety but the tests show they are not 100 percent reliable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 07, 2018 - 1:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled "Reality Check," issued the...
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July 25, 2018 - 1:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona. A spokeswoman said the company put a handful of vehicles back on the road at noon Tuesday, with some safety...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2011 file photo, KIA Motors logo is seen on a K7 sedan at a showroom in Seoul, South Korea. Kia is recalling over a half-million vehicles in the U.S. because the air bags may not work in a crash. The recall apparently is related to federal investigation into air bag failures in Kia and partner Hyundai vehicles that were linked to four deaths. Vehicles covered by the recall include 2010 through 2013 Forte compact cars and 2011 through 2013 Optima midsize cars. Also covered are Optima Hybrid and Sedona minivans from 2011 and 2012.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
June 08, 2018 - 3:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling over a half-million vehicles in the U.S. because the air bags may not work in a crash. Combined with a previous recall expansion by Hyundai, the affiliated automakers are recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles due to the problem, which has been linked to four deaths...
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Malaysian Minister of Transport Anthony Loke speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Malaysia's Transport Minister says the government will take on an active role in an auto recall to replace flawed Takata air bags after data from eight car manufacturers showed that more than 350,000 car owners have not responded. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
June 05, 2018 - 4:11 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's transport minister said Tuesday that the government will take an active role in recalls to replace flawed Takata air bags after data from eight car manufacturers showed that more than 350,000 car owners have not responded. The deaths of seven people in...
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CORRECTS TO MODEL 3-U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., climbs into a Tesla Model 3 at the Consumer Reports Test Track, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Colchester, Conn. The senator said he thinks more safeguards should be added to a bill that is before the Senate that would gradually introduce self-driving cars in the U.S. Among other things, he wants cars with autopilot systems like the Tesla, the same model involved in last month's fatal accident, to be included under the bill. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
April 03, 2018 - 6:45 pm
COLCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who took a firsthand look at self-driving vehicle technology on Tuesday, said it was frightening to see "no hands on the wheel" as his car approached a parked car and called for more safeguards to be added to federal legislation following two...
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