Automobile manufacturers are not always eager to implement enough safety measures to new models as much as they like to advertise. Luckily, consumers do have allies in form of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to provide safety guidelines, run crash tests, make recalls and rate each model separately. Automobile accidents and crashes are parts of our lives even with those drivers considered to be extra careful. IIHS tests each model through series of crashes and situations in which car gets rolled over, hits various objects on the road or collide with another … (more) October 15, 2014

  • New automobile safety system being developed

    by Richard Burton
    New automobile safety system being developed

    Technology has advanced so much since the start of 21st century, while we used our phones for texting and taking a few pictures back in 2000, today we are able to connect them to other computers, surf the Internet and do so much more. We simply call them smart phones nowadays. It seems that the car industry has taken some steps in the similar direction, wireless accident prevention system is being developed in order to improve automobile safety. Statistics clearly show us that there are more than half of a million car accidents in US each year, with over a … (more) October 4, 2014

  • Top rated models for the next year

    by Richard Burton
    Top rated models for the next year

    Automobile manufacturers are not always eager to implement enough safety measures to new models as much as they like to advertise. Luckily, consumers do have allies in form of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to provide safety guidelines, run crash tests, make recalls and rate each model separately. Automobile accidents and crashes are parts of our lives even with those drivers considered to be extra careful. IIHS tests each model through series of crashes and situations in which car gets rolled over, hits various objects on the road or collide with another … (more) September 23, 2014

  • The Fuel Economy “Space Race”: Reaching the 54.5 MPG Standard

    by Richard Burton
    The Fuel Economy “Space Race”: Reaching the 54.5 MPG Standard

    Hyundai released its own hydrogen car Tucson last Tuesday, handing the keys over to California drivers living in close range to some of the only refueling stations in the US. While other manufacturers, such as Honda, BMW and General Motors, have already produced a variety of Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) – and Toyota has announced a production date – Hyundai’s release marks the start of mass produced FCVs. Vying for fuel efficiency with FCVs is the electric car, such as Tesla Motor’s Model S and Kandi’s E-Cars. Tesla motors is a major leader in the electric car arena, and has … (more) June 20, 2014