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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's anti-drunk driving technology won't let you get away with driving sloshed -- it won't even let you start the car. At a recent event, the agency has revealed the prototype of two candidates for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADS...

June 8th 2015 at 12:34am 0 Comments
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If you need your cellphone to decide if you've had one too many, that's probably a sign you should call a cab or car service. Nevertheless, the state of Maryland has just launched an app (funded by the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), that will tell you your approximate blo...

December 15th 2014 at 7:17am 0 Comments
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Many are in favor of rules that prevent texting while driving, but in-car navigation is a murkier legal area -- how do you minimize distractions without limiting the ability to get from point A to point B? Like it or not, the US government may settle that debate before long. The proposed Grow Amer...

June 16th 2014 at 1:42pm 0 Comments
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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is throwing its weight behind vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems. After years of experimentation and a real-world trial in Ann Arbor, MI the government is (almost) ready to make peer-to-peer networking a required safety feature on all new cars....

February 3rd 2014 at 3:11pm 0 Comments
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Tesla may argue that it's being proactive by replacing Model S wall charging adapters, but that still constitutes a recall by most anyone's definition. Accordingly, the company has sent a letter (PDF) to the NHTSA announcing a voluntary recall of the 29,222 first-generation adapters that theoretic...

January 14th 2014 at 12:48pm 0 Comments
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The Tesla Model S' all-electric infrastructure is being credited with a heck of a lot more than top-notch energy efficiency. Because of the design, the vehicle lacks a large gasoline engine block up front, boosting the "crumple zone" and ultimately saving lives during an otherwise deadly crash. As...

August 20th 2013 at 1:02pm 0 Comments
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Road safety continues to be a major concern for both researchers and car makers alike. Yesterday saw yet another real-world trial kicking off, this time on a much grander scale. A total of 3,000 vehicles in Ann Arbor, Michigan are taking part in a 12-month project run by the state's Transportation...

August 22nd 2012 at 11:32pm 0 Comments