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Will Tesla’s Safety Score System Lead to Safer Driving? 

In late September 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to social media to announce an update for the brand’s electric car software. The update grants access to the company’s Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD) system for individuals who qualify using a new Safety ScoreBeta feature.  Safety ScoreBeta evaluates users’ driving habits, and those who earn a » Read More


What are Permanent Disabilities Caused by a Car Accident?

A car accident can be over in mere seconds or minutes, but sometimes the consequences can last for a lifetime. Victims of car accidents who end up with permanent disabilities because of their injuries can face major, overwhelming life changes that leave them unable to work or carry out the daily activities of living without » Read More


Can Self-Driving Cars Differentiate Between an Object and a Projected Image?

Self-driving vehicle technology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. However, like any new technology, it has flaws that were discovered recently that have people concerned for their safety. Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel discovered that semi-autonomous and fully autonomous vehicles could be tricked into stopping by projecting an image of an » Read More


New Autonomous Car with No Driving Controls

Honda and General Motors (GM) have introduced the Origin, a fully autonomous vehicle that has no steering wheel, pedals, windshield wipers, or back sight mirrors. The outside of the vehicle looks more like a small bus or train car than a passenger vehicle. Cruise Automation, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM, designed the Origin as » Read More


Life-Saving Seat Belt Rule Delayed by Government Bureaucracy

Seat belts are one of the most effective safety features when it comes to preventing serious, or even fatal, injuries caused by car accidents. Yet, there are some people who forget to fasten their seat belts, particularly if they are sitting in the backseat. This can have devastating consequences if they are involved in a » Read More


Snow Jeopardizes Auto Safety Systems

Modern technology has initiated vehicle manufacturers to produce the safest vehicles, including cars that are equipped with auto safety systems. Safety systems that include automatic braking, lane departures, and parking assistance, have created safer vehicles for drivers. There is proof that these safety systems help prevent car accidents, save lives, and help eliminate human error » Read More


Autonomous Driving Simulator Improves Safety of Self-Driving Cars 

Researchers recently developed a new technology using photos, videos, real-world trajectory, and behavioral data that will provide a safer, more authentic self-driving simulation system. A computer scientist from the University of Maryland collaborated with a team of researchers to develop the Augmented Autonomous Driving Simulation (AADS), which allows them to test automatic driving technology and » Read More


Are High-Tech Safety Systems A Help or a Hindrance?

Today’s vehicles come equipped with some of the most advanced safety technology, including blind spot detection, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. As cars with comprehensive driver-assist technologies replace older model cars, you would expect the number of car accidents to plummet. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration » Read More


Self-Driving Cars Do Not Appeal to Most Teen Drivers  

Today’s teens are an extremely tech-savvy group, probably because they spend so much time on their smartphones, laptops, or on their computers playing video games with their friends. It is how they communicate and interact with each other. However, considering how interested they are in the latest iPhone model, video game, or social media app, » Read More


Autopilot Buddy Dangers

The Autopilot Buddy is two pieces of plastic with magnets, which attach to the Tesla steering wheel, in order to trick the vehicle’s driver-assist system into thinking that a driver has his or her hands on the wheel. Tesla’s autopilot system will only work if it detects sustained pressure on the wheel. When it does » Read More