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U.S. Safety Agency Advocating Stronger Truck Rear-Impact Guards

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing that trucking companies be required to install stronger guards on their trailers to reduce deaths caused when cars rear-end tractor trailers. The agency said last week that underride guards, which have hung down from the back ends of box trailers for decades, should be strong enough to protect passengers in crashes of up to 35 miles per hour, an increase from the current 30 mph standard. JVC Arsenal KW-V200BT DVD receiver at Crutchfield.com.

Ford GT supercar takes flight with high-tech innovations. PALO ALTO, Calif. – You might not have half a million dollars to buy the next Ford GT, but don't worry— some of the supercar's key technology will trickle down to more modestly priced Fords.

Ford GT supercar takes flight with high-tech innovations

That was the message delivered by Ford CEO Mark Fields here Thursday at the company's growing Research and Innovation Center. In shedding light on the technical specs of the new Ford GT supercar, Fields ran down a list – carbon fiber body parts, in-car computer networks, active aerodynamics – that seemed more akin with planes than cars. MINI Giving Drivers a Peek at 'Augmented Reality' GM's Using Simulated Crashes to Build Safer Cars. John Deere's New Ride-On Mower Is One of the First To Have Airless Tires. Autonews. Peter Sweatman Julie Halpert Automotive NewsJanuary 26, 2015 - 12:01 am ET ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The self-driving concept car Mercedes-Benz showed off at the International CES and Detroit auto show this month provided a window into a not-too-distant future.

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Ford Cars Will Soon Come with Pedestrian-Spotting Systems. Ford is giving its cars the ability to spot—and avoid hitting—pedestrians using a combination of radar and camera sensing.

Ford Cars Will Soon Come with Pedestrian-Spotting Systems

The system will appear in Europe next year on Ford’s Mondeo sedan. Although similar technology is available in some high-end cars, like the Mercedes S-Class, the move from Ford shows how rapidly automation is coming even to modest vehicles. The pedestrian detection that Ford is developing could also prove crucial to fully automated vehicles capable of driving in complex situations—something that remains out of reach. “It will scan the road for pedestrians and issue a warning [to the driver],” says Scott Lindstrom, manager of driver assist technologies at Ford. A 360 degree “scanner” for trucks. Here’s an interesting concept: a 360 degree scanning system that warns the drivers of commercial vehicles if pedestrians or bicyclists are in any of the blind spots surrounding their trucks.

A 360 degree “scanner” for trucks

Sweden’s Volvo Trucks developed and is now in the midst of testing just such a system in Europe, with Carl Johan Almqvist – traffic and product safety director for the OEM – noting that this technology “works much like the human mind,” allowing trucks to “interpret” its environment and suggest actions to avoid any incidents. “Unprotected road users such as pedestrians and cyclists are especially vulnerable in urban areas where a lot of large vehicles move around,” he explained.

“Now this technology enables a vehicle to ‘see’ its complete surroundings and feed information to the driver on how to avoid accidents … receiving information via sensors, radars and cameras placed around the vehicle,” Almqvist added. Air-powered cars unveiled at Paris auto show. No one can accuse Peugeot-Citroen of being full of hot air.

Air-powered cars unveiled at Paris auto show

In fact, the automaker’s latest technology is a breath of fresh air. Under pressure to meet a French initiative to develop an affordable vehicle that gets 2 L/100 km fuel efficiency by 2020, the company’s engineers took a deep breath, exhaled, and then got to work on a potential hybrid system that combines a gas-powered engine with a hydraulic motor running on compressed air. Autos - Coming soon: The printed car. Henry Ford's assembly line helped spur the rise of the passenger car, but after more than a century virtually unchanged, the old cogs of mass production are showing wear.

Autos - Coming soon: The printed car

Enter Local Motors. Fewer parts, greater flexibility. New wireless technology could help drastically reduce vehicle crashes. UGC FROM ARTICLE: {allow_comments=true, allow_photos=false, allow_videos=false, comments_period=14, comments_source=washpost.com, default_sort=, default_tab=, display_comments=true, is_ugc_gallery=false, max_items_to_display=15, max_items_to_display_top=3, moderation_required=false, stream_id=}!!!

New wireless technology could help drastically reduce vehicle crashes

Technology Takes the Wheel. Continue reading the main story Video DETROIT — Google’s driverless car may still be a work in progress, but the potential for semiautonomous vehicles on American roads is no longer the stuff of science fiction.

Technology Takes the Wheel

Autonomous braking 'biggest safety improvement since seat belt' Figures revealed by Thatcham earlier this year suggest that fitting all cars with AEB from 2015 could result in 17,000 fewer deaths and serious injuries from car accidents by 2025, as well as reducing insurance premiums by 10 per cent.

Autonomous braking 'biggest safety improvement since seat belt'

Last year there were 1,713 deaths and 21,657 people seriously injured on Britain’s roads, according to official government figures. Mr Shaw said AEB, which uses radar and lasers to detect obstacles and activates the brakes if there is no response from the driver, “has the potential to be as important a breakthrough as the seat belt in terms of vehicle safety” and called for the Treasury to offer £500 subsidies for cars fitted with the mechanism. 3 Wheel Motorcycle - Reverse Trike. Dramatic New Video Shows the Moment a Semi-Truck Flies Off an Overpass and Barely Misses a Passing Car.

A semi-truck flew off a highway overpass in Texas over the weekend, killing the driver and narrowly missing a car that had just passed moments before the truck crashed and burst into flames. A camera caught the whole ordeal on video just now being released. It shows the 18-wheeler being launched from the Interstate 30 ramp into the north-bound State Highway 161 lane. The incident occurred in Grand Prairie, which is between Dallas and Fort Worth, on Saturday afternoon, according to the Dallas News.