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Coming Soon: Talking Car That Tells If Driver Is About to Have Medical Emergency

A driver experiencing an unexpected cardiac event on the road isn’t the only one at risk. Fellow passengers and motorists also face death or serious injury when another person has a medical emergency behind the wheel. That’s why representatives from …

Crash-Avoiding Automatic Brakes Becoming Standard Equipment: IIHS

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) and Daimler AG are among automakers that are improving and speeding up their use of automatic brakes as part of efforts to reduce front-end crashes, a U.S. safety group said. The BMW 5-Series and Daimler’s …

Insurance Institute Cites Top Cars for Crash Avoidance

Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Subaru earned the highest marks in a new front crash avoidance test program developed for the U.S. insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a non-profit group funded by the insurance industry, rated 2013-2014 vehicles …

Driving Toward a Future Without Humans Behind the Wheel

It’s been more than half a century since some of the first concept cars boasting self-driving features were presented to the world and they’re still not on the roads. But many auto executives say the industry is on the cusp …

New Crash Avoidance Features Reduce Claims, Says Insurance Safety Institute

Advanced crash avoidance technologies include some clear success stories when it comes to preventing crashes, insurance claim analyses by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) show. Forward collision avoidance systems, particularly those that can brake autonomously, along with adaptive headlights, …