Articles about Safety Feature

For road safety’s sake
Have you ever wondered why public-transport vehicles-particularly AUVs and vans-in mountainous regions take wide turns quickly on sharply angled curves of steep roads? Not just going up Baguio, but past Baguio and heading toward Sagada. Some wonder if their
The tech is called ‘Guardian’
A lot of the new safety tech coming out these days focuses on taking crash-avoidance decisions and actions away from the driver, and instead putting the vehicle's fate in the hands of machines. Autonomous this, autonomous that-it's almost
One manufacturer thinks so
Airbags are everywhere these days: Up front, down low, on the sides-and now outside cars, too, apparently.German safety-device manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen unveiled an interesting new concept at the 'Airbag 2018' symposium in Mannheim: an airbag unit that is deployed
'It might just save your life'
Subaru has been making waves lately with its advances in car safety technology. From stronger and more resilient chassis to multiple airbags, it is no wonder that the Japanese carmaker has been reaping award after award from testing bodies such as the
Are you in favor?
The prosThe general consensus on Formula 1's new Halo device seems to be that it's a bad thing. Ugly, offensive, and unwelcome. No matter how hard I try, though, I simply cannot get my head around why.When the motive
Is it worth the price?
What's the first thing you do if you get into a car accident? When it comes to fender benders or other minor road mishaps, you step out of your vehicle, gather yourself, contact loved ones and wait for the authorities, right?
A new safety feature
A major concern when you take any form of public or shared transport is safety. You always hope that it's the right (and qualified) person behind the wheel. After all, most of us have probably experienced riding in a taxi where
We're not surprised
Sex, drugs, and alcohol--these are just some of the nightmares every parent has once a child reaches puberty. But did you know that these only play catch up to a glaring concern that runs through the minds of most moms and
For the benefit of backseat passengers
Every new vehicle that has been produced in the modern times has been subjected to various crash tests. These are designed to see just how the vehicle and, more important, its occupants will survive in a severe mishap. And the one that
To supposedly cut car crashes by 20%
Automakers responsible for roughly 99% of light-vehicle sales in the US have agreed to install automatic emergency braking systems on their cars by 2022. If the deal goes as planned, nearly all motor vehicles in the US will be equipped with
It knows if the driver is tired
The risk of nodding off at the wheel can happen even to "veteran" drinkers. All it takes is a momentary lapse, and you can consider yourself lucky if you walk away with mere bruises after. But drowsiness doesn't come solely as
As found on all-new Mercedes E-Class
The era of vehicle autonomy is upon us. Mercedes-Benz, long known in the industry for pioneering various technologies such as antilock brakes and the like, is taking the whole idea of self-driving cars nearer to fruition. No, their new model
Set for rollout on 3 car models
High-tech safety systems are normally associated with premium vehicles. When we say "high-tech," we're not necessarily referring to airbags and antilock brakes, as these are standard fare already. The safety gear we're talking about are stuff like vehicles
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Let's cut to the chase: The Mitsubishi Montero Sport (the outgoing model, that is) is accused by some people (who claim to be "accident victims") as suffering from what is called sudden unintended acceleration. In a nutshell, it is the alleged
Top marks for frontal offset collision
The Honda HR-V became arguably one of the more anticipated models from the Japanese carmaker since word about its arrival came out last year. Most everyone had been eagerly awaiting its introduction until its launch here in our market nearly two
But can it detect hiding traffic officers?
Headlights have definitely come a long way from the flashlight-like bulbs that were fitted on cars of decades past. Sure, these helped drivers see what lay ahead of them while driving at night, but the sad reality was that these weren'
Another innovative safety feature
We all know that the one thing that sets Volvo apart from the rest of the auto industry is its attention to safety. Sure, most carmakers have airbags and seatbelts, as well as other safety gear. But somehow, Volvo is just one
Makes it easier to call for assistance
The last thing any of us want is to be involved in a vehicular accident. An accident, especially one that sees cars smashed up, can lead not only to damage to property but even loss of lives. This is why it is
To be introduced on 2015 Focus
Ford has enhanced its stability control system in such a way that it can now intervene by as much as 200 milliseconds earlier than previous systems "to help prevent the driver from losing control of the car."Known as the enhanced transitional
System could become commercially available soon
Some cars have so much sheet metal that having a camera mounted at the rear and projecting the image onto a video screen on the center console becomes a must. Others make do with a sonar system and put all their faith
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