Articles about Safety Technology

Not simply for kicks, but to develop its new safety tech
Remember Toyota's 'autonomous drifting' tech that it said it's developing in the name of safety? The carmaker just took things a step further.How much further? Well, Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has gone from test drives (and drifts) in an
The carmaker is now working on a new road-condition monitoring system in the US
Road safety doesn't just depend on car technology or pedestrian and driver behavior-road conditions play a role as well. Road imperfections, the lack of signage and road markings, and other similar issues can ultimately be detrimental to the safety of
The design just bagged Popular Science’s ‘Best of What’s New’ award to end 2020
We can probably agree that the new Acura TLX is quite the stunner. The stylish sports sedan has the looks with a capable 272hp, 379Nm 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger to boot. That's why it sucks that we probably won'
Being new to driving can be intimidating for some
It sounds silly to anyone who's been driving for years, but changing lanes can be a pretty tricky maneuver for newbie drivers. You needn't look any further than driving-school vehicles slowing down to a near halt while trying to
Still pretty fast if you ask us
Do you dream of owning a Volvo? If yes, we sure hope you don't have any plans of driving past 180kph. This isn't just because, well, going past the speed limit isn't safe-it's also because the Scandinavian
Simple but effective
Sometimes, the solution to a problem is a lot simpler than you think. Here's proof that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to come up with a quick fix: An eighth-grade student in the US has devised a way
'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
When extra security features aren't extra secure
From a reader:"We bought a car from Toyota, which is a Rush. We also have another car, Vios naman. Our Vios' and Rush's RF (radio-frequency) keys don't work in our area but when we go out of our
Safety tech has come a long way
Nissan Philippines has been a very busy carmaker lately. It's not just how the company's bringing in one car after another, it's also the tech packed inside them and the innovative features they provide.The new X-Trail in
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?
Well, would you look at that
The current variant of the Mitsubishi Montero Sport recently underwent the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (ASEAN NCAP) crash test, and it received top ranks on all fronts.The Montero Sport received a 15.29 score out of 16.00
We tested it in Japan
Notice a lot of fender benders recently? The combination of terrible gridlock and drivers either bored out of their skulls, or bone-tired after a long day-maybe both-is resulting in a lot of slow collisions. We don't need to
It's getting harder to hurt yourself in it
This vehicle had us at CarPlay. Every carmaker these days knows the importance of including high-tech toys and features in its cars, and Volvo has taken the right step in making all this amazing tech available in the XC90. The iPhone-
This tech company certainly thinks so
Question: Should taxi, truck and public bus operators be required to have their fleets equipped with driver assistance and safety systems? Mobileye, a global manufacturer of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) from Israel, thinks so. The company is lobbying for the Land
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
Along with Honda HR-V and Audi Q7
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) recently bestowed a five-star safety rating on the Pajero Sport (Montero Sport in our market), along with two other SUVs. These are the Honda HR-V and the more upscale Audi Q7.According to
A Jazz and a CR-V ram into each other
Among the many activities Honda Cars Philippines arranged for us over a long Tokyo Motor Show itinerary, one event was particularly memorable. At Honda's Tochigi grounds is a special facility built specifically for crash testing, and we were there to witness
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
The kids didn't take much convincing
We're willing to bet that more than a handful of our readers have experienced an on-road collision at one point or another. Hopefully, you had your seatbelts on when you did, because it doesn't take much of a hit
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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
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