US traffic deaths rose 5.6% in 2016 as travel increased

2017-10-07 05:24

The US government says traffic fatalities rose 5.6% last year as Americans continued to increase their driving miles.

Car headlights keep drivers in the dark - study

2016-03-31 09:11

Are your car's headlights keeping you in the dark? A study shows some vehicle headlights aren't doing a good job of helping drivers see down a dark road at night.

GM recall: Families offered R10-million

2014-07-01 09:37

General Motors said it will pay at least R10-million in compensation to the families of each person killed in crashes caused by defective ignition switches in its cars.

Chatty cars to cut road deaths?

2014-02-05 08:11

It might sound like the stuff of sci-fi movies but vehicles traveling on US roads will soon be able to "talk" to one another to prevent collisions. And that means us,too... sometime.

US Jeep fuel-tank recall revoked

2014-01-21 09:52

Chrysler faced a rocky 2013 when 2.7-million Jeeps were recalled due to safety issues. Now the long-running investigation has been closed and the recall has been revoked.

Push for anti-drunk driver tech

2013-11-15 14:38

Collision avoidance, seat belt interlocks and alcohol detection systems... The US government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk.

Jeep safety probe continues

2013-07-19 14:24

The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there is no estimated time period for when it will complete its ongoing investigation into the Chrysler Group.

VIDEO: US car of the year named

2013-01-15 09:00

The 2013 Cadillac ATS sport sedan has been named the 2013 North American Car of the Year award at the Detroit auto show. VIDEO


US passes bill to speed deployment of self-driving cars

2017-09-07 10:26

The US has passed a bill to speed the deployment of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology.

Takata taps new crash-bag explosive

2015-06-02 09:18

Crash-bag maker Takata has caused the biggest recall in auto history. Now, it says, it might have a solution: a new explosive.

Reversing cameras for all cars?

2014-04-01 14:24

It's been a long road but the US has finally passed a law requiring cars to have standard reversing cameras by 2018.

Tougher child-seat laws on way

2014-01-22 13:28

Child car-seats will have to protect their occupants from death and injury in side-impact crashes if new rules are implemented in the US.

Robocop to hunt drunk drivers?

2014-01-02 11:51

'Get sober, or be pulled over'... by Robocop? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has piggy-backed on the new Robocop film due to be released in February 2014. Watch the video!

Software gurus snub car hackers

2013-07-29 13:44

Software experts, or 'white hat' hackers, have attacked cars to release code vulnerabilities before criminals can exploit them.

Merc’s fiery tail lights probed

2013-07-16 13:16

US safety regulators are investigating 218 000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models for faulty rear lights that have allegedly “failed to work” and in some cases posed a fire risk. Most C-Class sedans in the US are built in East London.

Fire risk: Huge Subaru recall

2013-01-04 11:16

Japanese automaker Subaru is recalling more than a half-million vehicles because of a fire risk. The automaker has been dealing with the issue since 2007...

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