More than 1.5 million Jeep Cherokees, Dodge Journeys investigated by NHTSA

Four Stellantis vehicle models are under investigation by the NHTSA for safety defects, with 1.34 million Jeep Cherokees accounting for the bulk of the scrutiny, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.  The 2014-2020 Jeep Cherokee is being investigated for an electronic parking brake that can inadvertently activate while the crossover SUV is in motion. Based on repair invoices and 80 consumer […]

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Traffic fatalities in 2021 increased by largest rate in history

The number of people killed in car crashes in the U.S. increased by 10.5% from 2020 to 2021, representing the largest percentage increase in the history of crash fatality data keeping, the NHTSA disclosed in preliminary estimates on Tuesday. The NHTSA estimates 42,915 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021, the most since 2005. In 2020, there were 38,824 […]

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What Actually Is Rack And Pinion Steering?

When you turn the steering wheel in your car, the chances are it has rack and pinion steering. It’s been the most popular engineering choice in recent years, and you may have found yourself wondering how it works. Thankfully, the basics aren’t hard to grasp at all: it’s all about turning rotational motion into linear output. When you turn the […]

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Volvo, Genesis sweep 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award

For the 2022 model year, more automakers built their cars to better withstand and avoid crashes, according to the latest ratings announced Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A total of 65 models earned a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is considered the most rigorous independent safety rating in the automotive industry. Last year at this time, […]

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Newer Tesla models investigated for sudden braking complaints

Tesla vehicles are under regulatory safety scrutiny once again, the Automotive News reported Thursday. The NHTSA opened a probe to investigate widespread owner complaints of sudden braking in the 2021-2022 Tesla Model 3 compact sedan and Model Y compact crossover.  The probe, which often times elicits a voluntary recall from automakers, encompasses 416,000 units of the electric automaker’s most popular […]

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DaVinci-Style Drone With 600-Year-Old Screw Rotor Design Actually Flies

Drones aren’t anything new—multi-rotor aircraft are becoming a bigger part of people’s lives every day. From the latest batch of up-and-coming urban air mobility companies to hobby applications, electric aircraft with four or more motors are commonplace, and generally, they use conventional multi-bladed propellers to keep themselves aloft. That’s not what’s going on with this particular drone developed by engineering […]

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What's Better For Snow Driving: FWD, RWD Or AWD?

We all know that when it gets snowy on the roads, your choice of tyre is more important than the car’s drive layout. But if you have the right kind of footwear for the conditions, where is the drive best off going? And what’s the most fun? See also: 2WD Plus Winter Tyres Easily Beats 4WD In The Snow Jon […]

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