Brake-By-Wire Systems Are More Connected Than You Think

Brake-by-wire systems are becoming more common thanks to their compact packaging and ability to manage electrified cars’ regenerative braking systems. That doesn’t mean everyone is necessarily comfortable with this new tech, though.  One of the most frequent criticisms involves the “by-wire” part—as in, if there’s no physical connection between the brake pedal and the brakes themselves, what happens if the […]

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Study Suggests More Americans Drove Dangerously During COVID Lockdown

Overall traffic deaths are down, but deaths-per-miles traveled is up. 2020 is already a challenging year for everyone around the world. In the U.S., a new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests drivers are making it even tougher by indulging in dangerous actions behind the wheel. Those bad habits have reportedly led to a marked increase […]

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European Safety Assessment Slams Tesla Autopilot for Its Inability to Keep Drivers' Attention

A European assessment of driver assistance features put Tesla’s Autopilot system on blast for its poor ability to keep drivers focused on the road, reports Reuters.  The European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) teamed up with U.K. insurance group Thatcham Research to rank ten different driver assistance systems that automate some driving inputs, including braking, steering and accelerating. Of the […]

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This Sprinter Van Is Actually A Mobile Panic Room On Wheels

Electrified door handles are an option. If you’re looking to travel in style while also being incredibly secure, then AddAromor’s Executive Protection armored Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is what you need. The company positions it as a “mobile safe room” for business executives, celebrities, or athletes who have concerns about their safety. In addition to the armoring, the company can install offensive countermeasures […]

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