Since 1978, the car-buying public has been able to judge the safety of their next car, in part, based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star Safety Ratings. Today safety regulators announced they’re proposing big changes that will bring the safety ratings system into the 21st century, and…
Because it involves the possibility of a child dying, this deceptively simple concept is really difficult to discuss rationally. The act of leaving a kid to sit in a car while a parent does some sort of errand has been around since there’s been cars, parents, and kids. There’s been some real tragedies, but is it always
The team at Bloodhound SSC have to protect their driver if a rock strikes the cabin (or a wheel explodes) at their target record-breaking speed of 1000 miles per hour. Here's how they test their safety cell.
Safety is a science-based religion at Volvo – its founders named “humans” the most important part of a car in the early thirties. Their latest project, Vision 2020, set the goal of eliminating death in all of their new cars in five years time. For most companies that would seem utopian nonsense, but this is the…
"We've lost more Americans on the highways than we've lost in all the wars that we've ever fought," says Jim Hall, the former head of the National Transportation Safety Board in a new video from the New York Times.
Twenty-five-odd years ago or so, I seem to remember my parents strapping me into their cars using duct tape, a plastic cell and a prayer. Today's kids, with their Britax superseats, seem positively enveloped in comfort and safety.