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self-driving

NCOA and Volkswagen release results of self-driving study 

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The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Volkswagen Group of America have announced the results of an online survey they conducted together with the goal of finding out how older adults feel about self-driving technologies and various alternative transportations like self-driving ride-hailing (SDRH) services. Older drivers tend to have a bad reputation, but the National […]
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safety

Fewer miles driven but higher rate of motor vehicle-related deaths in...

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Despite traffic volumes experiencing a significant decrease throughout 2020 in the United States, the roadways haven’t become any safer. A new report from the National Safety Council says that vehicle-related deaths increased in 2020 over the previous year by 8%, to as many as 42,060 deaths. It’s the highest number reported since 2007, and it’s […]
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repair

Massachusetts right to repair update adds challenge for auto dealers

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On Nov 3, voters in Massachusetts were casting ballots for more than just their choice of presidential candidate. Also included on the ballot was Question 1, the “Right to Repair Law” Vehicle Data Access Requirement Initiative. The vote was passed with 74.9% support, updating Right to Repair for new vehicles equipped with telematics systems. According to Ballotpedia, […]
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recall

GM to issue another Takata airbag recall for 5.9M trucks and...

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After taking more than four years to reach a conclusion, the NHTSA has finally decided to mandate another Takata airbag recall for General Motors vehicles. The recall will affect 5.9 million vehicles and is expected to cost GM around $1.2 billion US. Like other Takata airbag recalls, the NHTSA has concluded that airbags used in certain trucks […]
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tire

Americans’ travel plans mean dealers should double down on tire sales

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Airlines have capped their in-flight capacity and scheduled flights are down as much as 70%. The impeded ability to travel by air will disrupt holiday plans for many Americans. However, the Hankook Tire Gauge Index from October 2020 reveals that nearly three-quarters of Americans still plan to travel this holiday season, and 76% of them […]
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safety

Seat belts could be recalled after altered safety data discovered

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The Japanese government has told automakers to prepare for recalls after Joyson Safety Systems Japan’s seat belt safety testing data was found to be altered. Japan’s authorities reported that as many as 9 million seat belts “do not meet quality standards”. The problem was first brought to light in a report by Japan’s Transport Ministry […]
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work

Automakers’ Plans for Returning to Work

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Automakers were shut down for quite some time following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. With many states and counties slowly beginning to open up again, the automotive industry is among many others looking forward to reopening and hoping to recover from the losses experienced during the pandemic. Here’s what we know about specific manufacturers’ […]
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COVID-19

Expectations for Standardized Dealership Safety After COVID-19

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While the global coronavirus pandemic has shuttered many businesses for the past couple of months, there are also changes being made to the way active companies are actually doing business, too. Many car dealerships and showrooms were ordered to close at the outbreak of the pandemic, but in mid-April, federal guidelines were adjusted and deemed […]
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parents

Balancing Safety & Affordability: Tips for Helping Parents Select the Best...

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According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 16-to-17-year-old drivers are nine times more likely to be involved in a car accident and six times more likely to be in a fatal crash than adults. For any parent preparing to let their children behind the wheel, these are startling statistics. Today, teenagers not only have […]
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safety

Five Ways to Incorporate Car Tech Safety Features During the Car...

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According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, almost 1.25 million people around the world die in car accidents each year. The frequency and severity of these accidents have not gone unnoticed by customers, automakers, or governments. In the U.S., the government has required many safety features to become standard on newer vehicles, while […]
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