Posts Tagged 'national highway traffic safety administration'

Cities’ Focus on Pedestrian Safety Shines Light on SUVs

SUVs leading to higher rate of pedestrian death in citiesYou might not think of your SUV or minivan as a light truck, but it – along with every pickup truck on the nation’s highways – is part of the largest American vehicle segment by far. In fact, more than two out of every three new vehicles sold in the United States is now categorized as a “light truck,” and cities across the country are taking note ...

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NHTSA Investigating Nissan Over Random Autobraking Incidents

Nissan facing questions over autobrake malfunctions in Rogue crossover SUVsFor those that have autobraking vehicles, the first time the system engages can come as quite a shock. Designed to reduce the likelihood of rear-end collisions, autobraking systems use sensors to determine whether the vehicle is closing on the vehicle in front of it too quickly and to apply the brakes if the driver has failed to do so.

The technology is slated to be a standard feature ...

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