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PostHeaderIcon GM Has a Patent for an External Pedestrian Air Bag

Over the month of December, GM was granted more than 80 patents and, according to the Detroit Free Press, one of them was a patent for an external airbag that’s designed to “provide protection to a pedestrian.” GM isn’t the first company to take this route in order to protect those outside the vehicle, with Volvo being the
first brand that comes to mind with a similar system that was introduced in Europe. Unfortunately, Volvo says it comes in second to crash prevention technology like that found as standard or optional equipment on most modern cars.

The patent, according to FREEP, describes the airbag being located in the fender area, ahead of the side doors but adjacent to the hood. One would assume the airbag would deploy milliseconds before impact and encase the whole front end or, at the very least, cover the windshield. Why the windshield? Well, according to Maeva Ribas, the manager of design analysis at The Carlab, it’s not the initial impact that’s fatal to pedestrians, but the secondary impact that occurs as pedestrians pass over the hood and hit the A-Pillars or the other areas around the windshield.

And, to be clear, GM isn’t exactly sure what it wants to do with the technology. Tom Wilkerson, the safety communications spokesman for GM, said, “The pedestrian protection airbag could become an important engineering solution in the future.” While another spokesperson, Patrick Morrissey, said: “It’s a promising technology, but we have no specific production plans at this time.”

As you can see, it’s certainly something that GM is looking into, but it’s not necessarily something you’ll find on your 2020 Chevy Impala. As of now, GM has some 40,000+ patents on file, and this one could very well fade into the abyss, being used only as a method of protecting design options down the road. With that in mind, I wouldn’t rule it out quite yet – In 2015 alone, more than 5,000 pedestrians were killed by cars in the U.S. And, in 2016, the figure raised to nearly 6,000 – the largest increase in pedestrian fatalities on record. So, it’s an ongoing problem and, while the U.S. isn’t as strict as it could be on pedestrian protection, other markets are, and the U.S. could very easily follow suit.

What do you think? Should automakers focus more on preventing the collision altogether or should the focus be on preventing injury in the event of an accident? Should both technologies be put to use? Let us know in the comments section below.


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PostHeaderIcon Watch Hyundai’s Panoramic Sunroof Airbag In Action: Video

Compared to even just 10 years ago, modern automobiles are ludicrously, unbelievably safe. With a slew of new safety technologies, both passive and active, higher crash standards, and advanced airbag systems covering just about possible impact angle, your odds of walking away from a crash are pretty good these days. Now, Hyundai is looking to take that even further with airbags for vehicles equipped with a panoramic sunroof, a system designed to keep passengers safe in a rollover by padding the large glass openings with protective cushions, keeping those in the cabin from exiting the vehicle and preventing potential injury. You can watch the system in action in the above-featured video.

Shot at 1,000 frames per second, the video shows what appears to be the cabin space of an SUV careening sideways before tipping over, much like in a rollover crash. The sunroof airbag is quickly deployed, thus making sure the crash dummies inside the cabin stay inside the cabin. In a press release, Hyundai states this is the world’s first panoramic sunroof airbag system, and introduces a new technology with 11 patents pending as the brand moves into the premium SUV market. The bags deploy in just 0.8 seconds, and according to Hyundai, the system “prevented the passenger from being flung out of the car and cushioned the impact on the head. Serious injury likely to result in the death of the passenger were reduced to minor injuries.” The tech is expected to head to mass production status soon.


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PostHeaderIcon California Ranked As Having Worst Drivers In U.S.

Insurance website QuoteWizard just released its annual ranked list or Best and Worst Drivers by State for 2017, and it’s not looking good for those behind the wheel in the Golden State. Meanwhile, drivers in Rhode Island now have something to be proud of.

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The Full Story


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“The QuoteWizard study looks at data points on sampled incident data from QuoteWizard users, juxtaposed with the Federal Highway Administration fatality data”

The QuoteWizard study looks at data points on sampled incident data from QuoteWizard users, juxtaposed with the Federal Highway Administration fatality data. The data is then weighted for incident totals for each state with its occurrence percentage, with the rankings based on the sum of weighted means calculated from accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, citations, and fatalities.

So then, what’s the state with the worst drivers? That would be California, which was second in 2016 but climbed to the top spot for 2017. QuoteWizard also points out that California includes half of the top 10 cities with the worst drivers in the country, with the absolute worst of the worst residing in Sacramento (although Los Angeles is mentioned as well). California drivers accumulated more tickets and more DUIs this time around, even grabbing the spot for worst standard for DUIs in the country, according to the study.

Meanwhile, the best drivers are in Rhode Island, so congrats on that, New England.

Rankings by State

Ranking (Worst) State
1 California
2 Minnesota
3 Utah
4 South Carolina
5 Washington
6 Nebraska
7 Maine
8 Virginia
9 Idaho
10 North Dakota
11 Georgia
12 Vermont
13 Kansas
14 Ohio
15 Delaware
16 New Jersey
17 Colorado
18 Oregon
19 Connecticut
20 Maryland
21 Wyoming
22 New Mexico
23 Wisconsin
24 New Hampshire
25 North Carolina
26 Louisiana
27 Iowa
28 Alabama
29 Texas
30 Missouri
31 Massachusetts
32 Indiana
33 Pennsylvania
34 Tennessee
35 Alaska
36 Alaska
37 New York
38 Montana
39 Kentucky
40 Arizona
41 Oklahoma
42 West Virginia
43 Illinois
44 South Dakota
45 Nevada
46 Arkansas
47 Michigan
48 Mississippi
49 Florida
50 Rhode Island

Generally speaking, the last few years have seen a sizable increase in the number of auto accidents and car-related deaths, despite the advent of new semi-autonomous safety technologies like automatic braking. So why is that? The study points to the fact that Americans are driving more and more on average, with the additional time on the road equating to more opportunities for accidents, plus the fact that distracted driving continues to be a major problem.

So, about those autonomous cars…

PostHeaderIcon California Ranked As Having Worst Drivers In U.S.

Insurance website QuoteWizard just released its annual ranked list or Best and Worst Drivers by State for 2017, and it’s not looking good for those behind the wheel in the Golden State. Meanwhile, drivers in Rhode Island now have something to be proud of.

Continue reading for the full story.

The Full Story


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“The QuoteWizard study looks at data points on sampled incident data from QuoteWizard users, juxtaposed with the Federal Highway Administration fatality data”

The QuoteWizard study looks at data points on sampled incident data from QuoteWizard users, juxtaposed with the Federal Highway Administration fatality data. The data is then weighted for incident totals for each state with its occurrence percentage, with the rankings based on the sum of weighted means calculated from accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, citations, and fatalities.

So then, what’s the state with the worst drivers? That would be California, which was second in 2016 but climbed to the top spot for 2017. QuoteWizard also points out that California includes half of the top 10 cities with the worst drivers in the country, with the absolute worst of the worst residing in Sacramento (although Los Angeles is mentioned as well). California drivers accumulated more tickets and more DUIs this time around, even grabbing the spot for worst standard for DUIs in the country, according to the study.

Meanwhile, the best drivers are in Rhode Island, so congrats on that, New England.

Rankings by State

Ranking (Worst) State
1 California
2 Minnesota
3 Utah
4 South Carolina
5 Washington
6 Nebraska
7 Maine
8 Virginia
9 Idaho
10 North Dakota
11 Georgia
12 Vermont
13 Kansas
14 Ohio
15 Delaware
16 New Jersey
17 Colorado
18 Oregon
19 Connecticut
20 Maryland
21 Wyoming
22 New Mexico
23 Wisconsin
24 New Hampshire
25 North Carolina
26 Louisiana
27 Iowa
28 Alabama
29 Texas
30 Missouri
31 Massachusetts
32 Indiana
33 Pennsylvania
34 Tennessee
35 Alaska
36 Alaska
37 New York
38 Montana
39 Kentucky
40 Arizona
41 Oklahoma
42 West Virginia
43 Illinois
44 South Dakota
45 Nevada
46 Arkansas
47 Michigan
48 Mississippi
49 Florida
50 Rhode Island

Generally speaking, the last few years have seen a sizable increase in the number of auto accidents and car-related deaths, despite the advent of new semi-autonomous safety technologies like automatic braking. So why is that? The study points to the fact that Americans are driving more and more on average, with the additional time on the road equating to more opportunities for accidents, plus the fact that distracted driving continues to be a major problem.

So, about those autonomous cars…

PostHeaderIcon First Ever Zero Star Rating on the Euro NCAP? Don’t Put Your Kids in a Fiat Punto

It’s rare for a car to be so bad at the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) that it scores zero stars in the crash tests. It has actually never happened in the 20 years NCAP has been crashing cars. History has arrived, though, in the form of the Fiat Punto. The aging hatchback doesn’t have many distinguishing traits about it, but from this day forth, it will now live in infamy as the first and only car to ever get a goose egg in the European crash tests.

“The third-generation hatchback has been around for 12 years with minimal updates to show for it”

I don’t usually follow the Euro NCAP because there’s too much going on in the auto industry. But every so often, the agency finds itself in the news for reasons like this one. It’s a worrying result for the Punto, but not one that’s entirely unexpected either. The third-generation hatchback has been around for 12 years with minimal updates to show for it. That’s one reason it scored so low in these tests. I’m not even exaggerating about how bad it gets for the dated model. It scored 51 percent for adult occupant safety, 43 percent for children occupant safety, and 52 percent for pedestrian protection. If those scores aren’t putrid enough, consider this: the Punto scored 0 percent on safety assist. In case you didn’t know, you can’t go any lower than 0 percent.


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“If those scores aren’t putrid enough, consider this: the Punto scored 0 percent on safety assist”

Michiel van Ratingen, the body’s secretary general, summarized the Punto’s abysmal results clearly. “The fact that older cars cannot compete illustrates the pace at which the vehicle industry is innovating safety and the willingness and ability of competitive manufacturers to meet the highest standards,” he said. Those who do not keep their cars up to the latest standards get left behind, as these results clearly show.”

There’s no going around it. Fiat needs to retire the Punto. It should’ve retired it years ago, but it continues to sell it well past its expiration date because the car somehow still sells. It’s not a good business practice, and the Italian automaker needs to be called out for it. The Italian automaker can’t even blame the more stringent tests carried out by the NCAP. The Punto is just a bad car. It’s the closest thing to a hazard on four wheels that we have in the industry.

Do the right thing, Fiat. Give the Punto the burial it deserves.

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PostHeaderIcon BMW recalls all the i3 models ever sold in the United States

BMW is recalling all the i3 EVs sold in the U.S., both electric and range-extended models, following results from a crash test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). The German automaker is also stopping i3 sales until it can fix the issue. The small electric car failed a front rigid barrier crash with a five-foot-tall, 110-pound female in the driver’s who is not wearing a seatbelt. According to the NHTSA, this situation produces a marginally higher risk of neck injury. The recall affects all i3 cars sold in the United States from model years 2014 through 2018, which covers the entire production run for the U.S. market.

The recall will commence in January when all owners will receive a letter to take their cars to dealerships for a fix. BMW says that customers can continue driving their i3s until then, claiming that the car remains safe when the driver wears a seat belt. “While BMW’s compliance testing showed results well below the required limits, more recent testing has shown inconsistent results,” BMW said in a statement. “Consequently, BMW has issued a recall and is working with the agency to understand the differences in the test results. A remedy is forthcoming.”

Granted, the recall doesn’t seem like a big deal safety-wise (you are wearing a seat belt, right?), but it didn’t happen too often for an entire nameplate to be affected and called back. It will be interesting to see what kind of fix will BMW find for a safety issue like this one.

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PostHeaderIcon This is Why Volvo Is Famous For Its Safety

If you have a weak stomach, you might want to take a deep breath first before proceeding. The video you’re about to see is pretty brutal, not because of something that happened, but because of something that could have happened had it not been for a driver’s alertness and an automaker’s state-of-the-art technology. In so many words, a distracted child crossed a street without looking, only to find himself in the crosshairs of an oncoming Volvo semi-truck. The scene was playing out like a house of horrors, until salvation stepped in in the form of Volvo’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system.

In a split second before what would’ve been a nightmarish collision, the truck driver managed to slam the brakes hard enough to trigger the AEB system, sending the truck screeching to a dramatic halt. The intensive braking was strong enough to create g-forces that literally pushed the nose of the truck forward with the lower end of the front bumper barely scraping the road. Fortunately, the erring child had enough wits about himself to also run away from the truck, preventing what would’ve otherwise been a heartbreaking end to the young boy’s life.

There really is something to be said for all the advancements in automotive technology to see it work in front of your eyes. I personally don’t know if the driver or the AEB system deserves a bigger share of the credit, but I’ll settle for equal-billing. Let it be said though that Volvo’s new braking system played a huge role in saving a young boy’s life. More than any award or positive review, seeing it function the way it’s supposed to be in a literal time of distress is the ultimate vindication for an automaker’s constant pursuit of advanced safety technologies.

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PostHeaderIcon The 2018 F-150 Earns Big With IIHS Safety Ratings – Except For One Thing

The Ford F-150’s skin might be made from recycled beer cans, but the full-size pickup scored very well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s barrage of testing. Since it debuted in 2015, the current F-150 has scored a “Good” in all crash tests. But, things aren’t all rainbows and butterflies for the half-ton pickup. The 2018 F-150 is too short-sighted to earn the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+. The reason: it can’t see well in the dark.

The IIHS rates the F-150’s headlights as “Poor” in all five of its tests.

Both the base halogen headlights in the lower-trimmed F-150 and the LED headlights in the more expensive models scored a “Poor” in visibility testing. The halogen lights’ low and high beams fall short in straightaway visibility on the left and right sides of the road. The low beams only give 149 feet of visibility on the right, and 89 feet on the left and the high beams only shine 412 feet and 317, respectively. In curves, the headlights perform even worse, providing an average of only 102 feet of visibility with the low beams and 148 feet with the high beams in the four different curve tests done by the IIHS.

Jumping up to the LED headlights don’t help the situation, though they perform a tab bit better. The low beams shine 323 feet on the right and 168 feet on the left, while the high beams shine 544 feet on the right and 428 feet on the left. In turns, the LED low beams illuminate an average of 135 feet ahead, and the high beams shine an average of 163 feet ahead. The unfortunate trade-off for the better performance is excessive glare for oncoming traffic with the low beams. They exceed the IIHS’ glare threshold between 94.8 and 187.9 percent. That’s not good.

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Safety Ratings Are Big For Customers


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It’s odd why Ford didn’t do any better. The IIHS has been testing headlights since 2016, and the F-150’s new-for-2018 front-end styling should have accounted for the evaluation. Of course, Ford isn’t the only automaker scoring low on this new test, but Ford certainly had the chance to make it right with the F-150’s 2018 refresh.

Sadly, the headlights have cost the 2018 F-150 the IIHS’ coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. The F-150 would have earned this rating for 2018 thanks to its new Front Crash Prevention technology. The optional Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go scored a “Superior” in the IIHS’ testing. The truck automatically and completely avoided rear-end crashes at 12 mph and 25 mph.

Still, the 2018 Ford F-150 earns the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick award, which is one level down from the Top Safety Pick+ award. And, aside from the headlights, the only other test criteria that didn’t meet a perfect score of “Good” was the ease-of-use of the rear-seat LATCH system, which earned a “Marginal.”

Headlights


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Trim level(s) XL trim
XLT trim
Lariat trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating P
Trim level(s) Lariat trim equipped with 502A package
Raptor trim equipped with Raptor Technology package
King Ranch trim
Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating P
Trim level(s) Raptor trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating P

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PostHeaderIcon Ford Says 2011-2017 Explorers Are Safe, But Will Fix Them Anyway

The Ford Explorer recently made headlines due to exhaust fumes entering the cabin and making people nauseous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received more than 2,400 reports on the issue, with at least 41 citing injuries and three reporting crashes due to the ill effects of the carbon monoxide fumes on the 2011 through 2017 Explorer. However, investigations by the NHTSA and Ford turned up no significant changes in CO levels in the cabin. Well, except for Police Interceptor models. Ford says the issue stems from aftermarket up-fit companies leaving unsealed holes from the installation of police equipment. Still, Ford says it will fix any of the 1.3 million affected Explorers at the owner’s request, despite Ford calling the vehicles safe.

Ford’s voluntary service is free to Explorer owners regardless of the warranty status or vehicle mileage. The fix includes reprogramming the air conditioner, replacing the liftgate drain valves, and inspecting the sealing of the rear of the vehicle. Ford dealerships will begin offering this service starting November 1, 2017, and will continue through December 31, 2018. Of the Explorers built in that 2011 through 2017 timeframe, roughly 1.3 million are in the U.S., 84,000 are in Canada, and 24,000 are in Mexico.

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Why It Matters

It’s interesting that Ford is offering to inspect and replace parts on these 2011 through 2017 Explorers despite it claiming the vehicles are safe. Perhaps Ford is taking the high road and catering to its customers’ feelings of security and safety.
Or, Ford could know there is an issue and is trying to downplay the situation. Who knows? Speculation aside, it certainly is a sign of good faith for Ford to voluntarily inspect and replace items on every 2011 through 2017 Explorer in North America.

What do you think? Is Ford trying to scoot by or is the automaker making an honest attempt at consoling its customers’ fears of carbon monoxide poisoning? Let us know in the comments below.

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PostHeaderIcon See How The 2018 Range Rover Velar Withstands Crash Testing

The new 2018 Range Rover Velar recently went headlong into Euro NCAP’s crash test barriers and emerged a five-star winner. The new SUV not only earned a perfect overall score but managed an impressive 93 percent in adult protection and 85 percent in rear-seat child protection. Even those outside the Velar are well-protected thanks to its active braking system that detects both vehicles and pedestrians. Between the active brakes and the Velar’s front end design, Euro NCAP awarded it a 74 percent in pedestrian protection.

Compared to the current benchmark, the Volvo XC90, the Range Rover Velar does very well, only falling short a few percentage points in both adult and child protection. Impressively, the Velar outscores the XC90 in pedestrian protection by two percentage points. When the then-new 2015 XC90 was evaluated by NCAP, it scored a 97, 87, and 72 percent in the adult, child, and pedestrian protection categories. What’s more impressive, Alfa Romeo’s new SUV, the 2017 Stelvio, scored right up there with the Volvo, getting a 97, 84, and 71 percent in each respective category. So, the Range Rover Velar might not be the absolute best-ranked SUV by the Euro NCAP, but it certainly does a bang-up job in protecting its passengers.

Of course, the NCAP tests also include evaluating active safety assist features and how well they help avoid an accident altogether. Keep reading for those results.

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Active Safety To The Rescue

The 2018 Range Rover Velar’s standard Autonomous Emergency Braking system scored a 72 percent in preventing a front-end collision. The system works by giving the driver an audible and visual warning when a crash is about to happen, and in most scenarios, will begin to slow the vehicle down. In many situations, the Velar will bring itself to a complete stop without the driver’s input.

“The 2018 Range Rover Velar’s standard Autonomous Emergency Braking system scored a 72 percent in preventing a front-end collision”

The video above shows the Velar coming to a complete stop from 40 kph (25 mph) when it approaches a stationary car. The same test at 60 kph (37 mph) brought the same results of a completely avoided collision. The AEB system also brakes for and avoids run-ins with pedestrians. The system automatically stops the Velar and avoids a pedestrian from 40 kph. From 50 kph (31 mph), the Velar did strike the pedestrian, but its AEB system lowered vehicle speed to only 20 kph (12 mph). Splitting the difference, the Velar’s AEB system completely avoided the pedestrian from 45 kph (28 mph).


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“The system automatically stops the Velar and avoids a pedestrian from 40 kph”

By comparison, the 2018 Alfa Romero Stelvio scored a 60-percent in the safety assist category though it avoided every crash. It lost points since it doesn’t offer a driver-selectable speed limiter or warning system – something the Velar comes standard with. The 2015 Volvo XC90 takes the cake, however, scoring a perfect 100 percent in the NCAP’s safety assist testing.

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PostHeaderIcon 5 Ways iPhone’s Face ID will Change the Way we Drive

If you went back to 1984 when Apple released the very first Macintosh computer and told Steve Jobs that Apple’s creation would eventually lead to us carrying around hand-held computers with excessive amounts of computing power called the iPhone, he probably would have laughed in your face and kicked you in the nuts. Yet, on June 29, 2007, the very first iPhone was released, and the inevitable battle between Android and IOS was officially in the works. Aside from getting thinner and more powerful, the iPhone really hasn’t changed that much. Things got shook up not that long ago when the 3.5mm headphone jack was done with, but outside of computing power, battery life, the sheer size and weight, it’s pretty much the same. With the introduction of the iPhone X, however, we get a new feature known as Face ID and, while it’s received some criticism so far, it seems to be finding more favorability over time.

With distracted driving and just playing on your phone while in the car becoming an increasingly annoying and dangerous issue from which there is no escape, it’s time we find a way to combat it from the base level. As such, the TopSpeed staff has sat down to discuss how something like Face ID could change the way we drive in the future. Maybe it will deny you access while moving, or penalize you when attempting to circumvent the system while driving. Maybe it will allow all people in the car to have access to the infotainment system via Apple CarPlay. Or, maybe it will be used to detect how you’re feeling and change various aspects of the vehicle interior like lighting or temperature. Well, we’ve explored a little bit of all this, so check out what each of us think below then fill us in on your thoughts in the comments section. We can’t wait to hear what you all think!!!

Apple’s New Face ID Could Help Regulate Distracted Driving!


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It’s an entertaining thought, and one that could actually work…

By:Robert Moore

It never fails. You pull out of your driveway, and I bet you don’t get two blocks from your house without seeing at least one moron with their phone affixed to their face as they attempt to negotiate a mildly busy residential street. As that 22-year-old girl veers gently toward the curb, almost taking out a Mazda and scaring some old senior citizen to death, you think to yourself, “it just gets worse by the day.” And, your thought would be correct. You know, texting and driving wasn’t as big a deal when you could text with one thumb and had the letters and sequence memorized for each word. Nowadays, we’ve devolved in terms of phone size and are back to toting around bricks yet again. By the time the Samsung Note 10 comes out, you’ll need a carrying bag to haul the thing around just like those old-school cell phones 20 years ago. Back to the topic at hand, these bricks of phones that we carry have become a electronic version of death just waiting to strike whenever that screen turns on with an idiot behind the wheel. Apple’s new Face ID, however, could put an end to that, but how???

“You know, texting and driving wasn’t as big a deal when you could text with one thumb and had the letters and sequence memorized for each word”

Well, folks, the answer is simple. You’re going to unlock your phone with your face, right? Well, that same camera can identify you in the driver’s seat (or verify your position in the car against your speed based on GPS location) and could, quite literally, deny you access to unlock your phone until you stop the car. Take this scenario, for example. You’re cruising down the highway and decide to check Facebook. Well, when you hold your new, overpriced, and outdated iPhone X up to your face, you get nothing but a voice command that says “please pull over to unlock your phone.” Or, perhaps the message will say “Please pay attention to the road.” Of course, now I’m imagining scenarios where Siri actually gets a bit of an attitude and says something along the lines of “this is the fourth time, quit being an idiot and wait until you get home.”

On that note, Siri could even lock you out of your own phone until the vehicle is no longer moving and verified by GPS that you’re off the road after too many attempted violations. A small piece of code that could literally make it impossible to use your phone while the car is in motion would work wonders, and there’s a temporary lockout if you try too many times. Hell, Siri could even automatically lock the phone if you’re in the driver’s seat and the car starts moving – and all of the sudden, deaths from distracted driving drop by 50 percent. So how about it, Apple? Ready to do the right thing?

Could Face ID Finally Free Passengers to Multi-Task in Apple CarPlay?


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A solution for those not behind the wheel

By:Mark McNabb

After reading Robert’s thoughts on the new Apple iPhone X, the Face ID feature, and how it relates to distracted driving, I’m left hoping Apple does employ the facial recognition software to prevent a driver from using the phone from behind the wheel. While that might suck for some, it should help cut distracted driving crashes by a good percentage. And though it’s not as important, Apple could also use the technology to identify a passenger in a vehicle and unlock multi-tasking features within Apple CarPlay.

“A user also cannot control streaming music on the infotainment screen without switching the iPhone’s current app to the music service”

Currently, Apple CarPlay limits the use applications while plugged into a car’s CarPlay enabled infotainment system. For example, a user cannot read and reply to text messages on the phone if it’s doing also running CarPlay on the infotainment screen. A user also cannot control streaming music on the infotainment screen without switching the iPhone’s current app to the music service. In other words, someone can’t play games or surf on their iPhone while someone else controls the song choice on the car’s infotainment screen without interrupting the phone user’s game or browsing.

Lets say Apple does develop the Face ID system to locate an occupant within a car and restrict/permit use of certain applications while in motion, it would make iPhone users far more likely to play by the rules while making CarPlay use skyrocket. It’s a win-win for everyone involved. What’s more, Apple could use the iPhone’s location to determine where the driver should be sitting; the left side for North America, the right side for Europe. How cool would that be?

Facial Recognition To Better Suit Your Mood


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Custom settings, automatically

By:Jonathan Lopez

I’ve heard that something like 90 percent of communication is nonverbal. The way you move, the way you hold your body, and critically, facial expressions are all ways to say a lot, even if your mouth is saying just a little. To humans, interpreting this sort of stuff is natural, almost subconscious. You can usually tell how someone is feeling just by looking at them. A scowl or big smile is all you need to see, making phrases like “I’m angry” or “I’m happy” practically redundant.

With that in mind, technology like the Apple Face ID could be adapted to myriad purposes, including interpretation of the driver and passenger’s mood. Yeah, it’s not an explicit application of the current state of the tech, but just hear me out.

“Technology like the Apple Face ID could be adapted to myriad purposes, including interpretation of the driver and passenger’s mood”

What if the technology could be used to adapt specific onboard systems to better suit your mood? For example, let’s say you’ve had a rough day at work, and you’re feeling a bit on edge. Scratch that – you’re feeling pissed off. Odds are your face would be communicating that (mouth all bunched up, furrowed brow, flared nostrils, etc.). If your car could identify your mood via facial cues, it would be able to adapt accordingly – kick in the back massager, turn on some relaxing music, maybe lower the interior light levels. Maybe the onboard systems could even do stuff like soften the throttle response, steering ratio, and automatic transmission shift points to even out the ride as you angrily hammer in the inputs.

Conversely, let’s say you’re in a great mood. The car could respond with some upbeat music and brighter ambient lighting, possibly even setting the suspension up for a sportier ride and changing the navigation to run through your favorite back road.

If stuff like this were implemented in commercial passenger vehicles, it would deepen the relationship we enjoy with our machines, moving away from the doom and gloom that so many autonomous naysayers seem to harp on. And that’s a good thing, in my opinion.

No to Face ID!


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Can you tell I’m not a fan?

By:Kirby Garlitos

I don’t want to be the contrarian here, but I think I have to be this time. Time to put on my Grinch mask and shoot down Apple’s Face ID. First of all, I think it could change the way we drive, but not for the better. In fact, I think it could lead to more accidents on the road. Sure, I understand the technological advancements involved in making this feature come to life. It’s good to see Apple finally sitting up from its couch (presumably made from hundred dollar bills) and start doing something new for a change. But I’m not buying the narrative that the Face ID feature is revolutionary and cuts the chances of us getting into road accidents. I will reserve the right to change my mind if everything that Rob says comes to life, but at this point, I’m not letting Scotty beam me up on this one.

“If you’re driving a car and you want to use the feature, you’re going to have to literally put the phone in front of your face for the function to work”

My big issue with Face ID is that it’s is not that simple to use. For instance, if you’re driving a car and you want to use the feature, you’re going to have to literally put the phone in front of your face for the function to work. It would’ve been cooler if the technology can detect your face while it’s sitting in a cup holder, but it can’t do that. Some people might argue that a phone holder on the dashboard is a solution, and while that would be correct, the feature also involves the driver having to swipe the screen up to complete the locking process. That means in that scenario, he’s going to have to reach for his phone, look at it, and then use his one hand to swipe up on the screen. Easy? Far from it, actually.

Here’s my next point. What’s the guarantee that Face ID can capture your face in one attempt and immediately unlock your phone? The answer: there is none. Apple itself botched the demo of the Face ID when it was launched! Remember that? Apple shareholders do because the stock prices of the company fell when that boo-boo happened! If you want further evidence of how reliable Face ID can be, look no further than Touch ID. I’ve been an iPhone user for God knows how long, and I can tell you that I stopped using Touch ID a long time ago. Why? Because it’s not reliable to begin with. More often than note, it still asks me to put in my passcode, which defeats the whole purpose of the Touch ID to begin with. I don’t think Face ID is going to be a better solution.

It’s a new trick for the iPhone and I’m sure that’s going to get a lot of people excited. But in the end, I think it’s still a long ways away from being the kind of revolutionary feature that Apple is already making it out to be.

It Could, But There’s a Catch!


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It won’t happen anytime soon

By:Ciprian Florea

When it comes to safety behind the steering wheels, there are a few things we need to be honest about. The most important is that humans are prone to use their phones to talk, text, and check out their social media profiles. We’re so hooked on living our lives through mobile devices and Internet that it has become a major safety issue. And I’ll be honest here and admit that I’ve done it a few times. And unfortunately, I know a lot of people that got into accident for using the phone behind the steering wheel.

So yeah, I guess Apple’s new Face ID could be used to regulate distracted driving. But there’s more to this story than “hey, let’s integrate this feature with our cars and block access to the phone while the cars is moving.” Robert’s idea of a system that locks you out of your phone and tells you to watch the damn road is as funny as it is necessary — and it could be implemented quite easily — but things aren’t as simple as that. Because we live in an era when phones aren’t just means to keep in touch with our loved owns, but also a crucial devices for business. So I’m most certain that a lot of folks won’t take kindly to having no access to their mobile phone while driving. Let’s face it, there are time when the phone rings and you have to answer it. And sometimes, like when you’re on the highway, you can’t just stop to take a call.

“We need a set of regulations before Face ID becomes the app that prevents distracted driving”

So this basically means we need a set of regulations before Face ID becomes the app that prevents distracted driving. It’s also necessary that Apple develops a solid version of its new gadget, because we’ve seen it fail a few times. Trying to insert a password while driving isn’t the safest thing to do and defeats the purpose of Face ID.

As far as regulations go, it’s somewhat useless if only iPhone users get restricted from spending time on their phones while driving. So this Face ID thing needs to become a global function that’s offered in all phones. And all phones need to have special software to limit access to internet and apps when connected to a car. Bottom line, while Face ID could enhance safety at the wheel, it will take a few years to see something like this become the norm. It’s something we need to see happen, but it’ll take a solid cooperation between all major phone manufacturers as well as carmakers. And we know how that goes, just at how slow we are toward making the car industry a green, more sustainable business.

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PostHeaderIcon Alfa Romeo Giulia Ranks Well in IIHS Crash Tests: Video

The Alfa Romeo Giulia might be all new for the 2017 model year, but it passed the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s regiment of crash tests like an old pro. The Italian-American performance luxury sedan did so well, in fact, it earned the IIHS’ coveted Top Safety Pick+ award – the highest honor available.

The 2017 Giulia earned the IIHS’ highest grade of “Good” in all of its crash tests. These include the small front overlap, moderate front overlap, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints. On the active side of the Giulia’s safety equipment, it has an optional front crash prevention system. It earned a “Superior” rating by completely stopping to avoid rear-ending a vehicle from 12 mph. The system also reduced the Giulia’s speed by an average of 24 mph in the IIHS’ 25-mph frontal crash prevention test. The IIHS’ new-for-2017 headlight evaluation also show favor to the Giulia and its optional curve-adaptive headlights – a test that many vehicles have difficulty in scoring well. It’s worth noting that both the optional front crash prevention system and curve-adaptive headlights must be included on a Giulia before it can be considered a Top Safety Pick+.

And while the 2017 Giulia did extremely well in the IIHS’ tests, it didn’t pass with a perfect score. Its LATCH, child seat anchor system, scored only a “Marginal,” one grade up from the lowest score of “Poor.” The Giulia also has an interesting caveat when it comes to safety. Only models built after May of 2017 qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award since initial crash testing revealed issues in the front-end structure, door hinge pillar, and door sill areas. Alfa Romeo quickly addressed these issues.

Despite its checkered start and hard-to-use LATCH system, the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia proves to be a very safe vehicle by the IIHS’ standards. It’s also an immensely fun sedan to drive, especially so in its Quadrifoglio trim. You can read our full review of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia small overlap IIHS crash test

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia moderate overlap IIHS crash test

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia side IIHS crash test

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PostHeaderIcon Side-Impact Crash Test Shows 2018 Volvo XC40 is a Winner

Volvo has a reputation to uphold – one based on keeping its passengers safe during a crash. To that point, the Swedish automaker has already published a video showing the all-new 2018 XC40 undergoing side-impact crash testing. Keep in mind this video is hitting the web the same day Volvo is debuting the luxury crossover in Milan, Italy. Needless to say, safety is taking a front seat.

The video depicts Volvo’s internally conducted crash testing. The automaker has done this for years to reassure its engineers and corporate brass that a vehicle will behave as expected when tested by independent agencies like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Not much would be worse than a botched crash test to damage Volvo’s legacy of crash survivability. Thankfully, it seems Volvo has nothing to worry about with side-impact testing; the video shows both dummies protected by side curtain airbags and adequately restrained by seat belts in this 50-kmh, 31-mph test. Intrusion into the cabin is minimal and even the glass shards are diverted away from the dummies’ faces thanks to the airbag. The driver has even more protection thanks to a torso airbag that inflates from the seat’s side bolster.

The new XC40 will see big production numbers as it’s a key player in Volvo’s plan to boost its global sales by nearly 50 percent to 800,000 by 2020. It joins the new XC60 and the two-year-old XC90 in Volvo’s SUV lineup, along with its S90 and S60 sedans and V90 Cross Country and V60 wagons. Here in the U.S., the 2018 XC40 will begin arriving in showrooms in March 2018 and ordering books are already open. Volvo has set a $33,200 starting price for its smallest crossover – not a bad deal considering the XC40’s swanky interior, long list of safety features, and its high-tech powertrains.

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PostHeaderIcon Small Pickups Fall Short of IIHS’ Top Safety Pick Awards

Modern trucks are vastly safer than older vehicles, yet the Insurance Institutes for Highway Safety continues to move the bar. As such, four variants of the most popular mid-size pickups fail to meet the independent agency’s highest rating for crash survivability and headlight performance. Eight pickups were tested, including both extended and crew cab versions of the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma, and Nissan Frontier.

Of the eight trucks tested, four did not earn the IIHS’ best rating of “Good” in the front small-overlap crash test. These are the extended cab version of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, along with both cab configurations of the aging Nissan Frontier. The GM twins both earned an Acceptable rating, while the Nissan only earned a Marginal. The Frontier continued to score low in both the structural category and in the possibility of the driver sustaining lower leg and foot injuries. That’s not surprising considering the Frontier is 12 years old, having last been redesigned for the 2005 model year. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab earned a Good overall rating and a Good rating in each sub-category except for an Acceptable rating in potential lower leg and foot injuries. Even still, the Tacoma lacks any front crash prevention systems, excluding it from the IIHS’ Top Safety awards. Only the GM twins offer any such system, and even it only alerts the driver rather than stopping the truck, earning it only a Basic rating. Lastly, not a single mid-size pickup scored better than a Poor rating in headlight performance. It is understandable, though, as the IIHS only began testing headlights for the 2017 model year.

Continue reading for charts of the IIHS ratings.

PostHeaderIcon Those Rear Seat Belts Are Actually Very Important

You know those straps on your rear seats that look suspiciously like seat belts? Well, they’re actual seat belts, and you might be inclined to start using them because – shocker! – they can save your life. It’s not a groundbreaking revelation by any means, but what’s surprising is that not enough people can be bothered to actually use them, especially during short trips or when people are riding in a taxi, a ride-hailing service, or someone else’s car.

Putting some facts behind it is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which says that four out of five people don’t wear seat belts when they’re seated in the back seat. The IIHS got to that result after surveying adults 18 years and older between June and August 2016. Of the 1,172 respondents that completed the survey, 91 percent say they use their seatbelt when they’re sitting in front, either as the driver or the passenger, and only 72 percent say they use their seat belts in the back. The risk of not wearing seat belts in the back is very real, especially during crashes. In one instance, a rear seat passenger who isn’t wearing a seat belt can kill the front occupant during a crash if he ends up pushing him further into the steering wheel. The IIHS demonstrated as much in the video with crash test dummies and the results, as you can imagine, are horrific.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

PostHeaderIcon In a Connected World, Even your Favorite Car Wash is Vulnerable to Hacking

Connected cars have already raised a lot of concerns when it comes to cyber security. Remember back in 2015 when those guys from Twitter and IOActive hacked a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and took control of its onboard systems? In fairness, FCA issued a recall shortly thereafter, but that’s not the point. Later on, in 2016, it was found that most Volkswagen’s built after 1995 could be remotely hacked to allow a hacker to unlock the doors and gain physical entry.
And, let’s not forget about those two guys that got arrested for hacking and stealing 30 Jeeps using nothing more than a laptop and some stolen software. Brand new VW’s now have their own unique keys and entry codes, and FCA has issued a fix for their problems, so why is this relevant? Because hacking isn’t just limited to cars. Think about this – it’s Sunday, you’re in the car wash, and getting ready to emerge from the exit with a freshly cleaned ride. All of the sudden: BAM – the doors shut, and one of the robotic arms starts hitting your car repeatedly, breaking the windows, damaging the body, and getting you wet at the same time.

Sounds pretty wild right? Well, as it turns out, it’s quite possible, and it was recently proven by a group of security researchers who presented their findings at the Black Hat hacking conference in Vegas last week. The system in question is known as the PDQ LaserWash, which just so happens to be a pretty popular system and is used across the U.S. The systems are connected to the internet and run on a version of Windows CE. The exploit has been known about for a couple of years, but it wasn’t until recently that a facility in Washington State allowed the research group to try it out. Unfortunately, they didn’t allow the team to record their results, so there’s no video of what’s actually going on, but the team says they were able to easily guess the default master password and use an “attack script” to control the car wash. In their test, they didn’t strike the vehicle with any components of the carwash, but they did lock the bay doors and demonstrated that it could be done. The team has notified the Department of Homeland Security, and PDQ is reportedly working on a fix for the exploit.

PostHeaderIcon 2017 Tesla Model X Gets 5-Star Crash Rating From NHTSA

Tesla might be having issues making profits and launching the Model 3 sedan, but it’s clear the young automaker can build a safe SUV. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just awarded the 2017 Model X with a 5-star rating in every crash test category and sub-category. That makes the Model X the first SUV to ever earn a 5-star rating across the board. What’s more, the NHTSA’s findings show occupants have the lowest probability of injury in any SUV it has ever tested, with a 93-percent likelihood of walking away without serious injuries.

NHTSA testing includes three main areas: frontal, side, and rollover crashes.
Further broken down, the frontal crash testing includes a 35-mph, full-frontal crash into a solid barrier. Side impact testing includes both impacts with another vehicle and with a stationary pole like a tree or telephone post. Rollover testing includes both the likelihood of a rollover and the roof’s ability to remain structurally intact. Not only did the Model X earn 5 stars in the roof crush test, the NHTSA was unable to educe a rollover, even during its dynamic rollover test. Tesla claims the Model X’s aversion to tipping lies in its low center of gravity provided by the battery packs mounted under the floor.

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PostHeaderIcon Next-Gen Test Dummies Could be of the Plump Variety

Obesity seems to be an epidemic that’s slowly taking over the world. Here in America, 33 percent of the population is said to be obese, with the average weight for men climbing 21 pounds to 195 and the average weight for women climbing 20 pounds to 166 over the last 50 years. That’s actually a pretty big deal. Some of it can be attributed to the overwhelming amount of unhealthy fast food available, while at the same time, we Americans love to eat, which doesn’t help the situation.

Be that as it may, the U.S. isn’t anywhere near being the most obese place in the world with places like American Samoa, and Nauru coming in first and second, respectively. Even Tonga, Palau, and Kuwait beat us out, but we do land in the top 20, just above Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. But, that’s not the point of the video you’re about to watch. The point is that the world is getting fat enough that crash dummy manufacturers are now working on developing dummies that are fat.

How fat? Well, we don’t know for sure, but a few years ago, Humantics was developing dummies that weighed upward of 270 pounds, so it’s not necessarily a new concept. Either way, ABC’s Good Morning America ran a segment that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the next-generation of test dummies that will soon be tasked with telling us how safe future cars are – even for those who are overweight.

With that said, go ahead and click play to learn more about it and see just how big the next-gen test dummies might be.


PostHeaderIcon Watch the 2018 Volvo XC60 get Demolished for Safety's Sake

Ah the crash test – it involves slamming a brand new car into an object to determine how well it holds up during an accident. There’s the small frontal overlap test, the moderate overlap test, the side impact test, and rollover test, among others. Well, the all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 just underwent the full barrage, getting slammed seven ways to Sunday. And it turns out (not surprisingly, really) that Volvo built an exceptionally safe crossover.

The videos below show the testing methods, as well as the mechanical carnage involved. The high-speed, slow motion film captures details not otherwise seen by the naked eye. The shots are almost beautiful in nature, though hauntingly eerie when considering those dummies represent real people like you and your family. That realization makes knowing the XC60’s good performance that much sweeter.

You won’t hear IIHS, NHTSA, or NCAP scores for these tests, however. These were actually done in-house by Volvo at its Stockholm-based Safety Center long before the XC60’s debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

For those who don’t know, Volvo is on a mission to have zero fatalities or serious injuries in its new vehicles by 2020. It’s a lofty goal, but one that’s far less self-serving than most long-term goals automakers make.

Anyway, for those wanting to see the XC60 in action, click past the jump for the videos.

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PostHeaderIcon Ford Mustang's Failed NCAP Testing Proves Safety Comes Second

Last month we covered the story about how the 2017 Ford Mustang miserably failed Euro NCAP testing, earning the worst rating out of the 15 recently tested vehicles: two out of five stars. It did worse than a number of models, including models like the Hyundai Ioniq, Audi Q2, and even the SsangYong Tivoli. It’s a bit surprising, but testing showed that there is a high chance for upper-body injury and head injury for rear passengers during frontal crashes and a high possibility of whiplash for rear passengers in side-impact testing. Front passengers are also at risk of injury thanks to those airbags that don’t inflate properly. Meanwhile, a similar U.S.-Spec model performed fairly well during IIHS testing, with “Good” ratings for Moderate overlap, side impact, roof strength, head restraints, and seats, to go with an acceptable rating for small overlap testing. So, what separates the U.S.-spec and Euro-spec models? A serious lack of equipment and it proves that the blue oval has its sights on something other than safety.

The two-star NCAP rating can be blamed on the lack of safety equipment for rear passengers, semi-autonomous safety technology, and the fact that the front airbags that didn’t deploy properly. See, the Euro-spec model doesn’t get things like a forward-collision warning system or other safety features like lane-keep assist or pre-collision assist – all things that are standard or available on U.S.-spec models. There are no rear seatbelt pretensioners or load limiters which means lots of body movement for rear passengers in the unfortunate event of an accident. One child test dummy was even found to have slid under the seatbelt during a full-width frontal test while the other smacked his head on the interior trim.

So far, Ford has remained largely silent on the issue but, according to NCAP, has said that orders placed after May 2017 will be for the facelifted 2018 model that will include pre-collision assist with pedestrian protection, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, and a lane-keeping aid. It’s great that Ford wants to rectify the situation with the facelifted model, but what does the failed testing of the current model really mean?

Keep reading to connect the dots that led to this failed safety test


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