IIHS: Lane departure warning, blind spot detection reduce crashes

Lane departure warning and blind spot detection systems significantly prevent crashes, according to two new IIHS studies.

California's auto crackdown reinforced by emissions uptick

California's advocates for tougher fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle mandates received fodder for standing firm with their rules.

UPDATED: 8/16/17 4:05 pm ET -- adds details, background

Center for Auto Safety names Ditlow's successor

The Center for Auto Safety has appointed an official with a track record in federal government consumer protection agencies as its new executive director, the advocacy group said Tuesday

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Maven's mobility plans come into focus

A dealership car-sharing program represents one more step toward what Maven CEO Julia Steyn has called a "holistic mobility platform." The idea is a one-stop shop for emerging mobility services.

Robots won't be taking over the road anytime soon, Ford CEO says

Ford's newly minted CEO doesn't foresee a robot takeover when it comes to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Jim Hackett says technology will gradually augment current challenges, easing pain points such as limited parking and vehicle access that commuters deal with daily.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Where are all the other mandates?

In public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not prescribe, under threat of penalty, a date by which pharmaceutical companies shall produce a drug to immunize against a certain disease. With cars, it's different.

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Drivers who text must be stopped

A “textalyzer” is a great idea. The state police are either not able, or just aren't interested in, cruising the interstate roadways to ticket texters.

Public transit vs. self-driving cars

This week, a political battle is brewing in New York, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just won't go away and researchers are dressing up like car seats.

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