Continental brakes save lives and emissions

* Regenerative energy savings due to improved utilization of achievable recuperation potential * Tests of the CO2 savings potential of the MK C1 electrohydraulic brake system in a plug-in hybrid * TÜV confirms in a certified test: MK C1 reduces the amount of CO2 emitted in the WLTP by around 8 g/mi on average compared [...]

By |2019-04-18T12:36:10-07:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Continental AG, Safety, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

April is distracted driver’s month – stop daydreaming

nine Americans die everyday No matter how much technology is in a car, people are still dying. Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes according to the National Safety Council. Put the phone down, pay attention to the road. April Is Distracted Driver Awareness Month. The data [...]

By |2020-04-19T09:56:27-07:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Driving tips, Safety, Technology|0 Comments

Car Safety Technologies that May Save Your Life

Consumer Electronics in cars Because of technology in cars, safety has come on leaps and bounds in recent decades. The days where a seatbelt, disc brakes, and an airbag were cutting edge is long gone. The expectations of the average driver are far higher when they’re purchasing a car. It’s not surprising, road fatalities are [...]

By |2020-05-06T07:23:17-07:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Safety, Technology|Tags: , |0 Comments

IIHS launches test for automatic emergency braking to detect pedestrian

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 27, 2018 -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is launching a test program for automatic emergency braking systems on vehicles that can detect and brake for pedestrians. In November, IIHS shared with auto manufacturers the protocol engineers will use in preparation for the early 2019 release of the first IIHS [...]

By |2018-12-30T18:28:25-08:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Safety|Tags: |0 Comments

NHTSA, Magna cybersecurity hacking solutions

NHTSA and DOT One of the biggest concerns about autonomous vehicles should be your car getting hacked. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a multi-tiered solution to ensure vehicle systems are designed to take actions to prevent hacking, but also to take action if the hacking is successful. [...]