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    Official: BMW makes ABS standard on all motorcycles

    BMW's Motorrad division has made a number of changes to its 2013 model-year range, most of it having to do with paint colors. The preeminent development is that all of its bikes, worldwide, will come with ABS standard. The move comes three years ahead the European Union's 2016 requirement that ...

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    Entire 2012 BMW motocycle line to come with standard ABS

    BMW has announced that the company's entire line of 2012 motorcycles will come with anti-lock braking systems as standard equipment. The German manufacturer points to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that shows bikes with ABS are 37-percent less likely to be involved in a ...

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    IIHS asks gov't to mandate ABS on motorcycles

    How far is too far? In a recent press release, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made a plea to the federal government to require anti-lock braking systems on all motorcycles sold in the U.S. The group cites a newly-released study showing 22 percent fewer damage claims are made on ...

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    Peugeot recalling 240,000 307s

    It's no big deal, really, just an eensy weensy potential short circuit in the ABS/Stability control system. A seal on the hardware that the ABS and ESP systems share can allow water infiltration, which leads to electrical maladies. A mass self-immolation of 307s would be rather unseemly, so Peugeot ...

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    NHTSA to require anti-roll tech on all cars by 2012

    The NHTSA revealed the final rules on the mandatory installation of electronic stability control (ESC) to help prevent rollovers on all vehicles by the 2012 model year (September 2011). The legislation applies to all vehicles under 10,000 pounds, and was ushered in without dissent by automakers. ...

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    NHTSA investigating Ford Escape fires

    The National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into the cause of eight reported engine fires in the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute.The model years being investigate are from 2001 to 2003, however, the Mercury Mariner platform-sharer is not part of the investigation, ...

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    Airbags and ABS under fire

    A study by Purdue University states that safety systems like ABS and airbags make drivers less vigilant. Fred Mannering, the professor of civil engineering at the university who led the study, brought his team to the water of five years of motor vehicle crashes in Washington State. The students ...

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    ABS-equipped vehicles: Deadly quiet

    Anti-lock braking systems have come under some mild scrutiny as of late. Frank Williams, a frequent contributor to The Truth About Cars, recently wrote an article detailing the inherent problems with ABS in passenger vehicles, saying that overall they may do more harm than good and that NHTSA ...

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    PSA: Beware of cosmic rays

    As if rollovers, suicidal deer, and thieves who break in with laptop computers weren't enough to worry about, now there's a new menace on the roadways - high-energy neutrons from cosmic rays. Let's back up a moment. The increasing complexities and decreased time-to-market ...


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