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    Video: Tesla Model S has secret menu that shows possible upcoming features
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    The Telsa Model S may have won just about every automotive award it could last year, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect vehicle. Far from it. Drivers have been asking when the already high-tech vehicle will get somewhat normal features, like adaptive cruise control or blind spot detection. ...

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    Report: NHTSA delays backup camera rules... again
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has again delayed adoption of rear visibility rules that would require backup cameras in all passenger vehicles sold in the US. It's the fourth delay in a string of setbacks dating to 2007. That's the year Congress passed legislation intended to ...

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    Report: Disco ball-inspired side-view mirror eliminates the blind spot
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    The view behind a Drexel University professor has never looked better, wider or less distorted than with his all-new rear view mirror that eliminates blind spots. "Imagine that the mirror's surface is made of many smaller mirrors turned to different angles, like a disco ball," said R. Andrew ...

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    Nissan details three upcoming safety technologies
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    Nissan has released details on its latest trio of safety-related technologies designed to reduce fatal and serious injuries caused by collisions. Nissan's "Acceleration Suppression for Pedal Misapplication" technology works to mitigate collisions in confined areas by detecting whether or not the ...

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    Do costly blind spot systems actually fix a problem that doesn't really exist?
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    Before automakers started equipping cars with all sorts of blinking lights and beeping telltales, there were still ways to mitigate blind spots, keep your following distance consistent, and generally avoid accidents. Of course, nobody is going to deny that the public at large seems only mildly ...

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    Ford debuts Blind Spot Mirror on '09 Edge
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    Click above for high-res gallery of 2009 Ford EdgeThe blind spot has been a consistent safety issue for automobiles since before the invention of the C-pillar. Some automakers have recently tackled the problem with complicated warning systems that beep when your blind spot is about to cause an ...

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    Report: Backup assist, blind spot detection hot; clean diesel not
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    J.D. Power and Associates asked 19,000 potential car buyers what they want and what they're willing to pay for. Safety is apparently on the minds of many, with blind spot detection and backup assist taking the top two spots. But once consumers were told blind spot detectors would cost as much as ...

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    Be sure to check your blind spots with ScopeOut
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    There have been many inventions in the last few years in order to reduce accidents due to that age-old hazard, the blind spot. Some solutions, like the electric systems on some higher-end brands like Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Buick, are rather high-tech and probably prove quite useful. Still, ...

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    Ford to offer new blind spot and hazard detection in 2009
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    We've all done it; you're halfway through a lane change and suddenly a horn sounds and snaps you to reality. Whether you failed to check your blind spot adequately, or just plain oblivious, Ford's introducing a two features to help you out. The Blind Spot Mirror and Cross Traffic Alert with Blind ...

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    Mercedes-Benz adds radar-based blind spot assist
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    One of the most common accidents that occurs when merging is when one vehicle -- the one that's changing lanes -- hits another vehicle slightly behind it and to its side because the driver of the first vehicle couldn't see the second one in his mirror. To prevent this from happening, Mercedes-Benz ...

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    Buick Lucerne comes equipped with new safety tech
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    You don't need no stinkin' Volvo to experience BLIS(s) -- for 2008, the Buick Lucerne is fitted with lane departure and blind-spot warning systems. The Lucerne offers classic GM big-sedan ethos, with lots of content, wide, cushy seats and restrained, handsome styling. Now, when you're motorvating ...

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    LaneFX blind spot exposure system lets you see your sides - UPDATED
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    Blind spot detection systems that warn drivers when a vehicle is playing hide-and-seek in your blindspot using visual and audible alerts have already debuted on production vehicles. Volvo's got such a system on the new S80 and Audi on its Q7. Driveaware is a third-party company that took a ...

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