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Where dogs and cats should ride, and how they should be restrained

Where dogs and cats should ride, and how they should be restrained.

Opinion

Though a convenience feature, it automatically shuts car off in park

Today, The New York Times published an article about more than two dozen deaths related to drivers leaving their cars running, closing their garages and later succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The reason has been identified as "keyless start" features, or proximity entry and push-button start, where owners don't need to physically handle a key or fob to gain entry into the vehicle or start it. It is the latest, and deadliest, issue raised with this system after those related to security a

Ownership

You probably already knew this, but here are some surprising numbers

New cars are safer than old cars. Yeah, we know. Obviously. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released a report highlighting the added safety of newer cars and trucks over older cars and trucks, and attaching real data to an otherwise assumed theory is always a good idea.

Car Buying

Rust protection is occupant protection

These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:

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The vehicles could roll when put into park

Ford is issuing two separate safety recalls to fix mechanical issues affecting control of the transmissions on certain 2017 and 2018 models. The automaker says it's aware of one reported accident with an injury related to the the first and largest recall.

Official

Ford's volume SUV gets 'poor' rating for protecting front passengers

Ford's second-most popular vehicle by sales has failed a critical crash safety test, earning the worst safety rating of seven small SUVs tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for front passenger-side crash protection.

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Volvo says it's a consideration that's mostly gone to the dogs

It's always fun to see a dog hanging its head out a passenger window of a passing car, its tongue trailing in the wind. But many people probably don't think about the safety implications of that unrestrained pet and what would happen if that car were to crash at high speed. That's also the topic behind a new survey of American car and pet owners from Volvo Car USA.

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Federal regulators have now received nearly 1,400 complaints of carbon monoxide in the cabin.

Federal regulators have now received at least 1,381 complaints alleging carbon monoxide leaks in the cabin.

Car Buying

Here's what new-car shoppers need to know about the latest safety technology

What do these high-tech driver aids do and do you need them?

Report

100 percent of Teslas and Mercedes in 2017 had it, but Toyota sold more cars with it in total

People are unlikely to opt for accident avoidance systems

Official

Safety questions push back introduction.

The company known for safety opts for a more gradual approach to build consumer confidence.

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It'd be located behind a "discrete door" just underneath the hood and forward of the door jam.

It'd be located behind a "discrete door" just underneath the hood and forward of the door jam.

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IIHS beefs up criteria for headlights and passenger-side small overlap front crash protection.

IIHS beefs up criteria for headlights and passenger-side small overlap front crash protection.

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Today in DIY traffic design.

Neighbors took matters into their own hands to stop cars from running stop signs.

Followup

The Latvian trucking firm investigated with Volvo and determined "it was 100% human reaction." Score one for the non-robots!

The Latvian trucking firm investigated with Volvo and determined "it was 100% human reaction." Score one for the non-robots!

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Proof that technology can save lives.

Proof that technology can save lives.

Video

This was not a touchless facility.

This was not a touchless facility.

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Some cars that rated good on the driver side were less than good for a front passenger.

Some cars that rated good on the driver side were less than good for a front passenger.

Report

Deaths involving elderly drivers, drunk driving and speeding are all up

Don't be so quick to blame smartphones.

Official

Bill cuts the number of cars that can deploy without restrictions to 25,000.