The Truth About Cars » pedestrian safety http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC News Round-up: Tesla Range Rumors Fly, Lada Needs a Miracle, and Nissan Dreams Big http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-tesla-range-rumors-fly-lada-needs-miracle-nissan-dreams-big/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-tesla-range-rumors-fly-lada-needs-miracle-nissan-dreams-big/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1299633 Is Tesla planning a Model S update that squeaks past 300 miles of range? That, a savior is needed at Lada’s parent company, Nissan wants your future car to be everything, Ford goes all in down under, and pedestrians and cars are meeting frequently … after the break! Is Tesla going the distance? Is it […]

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Is Tesla planning a Model S update that squeaks past 300 miles of range? That, a savior is needed at Lada’s parent company, Nissan wants your future car to be everything, Ford goes all in down under, and pedestrians and cars are meeting frequently … after the break! Is Tesla going the distance? Is it […]

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NHTSA Unveils New Tests, New 5-star Safety Rating System for Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/nhtsa-unveils-new-tests-new-5-star-safety-rating-system-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/nhtsa-unveils-new-tests-new-5-star-safety-rating-system-cars/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238489 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday announced significant changes to its tests and rating system for every new car in the U.S. Beginning in 2018, new cars will be rated on a five-star system, in half-star increments (for the first time), and will encompass information from new tests — including front overlap crashes already in use […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday announced significant changes to its tests and rating system for every new car in the U.S. Beginning in 2018, new cars will be rated on a five-star system, in half-star increments (for the first time), and will encompass information from new tests — including front overlap crashes already in use […]

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OEMs Delay Vehicle Alert Sounds For Pedestrians On EVs, Hybrids http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/oems-delay-vehicle-alert-sounds-pedestrians-evs-hybrids/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/oems-delay-vehicle-alert-sounds-pedestrians-evs-hybrids/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=992458 As quiet as electric vehicles and hybrids are, plans to make them noisy for the benefit of pedestrians et al have been delayed until 2018. Edmunds reports accidents involving pedestrians climbed 6 percent in 2012 over the previous year, totaling 76,000 injuries and 4,743 deaths. Though EVs and hybrids only account for less than 2 […]

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As quiet as electric vehicles and hybrids are, plans to make them noisy for the benefit of pedestrians et al have been delayed until 2018. Edmunds reports accidents involving pedestrians climbed 6 percent in 2012 over the previous year, totaling 76,000 injuries and 4,743 deaths. Though EVs and hybrids only account for less than 2 […]

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News Flash: Prius Pokes Pedestrians, Bimmers Bump Blithely, Ladies Catch A Break http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/news-flash-prius-pokes-pedestrians-bimmers-bump-blithely-ladies-catch-a-break/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/news-flash-prius-pokes-pedestrians-bimmers-bump-blithely-ladies-catch-a-break/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:15:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=499340 You’ve always suspected that BMWs don’t respect pedestrian safety. Now there’s a survey that confirms what you already believed, making you feel very warm and fuzzy inside. The NYT is reporting some details of a study of motorist behavior and courtesy to pedestrians. It confirms much of what you’d expect: The study also found that […]

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You’ve always suspected that BMWs don’t respect pedestrian safety. Now there’s a survey that confirms what you already believed, making you feel very warm and fuzzy inside. The NYT is reporting some details of a study of motorist behavior and courtesy to pedestrians. It confirms much of what you’d expect: The study also found that […]

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Volvo Debuts Pedestrian Airbag – Can We Have Attractive Car Design Now? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/volvo-debuts-pedestrian-airbag-can-we-have-attractive-car-design-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/volvo-debuts-pedestrian-airbag-can-we-have-attractive-car-design-now/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:52:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434454 Volvo’s Pedestrian Airbag Technology isn’t as fun as the Jiffy Pop Airbag, but it’s an interesting concept nonetheless. Pyrotechnic hoods that pop-up during an impact are nothing new, but where Volvo adds value is through the use of an airbag that pops up from a cavity at the base of the windshield. Pedestrian safety laws […]

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Volvo’s Pedestrian Airbag Technology isn’t as fun as the Jiffy Pop Airbag, but it’s an interesting concept nonetheless. Pyrotechnic hoods that pop-up during an impact are nothing new, but where Volvo adds value is through the use of an airbag that pops up from a cavity at the base of the windshield. Pedestrian safety laws […]

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