Automotive safety

Continental Announces Tire Safety Recall of Approximately 94,000 Passenger and Light Truck Tires in U.S.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:30pm

Continental today announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 94,000 Continental, General and Barum brand passenger vehicle tires that were produced at the companys Mt.

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  • Continental today announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 94,000 Continental, General and Barum brand passenger vehicle tires that were produced at the companys Mt.
  • The tires may experience sudden air loss or belt edge separation which could lead to partial or full tread loss.
  • Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition and the company believes 203 of these tires may be defective.
  • Continental notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the details of the recall on February 15, 2021.

Ibeo Automotive Systems Tests LiDAR Systems for Autonomous Driving in Berlin and Beijing

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

The aim is to reach series production for automated driving at L3 and potentially L4 levels, and to define standards which should make autonomous driving possible in the near future.

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  • The aim is to reach series production for automated driving at L3 and potentially L4 levels, and to define standards which should make autonomous driving possible in the near future.
  • The test tracks are located in Germany (Berlin) and China (Beijing).
  • Ibeo itself has already been testing automated and networked driving on public roads since 2017, and is also working together with TV SD to improve the safety of components and systems used in autonomous vehicles.
  • Ibeo reaches an important milestone in preparing for mass production of its ibeoNEXT sensor, as validation begins for L3 automated driving features for the Chinese market.

Every 2021MY Mazda Vehicle Tested Earns 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced the winners of its highest award in safety, the 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+.

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  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced the winners of its highest award in safety, the 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+.
  • All tested Mazda vehicles made the list for the second year in a row.
  • "With safety a top priority for Mazda, we are proud to have every Mazda vehicle tested earn the coveted 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award.
  • For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at InsideMazda.MazdaUSA.com/Newsroom .

4.86 Million Units Growth in Global Commercial Vehicle Airbag Systems Market 2021-2025 | 44% of Growth to Originate in North America | Technavio

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 3:30pm

The growing importance of such safety standards will trigger the demand for vehicle safety systems such as vehicle airbag safety systems during the forecast period.

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  • The growing importance of such safety standards will trigger the demand for vehicle safety systems such as vehicle airbag safety systems during the forecast period.
  • Commercial Vehicle Airbag Systems Market: Safety Systems - A Priority Among OEMs, Buyers, and Regulatory Bodies
    The growing focus on passenger safety has increased the adoption of active safety systems among automobile manufacturers.
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    This market research report segments the commercial vehicle airbag systems market by Application (LCVs and M and HCVs) and Geography (North America, APAC, Europe, South America, and MEA).
  • The North America region led the commercial vehicle airbag systems market in 2021, followed by APAC, Europe, South America, and MEA respectively.

Six 2021 Honda Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Ratings

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Honda models have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating or better for 2021, with three, Accord, Insight and Odyssey, achieving the pinnacle TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating.

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  • TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Honda models have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating or better for 2021, with three, Accord, Insight and Odyssey, achieving the pinnacle TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating.
  • In addition, all feature Honda Sensing driver-assistive and safety technology as standard equipment, earning "SUPERIOR" ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle frontal crash prevention.
  • To earn the 2021 TSP award, a vehicle must earn "GOOD" crashworthiness ratings in all test modes, including in the challenging passenger-side small overlap test.
  • Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2021 Honda models is available at hondanews.com.

Micron Launches Low-Power Memory Qualified for Automotive Safety Applications

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

Recognizing the growing importance of functional safety, Micron has established an office dedicated to collaborating with customers on the memory requirements of designing safe automotive systems.

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  • Recognizing the growing importance of functional safety, Micron has established an office dedicated to collaborating with customers on the memory requirements of designing safe automotive systems.
  • Micron has launched its industry-leading automotive LPDDR5 with a laser focus on ISO 26262, setting a new standard for the rest of the memory industry.
  • Microns automotive LPDDR5 is also ruggedized to support extreme temperature ranges and qualified for automotive reliability standards such as Automotive Electronics Council-Q100 and International Automotive Task Force 16949.
  • As the market share leader, Micron is uniquely positioned as the top memory supplier to the automotive market.

Choices expand for safety-conscious consumers, as 90 vehicles earn IIHS awards

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:01am

Another 41 vehicles earn TOP SAFETY PICK (without the plus), bringing the total number of 2021 award winners to 90, compared with 64 in February 2020.

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  • Another 41 vehicles earn TOP SAFETY PICK (without the plus), bringing the total number of 2021 award winners to 90, compared with 64 in February 2020.
  • With these awards, we want to make it easy for consumers to find vehicles that provide good protection in crashes, sufficient lighting and effective front crash protection, IIHS President David Harkey says.
  • Both awards require good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints.
  • Starting in 2020, only vehicles with good or acceptable headlights across the board could earn TOP SAFETY PICK+.

RoadDB Crowdsourced 3D Maps, Localization Software Meet Automaker Requirements for Automated Driving

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:19pm

RoadDBs crowdsourced 3D maps and its localization software for automated driving in consumer vehicles have passed field trials with BMW, GM, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

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  • RoadDBs crowdsourced 3D maps and its localization software for automated driving in consumer vehicles have passed field trials with BMW, GM, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
  • Automated driving in consumer vehicles requires a 3D roadmap with more detail and accuracy than for navigation or advanced driver assistance systems.
  • RoadDB has developed its software from the ground up by working with major automakers to meet their requirements for functionality, cost, and ease of implementation.
  • RoadDB provides a disruptive software solution for road data and localization for automated driving products (SAE Level 2+ to Level 4) in consumer vehicles.

Motional Operates Driverless Vehicles On Public Roads

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Motional today announced it is operating driverless vehicles on public roads, becoming one of the world's first companies to do so.

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  • BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Motional today announced it is operating driverless vehicles on public roads, becoming one of the world's first companies to do so.
  • It's a significant step on our path to making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality, and a proud day for Motional."
  • Building public trust in driverless vehicles is critical.The technology has the power to save millions of lives, but for this potential to become a reality, the general public must trust and adopt it.
  • Motional is a driverless technology company making self-driving vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

Investigation Finds Used Cars Are Routinely Sold with Known, Life-Threatening Safety Defects -- Sen. Blumenthal Weighs In

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 2:10pm

Between 2010 and 2018, automakers in the U.S. recalled 238 million cars and light trucks due to unsafe defects.

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  • Between 2010 and 2018, automakers in the U.S. recalled 238 million cars and light trucks due to unsafe defects.
  • Researchers then checked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) database for unaddressed recalled safety defects for each.
  • "This investigation's frightening findings show that urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of used cars," Blumenthal said.
  • Congress must act to pass my bill the Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act and require auto-dealers to repair dangerous used cars.