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Prototype Factory Alcohol Interlock Due Next Year

Prototype Factory Alcohol Interlock Due Next Year

Amy Gilroy February 13, 2014 Comments Off

Cars with factory-included advanced and more reliable alcohol interlock systems could be on the market by 2018. The technology, built into the car, could determine whether a driver’s blood alcohol level was greater than

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Fed Aims to Require Cars “Talk” to Eachother

Fed Aims to Require Cars “Talk” to Eachother

Amy Gilroy February 4, 2014 2

The Obama administration plans to propose a mandate that would require cars be able to “talk” to one another. Such vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication could eliminate 4 out of every 5 crashes that

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New Backup Camera Action Taken by Fed

New Backup Camera Action Taken by Fed

Amy Gilroy September 25, 2013 Comments Off

A federal agency said yesterday it will recommend that new cars include backup camera systems but it fell short of making the cameras mandatory.  And the Fed announcement came just after a consumer group

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Fed Seeks Consumer Input on In-Car Alcohol Detection Devices

Fed Seeks Consumer Input on In-Car Alcohol Detection Devices

Amy Gilroy June 24, 2013 2

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it will conduct a  survey to find out how people feel about in-car alcohol detection devices. NHTSA want to explore the “feasibility of” using

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Car Devices Get Federal Safety Rules

Car Devices Get Federal Safety Rules

William Damsky April 24, 2013 Comments Off

  The U.S. government issued rules Tuesday to guide the design of navigation and other devices in new cars. The rules are voluntary guidelines, and recommend that in-car device do not require the driver

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Backup Camera Law Gets New Push

Backup Camera Law Gets New Push

William Damsky April 10, 2013 Comments Off

You may remember a mandate to require backup cameras in new cars by 2014 has been approved by Congress, but has yet to be placed into action. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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Fed May Target Voice Controlled Car Radios

William Damsky June 8, 2012 1

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, said at a press conference yesterday that the Feds will “examine voice commands for hands-free functions” and may draft guidelines for use of GPS devices, cellphones and iPod-type portables in

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Feb 29 is D-Day for Backup Cameras

Amy Gilroy February 27, 2012 Comments Off

February 29 could prove a critical day for aftermarket sellers of backup cameras. Unless there are further delays from the Fed, Wednesday is the day it should publish clear standards for backup camera inclusion

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Fed Proposes Limits on Car Navigation

Amy Gilroy February 17, 2012 7

The Fed proposed Thursday that auto makers produce connected car radios that require the car is in park before drivers may look up an address on a navigation system, browse the Internet or dial

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Fed Loosening up on Driver Distraction:WSJ

Amy Gilroy February 10, 2012 1

The Fed is changing its tune on calling for a full ban on cellphone use in the car, and the movement to legislate against “connected cars” appears to be fading, reported the Wall Street

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U.S. to Test Talking Cars

Amy Gilroy August 23, 2011 Comments Off

The notion of cars communicating with one another is about to go real world as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will launch trials of cars that “speak” to each other over the

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A Few “Talking” Cars Could Prevent a Jam

Amy Gilroy June 29, 2011 Comments Off

It doesn’t take much to reduce traffic. In fact, if only 5 cars in a thousand had new “car talking” technology, it could eliminate a traffic jam, German researchers said. Germany is implementing such

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Ford Demos Car to Car WiFi to Prevent Accidents

Amy Gilroy June 2, 2011 Comments Off

Ford is demonstrating a car to car communication system based on WiFi and GPS that can alert the car behind you that you’ve slammed on the brakes. This vehicle to vehicle (V2V) technology is

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In-Car Device Safety Investigated by Feds

Amy Gilroy March 10, 2011 12

In-car devices of many types are being investigated by the National Highway Transportation Secretary Administration (NHTSA) to see if they pose a safety threat to drivers. NHTSA confirmed to CEoutlook that it’s conducting research

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Ford Prototype Car Talks to Other Cars

Amy Gilroy January 26, 2011 1

Ford is building a prototype car that “talks” to other cars through WiFi to warn if the cars ahead slow down too quickly, and of other hazards. Ford announced Wednesday, it is aggressively pursuing

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