Since the modern family in America has become more and more atypical in the past decade or two, car makers have likewise broadened their target markets into smaller segments. But a common thread where families are involved is that safety is always a huge factor. From hybrids & SUVs to Crossovers & Sedans to Minivans & budget cars…this list compiled as a joint effort between Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com. Since they all have the common thread of safety, each of these pics feature high ratings in crash-test scores, and at least six airbags to keep the family safe in case of an accident. Read More
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My other car lets me drive. (Credit: Google)
If Google and many auto manufacturers have their way, we’ll be ditching our steering wheels and letting computers take control of our cars in the not-so-distant future. And if the thought of robots taking the place of humans on the road makes you nervous, you’re not alone.
With this new technology needs to come regulations — or so says the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which on Thursday released its new policy on autonomous, or self-driving, cars. The agency said self-driving vehicles show promise but urged safety regulations and recommended that states use caution in permitting the testing of them on roads.
“We’re encouraged by the new automated vehicle technologies being developed and implemented today but want to ensure that motor vehicle safety is considered in the development of these advances,” NHTSA Administrator David Strickland said in a statement. Read More