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New cars get safety feature that can help prevent fatalities (video)

Until the 2012 model year, not all vehicles have been equipped with the safety feature known as electronic stability control. Does your car have it? Here's how to find out.

By Nov. 3, 2011


Toyota recalls 6.4 million vehicles worldwide

The significant recall includes approximately 1.77 million vehicles in the US, and covers a broad range of faults.

By Apr. 9, 2014


US requiring back-up cameras in cars by 2018

A new rule passed today by the US Department of Transportation mandates rear-view cameras in all cars built from May 1, 2018.

By Mar. 31, 2014


Branson on Galactic: We can't afford to kill Tom Hanks or Angelina Jolie

In a frank admission about commercial flight safety beyond Earth, the man behind Virgin's flights into space admits there is no margin for error.

By Feb. 23, 2014


Ford highlights V2V safety tech with daredevil drivers

At the Driverless Car demonstration area on the CES 2014 grounds, Ford is showing how vehicle-to-vehicle communication can save lives.

By Jan. 6, 2014


More texting behind the wheel, yet driving is getting safer

Texting-while-driving is up 50 percent in one year, the feds report with some alarm--even though overall 2010 traffic deaths fell to a 60-year low.

By Dec. 9, 2011


LaHood calls for federal ban on using cell phones while driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says texting and talking on a cell phone while driving should be outlawed across the U.S.

By Apr. 27, 2012


NukeMap3D brings nuclear apocalypse to Google Earth

A nuclear fallout simulator for Google Earth offers a sobering reminder of the power of atomic bombs, both historical and modern.

By Jul. 23, 2013


Google to profit from self-driving cars by decade's end -- analyst

Self-driving cars represent a $200 billion opportunity, says analyst Gene Munster, and Google will be a major beneficiary.

By Jul. 9, 2013


Latest flu-related tech is largely about the greater good, not you

Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.

By Jan. 25, 2014