Category: Service Groups

  • May 29th, 2014

A combined forward collision and lane departure warning system available on the Honda Accord is reducing insurance claims, a new HLDI analysis shows. The results are even better than expected based on previous studies of such technology on luxury vehicles. In the first real-world study of a crash avoidance system on a high-volume, nonluxury vehicle, […]

  • January 16th, 2014

General Rail Safety Information: Freight trains do not travel on a predictable schedule; schedules for passenger trains change. Always expect a train at every highway-rail intersection. A train may extend three feet or more outside the steel rail, which makes the safety zone for pedestrians well beyond the rails themselves. Trains cannot stop quickly. It […]

  • September 27th, 2013

A number of cars offer systems that can detect an impending collision and, in some cases, apply the brakes automatically. On Friday, a leading auto safety group issued its first ratings of the systems. “Front crash prevention systems can add a thousand dollars or more to the cost of a new car. Our new ratings […]

  • November 30th, 2012

A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95% of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15% […]

  • July 3rd, 2012

An early crop of advanced crash avoidance technologies includes some clear success stories when it comes to preventing crashes, insurance claim analyses show. Forward collision avoidance systems, particularly those that can brake autonomously, along with adaptive headlights, which shift direction as the driver steers, show the biggest crash reductions in the studies by the Highway […]