NHTSA Looks to Improve Vehicle Safety, Detection of Vehicle Defects with New Shared Data System

Vehicle defects trigger action to share vehicle safety data. The auto industry has recently been shaken by a series of vehicle defects affecting passenger vehicles made by various manufacturers. While regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have taken action to issue recalls and fine automakers for their oversights that put [...]

NHTSA Looks to Improve Vehicle Safety, Detection of Vehicle Defects with New Shared Data System2019-10-11T10:09:38-06:00

Fighting the War against Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Ongoing research focuses on combating TBIs & improving prognoses The University of Michigan has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense for The Massey Foundation Traumatic Brain Injury Grand Challenge that will identify and award $15 million in contracts to companies that carry out ongoing research to combat traumatic brain injury (TBI). [...]

Fighting the War against Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)2019-10-11T10:12:56-06:00

New FMCSA Rule Warns Trucking Companies: Keep On Trucking or Hit the Road Jack

New policy will force trucking companies to comply with revised safety regulations or face shutdown. Truckers and commercial carriers have a new federally mandated Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) measure to meet in order to stay on the road. On Jan. 15th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a new rule that [...]

New FMCSA Rule Warns Trucking Companies: Keep On Trucking or Hit the Road Jack2019-10-11T10:18:34-06:00

Autonomous Vehicles Have Higher Crash Rates than Standard Vehicles, Study Reveals

Autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars appear to be the go-to-car of the future, and several auto-manufacturers are creating new models. Makers of Tesla cars with an “auto-pilot” feature say their S Model is “probably better than a person” driver. In fact, in the race to develop self-driving vehicles, several titans and service providers of the [...]

Autonomous Vehicles Have Higher Crash Rates than Standard Vehicles, Study Reveals2019-10-11T10:20:16-06:00

Why are Train Wrecks on the Rise?

Recent data shows that car-train collisions are expected to rise. Historically, car-train collisions have been on the decline, but recent statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) show an increase nationally in these numbers. In fact, recent FRA data indicates that someone in the U.S. is hurt in a train accident every three [...]

Why are Train Wrecks on the Rise?2019-10-11T10:22:12-06:00

How Risky Are Elderly Drivers on the Roads?

How Risky Are Elderly Drivers on the Roads? Sometimes perceived as perpetual Sunday or slow drivers, older drivers have been shown by some studies to have a higher risk of being in car accidents. Surprisingly, one of the factors associated with this elevated risk may be positive: Older drivers tend to be overly [...]

How Risky Are Elderly Drivers on the Roads?2019-10-11T10:24:29-06:00