Perceptions about safety might be one of the reasons more and more people are buying SUVs. The evidence from crash data, though, is troubling – particularly for other road users.
A damning report lists a number of questionable design decisions that appear to greatly increase the risks of a crash.
Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
The biggest ethical challenges for self-driving cars arise in mundane situations, not when crashes are unavoidable.
Comparing crash rates between humans and self-driving cars requires more data than anyone currently collects. And some of it will be quite hard to figure out.
Conventional approaches to assessing the impact of cameras on collisions may be overoptimistic.
Car seats and their endless harnesses, straps and buckles feel like an engineering nightmare for parents. But they work.
Improved autonomous vehicle technology could reduce the tens of thousands of annual U.S. deaths due to human error behind the wheel. Are driverless cars the next big public health intervention?
Sometimes a user's death causes technology development to slow down – but other times, progress speeds up to address the newly uncovered problems.
Reactive seats and head restraints would help cut down on head and neck injuries in rear-end shunts.
Those who place responsibility for road accidents on others have worse mental and physical health outcomes than those who…