Safety, After Dark: More than half of vehicles in night AEB test underperform, IIHS says

Toronto, Ontario — It almost goes without saying that when night falls, the quality of people’s driving tends to decline, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is warning automakers that the case shouldn’t be the same for automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems after dark. The organization recently completed its first-ever round of nighttime AEB […]

Grey-DAS: ADAS tech could prevent a third of crash scenarios for older drivers, IIHS says

Toronto, Ontario — Advanced driver-assistance technology (ADAS) could be the key to keeping our older generation of Canadians safe on the road, according to a new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In the IIHS’s latest report released on Thursday, “Safety potential of crash avoidance features, improved headlights, and V2V-enhanced technologies for […]

Upping the Ante: IIHS to update AEB testing to address higher speed collisions

Toronto, Ontario — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced that it will be re-evaluating the conditions in which it runs automatic emergency braking system (AEB) testing to address front-to-rear collisions at higher speeds. The institute is calling for OEMs to look into ways of preventing such collisions while also stating that the […]

A Clear Objective: Hyundai expands partnership with IonQ to improve object detection tech

Toronto, Ontario — Hyundai and quantum computing developer IonQ have announced that they are expanding their partnership to address the need for improved object detection technology in autonomous driving systems. The two companies, who have a history developing electric vehicle batteries together, will deepen their partnership through a study of how AI and machine learning […]

Systems Check: Toyota, Lexus recalls 460,000 vehicles for stability software glitch

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota is launching a recall to get to the bottom of a software issue currently affecting about 460,000 vehicles, 41,000 of which are in Canada. The company has identified a software glitch that can cause a vehicle’s vehicle stability control to not switch on when the vehicle is started. The recall affects […]

Selecting Safety: Subaru to include third camera on 2023 Outback’s top trim

Toronto, Ontario — Subaru is giving drivers the ability to opt into additional safety features, announcing that the 2023 Outback will include a forward-facing camera in the model’s top trim. In addition to the dual-camera EyeSight that comes standard on all 2023 Outbacks, the Touring trim will feature a wide-angle mono camera. Subaru says the […]

ADAS Aware: IIHS study shows used vehicle safety systems go underutilized

Toronto, Ontario — Vehicles these days are full of sensors and safety features, but as these vehicles change hands from owner-to-owner, the specific functions of some of these systems can get lost to a game of broken telephone, according to a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The latest research from the […]