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 […]

The Sound of Safety: Tesla recalls 817,000 vehicles for seatbelt chime malfunction

Toronto, Ontario — Piling onto the electric automaker’s growing list of equipment issues, Tesla has announced that it is recalling 817,000 vehicles from across its entire 2021-2022 model lineup due to a seatbelt warning malfunction. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla Model S, X, 3 and Y vehicles have been issued […]

Future Fruit: BMW to use BlackBerry QNX to develop automation technology

Waterloo, Ontario — BMW is the latest automaker to take a bite out of the berry as Blackberry Limited announced that it has entered a multi-year agreement with the company to develop automation technology. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its QNX technology to BMW Group, as well as assign a team of […]

Team Toyota: Toyota Safety Sense Package renamed ‘T-Mate’, new features added

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota’s ADAS technology will now be known by a new name, as the features included in the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) package will now be referred to as “Toyota T-Mate” in European markets going forward. T-Mate builds on the previous TSS package, which included a pre-collision system (PCS), by incorporating new parking […]

Slip on your ADAS: AAA study shows most safety systems fail in moderate rainfall

Toronto, Ontario — A new study from AAA shows that most cars can’t see much better in the rain than you can as vehicle safety systems are reported to falter in inclement weather. During closed course testing, AAA simulated rainfall and found that test vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) traveling at 35 mph […]

Safe Swarm: Honda Begins Testing Vehicle Communication Technology

Ann Arbor, Michigan — Honda has been busy developing a system to prevent road collisions since 2017 and is finally ready to start testing on the road, with the help of Verizon and  Michigan’s MCity autonomous and connected vehicle facility. The vehicle to everything (V2X) system called Safe Swarm is related to the Internet of […]