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Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, today announced it is investing in Perceptive Automata to develop artificial intelligence software for self-driving cars and automated systems. Perceptive Automata, a startup based in Somerville, Mass. with an office in Silicon Valley, has developed software that gives autonomous vehicles the ability to understand …

Diminutive 2018 Kia Rio

If you ask consumers why they ended up buying crossovers or other larger vehicles, you might hear “safety” in return. But size doesn’t automatically guarantee safety in a collision, nor does a small footprint guarantee a gnarly wreck. The 2018 Kia Rio is proof. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has bestowed its highest …

Safety Pick+ Award

Two new crossovers—the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru Ascent—have earned the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Both models scored “Good” ratings in all crash categories. This includes the new passenger-side small overlap test, which replicates what happens when the right corner of a vehicle hits a tree, pole, …

porsche-taycan-5-1

Porsche is getting closer in its game of catch-up with Tesla. A more production-ready Taycan prototype was spied with what are most likely the taillights and wheels we’ll see on the final version. Unsurprisingly, the taillights are connected with a horizontal strip between them. Porsche is adopting that look with all of its cars – …

Kona Crash

There are many things good about the 2018 Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover SUV. The turbo engine gives it some real get-up-and-go, it handles surprisingly well, and it has a pleasant interior. But apparently it has a feature that’s actually not good: the headlights. And they were bad enough that they kept the small crossover from …

2019-hyundai-ioniq

Hyundai’s Ioniq line-up continues to improve its product offering for the 2019 model year, with new and broader applications of active safety features, enhanced voice-recognition features and standard remote charge management for Plug-in and Electric models. Hyundai’s approach for the Ioniq line delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience coupled with the latest in safety …

Hyundai Cradle Invests

Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, today announced it is investing in Metawave Corporation to build intelligent radars for autonomous vehicles. Hyundai is closely evaluating new technologies, such as Metawave’s high-performance radar capable of 3-D imaging, for future autonomous platforms. “Next-generation radar technology can use advanced algorithms for object detection …

Safety

New cars are safer than old cars. Yeah, we know. Obviously. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released a report highlighting the added safety of newer cars and trucks over older cars and trucks, and attaching real data to an otherwise assumed theory is always a good idea. There’s an entire PDF worth …

2018 Nissan crash testing

The 2018 Nissan Leaf small electric hatchback looks like it will be a very safe choice for buyers. And we mean that very literally. Euro NCAP, the organization responsible for crash tests and safety ratings in Europe tested the Leaf and gave it five stars out of five for overall safety. The safety rating is …

Safety Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has reported the result of recent crash tests conducted on seven small sport utility vehicles. Of the seven, five were rated “good,” one was rated “marginal” and one, the Escape from Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), was rated “poor.” In the passenger-side small overlap front test, a vehicle …