Posts Tagged ‘safety’
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Ford Explorer Launches New MyKey Technology
by admin on Nov 3rd, 2011
Ford's New MyKey Technology Keeps Teens Focused Parents have enough to worry about when they hand over the keys to a teenager, so Ford is adding a feature to its MyKeyÂ® technology to block incoming phone calls and deter text messages while teens are behind the wheel. The Do Not Disturb feature, which is available on all 2011 vehicles featuring SYNCÂ® with MyFord TouchÂ®, will now be available as a feature parents can control through MyKey be...
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Winter Tire Tips
by admin on Oct 27th, 2011
WINTER TIRE TIPS As we head into the Fall season here in Ontario, it's time for those age old questions, "Should I get winter tires this year? Snow tires or Ice tires".Â Â Well, the answer, of course is, depends on your needs. While the evidence is in, that winter tires clearly out perform all-season tire. A study conducted in 2001-2002 by Transport Quebec, CAA-Quebec,Â revealed that winter tires generally out-perform all-season tires in winter ...
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What Parents Should Know About Kid-Safe Cars
by admin on Aug 11th, 2011
How Crash Test Scores Relate to your Family's Safety When shopping for a new family car, one of the first things many parents research are safety scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. NHTSA's five-star crash test scores and IIHS'Â crash tests and other safety information can give parents a better idea of how well a vehicle can protect their family in an accident. If you're...
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Ford Adding More Safety Features to 2012 Models
by admin on Jul 5th, 2011
AppLink and Inflatible Seat Belts for more 2012 Fords Ford has announcedÂ that tenÂ additional 2012 models will getÂ its SYNC AppLink smartphone app-control interface.Â Â AppLinkÂ has been available for download to Fiesta owners since that car went on sale late last year. It allows drivers to manipulate compatible smartphone apps via the carâ€™s controls and display. TheÂ SYNC AppLink seamlessly integrates apps usingÂ the vehicleâ€™s voice and...
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Ford’s Intelligent Vehicles Talk
by admin on Jan 31st, 2011
In an effort to improve vehicle safety, Ford has partnered with other automakers and various government agencies to promote the creation of a communication standards for automobiles. â€śFord believes intelligent vehicles that talk to each other through advanced Wi-Fi are the next frontier of collision avoidance innovations that could revolutionize the driving experience and hold the potential of helping reduce many crashes,â€ť said Sue Cischk...
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Hyundai Sonata Tops Car Poll for 2011
by admin on Jan 11th, 2011
With the year just underway, the on-line edition of USA Today has named the Hyundai Sonata Sedan the car of the year. In a poll taken by it's viewers, the Sonata came in with 48% of the votes, more than double that of the GM Volt (which won the Detroit Auto Show Car of the Year) with 23%. The Nissan Leaf received 5% of the vote. The Sonata's fuel efficiency, styling and the perceived price to value, were all factors sited by the readers ...
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Can Cars be Made Safer for Children?
by admin on Dec 14th, 2010
With over 200 fatalities and more than 15,000 injuries from back-over crashes last year in the US, the Obama Administration is trying to drastically reduce the blind spot on all American built vehicles. The Transportation Department is proposing legislation that would require all passenger cars and buses built after September 2012, to have increased visibility behind the vehicle, so that driving backward will be much safer. Both Regulator...
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Canadians not ready for winter driving
by admin on Nov 25th, 2010
"Every winter it seems like Canadians are caught by surprise," said Philippe Letourneau, the host of the Discovery Channel's television show Canada's Worst Driver. "One thing we know for sure is that winter is coming every year." Letourneau said a lot of Canadian drivers develop bad habits over the spring and summer, and it takes some time for them to figure out how to drive in winter conditions again. "People overestimate their driving abilit...
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Child Safety Locks on the 2010 Cadillac SRX – Are they really that simple?
by admin on Jun 21st, 2010
Improved location of child door lock controls on the 2010 Cadillac SRX dash board does make a difference. Anyone with a child can agree that a feature such as that is a "make it or break it" in a purchase decision. Although a simple and cheap feature, a manufacture's neglect to not include this could cost more. For some, it would be like having to roll up the windows again. Car Nation Canada -Committed to customer service- Reque...
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Kia Sorento has been named one of IIHS top safety picks for 2010!
by admin on Jun 16th, 2010
We are very excited to announce that the 2011MY Sorento has been named one of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safetyâ€™s (IIHS) top safety picks for 2010 and has received â€śGoodâ€ť ratings in all four IIHS tests. It is important to note that these ratings apply to the 2011MY Sorento built after March 2010. Design changes were made to the front door trim to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes (note: information about when a spe...