FILE PHOTO: European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager talks to the media at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Tuesday it had fined car safety equipment makers Autoliv and TRW 368.3 million euros for setting up a cartel to supply car seat belts, airbags and steering wheels to European car producers. The Commission, which is responsible for antitrust policy in the 28-nation European Union, said Japan’s Takata was not fined because it revealed the cartels to the Commission. “This is the second time we fine car safety equipment suppliers for participating in a cartel,” Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. “The three suppliers colluded to increase their profits from the sale of these life-saving components. These cartels ultimately hurt European consumers and adversely impacted the competitiveness of the European automotive … [Read more...] about EU fines car safety equipment makers 368 million euros for cartel
Ceat Tyres has tied up with Elys Intelligent Devices and launched Raksha Safe Drive, a car safety device. After being installed, the device works by sensing any impact on your car and immediately informing you pre-defined emergency contacts that you have met with an accident. The device also gives your contacts your live location. Raksha Safe Drive also features one-touch calling for emergency services including police and medical assistance. The device has been launched to help with immediate emergency assistance, within the first hour of the accident. The company has also launched a digital campaign to create awareness about the same. Below is the full press release from Ceat Tyres To propagate awareness on the need of road safety and emergency services in India, CEAT Tyres has launched a digital campaign which aims at making driving a safer experience. With this campaign CEAT focuses on the urgent needs of road safety in India and the period of 'golden hour', where there is an … [Read more...] about Ceat partners with Elys Intelligent Devices to launch Raksha Safe Drive car safety device
Register for our free newsletterThe European Commission has announced proposals to make 11 new car safety systems mandatory on all new vehicles by the year 2021. The proposals, if approved, are part of a move to cut road deaths and serious injuries in half, according to the EU institution. The 11 systems are: • Advanced emergency braking – a system to automatically bring the car to a halt if it detects a crash is about to occur New vans and light commercial vehicles will be subject to these regulations other than advanced emergency braking. Antonio Avenoso, executive director of the European Transport Safety Council, said: “Taken together, today’s announcement could represent the biggest step forward in road safety in Europe since the introduction of the seatbelt. “Road traffic injury is still the number one killer of young people across the continent, so these essential measures cannot come soon enough.” Avenoso also accused car manufacturers of … [Read more...] about New car safety systems to become mandatory by 2021
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Is remote control the answer to self-driving car safety? Phantom Auto, a Silicon Valley startup, is betting that the best backup in certain conditions for driverless cars is a human operator. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 a.m. ET March 29, 2018 CLOSE Dozens of companies in California are reportedly now test self-driving cars, with Samsung being the latest corporation to get permission from the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Imagine sitting in a driverless car as it … [Read more...] about Is remote control the answer to self-driving car safety?
Mercedes-AMG GT R was the fastest and most powerful car safety Formula 1, of those that have ever been used in the championship. In this post, he changed the version of AMG GT S. The service car received an aerodynamic body kit, special body stickers and signal lights on the roof. The latter is fixed on a special carbon pedestal, the shape of which contributes to better aerodynamics. In the cabin of the Safety Car there is a pair of iPad tablets, one of which displays a picture from the broadcast of the races, and the second schematically shows the position of the cars on the track. Plus in the cockpit, there is a device for radio communication with the organizers of races. Among other features of the new safety car of the Formula-1 is worth noting carbon-ceramic brakes, safety cage, and fully-controlled chassis. In the movement of GT R leads a standard 4.0-liter V8 engine with two turbines, developing 585 hp. and 700 Nm. Such a motor allows the two-door to accelerate from zero to … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG GT R became the fastest car safety F1