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How Wireless Communication Can Reshape Road Safety

The U.S. government, states and local communities across the country are hoping that a new technology can help make the roads safer. Driving is one of the most dangerous things that we do as Americans, and car accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury. And while the crown jewel of the automobile revolution – the autonomous vehicle – usually lives in the limelight, there are other promising new developments that can help increase road safety. One of these is wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication. This technology works by beaming signals like radio waves and Wi-Fi between vehicles so that the vehicles can share information with one another. This information can include things like speed, location and traffic conditions. Utilizing this information can help a vehicle adjust its safety systems to safely navigate hazards and traffic. Groups including the government have looked at this kind of safety feature with caution…
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What to Know About the Mercedes Recall Over Fire Hazards

Consumer Reports does not currently rate cars based on their likelihood of bursting into flames. After recent troubles with several Mercedes-Benz models, though, they may have to add a category for it. Due to an issue with a defective fuse, a current limiter in the starter motor can overheat and melt. This may lead to a kind of ignition different from what you’re used to in a car. For this reason, Mercedes recalled all models that could contain a starter that may be prone to overheating. Facts About the Mercedes Recall Globally, 51 fires have been reported, including 35 in the United States. In response, Mercedes is recalling over one million vehicles, including about 300,000 in the US. Models affected by the recall include the C-Class and E-Class, as well as CLA, GLA, and GLC models. Per Mercedes, the defect is caused by repeatedly attempting to start the engine without…
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Ford Explorers Leaking Exhaust Fumes

Hundreds of drivers have filed complaints on one of the best-selling midsize SUVs in the country, the Ford Explorer. The exhaust, which contains carbon monoxide, is apparently leaking into the cabin, making drivers sick. For most complaints, this issue has occurred when a driver is accelerating with the AC active and in circulation mode.

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