Changes in vehicle safety standards influenced by one woman

June 7, 2021

3rd June 2021, 17:19 by Rahul Nagaraj Over the years, Fennell and her association have fought to pass legislations mandating multiple other safety features as well. Janette Fennell has played an instrumental role in standardizing a number of safety features on cars, starting with the glow-in-the-dark emergency release lever inside the boot. Back in 1995, Janette Fennell […]

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The federal Hot Cars Act aims to prevent deaths in sweltering vehicles. Can technology help save lives?

June 3, 2021

Published Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Steven Vargas, USA TODAY The car hums to a stop – the engine is off. You take out the keys, strap your bag across your shoulder and walk into the office to make it to your morning meeting. As you sit at your desk, you get an unexpected text: someone […]

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Hyundai adds child heatstroke prevention technology to Alabama-built vehicles

May 5, 2021

By Michael Tomberlin, May 4, 2021 The Rear Occupant Alert system will now be standard on a number of Hyundai vehicles, including those built in Alabama. (Hyundai) Hyundai has made its Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) technology available in 13 vehicles, including cars and SUVs built in Alabama. The automaker is helping address the issue of pediatric […]

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Childproof Your Ride – Take Steps to Avoid Hidden Dangers In And Around Cars

March 9, 2021

As a conscientious parent, you’ve researched and bought the very best car seat with the highest safety ratings. You’ve had your car seat professionally installed by a certified car seat expert. But have you childproofed your ride? Your child won’t be safe until you do. KidsAndCars (http://www.kidsandcars.org) has launched a national program called “Childproof Your […]

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Auto safety agency faces calls for overhaul as Biden presidency begins

January 22, 2021

January 21st, 2021 | by Christopher Jensen / New York Times News Service For decades, across administrations of Republicans and Democrats, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has faced criticism from safety advocates who accuse it of routinely falling short of its mission. Among their complaints: That the agency fails to promptly detect and act on […]

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BWW Review: Susan Morgan Cooper’s Riveting Expose On Hot Car Deaths: FATAL DISTRACTION

January 11, 2021

A compelling exposé of the tragedy of hot car deaths, a trial, and available solutions to avoidable harm by Herbert Paine Jan. 8, 2021        Child vehicular heatstroke. Since 1990, 940 children in the United States have died in hot cars. The average number of deaths per year: 39 or one every 9 days! (Source: KidsAndCars.org) If you are among those […]

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In Battle Against “The Highway Disease,” Traffic Safety Agency Attacked as Asleep at the Wheel

December 16, 2020

By Myron Levin and Eli Wolfe on December 16, 2020 Former President Lyndon Johnson was probably not the first, nor certainly the last, to note that more Americans have died on the nation’s roads than in all of its wars combined. He called it “the highway disease” in a speech in 1966, when he signed legislation that aimed to curb […]

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Vayyar 4D Imaging Radar Sensor Set To Revolutionise Automotive Safety By Cutting Complexity And Costs 

USA – English  Overcrowded with sensors – average cars forecast to have over 200 by 2030 NEWS PROVIDED BY Vayyar  Dec 15, 2020, 07:00 ET – Vayyar platform addresses multiple challenging safety requirements, providing unprecedented life-saving functionality for all car models (view the technology here). – Single multifunctional radar-on-chip (ROC) able to replace numerous traditional one-function […]

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‘Fatal Distraction’: Ross Harris documentary claims untold story about convicted father

November 23, 2020

Years after conviction for leaving his son in a hot car, Harris’ parents are speaking out and a documentary filmmaker hopes her work will bring about a new trial. CLICK HERE to watch the video report ‘Fatal Distraction’: Ross Harris documentary claims untold story about convicted father Volume 90% Author: Natisha Lance (11Alive), Christopher Buchanan Published: 11:06 […]

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Is leaving a child in a hot car a crime or accident? A look at 2 Lafayette cases

October 5, 2020

BY MEGAN WYATT | STAFF WRITER OCT 2, 2020 – 7:00 AM Baby Gavin Gholston and toddler Ryatt Hensley both faced untimely deaths after overheating in vehicles in Lafayette Parish. Gavin, 11 months, died on a June day in 2012 in a hot vehicle parked at a workplace after his father forgot to drop him […]

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