Category Archives: safety

Milestones: Volkswagen Completes Promised Argo AI Funding

The numerous problems confronting Ford Motor and Volkswagen AG revolve around a central issue: Whether the two global giants and hundreds of thousands of workers can work together or consume shareholder capital at astonishing, company threatening rates without producing the promise efficiencies – on time and on budget. Continue reading

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Honda Sets Records for Auto Production in China

The Trump Administration denied there was problem. In fact, President said that Covid would go away by April. And even now is falsely maintaining that its response could not have been better as unemployment is approaching Great Depression levels and more than 100,000 people have died… Continue reading

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Draining the Swamp – California, 22 States Sue to Stop Trump Emissions Rollback Citing Economic, Health and Climate Goals

The California Air Resources Board helped develop the original 2012 rules and is represented in this case by the California Attorney General. Trump is among global warming deniers, a position – as usual – that has no basis in fact but is funded by lobbying groups for those who benefit from exploiting fossil fuels. Continue reading

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Risks Versus Odds Versus “WE the People”

It appears that large sub-segments of the U.S.population are anti-science, anti-vaccine or is that dumb and proud of it? They are putting other people at risk. Continue reading

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US COVID-19 Crisis = Struggles with Healthcare, Housing, Food

The results might be skewed positive to current Republican Wishful thinking, rather than stark reality since the Trump Administration perverted the Bureau as part of a failed ploy on  Republican Repression of Voters by dictating unprecedented questions on the Census designed to discourage less affluent people from participating. Continue reading

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Failed Pre-Collision – Ford Recalls Expedition, Navigator

Obviously, this is a safety defect because if the driver is unaware that the Pre-Collision Assist system is not enabled, they may rely on a system that is not functional, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. Continue reading

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How To Disinfect a Vehicle Without Damaging Its Interior

The CDC recommends wearing disposable gloves for cleaning and then disinfecting surfaces. If a surface appears dirty, it should be wiped down with soap and water prior to disinfection. For vehicle interiors, a soft or microfiber cloth dampened with soap and water can be used to wipe down hard surfaces. Continue reading

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Consumer Feelings on Future Mobility Technologies Declines

The quarterly study claims to be “the pulse of market readiness and acceptance for self-driving and battery-electric vehicles, as seen through the eyes of consumers and industry experts.” Continue reading

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Multi-Seasonal Self-Driving Data Issued by Ford

Leaving aside for the moment giant unresolved privacy issues and how companies can sell your personal information their benefit not yours, data is needed to help engineers and researchers create software that can teach self-driving vehicles how to analyze their environments. This software used to be called the driver. Continue reading

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Lincoln MKZ Recalled for Bad Replacement Headlights

However, the dealers were “unaware” that the units did not comply with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, including for headlamp beam patterns, illuminated side markers, horizontal adjustments and U.S. Department of Transportation markings. Ford did not say where the headlamps were made or who made them.  Continue reading

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FCA Recalls RAM Pick-up Trucks for Bed Step Failures

“In certain side loading conditions, the bed step may unexpectedly fail while in use,” Chrysler said in the required NHTSA filing. Continue reading

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GM Expands Medical Projects, Hospital Charitable Deliveries

These projects are led by employee volunteers looking to apply their automotive-production skills – from 3D printing to sewing upholstery – to help those fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, these projects were grassroots efforts, with employees delivering handmade samples to hospitals for feedback and tweaking prototypes based on feedback, which fed into the final designs. Continue reading

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Back-Up Camera Recall on More than 318,000 FCA Models

If the rear-view image is displayed after the backing event has ended, a driver may be distracted by repeatedly and/or continuously shifting attention in attempt(s) to cancel the image which can cause a vehicle crash without warning. Continue reading

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Chinese Junk Watch: Continuum Recalls Lenox Tea Kettles

Continuum’s Lenox-branded 2.5 Quart Whistling Stainless Steel Tea Kettle with a three-layered bottom are expelling hot water through the top. Continue reading

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Teamsters, CtW Investment Group Demand Amazon Reveal Workplace Safety Record

The request comes after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allowed Amazon to exclude a shareholder proposal that the two investors had filed to be voted on at the online retailer’s annual meeting of shareholders, scheduled for May 27. It’s the latest example of government agencies suppressing democracy under the current administration. The investors are appealing the SEC’s staff decision to the full Commission today. Continue reading

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