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Hyundai's new airbag system aims to protect in secondary collisions

Hyundai multi-collision airbag systemHyundai on Monday revealed its new multi-collision airbag system, which aims to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a secondary impact. Secondary crashes are collisions that occur after the initial impact. For instance, if a driver sideswipes another vehicle and the impact is not great enough to deploy the airbags, the multi-collision...

New headlight option bumps 2019 Mercedes C-Class to Top Safety Pick+

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-ClassA new headlight option for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class means the compact luxury sedan now qualifies as a Top Safety Pick+, according to an IIHS report issued Tuesday. Following some changes over the previous criteria for TSP+ awards, vehicles must now earn a "Good" rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. Last year, an...

2020 GMC Sierra HD revealed: Taking pickup truck trailer tech to a new level

2020 GMC Sierra Heavy DutyThe 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickup truck's story begins with its brash new grille and ends with a host of available tech features designed to make trailer towing easier for its owners. GMC revealed the 2020 Sierra HD on Tuesday at a private media event in California. The automaker didn't talk much about what's under its high hood, however other...

Jeep kicks the tires on car-sharing and subscription services

2020 Jeep GladiatorJeep will play host to a three-month pilot for car sharing and a subscription service. The brand's North American-market head, Tim Kuniskis, told the Detroit News in a report last week that both pilots kick off by the end of January on a trial basis in Boston. Turo will power the car-sharing model and Jeep has actively searched to recruit owners...

Cadillac revives subscription, Nissan Altima on tracks, Byton's development: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Cadillac XT4A new chapter: Cadillac to revive Book car subscription program later this year Cadillac shut down its Book car subscription service last year, but the program won't be dead too much longer. Uber forms new division to tackle autonomous scooters and bikes Ride-sharing company Uber said at a robotics convention on Saturday that it is dabbling in the...