General Motors is working on latest electric vehicles with Korean electronics company LG, the supplier of battery cells for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, the automaker seeks to improve its electric-vehicle portfolio.
Dan Akerson, the CEO of GM, and Juno Cho, LG President, signed a contract Wednesday. General Motors plans to sell the resulting vehicles in several countries, though said it would announce the timing for those launches later on.
Steve Girsky, GM Vice Chairman said, “Consumers benefit by getting the latest fuel-saving technology faster if we work with the best suppliers and . . . → Read More: General Motors Collaborates with LG in Working on Electric Cars
Toyota is developing a protection technology that controls the steering so the vehicle could turn away when it is not able to stop before impact.
Toyota Motor Corporation illustrated several of its protection innovations in a demonstration yesterday.
All of the automakers of the world are working on safety technology in an attempt to persuade customers, as rivalry strengthens among manufacturers.
Cars that stop or reduce speed automatically before an object or person in expectation of a possible crash are not new. However, the latest precollision system of Toyota adds a steering-control . . . → Read More: Toyota Develops a System That Detects Possible Car Accidents
The Highway Loss Data Institute reports that systems to automatically brake a vehicle if it is about to slam into the car in front at low speeds are preventing one out of four rear-end collisions.
On the other hand, the research covers only one vehicle prepared with such a system: the Volvo XC60 midsize crossover SUV.
The research of insurance claims discovered that Volvo XC60 equipped with a normal accident prevention feature named City Safety are 27% less probably to be involved in low-speed crashes than similar vehicles without the system. The research looked . . . → Read More: Study Proves Rear-end Crashes Could Be Prevented By Automatic Braking