Six Reasons Electric Vehicles are Taking Over the World

Remember when the idea of electric cars used to be a fantasy? Something from The Jetsons or Tron. I mean, who could imagine not needing to fill up a gas tank every 150 miles? The whole idea was ridiculous. Gas powered engines seemed like they would be the dominant force into the foreseeable future. But the days of ubiquitous electric cars are here…or almost here, depending on where you live.


Car Buyers Beware: Flood Damaged Vehicles May Not be Safe

As Texas continues its recovery from Harvey and Florida is just beginning its recovery from Irma, it looks as though history may repeat itself in that it will be necessary to catalog vehicles damaged by these two immense storms. This is a vitally important project, as flood damaged vehicles may not be safe, even though they appear fine.


Another Fatal Jeep Crash – Was the Recall Enough?

Vicki Hill’s 2007 Jeep Liberty was rear-ended on Monday, August 28, 2017. Ms. Hill, an Elyria, Ohio resident, was stopped at a traffic light on her way to work when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2003 Buick Century, driven by Kristi Fitch. Elyria police Captain Phil Hammonds said that Ms. Hill’s vehicle was on fire when officers arrived on the scene.


Takata’s Troubles Keep Piling Up

Takata, the beleaguered airbag company, got hit with a trifecta of bad news this month: the 12th U.S. airbag-related fatality was announced, the reorganization bankruptcy continues with a Special Master managing restitution payments, and yet another 2.7 million airbags were recalled. The problems keep piling up faster than the Japanese auto supplier can deal with them.



Bipartisan HOT CARS Act May Save Children’s Lives

This afternoon, a new bill is being announced in Washington, D.C. The Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats (HOT CARS) Act of 2017 is an effort to prevent needless deaths caused by leaving children unattended in hot cars. The bill would make reminder systems mandatory as standard equipment.



A Closer Look at Nader, NHTSA & Airbags

NY Times Video Report on Nader & Airbags A good video report, published by the New York Times, explores the history of Ralph Nader’s work on airbags and auto safety up to 2014. Everyone should watch it.1 Additional Airbag History This article provides some additional documentation and stories to provide a richer, fairer, and more