Subaru Wants To Make It's Cars A Safer Ride For Your Dog
Aug 14, 2013 12:29
Subaru is throwing in money to improve car safety... for dogs! Subaru has been using pooches in their advertising for a while to be pet friendly, but this year they've been funding research at the nonprofit Center for Pet Safety related to the dangers of driving with a dog, according to Automotive News. Here's the research:
The first round of Subaru-funded tests, released this spring, found that while many popular dog harnesses succeed in keeping dogs from distracting the driver, they will break when stretched with the force of a crash. Videos of earlier tests show that when a harness breaks, a dog can be propelled headfirst like a missile toward the front seat.
Such simulations might even understate the risk to pets, because only 16 percent of dog owners restrain the dog in the car, according to a 2011 survey by AAA
Jeep is one of the most popular among all the vehicles and the most acceptable option to purchase. It has gain popularity since 1941 when Willy’s overland and motors are supplied to the army. Since then, the jeep has made its importance. People love to have the jeep in their homes because it stands as a shining car among all the categories. Read more
Around 4.4. million people in the U.S. are injured seriously enough in crashes to require medical attention, reports the Association for Safe International Travel, with the top causes including poor road infrastructure, non-roadworthy vehicles, inadequate traffic laws, unsafe driver behaviors, and poor post-crash care. Car manufacturers are seeking to bridge the gap between driver behavior, road conditions, and safety through cutting-edge technology aimed at significantly reducing accident rates. What are some of the latest innovations you should look out for if you are considering purchasing a new vehicle? Read more
If you’re a frequent long-distance driver, or even just a commuter who needs to get from A to B on a regular basis, you want to ensure that you can rely on your car when you need it. This means that it needs to be able to last a while without having to be refilled with gas, that it’s versatile enough to deal with different tasks, and that it’s sturdy enough so that it won’t break down. Read more