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August 15, 2017
<p><em>A view of Virginia State Route 237 (Fairfax Drive) at Taylor Street in Arlington County, Va. Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Report Lists Safest and Deadliest Counties for Driving

A report from the Auto Insurance Center lists the safest and most deadly counties for driving, based on federal road fatality data from the past 20 years.


Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.



<p><em>Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.</em></p> 11% of Drivers Distracted, Study Finds

The Ohio-based research project also concludes that drivers 26 to 40 years old are the most likely to drive distracted.


<p><em>Shashua</em></p> Intel, Mobileye to Test 100 Fully Autonomous Cars

Intel-owned Mobileye will start building a fleet of 100 fully autonomous vehicles with a Level 4 of autonomy requiring driver interaction only to prevent an accident that the company will test in the U.S., Europe, and Israel, Intel has announced.


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<p><em>Screenshot via ITI</em></p> Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of distractions professional drivers face on the road.


<p><strong>A more relaxed regulatory environment compared to other states has helped Arizona become a hotbed of autonomous vehicle testing. </strong><em>Photo: Truckinginfo.com</em></p> Autonomous Technology Heats Up in Arizona

Autonomous vehicle developers have apparently decided the Grand Canyon state is the ideal place to test out their new technology.



What Looks Like a Driverless Van Really Isn't

How will other drivers respond when they discover they're sharing the road with a driverless vehicle? A researcher from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute dressed up as a car seat to find out. Video courtesy of CNN and ARLnow.com.


<p><em>Toyota Motor North America's headquarters in Plano, Texas. Photo courtesy of Toyota.</em></p> Toyota Completes Oversight Tied to Fed Settlement

The automaker was subject to the scrutiny of an independent monitor as part of a deferred-prosecution agreement arising from the unintended-acceleration scandal.



<p><em>Photo of 2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan Recalls Titan Pickups for Seat Belts

The recall, set to get under way Sept. 26, covers more than 44,000 crew cab trucks in the 2016 and 2017 model years.


<p><em>Photo of Jeep Renegade courtesy of FCA.</em></p> Jeep Renegade SUVs Recalled for Instrument Panel

Set to begin Sept. 16, the recall covers about 3,000 compact SUVs in the 2017 model year.



<p><em>Photo of Infiniti Q50 courtesy of Infiniti.</em></p> Infiniti Q50 Recalled for Fuel Pump Module

The recall, expected to begin Aug. 21, affects more than 14,000 Q50 and Q60 vehicles at risk for stalling.


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