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  1. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    China leading the way in 'talking' car safety, says researcher

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and it is unlikely its national standard will be ignored overseas. Will the central government legislate to require that every car be equipped with a communication system to increase road safety ... as standard for all vehicles. If that becomes a reality, it may be the biggest improvement on car safety since the safety belt.   Will the technology make driving fun as well? We are developing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542668/china-leading-way-talking-car-safety-says-researcher
  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Driverless cars to be on British roads in 6 months

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:34am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Government announces review of road lawsand research fund to promote development Driverless cars to be on British roads in 6 months Britain is to encourage the development of driverless cars for its roads, it was announced yesterday, with a multimillion-pound research fund and a review into relevant laws on road safety. The business minister, Vince Cable, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563089/driverless-cars-be-british-roads-6-months
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Pedestrian safety requires a step change in government

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Step change needed for pedestrian safety Pedestrians are being put at risk by a lack of safe or convenient footpaths on Hong Kong's roads, a planning advocacy group says. Some roads in hilly areas lack footpaths altogether, forcing walkers to compete with cars on winding, narrow thoroughfares, Designing Hong Kong says. Group founder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555847/pedestrian-safety-requires-step-change-government
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New-energy cars on the right road

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... mileage range and safety concerns. The latest five-year plan has ambitious targets for new-energy vehicles. Authorities aim to invest US$15 billion over the next decade, with 500,000 cars planned ... SCMP Editorial New-energy cars on the right road A downside of the mainland's shift from an industrial to a consumer-driven society has been a flood of polluting private cars. Vehicle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1561425/new-energy-cars-right-road
  5. News - World - HACKING

    Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller build device to protect cars from hackers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Boston Security experts to showcase technology that stops hackers taking control of vehicles Device protects cars from cyberattack Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep cars safe from cyberattacks. At last summer's Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557749/chris-valasek-and-charlie-miller-build-device-protect-cars-hackers
  6. News - World - MOTORING

    FBI report sees future criminals using self-driving cars as ‘lethal weapons’

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian FBI report foresees 'bad actors' shooting at pursuers while getaway vehicle does the driving Driverless cars a 'lethal weapon' for criminals Google's driverless car may remain a prototype, but the FBI believes the "game changing'' vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years. The report also warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555634/fbi-report-sees-future-criminals-using-self-driving-cars-lethal-weapons
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco seals off protest zone over safety fears at new town development meeting

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:15pm by Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo Up to 1,000 police expected to form human barrier during meeting, amid safety fears over protests against plan to build new towns Legco's ... was released on bail. Police have now arrested 23 people. People Power chairwoman Erica Yuen Mi-ming was also held on suspicion of blocking the exit of the Legco car park with her car last Friday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536530/legco-seals-protest-zone-over-safety-fears-new-towns-meeting
  8. Business - Companies - CARS

    GM's top brass spared as carmaker sacks 15 after report on safety scandal

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:50am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Warren, Michigan Ignition switch fault that led to at least 13 deaths ignored for 11 years until recall in February Top GM executives spared in safety probe General Motors ... including a failure to understand "how the car was built". Meanwhile, it said, the highest levels of the company were not made aware. Providing a rare peek into the operations of one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1526530/gms-top-brass-spared-carmaker-sacks-15-after-report-safety
  9. Business - China Business

    Volvo returns to 'safety first' marketing strategy

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 03:43pm by AP

    ... and developing its own infotainment system, which it says will be less distracting. The company is also hiring a new ad agency and working on a bolder message emphasising Volvo’s reputation for safety. One idea that could make it into the company’s ads: Volvo’s internal goal of having no deaths or serious injuries in new Volvo cars by 2020. Volvo doesn’t currently know how many people die ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1349842/volvo-returns-safety-first-marketing-strategy
  10. Business - Companies

    Tesla blaze renews safety concerns with electric cars

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 02:10pm by AP

    ... “The safety challenges related to electric cars are still in the early stages of being tested and addressed,” said Karl Brauer, senior analyst at car guide publisher Kelley Blue Book. Tesla ... Associated Press When debris on a freeway near Seattle, Washington, pierced the battery of a US$70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1324332/tesla-blaze-renews-safety-concerns-electric-cars

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