Articles Posted in Car Accident

Upcoming Critical Infrastructure Maintenance Phase

The Sacramento Department of Utilities is preparing to start a maintenance project in the City’s control system. This work will be similar to what the City has done in the past to keep things running smoothly. It’s expected to take a few weeks to finish.

Volkswagen Jetta Sedans Recalled for Ignition Issues

Volkswagen has issued a recall for 47,000 Jetta sedans, specifically those manufactured between September 3, 2018, and December 21, 2019, featuring traditional ignition keys. This recall does not affect Jetta models with push-button start systems. The move comes in response to potential ignition switch failures, mainly in hot weather conditions.

Unveiling Understated Opulence at Classic Car Week

The 20th anniversary of the Monterey Classic Car Week showcased automobile reveals, fine dining, and over 200 exquisite cars on display for esteemed attendees. Renowned for its exclusivity and prestige, this elite motorsport gathering extended invitations to a select group of 6,000 fortunate guests, granted entry through a meticulous lottery process, to gather at Carmel Valley’s Quail Lodge & Golf Club. The event, held in August, was nothing short of a uniquely sophisticated automotive showcase, with ticket prices starting at just over $500.

Fatality and Injuries Occur in Eastbound I-80 Multiple-Vehicle Collision

One person was killed, and two suffered injuries in a multiple-vehicle collision in Vallejo on September 2. The crash occurred around 2:40 a.m. on eastbound I-80 close to Highway 37. When California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers arrived at the accident site, they discovered an overturned Toyota Tundra and two other vehicles had been involved. 

New Mercedes Electric Concept Vehicles Outdistance Tesla Models

Mercedes-Benz has revealed electric vehicles capable of an unprecedented 466-mile range on one charge, overshadowing Tesla’s top-performing Model 3 and Model S, which max out at just under 380 miles. Announced at the high-profile Munich auto show, Mercedes is set to launch an ambitious lineup of four distinct models: a station wagon, a sedan, and two variations of SUVs. While the production timeline remains confidential, there’s no doubt that Mercedes-Benz is strategically positioning itself to dominate the electric vehicle sector.

Current Innovations for Safer Automobiles

For years, seat belts, airbags, and antilock brakes were the pillars of vehicle safety, with seat belts alone saving approximately 15,000 lives annually on U.S. roads. However, the last ten years have witnessed a quiet revolution in automotive safety. Modern cars are not just better at safeguarding passengers during an accident, but they also offer technologies that can prevent collisions altogether. Some even can automatically alert emergency services if an accident occurs.

Unraveling the Differences Between Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrids and Electric

More people are buying electric cars, not just ones that run only on batteries like the Tesla Model 3 or Hyundai Ioniq 5. They’re also getting plug-in hybrids like the Kia Niro, hybrids like the Toyota Prius, and cars powered by hydrogen like the Toyota Mirai. But how are these cars different? We’ll look at each type to find out what they have in common and what makes them unique.

Recall: Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Sedans Face Acceleration Risk

Hyundai has initiated a recall affecting nearly 38,000 Elantra hybrid sedans from 2021 to 2023. This action has been prompted by a potential motor control unit (MCU) software flaw, which may lead to an unexpected vehicle movement upon releasing the brake pedal. This unanticipated acceleration scenario carries the risk of causing accidents. While there have been no confirmed instances of crashes or injuries linked to this issue, as of June 16, 2023, the company has acknowledged 24 reported incidents in connection with this concern.

Steering Clear of Traffic on Californian Roads on Labor Day 

Labor Day is the final celebratory flourish of summer. According to AAA’s booking data, the enthusiasm for travel remains robust, marked by a 4 percent increase in domestic travel bookings and a 44 percent surge in international bookings. The date of Labor Day falls on Sept. 4 this year.

Autonomous Vehicle Safety Questioned After Multiple Robotaxi Accidents

Following two recent overnight accidents in San Francisco, there have been stronger calls to reconsider the rapid rollout of robotaxi services. Both incidents involved Cruise autonomous vehicles, with one crashing into a fire engine during an emergency response.

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