Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 2:48 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Automatic emergency braking systems will be standard on all new cars within 6 six years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announce.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 7:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

75% of U.S. drivers feel “afraid” to ride in a self-driving car, yet most are interested in semi-autonomous features on the cars they own.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:15 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

A new infant car seat has a warning system to prevent drivers from forgetting to buckle up their baby and from leaving them in the car.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Child safety seat manufacturer Graco received a $10 million penalty from the U.S. Department of Transportation, saying the company failed to launch a timely recall of 4 million defective car seats.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places when you’re a car safety engineer, including a trip to Legoland with your family.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Goodyear has introduced a roadside assistance program where you pay a flat rate whenever you need a tow with no annual fee.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

A new study found that 90 percent of parents are letting their children ride in a seatbelt without a booster seat before it is safe for them to do so.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Honda has developed three-dimensional, crash-simulation technology with animation software to build safer cars.

Friday, June 13, 2014 12:30 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

There’s a new method of testing infant car seats by Consumer Reports designed to better reflect current car conditions.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:21 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The parade of General Motors recalls marches on after the automaker was fined $35 million.

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