Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 01, 2016 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The number of people killed in car crashes in the U.S. has jumped dramatically in 2015 compared to the prior year.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:55 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Federal authorities deep their investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot system, while the SEC looks into a possible breach of securities laws by the automaker.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 5:55 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

GMC introduces a feature that reminds drivers to check for items in the back seat as they leave their cars.

Friday, July 01, 2016 10:28 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The feds are investigating the 2015 Tesla Model S after a fatal crash in which the car’s Autopilot system appears to have failed.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:22 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The government warns owners of certain older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving those cars immediately because of high-risk air bags.

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.

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