Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets

Corporate Average Fuel Economy, CAFE for short, is a series of regulations designed to improve the efficiency of vehicles sold in the United States. Automakers will be required to average 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025.

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More Fuel Efficient Cars Not Enough to Offset Growing Fuel Use: Report

Despite government mandated fuel economy improvements, overall fuel consumption is on the rise across America according to a new report.

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Toyota, University of Michigan Conduct Teen Driver Distraction Study

Toyota is teaming up with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) to conduct a major study of 5,600 teens and adults about distracted driving.

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Child Seats Too Hard to Install, Automakers to Blame Says IIHS Study

It’s been a decade since the federal government required that all passenger vehicles have the LATCH system for car seats – and most parents still can’t figure out how it works.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), parents who want to keep their kids safe are finding it difficult to properly install child restraints in vehicles using the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH for short). If you’ve cursed under your breath trying to figure out how it works, you can thank the automakers for your frustration. A report released by the IIHS and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute states that automakers design seats in ways that make LATCH difficult to use.

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