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  1. Misc Hyundai News and Announcements
    Hyundai-Kia, Volkswagen win most 'top safety pick' awards from insurance industry group Associated Press, On Wednesday December 22, 2010, 9:58 am EST WASHINGTON (AP) -- South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia and German car maker Volkswagen lead the insurance industry's annual list of the...
  2. Genesis Sedan - General Discussions
    Courtesy of cars.com The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced this week that Hyundai’s new flagship sedan, the 2009 Genesis, is a Top Safety Pick. The designation applies to Genesis sedans assembled after November 2008, which received some interior tweaks to move the car from an...
  3. Other Car Discussions
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has commissioned a study that seems to indicate that a dramatic increase in roof safety is in order. The group's resulting newly proposed standards would require a vehicle's roof to withstand 2.5 times the specific vehicle's weight. According to the...
  4. Other Car Discussions
    Filed under: Sedans/Saloons, Recalls/TSBs, Safety, Hatchbacks, Toyota The 2006 and 2007 model Toyota Yaris is being recalled over a seat belt problem. In severe frontal crashes, a foam pad could reportedly ignite. The recall affects 1.3 million Yaris' (Yarises? Yarii?) worldwide, with 134,900...
  5. Other Car Discussions
    Filed under: Etc., Safety, Tech What do you get when you combine a public broadcasting medium, simple data entry and a student from MIT? You get things like the road safety sign above, which was probably a caution for altered driving conditions, but now warns of the living dead. We suppose...
  6. Other Car Discussions
    Filed under: Japan, Safety, Tech, Nissan Earlier this week, a 21-year-old driver got on the wrong entrance ramp to the 10 freeway in Los Angeles and ended up going westbound in the eastbound lanes. Doing up to 70 mph in the fast lane, he collided head-on with a police car and he and the officer...
  7. Genesis Coupe - General Discussions
    These tools/guides/overviews were taken from the Korean Genesis Coupe Website. I got the files and hosted them in the US as anything from Korea seems to take forever to download. Take a look. Click on the links and then wait for the files to download. They will play in your browser as long as...
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    Toyota announces telematics service: Safety Connect and Lexus Enform Filed under: Tech, Lexus, Toyota Toyota Motor Sales has announced a new in-car convenience telematics program for select Toyota and Lexus models that sounds a lot like GM's popular OnStar program. The proprietary system...
  9. Misc Hyundai News and Announcements
    The U S National Highway Traffic Safety Admini-stration (NHTSA) has awarded five–star crash test ratings, the highest government ranking under the agency’s New Car Assessment Programme, to the all–new 2009 Hyundai Genesis for both frontal and side–impact crash tests. “Genesis was engineered...
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