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As dozens of automotive companies are racing to roll out driverless vehicles by 2020, it’s important to remember how far automotive technology has come in just 20 years. Crash testers Euro NCAP have released video footage highlighting the improvements to car safety over the past 20 years by comparing the crash tests of two vehicles side-by-side. One is a 2017 model of a Honda Jazz, while the other is a Rover 100 dating back to 1997, when crash tests were first introduced by the Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP). In each video the cars are travelling at the same speed — 40 miles per hour — when they collide, but the results are dramatically different. While the 2017 Honda Jazz’s crash resulted in a smashed windscreen and severely damaged bonnet, the Rover 100 was almost completely destroyed. Unlike the Honda, the Rover also had no airbags to protect the crash test dummies sitting in its passenger seats. The Rover 100, which was taken off the market after scoring a one-star safety rating when it was tested 20 years ago, suffered far more damage than the latest Honda model. Euro NCAP say that over the past 20 years the tests have helped to halve the number of people killed on the UK’s roads.  Before the Euro NCAP was introduced, around 23,000 were killed in car accidents in the UK. Today, that number is down to 8,500.Produced by Leon Siciliano  
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The crash happened north of Aurora, Iowa. Soules, 35, is from the nearby city of Arlington, Iowa. Police said Soules left the scene without his truck and was later arrested. Soules was released on a $10,000 bond on Tuesday morning.
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According to Connecticut state police, Berman was driving on 2:15 p.m. on Route 64 in Woodbury, and collided with another driver. Edward Bertulis, 87, was also killed in the crash.
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Despite the rapid response, Steele was pronounced dead on the track. Track personnel, emergency personnel and local authorities called to the track after the incident were still on the track at the crash scene near midnight. Track personnel, race officials and other witnesses were waiting to be cleared to leave the facility.
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The scene from an accident involving a self-driving Uber car on Friday, March 24, 2017. The car on its side is the Uber vehicle. The Tempe, Ariz., police department released the accident report Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The driver who made the left turn was cited for failing to yield the right of way, police said. The driver of the Uber vehicle was not cited.(Photo: Tempe (Ariz.) Police Department via The Arizona Republic)
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According to the Herald, speeds were upward of 100 mph at the three-eighths-mile asphalt oval earlier in the day. Steele, 42, was racing in a Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series event that night in the No. 33 winged sprint car. The Herald reports that Steele started the main event toward the back of the field, making an early move to pass another driver when the two hooked wheels.
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“The light was green and there were about five seconds left on the crosswalk timer,” Cole wrote in the collision description. “As far as I could tell, the third lane had no one coming in it so I was clear to make my turn. Right as I got to the middle lane about to cross the third I saw a car flying through the intersection but couldn’t brake fast enough to completely avoid collision.”
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Kathy and Chris Berman were married for 33 years; the couple lived in Cheshire, Conn. Berman met his wife, a teacher, when he faked car trouble in order to ask her out on a breakfast date. They had two children, Meredith and Douglas.

Published on Feb 2, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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