Volvo’s More Inclusive Safety Developments

The brand's crash-test dummies and new tech continue to make it a pioneer in safety

Since Volvo introduced the three-point seatbelt in 1959—which they then shared industry-wide—safety has been core to the brand. Over time, Volvo has pioneered more and more technology, and today cars from Mercedes, Ford, Audi and others have myriad safety systems. There’s ABS that pulses the brakes rather than allows them to lock and stability control that helps prevent a car from rotating during cornering or …

New On-Piste Women’s Gear

Resort-ready accessories for having fun while staying warm and safe

The term “piste” comes from Europe and refers to the groomed and/or packed snow trails that resorts offer riders and sliders. With avalanche concerns handled by the ski patrol and lifts/gondolas efficiently taking you to the top of the mountain, resort skiing should be a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Yet having savvy resort gear can enhance a trip and make the difference between just a …

Honolulu Bans Cellphones on Crosswalks

Come 25 October 2017, if you can’t seem to peel your eyes from your phone while crossing a street in Honolulu, you might be slapped with a $15 to $99 fine. The Hawaiian capital will be the first major city in the USA to pass a law like this—aiming to reduce injury and death blamed on “smartphone zombies.” Mayor Kirk Caldwell tells Reuters, “We hold …