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Not so fast: Feds defer to states for self-driving laws

As governments at all levels scramble to develop rules for self-driving cars, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now says it won’t overrule state regulations. This has left some industry pundits fearing further...Show More Summary

Musk: 37 of 40 Tesla Model S suspension complaints were fraudulent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently examined the suspension of the Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S after receiving a number of complaints about parts breaking. The CEO of the electric car company Elon Musk revealed in a Twitter post on Friday that NHTSA determined there’s no safety concern with the Model S suspension...

NHTSA probes Tesla Model S suspension

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is examining suspension components on Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S sedan after receiving dozens of complaints of parts breaking. According to The New York Times, NHTSA received 33 complaints, including one where a suspension ball joint experienced high levels of rust causing it to come...

Tesla Model S Suspension Failures Under Scrutiny by Safety Agency

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also warned Tesla Motors to refrain from encouraging Model S drivers not to report safety concerns.

Tesla Accused Of Ordering Owners Not To Talk About Their Repairs

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

America’s auto safety watchdog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, slammed Tesla Motors today for apparently asking customers to sign nondisclosure agreements after repairs that seemingly bar them from discussing potentially serious safety issues with regulators, Automotive News reported. Read more...

Tesla gets heat from safety regulators over customer complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reviewing customer complaints over faulty suspension on the Tesla Model S. SEE ALSO: Acura is going racing with its all-electric, all-wheel drive NSX racecar Citing a months-longShow More Summary

Regulators looking at reports of suspension problems with Tesla Model S

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

U.S. auto-safety regulators said Thursday they’re reviewing possible suspension problems with Tesla Motors Inc.’s mainstay electric car, the Model S. Bryan Thomas, a spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said in a statement that the agency was “examining a potential...

U.S. reviewing suspension complaints in Tesla Model S cars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety investigators are reviewing reports of suspension problems in Tesla Motors Inc Model S cars, a government spokesman said on Thursday. Bryan Thomas, a spokesman for the National Highway TrafficShow More Summary

The feds are looking into reports of Tesla Model S suspension issues (TSLA)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reviewing reports of suspension problems on Tesla Model S electric sedans. According to NHTSA spokesperson Bryan Thomas, the agency is looking into the issue and seeking additional...Show More Summary

The US government just reminded us of the scariest thing about driving a car

The US government is preparing to regulate self-driving cars more stringently, with new rules coming next month. Mark Rosekind, who oversees the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), took the opportunity to remind us...Show More Summary

Federal guidelines for self-driving cars are coming in July

National Highway Traffic Safety (NTHSA) administrator Mark Rosekind said today that the US needs to be more nimble in its legislation for self-driving cars. “[A slow-moving regulatory climate] will not work for this area,” Rosekind said. Show More Summary

Ride-sharing prompts NHTSA to investigate rear-seat safety

With the rise in popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft comes an unusual consequence: More people are sitting in the back seat of cars. This, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is a good reason to amp up back seat safety research. For now, NHTSA's testing only covers front-seat passengers, but that will all...

Phoenix Dealership Fined for Not Fixing Recalled Vehicles Before Sale

After an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an Arizona dealership promised it won’t sell recalled vehicles sans repair. Sands Chevrolet LLC of Phoenix agreed to pay a $40,000 civil penalty and will shore up its sales procedure in the wake of the probe. Show More Summary

NHTSA to introduce rear-seat test dummies in car safety tests

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Rear-seat crash-test dummies are about to become a real thing after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed plans to begin using these dummies in back seats beginning in 2019. The move comes in the wake of increased emphasis being put on the safety of back-seat passengers, including children sitting in car seats. Show More Summary

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Recall

last monthVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. is expanding a recall, based on recent information from Takata and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. According to Takata, a safety defect may arise in a particular type of front passenger air bag inflator due to propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure […]

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Self-Driving Uber, Shenzhen for Startups, Share FDA Docs, and Hackable Ethereum Contracts Uber has Self-Driving Car on Pittsburgh Streets -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said it could have self-driving car guidelines ready by July. Show More Summary

U.S. extends GM safety oversight for additional year

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators will oversee General Motors Co's decision-making about potential vehicle safety issues for another year, until May 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told the automaker in a letter made public on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Would You Ride In A Self-Driving Car? Should They Be Permitted At All? NHTSA Asks For Public Input

Would you let a self-driving car drive for you? Should they be permitted on the road at all? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will host the second of two public forums concerning the future of the self-driving car at Stanford University today, in an effort to seek input with regard to the “safe... Show More Summary

The government will publicly shame you if you text and drive

The US government is publicly shaming drivers who brag about texting and driving on Twitter. Yes, Big Brother is watching you from the account of the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is using the hashtag #justdrive...Show More Summary

US government agency shames texting drivers on Twitter - CNET

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Technically Incorrect: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration roots out those who admit texting and driving and gives them a severe scolding.

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