While some see a recent string of three battery fires involving Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S electric sedan as nothing more than unfortunate happenstance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is delving deeper into the matter, seeking detailed records from the two fires that occurred in the United States. On the other...
Two weeks after taking Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a short drive around the National Diet Front Garden in central Tokyo, the Leaf packing Nissan's Autonomous Drive (AD) technology has hit the public highways for the first time... Continue...Show More Summary
Photos courtesy Jim Benjaminson. We were recently contacted by Plymouth Owners Club historian and author Jim Benjaminson with a special request for the Hemmings Nation. Jim wrote us regarding the Richardson Pan-American Highway Expedition of 1940-1941, a topic on which he’s studied in great detail. It was Jim who wrote a detailed historical piece on this topic […]
Israel’s transportation company has uncovered a 10,000-year-old house and a 6,000-year-old temple during a routine dig to expand one of the nation’s highways. Workers unearthed a the house, the oldest structure ever found in the Judean...Show More Summary
We have all seen high-speed police chases on TV. And statistics show that they’re as dangerous as they appear. 360 people are killed each year because of chases, according to a 2010 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Now, StarChase, a Virginia-based law enforcement technology company, wants to halt those risky pursuits with
As we noted last week, the Fort Worth Police Dept. found itself on the receiving end of lots of criticism for its participation in a "voluntary" collection of blood and saliva samples for the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Show More Summary
The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that it has the legal authority to regulate cellphones that interact with cars and trucks. At a Congressional hearing last week, NHTSA Administrator David Strickland said the agency plans to issue voluntary guidelines for smartphones in vehicles next year that will be broader in scope than ones issued […]
Back in April, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released voluntary guidelines covering the use of in-car infotainment and communications in the hopes that automakers would reconfigure their systems to make them safer. Show More Summary
Encapsulating all that is wrong with the raise-your-stock-price-by-hyperbole-alone strategy of most new 'tech' firms, Tesla's recent claim of a "5.4 Stars - out of 5" safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) perhaps takes the biscuit. Show More Summary
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration takes a formal look into Tesla's recent fires.
The National Highway Traffic Sa fety Administration announced this week it is opening an investigation into the three Tesla Model S fires over the past two months, stoking the flames of a controversy of whether or not electric cars are safe. Show More Summary
A U.S. automotive safety agency adjusted its guidelines on how manufacturers may reference safety ratings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Wednesday that companies may no longer tout safety ratings with decimal points or ratings above five stars. Show More Summary
Liberals have several ways of making it difficult for us to drive. They deliberately inflate the price of gasoline, by restricting domestic drilling and preventing oil from being piped from Canada. They make cars more expensive and less safe with absurd fuel efficiency mandates. Show More Summary
The Tesla Model S is being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after three of the models caught fire; two of the electric cars impacted debris on the road, and one was involved in a single-car accident....Show More Summary
Tesla has been under fire lately as rumors spread of a possible recall related to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's investigation into recent Model S fires. Here's why none of that matters.
In a Washington Times editorial, Adam Brandon objects to raising funds for the nation’s crumbling highway infrastructure through the use of the mileage-based road fee because doing so would require the installation of a “little black...Show More Summary
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today it opened a formal investigation into two battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars, according to a USA Today report. Yesterday, though, Elon Musk said everyone shouldShow More Summary
After three recorded Model S electric car fires, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation. Last month, the NHTSA said it would not investigate the fires, so what's changed? This time, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] asked the agency to look into the matter. A Tesla blog post maintained that incidence of fires...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Tuesday that the agency is opening an investigation into two recent Tesla Model S Sedan battery fires that occurred in Washington and Tennessee when the cars hit debris on the road. In a blog
In a blog post today, Elon Musk addressed the three recent Tesla Model S fires, saying Tesla had "requested that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] conduct a full investigation as soon as possible into the fire...Show More Summary