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...
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
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 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 […]
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
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 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
Technically Incorrect: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration roots out those who admit texting and driving and gives them a severe scolding.
In February, we reported hat the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was looking into certain Fiat Chrysler electronic shifters, which seemed to cause cars to roll away after they were parked. Well, now it looks like Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall 1.1 million vehicles to prevent such a vehicular runaway. Read more...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requesting details from Mitsubishi to check whether the fuel economy issue affects US models. Japanese media claim more models there might have false fuel economy ratings than just the current micro cars. Show More Summary
As vehicles become more connected, cybersecurity is critical - (source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Since 2012, Ann Arbor, Mich. has been the site of the world’s largest real-world test of vehicle-to-external (V2X) communications through the Safety Pilot Model Deployment (SPMD) run by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). [...]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is in the midst of crafting regulations to manage the arrival of auto-pilot features in automobiles. Some are acting surprised that the traditional automakers are urging the government...Show More Summary
Fully self-driving cars may be the future of the automotive industry, but they aren't yet up to the demands of real-world driving, several people told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during a public meeting Friday. A...Show More Summary
Drowsy driving may be responsible for 1.2 million car accidents every year, according to a new estimate from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Yet the problem flies largely under the radar among the American driving public. A new campaign from Arianna Huffington and Change.org hopes to change that. Show More Summary
AxleGeeks used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to identify the brands with the fewest vehicles recalled since Jan. 1, 2015.
While it will take some time until fully autonomous cars become widely available, some of the technology will soon find its way in most cars within the next few years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance...Show More Summary
The potential for vehicle hacking has long been a thought in the technology era, but now the FBI, U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are all on board to warn us of just how dangerous the act can get—and how increasingly vulnerable our vehicles are. Read more...
The biggest car manufacturers in the world reached an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to use automatic emergency braking as standard for vehicles by 2022.
The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are jointly warning that modern cars are vulnerable to hacking.
More proof that all devices in the modern world are just computers in fancy cases: the FBI's joint warning issued with the DoT and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration tells drivers that they're at risk of local and remote hack-attacks against their cars, and tells them they have to keep their cars' patch-levels current or they'll be in serious danger. (more…)