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NHTSA advances with vehicle-to-vehicle technology

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Early this year, the US Department of Transportation’s (DoT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it would begin steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology, in a bid to prevent accidents. Now,...Show More Summary

Auto group says nerve center defect behind Chrysler problems

Some Chrysler owners say their car has a mind of its own; Center for Auto Safety wants the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate

NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer PI brakes

This year more than most, it's pleasant when we can string together a few days without word of an automaker or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a bunch of new recalls. It's seemingly been a little quiet on...Show More Summary

NHTSA Site Will Tell You If Your Car Has Been Recalled

There have been 46 million cars recalled in the U.S. this year. Was yours one of them? A new site from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the answer. The site, Safecar.gov, lets you look up your car or truck's status...Show More Summary

NHTSA 2016 V2V Proposal Open For Public Comment

As reported earlier, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled plans to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle technology within the next few years through a proposal that could take just as long to make it through Congress. Since then, more details and reactions about the V2V proposal have come out. Show More Summary

NHTSA Unveils VIN Recall Look-up Tool For Consumers

With as many as 26 million vehicles recalled by General Motors alone thus far in 2014, consumers may have a hard time determining if their vehicle needs to be repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has come up with a tool to help, however. Show More Summary

Feds Want American Teens To Just Get Drunk And Have Sex In The Woods

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with keeping our roads and highways safe, and generally they do a very commendable job. They recently started a new campaign to prevent teen drunk driving, and I think the subtext of it is impressively realistic: if you're drunk in the woods, don't drive; just stay there and fuck. Read more...

Has Your Recalled Car Been Fixed? Here's How to Find Out

Stephen Barnes, Transport/Alamy DETROIT -- The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the...Show More Summary

NHTSA unveils new recall search tool

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said owners can now search for possible safety recalls on the agency's SaferCar.gov website by using the unique Vehicle Identification Number. Previously, vehicle owners searched...Show More Summary

Feds: Car-to-Car Tech Can Save Lives

A new report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives a sneak peek at the future of accident avoidance. The agency says two technologies, left-turn assist and intersection-movement assist, could prevent as many as 592,000 accidents and 1,083 traffic...

NHTSA Unveils Plan Instituting New V2V Technology By 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled its plan to institute minimums regarding vehicle-to-vehicle communications in an effort to bolster driver safety. Automotive News reports the agency and eight automakers — Ford,...Show More Summary

Cars May Soon Be Able to Tell When You’re Using Your Phone and Driving

By some estimates, 85 percent of drivers in America use a mobile phone while at the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that during daylight hours, 5 percent of cars are being driven by people making phone calls. That’s not good news. It takes about five seconds to dial a telephone number during... Read More

Ford recalls 83k Taurus and crossover models for halfshaft issue

Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for some 83,250 vehicles in the US, for an issue with halfshafts. More specifically a "halfshaft retention circlip" might not have been properly installed...Show More Summary

Volkswagen recalls 150,000 Tiguans for fuel bubbles

Volkswagen and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced the recall of over 150,000 Tiguans over fuel issues. In the affected units, bubbles may form in winterized fuel that could cause the vehicle to stall. And...Show More Summary

Hyundai fined $17.35 million for late Genesis recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has slapped Hyundai with a $17.35 million fine for delaying a recall on the 2009 to 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan back in 2013. The recall grew from the original figure of 27,500 unitsShow More Summary

Report: GM Can't Find 6.4 Percent of Ignition-Recalled Cars

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Of the 2.2 million small cars in the U.S. that GM recalled for faulty ignition switches, the automaker can't find nearly 140,000 owners. A July 25 regulatory filing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 139,592 recall notices...

Feds Fine Hyundai $17.35 Million for Late Recall on Genesis

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Hyundai has agreed to pay $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to report in a timely manner a safety defect on the brakes of the 2009-12 Genesis. Related: More Recall News The penalty comes after...

Hyundai Hit With $17.35 Million Fine Over Delayed Brake Recall

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you (well, automakers) to know that they aren't messing around when it comes to reporting safety defects! In an action similar to what they did to General Motors in May, regulators have ordered Hyundai to pay $17.35 million in civil fines. Read more...

GM SUV window switch recall urges owners to park vehicles outside

It's not unusual for there to be a lag between an automaker announcing a recall and the official documentation showing up on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. So it's no surprise that a recent GM campaign took about a month to appear in its official capacity. Show More Summary

The Medical Minute: New Car Seat Guidelines Could Keep Kids Safer During Crashes

Keeping up with car seat rules and regulations can be dizzying. Laws vary from state to state, and they can differ from recommendations of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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