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NHTSA Airbag Inflator Investigations Expand Further Beyond Takata

he usa’s national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) will expand its investigations into airbag inflator units after the death of a motorist in canada last month was linked to one of the devices. unlike previous airbag inflator-related...Show More Summary

NHTSA Investigating Another Airbag Death, but This Time It Isn’t Takata

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expanded its investigation into airbags manufactured by ARC Automotive following the July 8 death of a Hyundai driver in Canada. According to Reuters, an airbag inflator in the vehicle ruptured, fatally injuring the driver. Show More Summary

Recall Apathy: 45 Million Vehicles Went Unrepaired Between 2013–2015

Drivers saw a tsunami of vehicle recalls in recent years, and many are choosing not to bother getting the fix. J.D. Power and Associates tapped its SafetyIQ platform to analyze National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data...Show More Summary

Obama's Landmark Greenhouse Gas And Fuel Economy Standards Are Working - Now Let's Look to the Future

(Tom Toles, Washington Post, Sept 2, 2012) This week the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a very positive report regarding the historic federal greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards. Show More Summary

Honda, Ford and Audi Vehicles Are Just a Few Companies Affected by the Largest Recalls of 2016

Experts at AxleGeeks used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine the biggest auto recalls of 2016 so far.

Feds On Self-Driving Cars: Eh, Nobody's Perfect

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Both National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating a fatal crash hat killed Joshua D. Brown back in May, where Brown’s Tesla Model S was cruising in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. We don’t know what the exact outcome of those will be just yet, but we already know the Feds’ attitude: meh. Read more...

EPA Admits Defeat On Toothless 54.5 MPG Decree

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It used to be that automakers had to (that’s a soft “had to”) meet a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) goal of 54.5 mpg by 2025, but now it seems that the EPA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are rethinking that number. Read more...

Automakers Could Face Huge Fines After Feds Boost Fuel Economy Penalties

Business is about to get much more expensive for automakers with thirsty fleets. The penalties leveled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration against automakers who miss their annual corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards are about to go up in August. Show More Summary

Musk: Tesla won't disable Autopilot despite investigation

Tesla CEO says Autopilot will remain active in cars so equipped despite a current investigation by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. Continue reading Musk: Tesla won't disable Autopilot despite investigation Musk:...Show More Summary

The government's investigation of the Tesla Autopilot crash is more focused than we thought (TSLA)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is zeroing in on a specific question about the Tesla Model S that was involved in a fatal crash in May, while the vehicle was operating in Autopilot semi-self-driving mode. According...Show More Summary

Here's Everything NHTSA Wants To Know From Tesla

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is currently investigating Tesla for a number of high-profile crashes recently, most prominently the fatal crash of Joshua Brown behind the wheel of his Model S on Autopilot. And NHTSA has published everything it wants Tesla to tell it. Read more...

U.S. Deepens Investigation of Tesla in Fatal Autopilot Collision

The request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration comes as the government is increasing its scrutiny after a Model S owner died in May.

Federal investigators ask Tesla for autopilot crash data

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Federal investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have demanded automaker Tesla hand over details about a fatal May crash that occurred while a car was in "autopilot" mode. NHTSA, in a letter sent Friday  to the car company, asked for all documentation related to the crash which killed Joshua David Brown, 40, of Canton, Ohio, […]

U.S. seeks answers on fatal Tesla Autopilot crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent Tesla Motors Inc a detailed list of questions regarding its Autopilot feature and a May 7 fatal crash in Florida in which the system was in use. Show More Summary

Tesla Didn't Tell Investors About Autopilot Crash

Tesla notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after its first fatal crash involving Autopilot mode but it didn't bother telling investors about the May 7 crash, and that could land the company in hot water. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating...

Fatal Tesla Crash Draws In Transportation Safety Board

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Wheels

In addition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the N.T.S.B. will investigate a Florida crash involving a Tesla operating in Autopilot mode.

It's time to tap the brakes on self-driving cars

Carmakers and tech companies are in a race to put autonomous vehicles on the road, and it’s time for regulators to tap the brakes. This month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that it is investigating two crashes involving Tesla vehicles allegedly operating on autopilot....

NTSB to investigate crash of Tesla with Autopilot engaged

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal official says a second safety agency will investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla sedan while the vehicle's Autopilot self-driving mode was in use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last week that it is investigating the May 7 crash near Gainesville to see if the Autopilot system is defective.

NHTSA to probe Harley-Davidson motorcycles for brake failure

(Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it would investigate some motorcycles made by Harley-Davidson Inc after complaints of brake failure without warning. The investigation involves 430,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles of model years 2008-2011, with anti-lock braking systems, the NHTSA said on Friday. Show More Summary

Harley-Davidson motorcycles investigated after brake-failure complaints

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson riders who say their motorcycle brakes failed without warning.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the investigation covers 430,000 motorcycles with model years between 2008 and 2011. The investigation covers...

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