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Traffic safety: Talking car mandate from Trump administration has been set aside

The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, jeopardizing tech for preventing traffic deaths.        

Hyundai Mobis develops world-first sunroof airbag

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Hyundai Mobis has unveiled the world’s first sunroof airbag, designed to stop occupants being thrown from their cars in a rollover. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 260 people were thrown from the sunroof of their cars in rollover accidents between 2010 and 2016. The company said the global market for sunroofs was […]

US launches pilot program to alert owners of uncompleted auto recalls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is funding a pilot program that will notify drivers in the state of Maryland if they have open uncompleted recalls at the time they register their vehicles. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

In Time for Halloween, Kia to Harvest 340,000 Souls

Halloween is coming up and Kia is getting into the spirit of things by harvesting a few Souls. Over 300,000 of them, to be exact. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pinion gear in certain 2014...Show More Summary

RECALL 519,052 Diono Convertible and Booster Car Seats Due To Injury Risk With Lap Belt

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Diono today announced a voluntary recall of about 519,052 Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Pacifica, and Rainier convertible and booster car seats because The post RECALL 519,052 Diono Convertible and Booster Car Seats Due To Injury Risk With Lap Belt appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

NHTSA Appoints New Deputy Administrator, Still No Department Head

Last week, we discussed how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had some staffing gaps that needed shoring up. While it remains shy one administrative head, the White House saw fit to officially appoint a new deputy administrator — effectively replacing acting deputy administrator Jack Danielson’s interim leadership. Show More Summary

Partial Next-generation Jeep Wrangler Engine Specs Leaked?

Our resident document digger, Bozi Tatarevic, stumbled upon a document submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that may confirm at least some details about the next Jeep Wrangler. The docs appear to confirm that...Show More Summary

Scope of Considerations for the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Model Year 2022-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

Patrick J. Michaels The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked for public comments on “determining the scope of considerations to be addressed in the EIS [environmental impact statement] and for identifyingShow More Summary

US DOT & NHTSA Release Self-Driving Vehicle Guidance, Paving The Way Towards Commercial Deployment

The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released new voluntary guidelines for self-driving vehicle and systems testing and use, seemingly paving the way to a rapid deployment...Show More Summary

US government releases updated guidelines for self-driving cars

The US Department of Transportation (DOT), in conjuction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), yesterday released an updated set of voluntary guidelines for driverless cars. The document, “Automated Driving...Show More Summary

New Study Shows When And Where Road Rage Is Most Prevalent

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The morning commute and the afternoon grind. When bumper to bumper traffic creates gridlock for miles, it can be a recipe for disaster. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, road rage comprises of following too closely, excessive speeding, and weaving through traffic among other irresponsible actions. “The operation of a motor vehicle in […]

The Problem That Won’t Go Away: Fatal Jeep Crash Puts Spotlight on Years-old Recall

It’s the same safety issue that saddled Ford’s Pinto with a notorious legacy that continues to this day, and Jeep can’t seem to put it in its rear-view. In 2013, at the urging of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fiat...Show More Summary

6.2 Liters, No Lube: Dodge Hellcats Recalled Over Catastrophic Oil Dump Risk

Dodge is recalling Charger and Challenger Hellcats due to faulty engine oil cooler lines which may result in a rapid, catastrophic loss of fluids. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filed a recall request earlier this month, saying 1,207 vehicles assembled between February and May of 2017 may be affected. Show More Summary

1.3 million Ford Explorers are under investigation for poisoning drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded a probe into potential carbon monoxide poisoning being caused by Ford Explorers. The NHTSA said it is aware of 2,700 complaints and three crashes potentially linked to carbon...Show More Summary

US NHTSA Expanding Ford Explorer Exhaust Odor Probe To 1.33 Million Vehicles

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has moved to expand its probe into reports that exhaust and carbon monoxide leakage into the cabins of Ford Explorer SUVs and those leaks may be linked to numerous car crashes. Show More Summary

NHTSA Expands Ford Explorer Probe After Probable Police Gassings

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is inching its way toward what could be a massive recall of Ford Explorers. An initial probe kicked off in 2016 after owners entered numerous complaints of an unpleasant exhaust smell in the cabin into the NHTSA database. Show More Summary

U.S. upgrades probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorers over exhaust odors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading and expanding a probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide that may be linked to crashes and injuries.

Trump administration may freeze fuel economy standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will review the CAFE standards for the model years 2022-2025.

1.3 million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep vehicles recalled for alternator failure, sudden airbag deployment

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published two recalls from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Together, the recalls affect more than 1.3 million Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles worldwide, including over 805,000...Show More Summary

A famous techie created an $88 device that will let you 'hack' your car so that it can do new things

Famous hacker George Hotz put his first car product on the market on Friday, a few months after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration prevented him from selling a self-driving roof kit. Called Panda, the device sells for $88 and can plug into a vehicle's OBDII port to access data typically only available to vehicle manufacturers. Show More Summary

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