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California Changes Course On Self-Driving Vehicles, New (Proposed) Rules Allow Testing Without A Driver (With Approval)

The California DMV has apparently changed its mind as regards self-driving vehicle testing without human drivers, following the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's announcement that the computers inside self-driving vehicles...Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz recalls 354,000 vehicles due to fire risk

3 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

Mercedes-Benz has issued a massive recall affecting more than 354,000 vehicles from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may be at risk of catchingShow More Summary

Tesla May Bring Big Change to Car Insurance

If cars are becoming safer as they incorporate self-driving features—the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last month confirmed Tesla's first-gen Autopilot reduced Tesla vehicles' crash rate by 40%—consumers and experts alike are wondering when auto insurers will slash rates to reflect the minimized risk. Tesla CEO Elon Musk...

Not Wanting Owners to Play with Fire, Lamborghini Recalls 5,900 Aventadors, All Venenos

A recall report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will have some owners of Aventador and Veneno models donning their flame retardant suits before hopping behind the wheel. A large number of Lamborghini Aventador...Show More Summary

Lamborghinis Recalled For Fires; Sky Also Blue

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, America’s auto safety regulator, issued a recall of Lamborghinis earlier this month because a faulty fuel system could potentially lead to a fire. In other news, water is wet and the earth is round. Read more...

Feds probe exhaust fumes filling Ford Explorer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a probe after 154 complaints.        

FCA Vehicles Top Safety Complaints Study; Lauded Electrics Don’t Fare Well, Either

Safety complaints come in all forms, some of them frivolous, but minor annoyances usually fail to make the attention of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When all safety complaints leveled against a model are weighed...Show More Summary

Remember That Fatal Tesla Crash? Politicians Might Be Partly To Blame.

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Just who is to blame for a highly publicized fatal car crash involving a self-driving Tesla Model S and a tractor-trailer in May 2016? The driver, certainly, as a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration review made clear late last month. Show More Summary

Possible Seat Adjustment Fires are Forcing Maserati to Recall Nearly 40,000 Vehicles

Maserati is recalling roughly 40,000 Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte models in the United States after uncovering two defects that could lead to fires. According to U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records, adjusting...Show More Summary

Former officials deride Trump's 'mindless' 2-for-1 deregulation plan

Joan Claybrook, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during the Carter administration, had an immediate reaction when informed Monday of President Trump’s executive order requiring that federal agencies scrap two existing regulations for every new one adopted. She burst out...

Coffee won't help a tipsy person sober up, traffic-safety experts warn

During the holidays, cocktails, eggnog and wine are always flowing, and the danger of serious or deadly car accidents soars. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers these safety tips to help prevent tragedies caused by drinking and driving: RELATED: TRENDING LIFE & STYLE...

Autopilots Don’t Kill Drivers, Humans Do

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report on the May 2016 fatal accident in Florida involving a Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode just came out (PDF). The verdict? “the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system...Show More Summary

Government Gearshifts? Head-scratching Shifters Shouldn’t Make It to Market, says ex-NHTSA Head

Parking your car at Walgreens shouldn’t require a tutorial. That’s the gist of comments made by outgoing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator Mark Rosekind, who really doesn’t like fancy, overly complex automatic transmission gearshifts. Show More Summary

Tesla cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash, but autonomous car makers on watch

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has ruled in favour of electric carmaker Tesla, in an investigation into a fatal crash last year involving a Model S in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. In May 2016, a man in the US was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with a tractor trailer at an intersection on […]

Tesla Autopilot Slashes Accident Rates

2 months agoHumor / odd : FuturePundit

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finds Tesla's Autopilot cuts crashes by 40%. How cool is that? Autonomous vehicles are going to cause a huge decline in accidents and deaths. Even short of autonomous vehicles, when you get your next car try to get one that supports automatic braking on imminent collision detection. Show More Summary

Tesla Autopilot cleared by Federal investigation into fatal Model S crash

Tesla Motors Inc. has been cleared by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an investigation into the fatal car crash of a Tesla driver who was using the company’s autopilot feature. 40-year-old Joshua Brown...Show More Summary

Tesla's Triple Gift From NHTSA: No Blame In Crash, No Recall, Great Safety Results

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Elon Musk must be feeling pretty pleased right about now. A long-awaited National Highway Traffic Safety Administration review of a fatal accident that occurred in May 2016 has concluded the driver’s Tesla Model S, which was in self-driving “Autopilot” mode at the time of the crash, was not defective. Show More Summary

Report finds Tesla’s Autopilot makes driving much safer

Earlier today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a detailed report absolving Tesla of fault in a May 2016 crash. That incident saw a Tesla under the control of semi-autonomous Autopilot software run into the...Show More Summary

Tesla's Autopilot has slashed crash rates for its cars by 40%, according to a government report (TSLA)

Crash rates for Tesla vehicles have plummeted 40% since Autopilot was first installed, according to a government report released on Thursday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the report after closing its six-month investigation into Tesla's first known Autopilot fatality. Show More Summary

NHTSA’s Tesla Autopilot Death Investigation Comes to a Close

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed the book on a six-month investigation into the death of a Tesla owner — and enthusiast — who died in a car piloted by the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system. What did the federal investigation uncover? Not enough to warrant a recall or further probing into the technology. Show More Summary

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