Feds find no sign of electronic flaws in runaway Toyotas

U.S. auto safety regulators say after several months studying 280,000 lines of code, they found no electronic cause for unintended acceleration in Toyotas — only mechanical issues like sticking pedals and crappy floormats. What about sheepish drivers? » 2/08/11 1:45pm 2/08/11 1:45pm

Investigators Find No New Defects, Enlist NASA Help In Toyota Probe

Data from black boxes in 58 Toyotas involved in sudden acceleration cases shows no evidence of any other defects beyond sticky pedals and chunky floormats, according to a report U.S. regulators gave Congress today. But you already knew that. » 8/10/10 3:45pm 8/10/10 3:45pm

DOT Unveils Anti-Distracted-Driving Website, We Lose Focus During…

In 2008, 5,870 people were killed in car crashes while eating or talking on the phone. The government wants you alive, so it recently launched the public-service site Distraction.gov. In other news OH LOOK SOMETHING SHINY » 12/31/09 3:30pm 12/31/09 3:30pm

Ten Best Super Car Crash Tests

In a strange celebration of the multitudes of wrecked exotics we've recently seen, we've compiled the ten best NHTSA crash tests of sports cars and super cars. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll thank us. » 4/29/09 5:30pm 4/29/09 5:30pm

IIHC Wants Car-Like Truck Bumpers, Has Never Seen Aftermarket

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) will today formally petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to consider bumper standards for light trucks which are more car-like. For the sake of argument, let's forget about that whole BlockerBeam system on Ford trucks, and how the… » 7/01/08 11:20am 7/01/08 11:20am