Autonomous cars are coming, and while it may sometimes feel like they’re already here, they’re really not. It can still be confusing, since every manufacturer with anything remotely like an autonomous vehicle seems to overstate what the cars can do. Luckily, levels of autonomy have been decided, and knowing them can…
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Both National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating a fatal crash that 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,…
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.
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.
Joshua D. Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S crashed into the side of a tractor trailer on May 7th, leading to an NHTSA investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot feature. A new report claims that a Harry Potter movie could be heard playing in the car after the crash. Update: Police report a DVD player was found inside…
One person died in a May crash in Florida involving a Tesla Model S cruising on its semi-autonomous Autopilot mode, as Tesla has officially confirmed. NHTSA is currently investigating the wreck.
America’s auto safety watchdog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, slammed Tesla Motors today for apparently asking customers to sign nondisclosure agreements after repairs that seemingly bar them from discussing potentially serious safety issues with regulators, Automotive News reported.
Ford, Volvo, Google, Lyft and Uber are joining forces to push the U.S. government to pen regulation that supports autonomous vehicle development and deployment, according to a Reuters report. That’s good news for people yearning to be driven around by robots, because these are some seriously rich and powerful…
Guess what, Twitter? America’s auto safety regulator isn’t having any of your shit today. They get enough of that from the car companies.
The potential for vehicle hacking has long been a thought in the technology era, but now the FBI, U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are all on board to warn us of just how dangerous the act can get—and how increasingly vulnerable our vehicles are.
Are you just sick to death of having to pay so much attention while driving? Sick of that tedious view out that big window above the radio? Well, you’re in luck: most car manufacturers have reportedly agreed to install automatic emergency braking systems on nearly all cars by 2022.
In 2011, the U.S. Department Of Transportation audited the America’s car safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and made recommendations on how it could be better at dealing with car defects. Five years later, a new audit from DOT still sees “significant safety concerns being overlooked.”
We recently tested the all new Cadillac CT6, and we genuinely liked it. Among many of its interesting features was a fancy new rear-view mirror set up that could switch between a mirror reflection and a rear camera feed, which just finally managed to get approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The NHTSA released the alarming traffic fatality figures for the first nine months of 2015, and it wasn’t good—traffic fatalities increased over 2014's figures by 9.3 percent. Why did it shoot up so fast?
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and 17 major automakers met to cooperate on setting standards. And by coordination, I mean that our government said it’s best when car companies work without them.
You know the 5-star safety rating system used by NHTSA and concerned car-buying parents all over America? The one that tells you that one star is a deathtrap, and five means effective immortality? Well, there’s a proposal out now to apply that same sort of thing to vehicle lighting. And yes, the amber/red indicator…