Scathing Audit Reveals NHTSA Is A Five-Star Government Clusterfuck

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is supposed to be the government agency that protects us on the road. That stops us from getting into vehicular death traps. That saves our loved ones and ourselves from horrific ends. But it has failed, and the new government audit of its work is both damning and… » 6/22/15 3:39pm 6/22/15 3:39pm

In The Future Your Car Will Know If You're Drunk

Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held an event to showcase new alcohol-detection technologies that the NHTSA would like to see made commercially available for new cars. The most likely system to implement uses touch sensors to evaluate blood alcohol. So what happens if you’re wearing… » 6/05/15 1:30pm 6/05/15 1:30pm

Feds To Shame Fiat-Chrysler In Rare Public Hearing Into Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is none-to-pleased about Fiat Chrysler’s handling of some 20 recalls affecting over 10 million vehicles, and it’s holding a public hearing on July 2 to aid in the investigation of how the automaker has handled the recalls. In short, NHTSA is pissed and now it’s taking… » 5/18/15 2:20pm 5/18/15 2:20pm

Aston Martin Gets Safety Exemption, Won't Have To Halt U.S. Sales

When you're a small boutique manufacturer like Aston Martin, it's tough to comply with all the latest safety regulations across all the different markets. For a while, it looked like their lack of compliance with a new side impact regulation could threaten some U.S. sales, but they're reportedly good — for now. » 11/03/14 10:25am 11/03/14 10:25am

What Does America's Auto Safety Regulator Actually Do?

Back when they hit General Motors with a record $35 million fine for not reporting the ignition switch defect, officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had stern words for automakers who hid problems and delayed recalls. The thing is, NHTSA was hardly blameless in both the GM scandal and the… » 9/16/14 3:18pm 9/16/14 3:18pm