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

Feds Want American Teens To Just Get Drunk And Have Sex In The Woods

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with keeping our roads and highways safe, and generally they do a very commendable job. They recently started a new campaign to prevent teen drunk driving, and I think the subtext of it is impressively realistic: if you're drunk in the woods, don't drive;… » 8/20/14 2:57pm 8/20/14 2:57pm

Connected Car Safety Under Threat From Clueless Senators

Late last night, a bill was introduced to the Senate that would open up the wireless band reserved for vehicle-to-vehicle communications. This is an epically bad idea. By allowing other devices to play in those airwaves, one of the biggest safety innovations this side of autonomous cars is under threat. » 6/20/14 9:00pm 6/20/14 9:00pm