Regulation And Safety

Tesla's key statistic in Autopilot defense comes under scrutiny

Tesla's ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case.

NHTSA seeks information on asphyxiation death in Honda Odyssey

NHTSA has reached out to local authorities and Honda to learn more about the death of a Ohio high school student who died of asphyxiation after getting trapped in a Honda Odyssey minivan.

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Maryland sends recall reminders to 40,000 drivers

Under a new initiative, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has reminded 40,000 motorists that their vehicles have been recalled for safety defects and should be taken to a franchised dealership to be fixed at no charge.

Our cars seem to invite distraction

Regarding “Keep your eyes on the road, hands off the doughnuts”: What did the industry think was going to happen when we made phone usage easier and added cupholders, visor mirrors and other distractions to our vehicles?

What did Obama's EPA get so right?

I read “On emissions rule, we got it right in 2012” expecting to see some factual data on why Gina McCarthy believes the previous administration “got it right.” Did they properly consider the fleet mix, gas prices, the economy, etc.?

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