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Tesla Model 3 aces NHTSA's crash tests

10:56 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
The Tesla Model 3 sedan has been awarded five stars in all crash tests conducted by NHTSA.

Nissan recalls over 215,000 vehicles in U.S. for fire concern

11:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2018
Nissan is recalling 215,124 vehicles in the U.S. over an anti-lock brake pump defect that may increase the risk of a fire. Nissan told owners to park their vehicles outdoors.

EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

5:50 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2018
As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public show.

Ford offers dealers $1,000 bonuses to fix recalled Rangers

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2018
Ford is offering its U.S. dealers $1,000 to locate every remaining 2006 model year Ranger on a "do not drive" list issued earlier this year.

California returns fire at Trump's call to rescind its authority

8:09 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2018
Last week, President Donald Trump proposed gutting California's unique ability to write greenhouse gas emission limits for cars and trucks. Now California is firing its own heavy artillery.

Trump said CAFE re-do will help auto workers. Will it?

7:40 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2018
President Donald Trump framed his decision to revisit fuel-economy regulations as a move to help American auto workers. But some experts and agencies say those workers may be less in-demand if the proposal takes effect.

NHTSA restarts effort to upgrade NCAP

9:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2018
NHTSA will gather comments at a public meeting next month on how to improve a program that helps consumers make decisions on new-vehicle purchases by providing information on the safety of vehicles.

Q&A: HEIDI KING

NHTSA's King: No more 'super-secret' deals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2018
NHTSA chief Heidi King says the Trump administration's proposal to curtain the government's fuel-economy program is the result of a more transparent, consumer-driven policy that will put innovative technology in the hands of more drivers.

Attorney sees industry input as key to safety standards

2:12 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2018
The framework for auto safety regulations should be coming from auto industry insiders, an industry lawyer contends.

Audit report faults U.S. oversight of auto safety recalls, Takata inflators

1:33 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2018
A government audit faulted NHTSA's oversight of auto recalls and said the agency's “delayed action” may have hindered the callbacks of vehicles with defective Takata airbags.

NHTSA presses automakers to make Takata airbag recall plans public

3:19 pm U.S. ET | July 13, 2018
Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they'll replace millions of defective Takata airbag parts that should have been fixed already.

NHTSA launches review of Kia, Hyundai engine failures for noncollision fire risk

2:48 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2018
The review, confirmed in a letter to Sen. Bill Nelson, follows a petition from the Center for Auto Safety for federal safety regulators to investigate noncrash fire risks in Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

NHTSA nominee King passes Senate panel's review

12:52 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2018
The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday recommended the nomination of Heidi King to be NHTSA administrator.

Audi stops sales, recalls A6, A7 for seat sensor glitch in U.S.

12:11 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2018
Audi issued a stop sale and recall for 2012-18 A6 and A7 sedans equipped with certain seats after determining that a sensor designed to detect whether the passenger seat is occupied can malfunction.

NHTSA orders end to sales of Autopilot Buddy, which disables Tesla safety feature

12:40 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
NHTSA issued a cease-and-desist letter Tuesday to a company selling an aftermarket device that effectively disables a safety feature in Tesla's Autopilot semiautonomous driver assist system.

Some Hyundai, Kia vehicles should be probed for noncrash fires, safety advocate says

11:23 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
The Center for Auto Safety has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles built in the United States for potential noncrash fire risk.

Federal rollback of car-emissions standards advances to review

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2018
Regulators have sent proposals to roll back auto efficiency standards to the White House for review, a key step in what's likely to be a contentious debate over future environmental regulation.

Automakers to White House: Climate change is real

6:04 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real."

U.S. Senate panel delays vote to approve NHTSA chief

6:57 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee delayed a vote on President Trump's nominee to be the top auto safety regulator in the face of opposition among Democrats over planned changes to vehicle emissions rules.

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford plans to make up lost F-series output

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2018
Ford plans to make up lost F-series output; Mazda's focus on elegance; BMW teases iNext electric AV; NHTSA nominee grilled on Takata recalls; Tesla crash probe; Toyoda's royal wit.

King's nomination hearing for NHTSA chief hits on lethal airbags

2:30 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2018
Takata airbags and autonomous vehicles were the focus of a Senate committee's examination of Heidi King, President Donald Trump's nominee to be NHTSA's next administrator.

TAKATA AND THE RECALL CRISIS

NHTSA slams low Takata airbag recall rate by automakers, asks for meetings

11:49 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
NHTSA is raising pressure on a dozen vehicle manufacturers that failed to meet a December deadline to replace millions of defective Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash.

Takata's defective airbags now linked to 278 injuries in U.S.

4:13 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
Takata's defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head NHTSA.

NHTSA data shows newer model year vehicles are safer

2:34 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2018
Newer model year vehicles are less likely to kill passengers, according to data released by NHTSA.

NHTSA says it 'did not assess' Tesla Autopilot effectiveness

8:15 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2018
NHTSA contradicted Tesla's claim that the agency had found that its Autopilot technology significantly reduced crashes, saying that regulators "did not assess" the system's effectiveness in 2017.

 
Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Mike Manley took the helm at Fiat Chrysler just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marc ...
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ZF invests in future engineers with a U.S. robot competition

Richard Truett
1:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28 2018

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Facing a shortage of engineers, ZF Group and other auto companies are taking a long view and are ram ...
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Why domestic automakers will not dominate China's luxury EV market

Yang Jian
7:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24 2018

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Beijing realizes that young domestic automakers can never beat global giants with traditional combus ...
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