Can traffic deaths be eliminated?Sat, 21, May 2016
Getting to zero traffic fatalities may be unattainable, safety advocates concede. But they say it is possible to virtually eliminate the 30,000-plus annual highway deaths in the U.S.
Crash test dummies get in back seat to make Uber riders saferWed, 25, May 2016
Crash test dummies, who have dutifully endured thousands of simulated accidents from the front seat, are about to get a ride in the back.
Energy group presses U.S. to speed autonomous car deploymentThu, 19, May 2016
A group of business executives and retired U.S. military officials, aiming to reduce America's reliance on oil, called for the removal of regulatory barriers and a national policy to trump state rules to foster autonomous car deployment.
FCA recalls nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers, Fiat 500sWed, 18, May 2016
Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and Fiat 500 subcompact cars worldwide in two actions.
BMW i3 can suddenly lose power under range extender, lawsuit claimsWed, 18, May 2016
A BMW i3 owner in the U.S. filed a lawsuit claiming that the EV can experience a sudden loss of power when a feature designed to nearly double its driving range is deployed.
NHTSA extends oversight of GM safety effortsTue, 17, May 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is extending its oversight of GM's safety practices for another year as part of a sweeping consent order signed in 2014 when the company issued a broad recall of cars for faulty ignition switches.
V2V rollout hits critical stageSun, 15, May 2016
After more than a decade of r&d, vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology is reaching a key political juncture that could determine when and how “talking” cars appear on our roads.
Subaru recalls 48,500 Legacy, Outback models for steering glitchThu, 12, May 2016
Subaru of America is recalling 48,500 new Legacy and Outback models because of a potential steering issue and warned owners not to drive them until they are inspected and repaired if needed.
Honda to recall 20 million Takata airbag parts, report saysSun, 08, May 2016
Honda plans to recall more than 20 million airbag parts made by Takata as a preemptive measure globally, Nikkei reported Sunday, without saying where it obtained the information.
NHTSA tests just-in-time recallsMon, 09, May 2016
NHTSA's new approach to Takata inflator recalls aims to anticipate defects and reduce the strain on parts suppliers.
Takata sets aside additional $189 million to cover airbag recall costsMon, 02, May 2016
Takata raised provisions for its airbag recalls that involve more than a dozen auto manufacturers, after denying reports that the biggest safety crisis in the industry's history will expand further.
Best test for self-driving cars?Fri, 29, Apr 2016
Federal safety regulators are asking automakers to help them figure out how to test self-driving cars to determine whether the vehicles are safe enough for consumers.