Self-driving cars don't need oversight yet, U.S. regulator saysJuly 12, 2018
It's premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as GM and Waymo, the government's top auto safety official said, reaffirming NHTSA's commitment to a hands-off approach to autonomous-vehicle development.
U.S. regulators grappling with self-driving vehicle securityJuly 10, 2018
A federal report released Tuesday underscores the thicket of legal, safety and social issues that have to be worked out as companies such as Alphabet's Waymo unit and General Motors gear up to deploy self-driving cars for public use.
NHTSA launches review of Kia, Hyundai engine failures for noncollision fire riskJune 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.
Battery in fatal Tesla crash in Florida reignited twice, NTSB report saysJune 26, 2018
A Tesla Model S involved in a May 8 fatal high-speed crash in Florida reignited twice after firefighters extinguished a fire in the electric vehicle, the NTSB said.
Porsche issues stop-sale, recall for 715 Panameras for rear-axle anti-roll barJune 26, 2018
Porsche is issuing a recall and stop sale for 715 of its 2017 and 2018 model year Panameras in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Audi stops sales, recalls A6, A7 for seat sensor glitch in U.S.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.
Nearly 500 Corvette ZR1s recalled over airbag issues, GM saysJune 21, 2018
Nearly 500 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1s from the 2019 model year are being recalled because of airbag deployment issues "under certain conditions."
NHTSA orders end to sales of Autopilot Buddy, which disables Tesla safety featureJune 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.
Tesla car fire examination to be observed by NTSBJune 18, 2018
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a technical specialist to observe Tesla's examination of a Model S that caught fire in California on Friday, the agency said in a statement Monday.
Some Hyundai, Kia vehicles should be probed for noncrash fires, safety advocate saysJune 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.
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer rate poor in passenger-side small overlap crash testJune 12, 2018
In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tests of eight midsize and large SUVs and crossovers, three earned good ratings, three rated acceptable and two rated poor for passenger-side protection in the event of a small overlap front crash.
Tesla must fix 'flaws' in Autopilot after fatal crash, consumer group saysJune 8, 2018
Consumers Union urged Tesla to fix what it termed "flaws" in the company's driver-assistance system after a preliminary federal report said a driver did not have his hands on the vehicle's steering wheel in the final six seconds before a fatal crash.