Auto recalls hit record 53.2 million in 2016Fri, 10, Mar 2017
U.S. 2016 vehicles seen trailing fuel goals, boosting skepticismWed, 08, Mar 2017
Light vehicles from the 2016 model year will be the first to fall short of federal fuel economy targets in more than a decade, according to a new projection from regulators that could buttress a push by automakers to ease efficiency standards.
GM, Toyota call for easing of U.S. rules limiting self-driving carsMon, 13, Feb 2017
GM and Toyota officials plan to tell a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that automakers and suppliers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads.
Senate confirms Elaine Chao to head U.S. Transportation DepartmentTue, 31, Jan 2017
Over-the-air updates may alter NHTSA recall policyMon, 23, Jan 2017
U.S. closing Tesla autopilot death investigation without demanding recall, report saysThu, 19, Jan 2017
U.S. regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system, the first known fatality involving semi-autonomous driving software.
Rosekind calls for more focus on human factorsMon, 16, Jan 2017
Chao hits no roadblocks in confirmation hearing for DOT chiefWed, 11, Jan 2017
Donald Trump's choice to run the Transportation Department, Elaine Chao, defended the president-elect's $1 trillion infrastructure plan as a "bold vision" in an overwhelmingly friendly Senate confirmation hearing. But she declined to take positions on the regulation of developing technology such as autonomous vehicles.
Rosekind credits auto industry for collaboration on safetyTue, 10, Jan 2017
Mark Rosekind, looking back on his two-year tenure as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, credited the auto industry for being open to the agency's aggressive efforts to create a more proactive approach to safety.
Jaguar, Land Rover models face NHTSA probe for rollaway riskSat, 31, Dec 2016
Some Land Rover SUVs and Jaguar XF sedans are being evaluated following reports of consumer injuries after the vehicles rolled away while parked, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Ford Fusions, Mercury Milans under U.S. investigation for potential brake problemTue, 27, Dec 2016
Automakers get a break on CAFE penaltiesWed, 21, Dec 2016
Federal regulators offered the auto industry some relief today on two key areas of the U.S. government's light-vehicle fuel economy program that had sparked new tensions between the administration and the industry.