Hundreds of recalled Takata airbag parts ruptured in testingMon, 26, Sep 2016
Hundreds of Takata airbag inflators pulled from cars in the auto industry's biggest recall later ruptured in testing, showing the potential risks to drivers.
ALONG FOR THE RIDESun, 25, Sep 2016
For the first time, the auto industry has a clear path ahead of it for the development and deployment of self-driving cars. But federal regulators will be right with them, just one lane over.
Self-driving input: Put safety firstMon, 26, Sep 2016
Here's how other some key stakeholders are reacting to the regulators' approach.
New U.S. self-driving car guidelines urge rivals to share dataWed, 21, Sep 2016
The Obama administration's proposed U.S. guidelines for self-driving cars unveiled Tuesday will ask the world's automakers -- not to mention Google, Tesla and Uber -- to do something they are not likely to be thrilled about: share data.
What the auto world is saying about new U.S. policy on self-driving carsTue, 20, Sep 2016
Here's how officials, executives and others are reacting to the Department of Transportation's new policy for safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, announced today
GM seeks delay in recall of 1 million vehicles with Takata airbagsFri, 16, Sep 2016
General Motors has asked U.S. auto safety regulators for a one-year delay of a planned recall of about 1 million full-size pickups and SUVs equipped with passenger-side airbag inflators made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp.
Adding safety or cutting truck jobs?Mon, 19, Sep 2016
Can a 50,000-pound semitrailer truck drive itself safely down the highway while the driver snoozes in back? Ottocq, a tech startup company recently purchased for $670 million by Uber, is working to answer that question.
Fiat Chrysler recalling 1.9M vehicles for airbag defect linked to 3 deathsThu, 15, Sep 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 1.9 million vehicles worldwide for an airbag defect that is linked to three deaths and five injuries. The recall is to resolve a defect that may prevent deployment of airbags and seat-belt pretensioners in some crashes.
Hyundai recalls certain Tucsons after NHTSA meetingThu, 15, Sep 2016
Hyundai, after meeting with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is recalling 41,000 2016 Tucsons for a potentially faulty accelerator pedal. The recall involves certain 2016 Tucsons equipped with a dual-clutch transmission produced between May 20, 2015, and May 31, 2016.
U.S. lawmakers press NHTSA to address vehicle hackingMon, 12, Sep 2016
Four Republican members of Congress urged U.S. auto safety regulators to convene an industry-wide effort to prevent possible attacks on computer systems in vehicles. While there have been no reported cases of vehicle hacking, researchers have shown they can take remote control of vehicle functions such as car horns, brakes and power steering.
NHTSA launches probe of 2016 Hyundai Sonata over reports of brakes lockingWed, 07, Sep 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a probe into rear brakes on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata that may lock without applying the brake pedal.
Tesla postpones details on Autopilot updateWed, 31, Aug 2016
Tesla postponed the release of details on updates to its Autopilot feature until the end of the weekend, CEO Elon Musk said Thursday in a tweet.