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NHTSA turned down a petition by Ford and Mazda to delay -- for additional testing -- the recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective airbag inflators made by Takata.
If an automaker has developed automatic braking and can install it as an option, then it can make the same technology standard on all its vehicles.
The EU is set to fine a group of car seat belt and airbag makers in the coming weeks, Reuters reported, in the latest regulatory crackdown on price fixing in the sector.
Honda plans to inspect and replace or properly install replacement airbag inflators that have been improperly installed under an earlier recall.
French engineering and r&d consulting firm Altran Technologies opened a passive-safety center in suburban Detroit as part of an effort to attract new business.
Nissan is recalling Infiniti vehicles because an electrical problem could cause airbags to deploy.
Key Safety Systems reached a final deal to acquire supplier Takata out of bankruptcy resulting from exploding airbag system parts linked to at least 17 deaths.
NHTSA said it is funding a pilot program that will notify drivers in Maryland if they have open uncompleted recalls at the time they register their vehicles.
Subaru, looking to further strengthen its safety chops, has finished construction of two new test tracks in Japan.
General Motors agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.
Automakers looking to land top safety accolades should give the same level of attention to both front-passenger safety and the driver's safety, a leading automotive safety organization said.
Daimler is recalling more than 1 million Mercedes cars and SUVs worldwide to address potential unintended airbag deployments. Most of the affected models are in the US and UK.
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