National Transportation Safety Board

For GM dealers: Simple fix, complex sales job

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Amid a barrage of investigations and bad press, General Motors' battle to reassure customers over its handling of the ignition-switch recall soon will expand to a new front: its dealerships....
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NTSB chief, frequent critic of automakers, to step down

1:28 pm U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Deborah Hersman, the public face of the National Transportation Safety Board and a frequent critic of the auto industry, is stepping down to head a safety-advocacy group....
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KEITH CRAIN

Crash avoidance is a noble idea

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
The government is suggesting that perhaps the first step in creating a safer automotive environment would be to install transmitting devices in all vehicles sold in the United States, the first step toward enable vehicles to communicate with one another to avoid accidents. What may be a noble suggestion is probably an impractical solution to automotive collisions....
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Aston Martin recalls 75% of cars made since late 2007

Feb. 5, 2014 17:17 CET
Aston Martin is recalling most of its sports cars built since late 2007 after discovering a Chinese sub-supplier was using counterfeit plastic material in a part supplied to the luxury sports carmaker....
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EDITORIAL

Making vehicles safer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
It's not surprising that several minicars and subcompacts generally fared poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap crash test. In the short term, the results may embarrass some automakers. But longer term, it's good news for consumers because automakers will make better vehicles for the next round of testing....
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