NHTSA seeks information on asphyxiation death in Honda OdysseyApril 13, 2018
NHTSA has reached out to local authorities and Honda to learn more about the death of a Ohio high school student who died of asphyxiation after getting trapped in a Honda Odyssey minivan.
Trump to tap Heidi King to run NHTSAApril 6, 2018
The White House said President Trump intends to nominate NHTSA's deputy chief Heidi King to run the agency as regulators debate reducing planned fuel efficiency increases through 2025.
Tesla says crashed vehicle had been on autopilot prior to accidentMarch 31, 2018
Tesla said a Model X crossover involved a fatal crash in California had activated its Autopilot system, raising new questions about the semi-autonomous system that handles some driving tasks.
NHTSA proposes scrapping higher automaker penalties for 'gas guzzlers'March 27, 2018
NHTSA said it was proposing to cancel a planned hike in higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.
California said to be preparing to retaliate if Trump cuts emissions rulesMarch 27, 2018
As the Trump administration begins to dismantle Barack Obama's ambitious auto efficiency regulations, California is said to be poised to retaliate by doing something that automakers have feared: de-coupling the state's rules with those set in Washington.
Take the time to get autonomous vehicle testing policy rightMarch 26, 2018
What the industry hasn't been willing to say out loud is what we now know: In the process of pursuing the societal benefits of autonomous vehicles, some innocent lives may be sacrificed.
Automakers get mixed grades on Takata recalls at Senate hearingMarch 20, 2018
Automakers are doing a better job repairing vehicles with open recalls for defective Takata airbag inflators after slow initial responses, an independent monitor told Senators.
Fatal Uber crash provides ammo for opponents of Senate autonomous vehicle billMarch 20, 2018
Safety advocates urged the Senate to suspend consideration of legislation governing autonomous vehicles until regulators complete investigations into Sunday's fatal accident involving an Uber vehicle and the January crash in California involving a Tesla vehicle and a parked fire truck.
Hyundai, Kia probed by U.S. for airbag failures in deadly crashesMarch 17, 2018
NHTSA said it is opening a probe into why some airbags failed to deploy in Hyundai and Kia vehicles after crashes in which four people were reportedly killed and another six injured.
Ford recalls 1.4 million cars for loose steering wheelsMarch 19, 2018
Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in North America because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off.
Safety regulations need attentionMarch 19, 2018
The update to the New Car Assessment Program ratings system will be a big part of the future for inspiring the auto industry and must be perfectly clear to increase our driving safety.
Honda, Ford to testify at U.S. Senate Takata hearingMarch 13, 2018
A Senate Commerce subcommittee is holding a hearing on the largest-ever recall in automotive history that some lawmakers say is moving too slow.