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Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Seeking Input on Autonomous Vehicle Rules

A Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo technology is displayed at an auto show in Detroit in January 2017. A Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo technology is displayed at an auto show in Detroit in January 2017. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

The U.S. government’s road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Data Shows Slight Increase in Large-Truck Occupant Fatalities

Truck on road 5m3photos/Getty Images

The number of large-truck occupants who died in traffic crashes rose slightly in 2019, while overall traffic fatalities declined, according to NHTSA.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Safety

US Traffic Deaths Fell 2% in 2019 for Third Straight Yearly Drop

Early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix on Jan. 24. Early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix on Jan. 24. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

Traffic deaths in the U.S. fell for the third consecutive year in 2019, the government’s road safety agency reported.

October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Rep. Bob Latta Introduces Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

Navistar TuSimple truck TuSimple is among the companies researching and testing autonomous technology.

The introduction of the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution, or SELF DRIVE, Act, by Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), aims to enhance the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s overview of autonomous vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Officials Emphasize Partnerships, Data

NHTSA Panelist Susan DeCourcy (NHTSA via GoToWebinar)

Representatives of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s regional offices stressed the importance of collaborating with traditional and non-traditional partners.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Rolls Out Free App for Alerts on Vehicle Recalls

NHTSA is rolling out a free mobile app for auto recall alerts. Early rush hour traffic rolls along an interstate in Phoenix in January. NHTSA is rolling out its SaferCar app, which alerts users to auto recalls. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

The U.S. government’s road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled.

August 27, 2020
Government, Business

On the Roads Less Traveled, Speeds Are Up

A wet highway in Kansas Rain on a Kansas highway by peeterv/Getty Images

With emptier roads during the coronavirus pandemic tempting some drivers to pick up the pace, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking a fresh look at the motivations that compel drivers to speed.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Democratic Senators Raise Cybersecurity Concerns About Autonomous Vehicles

autonomous concept Autonomous cybersecurity concept by Chesky_W/iStock/Getty Images

Two key senators are pushing to enhance cybersecurity protections for autonomous vehicles absent a comprehensive policy proposal about the technology in Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Projects Fewer Q1 Year-Over-Year Traffic Fatalities

Light traffic in California Light traffic moves along California 110 toward downtown Los Angeles on March 31. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

A statistical projection of overall traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2020 shows that an estimated 7,780 people died in crashes, a decrease of nearly 1%, or 70 fewer fatalities compared with the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Driverless Car Industry Gets a Nudge on Standards, Transparency

Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic at an interchange in Los Angeles. Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic at an interchange in Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Hundreds of driverless cars have been tested in locations across the U.S. in recent years, but standards are inconsistent and in a handful of cases there have been accidents and even a death.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2020

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