NHTSA

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Concerned About NHTSA’s Safety Pick

Missy Cummings at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing Missy Cummings at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing in 2016. (Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk and thousands of Tesla Inc.’s die-hard fans and customers are in an uproar about NHTSA’s new pick as its senior safety adviser.

October 21, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Deputy Steven Cliff to Be Nominated as Administrator

Highway Traffic on an Arizona highway. (Arizona DOT via YouTube)

A former California pollution regulator is being nominated to run the nation’s highway safety agency.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Probe Leads NHTSA to Request Documents From 12 Carmakers

Tesla Probe Leads NHTSA to Request Documents From 12 Carmakers A tesla parked at a supercharging station. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

The top U.S. auto safety regulator sent letters to 12 automakers as part of its investigation into Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system and a dozen collisions at crash scenes involving first-responder vehicles.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Traffic Deaths Rise in Q1 Despite Decline in Miles Traveled

police lights and fire truck ollo/Getty Images

Risky driving behaviors that have become more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic were the primary contributor to a 10.5% increase in total fatalities during the first quarter of 2021, despite fewer vehicle miles traveled, according to an “early estimates” report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Solicits Input Ahead of Information Collection

Driver using Lytx event data recorder Vehicle manufacturers can use information from event data recorders to improve designs and develop more effective safety countermeasures. (Lytx)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is accepting public comments on the agency’s intention to request approval for an information collection regarding event data recorders.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Does Tesla Probe Signal a Get-Tough Era at NHTSA?

A Tesla dashboard displaying Autopilot An instrument panel illustrates the road ahead using Autopilot technology in a Tesla. (Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg News)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigation into a possible defect involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot may signal a more activist approach by the Biden administration to regulating technology that is crucial to the auto industry’s future.

August 17, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

US to Seek Automated Braking Requirement for Heavy Trucks

Auto regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic braking systems on heavy trucks. Auto regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic braking systems on heavy trucks. (grandriver/Getty Images)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced plans “over the next year and beyond” to issue a new proposal that would set standards and require heavy trucks to be equipped with automatic emergency braking systems.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Investigates Possible Air Bag Failures in GM Vehicles

Chevy Silverado Some Chevrolet Silverado model years are part of the probe. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles.

April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA to Investigate Tesla Crash With Tractor-Trailer

Tesla logo Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is sending a team to Detroit to investigate a crash involving a Tesla that drove beneath a semitrailer.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 16, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Probes Engine Fires in Nearly 1.9M Toyota RAV4 SUVs

Toyota logo Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press

DETROIT — The U.S. government is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small SUVs.

March 1, 2021

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