NHTSA

Government, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Seeks OK to Extend Data Collection for Safety Tech Study

Getty Image of digital vehicle safety technology NHTSA says the newest generation of crash-avoidance safety technology includes multiple sensors, improvements to radar algorithms and full braking systems that can detect pedestrians or obstacles on the road. (Blue Planet Studio/Getty Images)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to continue gathering data for its crash-avoidance field study that is seeking comments from commercial motor carrier drivers about their beliefs and attitudes toward safety technologies.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

NHTSA Opens Probe Into LG Electric Vehicle Batteries

corporate logo of LG Electronics The corporate logo of LG Electronics. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)

DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into electric and hybrid vehicle batteries after five automakers issued recalls due to possible defects that could cause fires or stalling.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

49 MPG Fuel-Economy Standard Ordered for Cars by 2026

Highway traffic Nevada Department of Transportation

The Biden administration ordered carmakers to increase their average fuel economy to about 49 mpg by 2026, in an ambitious effort to make up for progress stalled when President Donald Trump rolled back the efficiency program.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2022
Government, Safety

Report: Nearly 39,000 Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2020

Accident scene by Getty Images The number of fatalities in large-truck crashes declined by 6.9%, falling from 893 in 2019 to 832 in 2020. (nojustice/Getty Images)

A new report on 2020 crash data shows that despite fewer miles traveled during the first year of the pandemic, 38,824 lives were lost in overall traffic crashes. That's a 6.8% increase and the highest number since 2007, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 3, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Braking Issue Spurs Second NHTSA Probe Related to Autopilot

Tesla Braking Issue Spurs Second NHTSA Probe Related to Autopilot A Tesla Model 3 travels on a road in Rocklin, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating complaints of Tesla Inc. cars with Autopilot driver assist that suddenly brake at high speeds, the latest in a string of confrontations between the company and safety regulators.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
February 17, 2022
Government, Safety

Senate Panel Approves NHTSA Nominee Steven Cliff

Steven Cliff, Ann Phillips, Victoria Wassmer Steven Cliff (NHTSA), Ann Phillips (navy.mil) and Victoria Wassmer (LinkedIn)

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was easily approved by a U.S. Senate committee on Feb. 2.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 2, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA: Highway Safety Programs Receive $260 Million in Grants

NHTSA Projects covered by the funding will include education about seat belt safety. (hapabapa/Getty Images)

Federal programs aimed at improving safety along the country’s highways will receive a boost in funding, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently indicated.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 21, 2021
Government, Safety

Estimated Roadway Fatalities Up 18.4% for First Half of 2021

Auto accident image 2021's increase in the overall number of fatalities represented the largest six-month rise ever recorded in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history, which began keeping statistics in 1979. (Getty Images)

An estimated 20,160 people died in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roadways in the first half of 2021, up 18.4% over 2020, according to an “early estimates” report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2021
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

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