Government, Business, Technology, Safety

1.4 Million Air Bags to be Recalled

Takata building Paul Sancya/Associated Press

Takata Corp., the auto parts supplier that went bankrupt after its air bags spurred the largest-ever recall, told U.S. safety regulators that another 1.4 million U.S. vehicles need to be repaired over a potentially deadly defect.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
December 4, 2019
Government, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Requests Comment on Draft Test Procedures for Driver Assistance Systems

Volvo Active Driver Assist Volvo Active Driver Assist by Volvo Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking public comment on draft research test procedures to assess certain types of advanced driver assistance systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Congressional Policymakers Drafting Autonomous Vehicles Bill

Panelists at Senate Commerce Committee hearing on autonomous vehicles Senate Commerce Committee panelists (left to right) Joel Szabat of USDOT, James Owens of NHTSA and Robert Sumwalt of NTSB address autonomous vehicles. (Commerce.Senate.Gov)

WASHINGTON — Long-awaited legislation that would set a federal regulatory framework for automated vehicles is being drafted by transportation leaders in Congress, the chairman of the Senate panel with jurisdiction over freight affairs confirmed Nov. 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Evaluating Complaint About Alleged Tesla Battery Flaw

Tesla Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received a petition calling for an investigation of certain Tesla Inc. electric cars and is evaluating the complaint, according to a notice posted on regulator’s website.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2019
Government

Acting NHTSA Leader Heidi King to Resign Aug. 31

Heidi King, acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Heidi King, NHTSA's deputy administrator, was nominated to the top post earlier this year. (C-SPAN)

Heidi King, acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will step down from the agency at the end of the month, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Aug. 12.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2019
Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Scrutinized by NHTSA Over Model 3 Safety Claims

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding Model 3 safety claims and has subpoenaed the carmaker for information on several crashes, according to documents posted by a nonprofit advocacy group.

Dana Hull and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2019
Government, Safety

NHTSA Preliminary Estimates Report: Truck-Related Fatalities Up 3%

Fatalities in crashes involving at least one large truck increased by 3% in 2018 from 2017, despite a decrease of about 1% for all vehicles combined over the same period, according to a preliminary report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2019
Government, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA, NHTSA Seek Comment on Automated Driving Systems

Two federal agencies are seeking public comment that would help in crafting regulations related to automated driving systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Committee Approves NHTSA Nominee Heidi King

Heidi King Heidi King testifies at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in 2018. (Eric Thayer/Bloomberg News)

Heidi King took a step forward in her quest to become administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Probing Hyundai, Kia for Cars That Catch Fire

kia Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating some 3 million U.S. vehicles made by Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. after thousands of complaints that the vehicles went up in flames even without being involved in a crash.

Ryan Beene and Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2019

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