NHTSA

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
Government, Business, Safety

Tesla to Fix Touch Screens, Ending Spat With NHTSA

Tesla logo Christopher Ena/AP

DETROIT — After initially refusing a request from U.S. safety regulators, Tesla has now agreed to recall about 135,000 vehicles because the large touch screens on the console can go dark.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Eyes Exemptions From Some Safety Rules for Self-Driving Cars

A self-driving vehicle from Intel company Mobileye's autonomous test fleet navigates Detroit streets. A self-driving vehicle from Intel company Mobileye's autonomous test fleet navigates Detroit streets. (Mobileye via Associated Press)

President Donald Trump’s administration is starting to update federal motor vehicle safety standards to exempt self-driving cars from crashworthiness standards that are applied to cars operated by humans, a move questioned by safety advocates.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2021
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

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