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Tesla Model X Rated As Safest SUV Ever By NHTSA: Here's What Happens When It Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave a perfect five-star crash rating on the Tesla Model X after the electric SUV was subjected to a series of crash tests. This makes it the safest SUV in the market.

Car Tech June 14, 2017

Graco Recalls More Than 25,000 Child Car Seats Over Safety Issues: Here Are The Models Affected

Graco has recalled 25,494 My Ride 65 child car seats that failed the NHTSA's safety tests. Here are the affected models and what to do in case you have one.

Car Tech May 25, 2017

FCA Recalls 69,000 Dodge, Chrysler Sedans Due To Loose Bolts

Nearly 70,000 Dodge Charger and Chrysler all-wheel drive sedans are subject to a voluntary recall announced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It involves loose bolts that could expose passengers to the risk of a car crash.

Car Tech February 22, 2017

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck Gets 5 Stars Safety Rating From NHTSA

The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck has received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, based on the overall crash test parameters. The vehicle has improved on its performance, when compared to the 2016 model ratings.

Car Tech January 31, 2017

Another 772,000 Honda, Acura Vehicles Get Recalled Due To Takata Airbags Possibly Exploding And Shooting Metal Shrapnel

Honda announced the latest batch of vehicles affected by the recall caused by defective Takata airbags. This is the second phase for the automaker since the recall was enforced by NHTSA last year.

Car Tech January 12, 2017

Jaguar XF Sedans, Land Rover SUVs Probed By NHTSA Over Tendency To Roll Away While Parked

After receiving reports of injuries due to vehicle rollaways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will be reviewing some Land Rovers and Jaguar XF sedans. The agency started a preliminary evaluation to determine if these vehicles will need to be recalled.

Car Tech January 3, 2017

US Regulators Want Cars To 'Talk' To Each Other While On The Road: Will Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication Tech Help Save Lives?

The Department of Transportation has proposed to equip new cars with vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems. The technology will allow vehicles to talk to one another, which could help in reducing the number of road accidents each year.

Car Tech December 14, 2016

Regulators Look To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers By Locking Them Out Of Apps While On The Road: Is This A Good Idea?

The NHTSA released proposed guidelines to help fight against the danger of distracted drivers. The regulator is calling for electronics manufacturers to create a "driver mode" that will lock drivers out of certain apps while on the road.

Car Tech November 24, 2016

NHTSA Requires Future Hybrid And Electric Cars To Make A Sound While Below 19 MPH: Quiet Vehicles Will Be No More

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has passed the 'quiet car' rule after years of being in the works. The regulation requires hybrid and electric cars to make a noise while running at speeds below 19 miles per hour.

Car Tech November 14, 2016

Road Fatalities Spiked In The First Half, NHTSA Says: Is Technology The Problem, Or Is It The Solution?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 17,775 road fatalities in the first half, a 10.4 percent increase compared with last year. Technology could be the solution to the problem, but is it also one of the culprits?

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Takata Failed To Alert US Road Authorities About Air Bag Rupture In 2003

U.S. road authorities revealed that Takata failed to alert them of an air bag rupture dating back to 2003. Takata was fined $70 million in the U.S. for failing to alert regulators of air bag defects in a timely manner.

Car Tech September 25, 2016

US Now Requires Self-Driving Car Companies To Pass Safety Assessment Letter: Here Are The 15 Points In A Nutshell

Self-driving car companies are now required to submit a safety assessment letter to the NHTSA under the new guidelines of the United States. The safety assessment contains 15 points, and here they are in a nutshell.

Car Tech September 21, 2016

GM Asks US Regulators For One-Year Delay On Takata Airbag Recall

General Motors wants the NHTSA to give it another year before recalling the Takata airbags from its vehicles. Until then, the carmaker will be internally testing the safety devices.

Car Tech September 17, 2016

NHTSA Investigating Ford Explorer Exhaust Gas Odor: Possible Leaks Inside Vehicle

The NHTSA started an investigation after complaints piled up regarding a strange smell in the passenger compartment of Ford Explorers. The carmaker promised it is ready to cooperate fully with the authorities.

Car Tech July 7, 2016

NHTSA Orders Takata To Recall Additional 35 To 40 Million Airbag Inflators

The largest automotive-related recall in U.S. history is about to get even bigger. Regulators orders Takata to recall more airbag inflators.

Car Tech May 5, 2016

NHTSA Public Shaming On Twitter Will Call You Out If You're Texting And Driving

The NHTSA launched a Twitter campaign to curb the use of smartphones while driving. The agency publicly exposes those found to text and drive at the same time, and uses the #justdrive hashtag to mark its targets.

Internet April 25, 2016

NYC Road Safety Bill Wants 'Textalyzer' App Legalized So Cops Can Scan Drivers' Phones

The New York Police could soon have the power to scan a driver’s mobile device to assess whether it was used prior to an accident. The new road safety bill will require drivers to hand over their phones for scanning after a crash.

Society April 14, 2016

FBI Warns Of Car Hacking Risks: Increased Connectivity Leaves Vehicles Vulnerable To Cybersecurity Threats

The FBI, along with the Department of Transportation and the NHTSA, has released a PSA warning of the dangers of car hacking. As our vehicles become smarter just like our computers and smartphones, they also face the same vulnerabilities to being exploited by malicious threats online, too.

FUTURE TECH March 18, 2016

Federal Regulators Have A Long List Of Issues With Self-Driving Cars

Some of these concerns are expressed in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 136-page preliminary report.

FUTURE TECH March 14, 2016

US Government Investigating 420,000 Ford F-150s For Brake Failure

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's report, some drivers said they weren't able to apply their brakes at all, while others said brake failure triggered accidents.

FUTURE TECH March 4, 2016

Google Self-Driving Car AI Can Legally Be The Only Driver, Rule US Vehicle Regulators

Google just scored a major victory for its self-driving car endeavors, as U.S. regulators are warming up to the autonomous vehicle technology. AI computers piloting Google's autonomous vehicles can qualify as legal drivers, without requiring a human driver.

FUTURE TECH February 10, 2016

Mazda Expands Recall Of Cars Linked To Defective Takata Air Bags: Here's A List Of Affected Vehicles

Mazda expanded its recall of cars that have defective Takata air bags. Car recalls linked to these air bags are one of the largest in U.S. automotive history.

FUTURE TECH January 9, 2016

BMW Mini Coopers Draw $40M Fine From NHTSA Over Safety Issues - Performance Requirements In Tow

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just slapped BMW with a $40 million fine over safety lapses tied to Mini Cooper models. The automaker must also implement a number of performance requirements to improve its practices and prove that it puts safety first.

FUTURE TECH December 23, 2015

NHTSA Proposes Overhaul For Safety Rating System: Safer Roads Ahead

The U.S. Department of Transportation made proposals to overhaul the NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings System. If the proposals push through, the new system will be put in place for vehicles of the 2019 model year.

FUTURE TECH December 10, 2015

Ford Develops Drugged-Driving Suit To Show What It's Like To Drive Under The Influence [Video]

Ford manufactured a suit that simulates the driving-impairing effects of multiple illegal drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, Ecstasy and marijuana. Part of the Ford Driving Skills for Life program, the results of the suit testing were bone-chilling.

FUTURE TECH November 23, 2015

256000: The Number Of Kia Souls In Latest Vehicle Recall Over Faulty Steering

Kia announced a new recall of 256,000 vehicles starting this winter. The models Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV were listed to have a potential defect with the pinion plug, which can cause steering problems.

FUTURE TECH November 14, 2015

Rolls-Royce Joins Throng Of Carmakers Issuing Recalls, Announces Callback For A Single Car

Rolls-Royce notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it'll recall a single 2015 Ghost because of an issue with the front airbags on the sides.

FUTURE TECH November 12, 2015

Honda Ditches Takata As Supplier After Faulty Air Bags Fiasco: 'We Are Deeply Troubled By This'

Airbag manufacturer Takata got a hefty $70 million penalty from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Shortly after, Honda announced that it will stop using Takata airbags in its new vehicles and asked for deep test data investigations.

Money November 4, 2015

Takata To Pay $70 Million In Fines Over Defective Air Bags

Takata has entered into a Consent Order agreement with the NHTSA that obliges it to pay $70 million in civil fines. Another $130 million may be in order if Takata does not comply with the requirements stated in the Consent Order.

FUTURE TECH November 4, 2015

NHTSA Recommends Automatic Braking To Be Part Of Five-Star Safety Requirements

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to include automatic emergency braking technology when handing out five-star safety ratings to vehicles, starting with 2018 models.

FUTURE TECH November 3, 2015

Mazda Recalls 1.3M Older Vehicles Over Ignition Fire Hazard: Affected Models Date As Far Back As '89

Mazda has announced plans to recall roughly 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because grease acummulating in the ignition switch could cause a fire. Affected models date all the way back to the late '80s and cover several series, so here's what you need to know about this issue.

FUTURE TECH October 25, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Admits To Have Underreported Deaths And Injuries Linked To Its Vehicles

By unveiling Fiat Chrysler’s underreporting of hundreds of deaths and injuries, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration enforced the standards for traffic security. The Italian-American car producer promises to maintain proper safety practices.

FUTURE TECH October 2, 2015

Nissan Recalls 300,000 Vehicles Including Versa Sedans And Versa Notes

Nissan Motor Co. announced the recall of its Versa Sedans and Versa Notes. The recall will involve nearly 300,000 cars.

FUTURE TECH September 5, 2015

NHTSA Cuts Estimates Of Vehicles In US With Faulty Takata Airbags

An official of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported in a press briefing the estimate number of cars possibly affected by malfunctioning Takata airbag inflators falls to 19.2 million from more than 30 million. Reports say, on the other hand, the automotive recall remains to be the largest and most complex throughout the history, involving 11 various automakers.

FUTURE TECH September 2, 2015

Feds Investigate Rupture Of Takata Air Bag In 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

The NHTSA is taking a closer look at the incident with the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan because it does not fit the pattern of vehicles that were recalled due to exploding Takata air bags.

FUTURE TECH August 20, 2015

Mazda And Volkswagen Recall More Than 600,000 Vehicles Over Loss Of Steering And Airbag Failure

Over 600,000 vehicles were recalled by Volkswagen and Mazda. The recall orders were launched after investigations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

FUTURE TECH August 15, 2015

Sen. Chuck Schumer Wants High-Tech Solution To Drunk Driving

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to increase funding for a technology that can possibly eliminate drunk driving in the future.

FUTURE TECH July 28, 2015

Ford Recalls 433,000 Cars And SUVs Because Of Engines That Might Not Be Turned Off

Ford has issued a recall order for about 433,000 cars in North America due to a problem in their body control module software.

FUTURE TECH July 3, 2015

NHTSA And Honda Confirm Eighth Death Due To Faulty Takata Air Bags

Safety regulators say the incident is further reason to stop the affected vehicles from being sold or rented to customers.

FUTURE TECH June 21, 2015

Here Are The Strictest And Most Lenient States On DUI

We have listed the strictest and most lenient states when it comes to DUI cases, based on the research of WalletHub. The same crime is being treated differently by the states.

Society June 18, 2015

NTSB Calls On U.S. Car Manufacturers To Make Collision Avoidance Systems Standard For New Vehicles

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board calls for collision avoidance systems to be a standard among all new vehicles.

FUTURE TECH June 9, 2015

New Alcohol-Detection Technology Aims To End Drunk Driving: How It Works

The NHTSA shows off mock ups of its alcohol detection system for automobiles. The system has the potential to save about 7,000 lives each year, according to the NHTSA.

FUTURE TECH June 6, 2015

Car Recalled Due To Defective Takata Airbag? You Might Have To Wait For Months

Car owners that are to have the potentially faulty Takata airbags in their vehicles replaced may have to wait for months, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Japanese supplier have made a massive recall covering 34 million vehicles in the United States.

FUTURE TECH May 26, 2015

34 Million: Number Of Vehicles Takata Is Recalling Over Airbag Defects

The recall of 34 million vehicles, representing the largest in history, is expected to take years to complete, but Takata and the NHTSA are working quickly to find out which cars will be affected.

FUTURE TECH May 20, 2015

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Receives Five Star NHTSA Safety Rating

Ford was able to receive a higher rating for the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 compared to the steel-bodied 2014 F-150, confirming the company's decision to switch the material of the vehicle's frame.

FUTURE TECH April 17, 2015

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