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For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t meet federal safety standards that apply to cars and trucks driven by humans.
Tesla is disputing claims by a California man that all three models of the company’s cars can suddenly speed up on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal.
The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating whether a 5-year-old General Motors seat belt recall fixed the problem
A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by the Associated Press. Two people were injured.
The U.S. government’s road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motor home tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people during the past two decades.
The Trump administration is said to be reviewing the safety advantages of heavier cars – a point of controversy among researchers – as it considers lowering future automotive fuel economy targets by as much as 23 percent.
Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates released Friday.
Ride the Ducks International has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties in an agreement reached with federal transportation officials.
New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them coming, under a new rule released Monday by the Obama administration.
All 16,000 Volvo heavy trucks that were recalled earlier this year for a dangerous steering problem have been repaired.
Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That’s the largest single-year increase in a half century.
U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into power brake assist failures in Ford F-150 pickup trucks without seeking a recall.
The U.S. government says it has closed an investigation into Honda’s failure to report deaths and injuries after the company met all of its obligations.
Nissan is recalling nearly 930,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide – some for a third time – to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the cars are moving.
Automobile recalls hit another record last year as stronger government enforcement and widening recalls of exploding air bags pushed the total above 51 million vehicles.