Tag: NHTSA

U.S. Road Fatalities Declined in 2018

<img data-attachment-id="1678118" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="car crash" data-image-description=" Photo Spirit/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678118″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday that American traffic deaths declined for a second year […]

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Tapping Into Technology: Congress Considers Terrifying New Solutions for Drunk Driving

<img data-attachment-id="1692706" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="breathalyzer" data-image-description=" Zstock/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1692706″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rick Scott (R-FL) plan to introduce new legislation forcing automakers to install hardware that […]

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NHTSA Seeks Public Input Regarding Cameras Replacing Side Mirrors

While side-mounted camera systems have been approved as an acceptable replacement for mirrors by much of the developed world, the United States has yet to approve their installation. But it’s under consideration via an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking in the federal register. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been testing the worthiness of […]

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Traversing Familiar Ground: After 50 Dealer Trips, One Chevy Owner Wishes for a Final Fix

<img data-attachment-id="1589246" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Chevrolet Traverse" data-image-description=" Image: GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1589246 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy-610×407.jpeg” alt=”2018 Chevrolet Traverse – Image: GM” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-copy.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Chevrolet Traverse represents the pinnacle of the brand’s crossover range, […]

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Tesla Under Investigation For Pushing Software Update Instead Of Recalling Potentially Defective Batteries

While countless Tesla owners were causing havoc in parking lots across the country, others were hoping the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would force the automaker to conduct a recall. In an investigation notice (PDF), the NHTSA revealed their Office of Defects Investigation received a petition requesting the agency look into a battery management software […]

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NHTSA Looking Into Crashes Related To Tesla’s ‘Smart Summon’ Feature

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is gathering information about reports of crashes involving Tesla’s new ‘Smart Summon’ feature. Since the Smart Summon, which allows owners to operate their vehicles remotely, was introduced, it has been used more than 500,000 times, says Tesla chief executive Elon Musk. A number of these uses haven’t […]

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Smart Summon a Smart Idea? The NHTSA Wants to Know

<img data-attachment-id="1635318" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior.jpeg" data-orig-size="1000,750" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="model 3 interior" data-image-description=" tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-450×338.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-610×458.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1635318 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-610×458.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-610×458.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-75×56.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-450×338.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-768×576.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior-120×90.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/model-3-interior.jpeg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> For some strange reason, U.S. road safety regulators are showing an interest in a Tesla feature that […]

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Troubles with Tesla’s automated parking feature summon safety regulators

WASHINGTON/BENGALURU (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are looking into parking lot crashes involving Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) cars driving themselves to their owners using the company’s Smart Summon feature, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday. Several users have posted videos on social media of Tesla vehicles that appear to have been in near […]

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Troubles with Tesla’s automated parking summon safety regulators

WASHINGTON/BENGALURU (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are looking into parking lot crashes involving Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) cars driving themselves to their owners using the company’s Smart Summon feature, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday. A Tesla supercharger is shown at a charging station in Santa Clarita, California, U.S. October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mike […]

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Tesla asked by U.S. regulator about self-driving crashes in parking lots

WASHINGTON/BENGALURU (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are looking into parking lot crashes involving Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) cars driving themselves to their owners using the company’s Smart Summon feature, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday. A Tesla supercharger is shown at a charging station in Santa Clarita, California, U.S. October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mike […]

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U.S. auto safety agency notes Tesla accidents with ‘Smart Summon’ feature

A Tesla supercharger is shown at a charging station in Santa Clarita, California, U.S. October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Wednesday it is aware of reports of minor crashes involving Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) Smart Summon feature that allows people to retrieve a parked vehicle […]

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See No Evil: Backup Camera Concerns Lead Nissan to Recall… Almost Everything

Nissan is recalling over 1.2 million late-model vehicles out of fear that drivers will shift into reverse and see nothing on their infotainment screens. The recall affects 2018 and 2019 models of almost the entire Nissan and Infiniti stable. Because the backup camera on the affected vehicles can be adjusted to the point that no […]

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California And 22 Other States Sue U.S. Government Over Auto Emissions Standards

A group of 23 states, led by California, sued the U.S. government in order to block ITS decision to prevent them from setting their own emission standards. Apart from California, the states include New York, Michigan, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland and Massachusetts. The U.S. […]

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EPA Revokes California’s Emissions Waiver, Launches “One National Program Rule”

As promised, the Trump administration has revoked California’s emission waver and moved to prevent other states from setting their own fuel economy standards. The move comes as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency issued a “final action” known as the “One National Program Rule.” The EPA says it will enable […]

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US Could Allow Future EVs To Have Multiple Sound Options For Their Pedestrian Warning Systems

Automakers have been tasked with creating sounds for hybrid and electric vehicles, so pedestrians can hear them around town. This has resulted in some odd noises, but thankfully drivers might have options in the future. According to Reuters, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed allowing automakers to offer an assortment of different sounds […]

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Them’s the Brakes: GM Recalling 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America

<img data-attachment-id="1289865" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-GMC-Sierra-eAssist-048-e1468411870668.jpg" data-orig-size="2214,1453" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"P45+","caption":"2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist","created_timestamp":"1368345977","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.88811953344993","title":"2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist" data-image-description=" 2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist, Image: General Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-GMC-Sierra-eAssist-048-450×295.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-GMC-Sierra-eAssist-048-610×400.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1289865″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-GMC-Sierra-eAssist-048-610×400.jpg” alt=”2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist, Image: General Motors” width=”610″ height=”400″> General Motors is recalling 3.46 million examples of its […]

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Automakers Asks NHTSA to Remove Autonomous Hurdles

<img data-attachment-id="1675948" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-e1559322664263.jpg" data-orig-size="2076,1198" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="waymo fleet chandler_depot" data-image-description=" waymo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-450×260.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-610×352.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675948″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-610×352.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”352″> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pretty good about letting companies test autonomous vehicles on public roads. And yet pretty much every automotive manufacturer, ride sharing firm and tech giant still […]

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