Volvo recalls 121,000 cars due to auto emergency braking failure

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Volvo has issued a recall concerning 121,605 of its vehicles for possible automatic emergency failure. The automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week. Automatic emergency braking has brought the maximum convenience for a lot of drivers and passengers. It’s a function that makes people safe, but if the system is […]

Tesla Autopilot and smartphone distraction caused fatal crash, says NTSB

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Tesla’s partially automated driving system autopilot steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway as it was operating under conditions it couldn’t manage and because the driver probably distracted by playing a game on his smartphone, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found. The board made the conclusion Tuesday […]

US allows autonomous vehicle bypass human-driver safety rules

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For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has allowed a company’s request to bring a self-driving vehicle on the road that doesn’t require to meet the same federal safety standards for automobiles controlled by humans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to […]

NHTSA to review a petition concerning 500,000 Tesla vehicles

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to officially investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla Inc vehicles due to sudden unintended acceleration reports. The petition includes 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016 through 2019 Tesla Model X, and 2018 through 2019 Tesla Model […]

Takata issues recall of 10 million U.S. replacement air bag inflators

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Takata is currently recalling 10 million replacement airbag inflators in the United States, the largest ever auto safety recall in history, as U.S. regulators think if the recall should be even wider. The 10 million inflator recall was revealed on Wednesday, which covers inflators that were a temporary repair. The figure consists of some inflators […]

Trump administration drops plan to require vehicle brake-throttle override system

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The Trump administration stated Monday it is going to drop rules initially proposed in 2012 that would have needed automakers to install brake-throttle override systems to avoid runaway vehicles. The regulation was proposed in response to a range of unintended sudden acceleration incidents in Toyota vehicles by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It […]

NHTSA investigates Nissan Rogue’s braking issue

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has started a defect petition review concerning 675,000 of the 2017-2018 Nissan Rogue SUVs over complaints that the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system engaged with no clear obstruction in the automobile’s path. According to NHTSA, 87 complaints have been submitted with the agency concerning the unintended braking. Owners […]

U.S. agency to accelerate reviews of automaker self-driving petitions

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The U.S. auto safety regulator stated on Tuesday it is accelerating the process for evaluating whether automakers can deploy self-driving vehicles without devices like brakes and steering wheels. Automakers must presently meet almost 75 auto safety standards, many of them written with the assumption that a licensed driver would be capable to control the vehicle […]

NHTSA investigates 1.7 million General Motors SUVs over wiper failures

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated it was investigating if General Motors should recall another 1.7 million sport utility vehicles because of an issue with windshield wiper failures. GM, the largest U.S. automaker, had earlier recalled 367,800 2013 GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox SUVs in the United States in August 2016 to address the […]

U.S. safety regulator investigates fires in some Ford pickup trucks

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U.S. traffic safety regulator is investigating complaints of fire during crashes in some Ford Motor F-150 Supercrew pickup trucks associated with a seat belt component. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated there were five complaints alleging fires after the activation of seat-belt pretensioners made by ZF TRW or Takata Corp during a crash […]