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Car “black boxes” essential to auto safety, NHTSA boss says


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's boss David Strickland said car data recorders are essential to auto safety. In a Detroit News interview, Strickland said the government will protect motorists' privacy and that he opposes on/off switches that could allow motorists to turn off event data recorders. According to NHTSA's boss, having such switches would be a horrible thing for safety. The ...
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NHTSA deputy director will join Google to manage its driverless car program
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Volvo Fined $1.5 Million for Not Reporting Safety Defects
U.S. auto-safety regulators fined Volvo Car Group, owned by Geely Holding Group, $1.5 million for failing to report safety defects. Volvo, which was previously owned by Ford Motor, chose not to ...
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Wednesday, March 14th, the U.S. Senate approved a two-year, $109 billion bill to pay for highway construction and boost auto safety regulations. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, praised the bill, saying it ...
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Ford recall is affecting over 1 million trucks
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