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NHTSA considering the use of seat belt-based ignition interlocks

NHTSA considering the use of seat belt-based ignition interlocks

Federal regulators of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced they are are examining the use of seat belt-based ignition interlocks in light vehicles. The U.S. government required interlocks on nearly all 1974-model cars before public backlash prompted Congress to eliminate the unpopular regulation. Ignition interlocks are in use today […]

Connected vehicle pilot program in Ann Arbor extended

Connected vehicle pilot program in Ann Arbor extended

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is extending a pilot project in Ann Arbor on connected vehicles by another six months, but said it won’t change its timetable for deciding whether to move forward with the new technology. When Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Gov. Rick Snyder kicked it off […]

Jeep Grand Cherokee investigated over ceiling fire

Jeep Grand Cherokee investigated over ceiling fire

Federal safety inspectors have opened an investigation into nearly 150,000 2012 model year Jeep Grand Cherokees after three vehicles caught fire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it opened the evaluation into the vehicles this month to determine the risks posed after reports that the headliner in the roof […]

GM trucks achieve 5-star safety rating

GM trucks achieve 5-star safety rating

The Detroit Three’s pickup truck battle is always on and GM’s pick-up trucks delivered a serious blow after receiving the five-star government safety rating for the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The vehicles, which share the same platform and components, received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s five-star […]

Recall roundup: Toyota cars for airbag problem

Recall roundup: Toyota cars for airbag problem

The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for a lot of its vehicles in the United States because of a problem with the airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 3,235 units of the Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, […]

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

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 […]