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US: NHTSA administrator says the agency is under funded

US: NHTSA administrator says the agency is under funded

The administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be appearing later on today in front of a U.S. congressional subcommittee and say his agency needs more money to able to keep motorists safe. According to the prepared remarks recently released ahead of the upcoming US congressional hearing dealing […]

Takata modifying the design of certain airbag inflators

Takata modifying the design of certain airbag inflators

Japan’s Takata Corp, the auto safety supplier at the center of a worldwide safety crisis, has announced it was going to change the design of driver-side airbag inflators, while continuing to use ammonium nitrate as the propellant. The Japanese auto safety parts manufacturer has been entrenched in a global safety […]

Takata woes are far from over as recalls mount

Takata woes are far from over as recalls mount

Japan’s Takata Corp., the auto safety supplier at the center of a mounting recall crisis has been hit by a large amount of safety campaigns this week, after Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Daihatsu recalled millions of more cars. The recent string of recalls has taken the safety crisis to a […]

Driverless cars are just around the corner

Driverless cars are just around the corner

Numerous researches and studies have been trying to determine if the US public, for example, is ready to embrace the self-driving cars of the future. While many would see such autonomous vehicles still in the future, the reality is they;re a lot closer. For example, there are already models that […]

Aluminum F-150 is safer than all-steel model

Aluminum F-150 is safer than all-steel model

The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 pickup truck, America’s best selling vehicle for more than three decades and the top-selling pickup for more than four decades, is now safer than its steel-made predecessor. The government-crash rating has already made the rounds across the US, with the safety of the model being a […]