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Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today has issued a final rule, all 147 pages of it, designed to roll back numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and clarify what they termed as ambiguities in current occupant protection standards, for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS). These […] The post Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Government, Insurance, Green, Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Dot, Nhtsa, Ev, James Owens, News Blog, Studies & Reports, BrightDrop, Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers


Tesla asked to recall vehicles over touchscreen safety issue

The U.S. auto safety agency has asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles due to an issue with the touchscreen that could compromise safety.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Recall, Nhtsa, U S Auto Safety Agency


Feds ask Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays

U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Office of Defects Investigation unit of the agency determined that the failure of the media control unit is a safety issue since functions like the backup camera and defogging and defrosting setting controls stop working as well as audible chimes, wh...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Nhtsa, MCU, Nvidia Tegra


Feds asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays

U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Office of Defects Investigation unit of the agency determined that the failure of the media control unit is a safety issue since functions like the backup camera and defogging and defrosting setting controls stop working as well as audible chimes, wh...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Recall, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nhtsa, MCU, Nvidia Tegra


The Station: the 2021 predictions issue, part two

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Sunday in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Last week, I provided some of my predictions for 2021 focused on autonomous vehicle technology and electric vehicles. I’ll weigh in today with a few predictions about the rest o...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Obama Administration, Politico, Tech, Walmart, Joe Biden, Automotive, United States, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Biden, Mercedes-benz, Connected Car


2021 Yokohama Tires Review

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Yokohama Review In Our Opinion: Yokohama tires are a good choice for many drivers. The company offers a wide range of products, but consumers tend to prefer its performance and all-season models. Yokohama’s tread life warranties are standard, as are its prices. However, a few models are cost-effective alternatives to other big-name brands. Industry Standing: Tire Vari...
Tags: Autos, Tokyo, Tires, Michelin, Firestone, Nhtsa, Cooper, Yokohama, Advan, Yokohama Advan, OE, Yokohama Advan Sport, Vehicle Ownership, Kristin McClure, UTQG, Yokohama Avid Ascend


Tesla sudden accelerations caused by driver error, NHTSA concludes

Tesla vehicles do not have a design flaw that can cause sudden unintended acceleration, according to the results of a yearlong investigation by the NHTSA.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Road Safety, EVs, Electric Cars, Nhtsa


Tesla Self-Driving and Unintended Acceleration Not The Same Says NHTSA

Tesla vehicles that drive themselves and those that continue unintentionally are not the same, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In a ruling sure to satisfy Teslaphiles and Muskovites, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) concluded today that after reviewing the data, ODI has no evidence that supports opening a defect investigation into sudden […] The post Tesla Self-Driving and Unintended Acceleration Not The Same Says NHTSA appeared first on ...
Tags: Technology, Legal, Safety, Government, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, EVs, Alternative Energy, Nhtsa, News Blog, Tesla Death Watch, Teslaphiles, Office of Defects Investigation ODI


2021 Hankook Tires Review

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Hankook Review In Our Opinion: Hankook tires are affordable and durable – an ideal combo for vehicle owners. The company produces both original equipment and replacement tires, but it really shines when it comes to performance and touring passenger tires. However, Hankook truck and SUV tire options are limited. Industry Standing: Tire Variety: Affordability: ...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Tires, Michelin, Hyundai, Barry, Continental, Nhtsa, Mike, Cooper, Nashville Tennessee, Seoul South Korea, Hyundai Elantra, Hankook, Hankook Tires, Michelin Goodyear


Nuro can now operate and charge for autonomous delivery services in California

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro is allowed to launch commercial driverless services on public roads in California — the first company to clear this hurdle — after receiving a permit from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Nuro, which was founded in June 2016 by Google alums Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, plans to start commercial delivery operations early next year. The so-called Autonomous Vehicle Deployment permit will allow Nuro to operate commercial services — meaning it can charge...
Tags: Google, TC, Texas, California, Tech, Automotive, Arizona, DMV, Mountain View, Michigan, Toyota, Santa Clara, Cpuc, Nhtsa, San Mateo, California Public Utilities Commission


NHTSA Requires Odometer Statements Up to 20 Years

NHTSA, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, issued a reminder that starting January 1, 2021, every vehicle ownership transfer will require an odometer statement for the first 20 years. Odometer disclosures will be required for every transfer of ownership for the first 20 years, beginning with Model Year 2011 vehicles.  Model […] The post NHTSA Requires Odometer Statements Up to 20 Years appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Used Cars, Autos, Law And Order, Department Of Transportation, Nhtsa, Crime And Punishment, News Blog, Crime & Punishment, Odometer, Dealer News, Used Vehicle Sales


The Station: Zoox’s six-year ride, Aurora makes its Uber ATG employee picks and NHTSA takes a new position on AVs

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I asked you last week to share your picks for the biggest stories of the year. While there was a mix, two startup-focused themes emerged: COVID-19 and the pressure it put on ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Toronto, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, Austin, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Zomato, EC


2021 Nitto Tires Review

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Nitto Review In Our Opinion: Nitto offers strong options across the board, but we particularly like its performance models. The company is owned by Toyo tires, a tire and rubber company based in Japan. Nitto is Toyo’s North American subsidiary and an affordable choice for many drivers. Industry Standing: Tire Variety: Affordability: Customer Satisfaction...
Tags: Autos, Tires, Michelin, Nhtsa, PAUL, Cooper, Ignacio, Nitto, Toyo, Toyo Tires, Cypress California, Vehicle Ownership, Kristin McClure, UTQG, Nitto Tires Review, Japan Nitto


Good News: Riders Are Choosing to Ride Safer

NHTSA says Helmet Use 25%+ Higher in Past Decade According to the survey National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmet usage has risen significantly in the United States. When I first saw this reported on ultimatemotorcycling.com, I knew I had to share on webBikeWorld. According to the NHTSA, since 2010 helmet usage rates have essentially gone from 54.3% of motorcyclists nationwide to 70.8%.   Typically when you are reading about surveys conducted on a nationwide scale, you are usua...
Tags: United States, Motorcycles, Helmets, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Snell, Motorcycle News, Shoei, Helmet safety, AGV Pista GP RR Carbon


Pirelli Tires Review (2020)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Pirelli Review In Our Opinion: Pirelli tires are beloved by high-speed enthusiasts and luxury car owners. The company produces exceptional performance tires, as well as a few notable winter tire models. Our team likes Pirelli’s commitment to fuel efficiency and sustainability. However, Pirelli tires are not the best option for drivers on a budget. Industry Standing: T...
Tags: Milan, Porsche, Autos, Tires, Michelin, Audi, Nhtsa, Pirelli, Cooper, Goodyear, Rome Georgia, Scorpion ATR, Vehicle Ownership, Kristin McClure, Maserati Lamborghini Audi BMW, UTQG


Hyundai Recalling 129,000 U.S. Cars Over Engine Fire Risk, Fined By Regulators

Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling roughly 129,000 vehicles sold in the United States over an engine issue that may pose a fire risk. While we’ve been generally kind to the manufacturer of late, thanks to a rather good lineup of well-designed vehicles, it’s been mucking things up with recalls. Last week, Hyundai Motor Group (including […] The post Hyundai Recalling 129,000 U.S. Cars Over Engine Fire Risk, Fined By Regulators appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Government, Fire, Regulation, United States, Recalls, Autos, Fines, Hyundai, Kia, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Motor Co, News Blog


Winter Driving 101: The Complete Guide To Staying Safe & Ready

This winter driving guide includes:  How to respond during an emergency. Driving tips that will help keep you and your family safe. A comprehensive checklist for getting your vehicle “winterized.” Seven simple DIY maintenance items to watch during the winter. What to place in your emergency kit, including something we all overlook. How states are implementing new technology to help keep you safe when you travel. Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you pur...
Tags: Amazon, Virginia, Guides, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Fema, DMV, Autos, Driving, Michigan, Michelin, Nhtsa, Michigan State Police, Goodyear, North Dakota Department of Transportation, Vogel


Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Recall

Missing Brake Component Kawasaki issued a recall on all 2021 Ninja ZX-14R motorcycles due to a potentially missing brake component. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted in published documents that about 84 of the motorcycles built between August 3 and September 23 of 2020 are impacted.  The issue is that there could be a missing component in the front brake master cylinder that could cause issues with the hydraulic fluid flow. If the component is missing you could experience...
Tags: Recall, Motorcycles, Nhtsa, Kawasaki, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kawasaki Ninja, Motorcycle News, Missing Brake Component Kawasaki


Continental Tires Review (2020)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Continental Review In Our Opinion: Continental is an exceptional all-season tire manufacturer for drivers interested in performance, touring, or standard all-season models. While Continental tires are not cheap, they are generally more affordable than Michelin or Goodyear models. Industry Standing: Tire Variety: Affordability: Customer Satisfaction: ...
Tags: Alabama, Ford, Autos, North, Tires, Michelin, Continental, Nhtsa, Cooper, Goodyear, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Hanover Germany, Fort Mill South Carolina, Car Talk, OE, Audi Tesla


GM to recall 6 million vehicles in U.S. over Takata airbag issue

General Motors (GM) is set to recall 5.9 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Recall, Gm, Takata, Nhtsa, General Motors GM, Takata Airbags, Breaking Twitter


GM To Recall 7M Vehicles Globally To Replace Exploding Takata Air Bags

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators. The announcement came Monday after the U.S. government told the automaker it had to recall 6 million of the vehicles domestically. GM says it will not fight the decision, even though it believes the vehicles are safe. It will cost the company an estimated $1.2 billion, about one-third of its net income so far this year. The automaker had p...
Tags: Business, News, California, Sacramento, General Motors, Tesla, Ap, Gm, Autos, South Sacramento, Product Recall, Cbs, Takata, Donald Trump, Detroit, Flores


GM Recalling Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Over Eternal Takata Scandal

As sure as the sun rises in the morning, we can always count on the Takata airbag recall adding new vehicles to its ranks. General Motors is poised to add another 5.9 million vehicles to the list after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an announcement on Monday. Regulators stated that the automaker will […] The post GM Recalling Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Over Eternal Takata Scandal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Avalanche, Recalls, Airbags, Gm, Autos, Takata, Tahoe, Chevrolet, Nhtsa, Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GMC Sierra, Cadillac Escalade, News Blog


NHTSA Begins Regulatory Proceedings for Autonomous Safety, You Can Help

Safety regulators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said they were opening formal regulatory proceedings to establish new safety standards for autonomous vehicles on Thursday. However, before the NHTSA can get into proposing new rules that will influence how cars that can control themselves will be handled by the U.S. government, it wants […] The post NHTSA Begins Regulatory Proceedings for Autonomous Safety, You Can Help appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Government, Regulation, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Department Of Transportation, Dot, Nhtsa, Ntsb, Avs, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Self Driving, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Safety Regulation


NHTSA Upgrades Safety Probe Into 159,000 Tesla Vehicles

On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it would be upgrading a probe into almost 159,000 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles relating to touchscreen/memory issues that could result in a failure to comply with federal standards. U.S. regulatory mandates stipulate that modern vehicles be required to have rear-camera displays to […] The post NHTSA Upgrades Safety Probe Into 159,000 Tesla Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Repairs, Safety, Government, Tesla, Regulation, Recalls, Autos, Model S, Model X, Tesla Motors, Flash Memory, Nhtsa, MCU, News Blog


General Motors Recalls Majority of Chevrolet Bolts to Prevent Additional Fires

As we reported about a month ago, the NHTSA was sniffing around the Chevrolet Bolt due to a small number of fires which occurred in the EVs while they were parked. Now after launching its own internal investigation, GM is issuing a recall of the vast majority of Bolts produced. The investigation was launched after […] The post General Motors Recalls Majority of Chevrolet Bolts to Prevent Additional Fires appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Sales, General Motors, Industry, Recalls, Fires, Gm, Used Cars, Autos, Chevy, Lg, Chevrolet, Nhtsa, Chevy Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt, LG Chem


GM Recalls 51K Chevrolet Bolts Because Battery Packs Could Catch Fire Even When Car Is Off

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Tags: Sacramento, Tech, Recalls, Gm, Autos, Cbs, Chevrolet, Battery, Nhtsa, Chevrolet Bolt, Consumer, LeVar Burton, Sacramento Native, CBS13 Owners of Chevrolet Bolt


Ford Recalling 28,000 Vehicles Over Fire, Rolling Risk

A selection of Ford and Lincoln vehicles have been included in a pair of upcoming recalls. The first is involves 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator models suffering from a defective driveshaft. The weld seam is reportedly faulty on some vehicles and can split apart, resulting in a suddenly absent mechanical connection between the transfer […] The post Ford Recalling 28,000 Vehicles Over Fire, Rolling Risk appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Recalls, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Nhtsa, Ford Motor Co, Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer, Ford Edge, News Blog, Lincoln Aviator


Recall: Kawasaki Ninja H2

The Transmission Could Lock If you own a Kawasaki Ninja H2, then you’ll need to make a trip to your dealership soon. The company has issued a recall on the Kawasaki Ninja H2 due to an issue with the ECU that could cause the transmission to lock up. The NHTSA recently published documents that estimate around 799 bikes affected by this recall could have a flaw in the ECU. The issue would occur on a missed shift. “When the gears reengage at high engine rpm, the initial shock of the gears engaging ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Nhtsa, Kawasaki, Kawasaki Ninja, Motorcycle News, Kawasaki Ninja H2


Firestone Tires Review (2020)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Firestone Review In Our Opinion: Firestone offers several reputable options for performance, all-season, and highway tires. While it doesn’t boast quite the same reputation as Michelin or Goodyear, Firestone is well-regarded by tire industry experts. Firestone tires have treadwear warranties up to 70,000 miles and limited warranties for three to four years. Industry Standin...
Tags: Autos, Tires, Michelin, Firestone, Nhtsa, Pirelli, Cooper, Nashville Tennessee, BRIDGESTONE, Goodyear, Goodyear Firestone, Vehicle Ownership, Firestone Tires, Kristin McClure, Firestone Review, Akron Ohio Firestone


FCA Could Face $840 Million in New U.S. Regulatory Fees

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has said that it might be looking at $840 million if it wants to settle a Justice Department investigation into excess diesel emissions and threw some mild shade at regulators. The manufacturer noted that the U.S. appeals court’s August ruling that overturned the Trump administration’s July 2019 rule that suspended a National […] The post FCA Could Face $840 Million in New U.S. Regulatory Fees appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulation, Fca, Autos, Fines, Emissions, Justice Department, Fiat Chrysler, Trump, Nhtsa, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Emissions Regulation, New U S Regulatory Fees



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