For the benefit of backseat passengers
Every new vehicle that has been produced in the modern times has been subjected to various crash tests. These are designed to see just how the vehicle and, more important, its occupants will survive in a severe mishap. And the one that
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To be standard by 2017
Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a landmark agreement that aims to reduce the number of road accidents in the United States. The NHTSA said that it, together with a number of major automotive manufacturers, would make automatic emergency
To supposedly cut car crashes by 20%
Automakers responsible for roughly 99% of light-vehicle sales in the US have agreed to install automatic emergency braking systems on their cars by 2022. If the deal goes as planned, nearly all motor vehicles in the US will be equipped with
Mini is owned by BMW, remember?
The Americans may not know how to host beauty pageants--well, at least one doesn't--but they sure know how to crack the whip on the automotive industry. According to a Reuters story, US safety regulators fined BMW $10 million (P472.
And for failing to report 3 fatal incidents to NHTSA
The United States' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Ferrari $3.5 million as civil penalty "for failing to submit early warning reports (EWR) identifying potential or actual safety issues."According to the NHTSA, Ferrari has admitted that it failed to
New brands, models added to updated list
From its initial announcement of 4.7 million cars in the United States as being affected by faulty airbag inflator modules made by safety-equipment manufacturer Takata, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the recall to now include a total
Check out the list of affected makes and models
The United States' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a warning to owners of specific Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors models "to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags," affecting over 4.7 million vehicles.
Gets 5.4 stars, exceeding usual 5-star cap
The United States\' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Tesla Model S a safety rating that exceeds the usual five-star total, not only for its overall performance but for every subcategory \"without exception.\" The agency added that although it
For the safety of other road users
Electric and hybrid vehicles are known for the silent operation of its electric motors. To help make pedestrians aware of the approach of these kinds of vehicles, the United States' Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing
At least as far as its electronic systems are concerned
It's official: the United States' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not found anything wrong with Toyota's electronic systems, which were initially blamed to have caused the "sudden unintended acceleration" issue that has been the Japanese carmaker's bane
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