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NHTSA Launches Speeding Prevention Campaign

NHTSA Launches Speeding Prevention Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched the “Speeding Catches Up with You” campaign to remind drivers about the deadly consequences of speeding. The campaign runs through July 31, supported by a $9.5 million…

NHTSA Investigates Fisker AEB Complaints

NHTSA Investigates Fisker AEB Complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has initiated a preliminary investigation into complaints regarding unexpected Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) activations in the 2023 Fisker Ocean vehicles. This action, denoted by NHTSA Action Number: PE24013, follows reports from vehicle owners…

NHTSA Enacts AEB Safety Standard for 2029

NHTSA Enacts AEB Safety Standard for 2029

In a major development in automotive safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a significant policy change that mandates automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems in all new passenger cars and light trucks by September…

Fisker Ocean Under NHTSA Scrutiny for Braking Concerns

Fisker Ocean Under NHTSA Scrutiny for Braking Concerns

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a preliminary investigation into potential braking issues plaguing the 2023 Fisker Ocean SUV. This action stems from nine complaints alleging sudden loss of braking performance, particularly on low-traction surfaces. The reported…

NHTSA has proposed rules concerning AEB systems on vehicles sold in teh U.S.

NHTSA Proposes AEB Rules

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) yesterday announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require automatic emergency braking (AEB) and pedestrian AEB systems on passenger cars and light trucks. The proposed rule…

NHTSA is investigating AEB issues with certain Freightliner Cascadia trucks

NHTSA Freightliner Phantom-Braking Probe

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has opened an investigation into model-year 2017-2022 Freightliner Cascadia trucks equipped with automatic-emergency braking (AEB) which might exhibit phantom-braking characteristics. The agency is reacting to…

NHTSA announced it has a consent decree with Volvo trucks

NHTSA Consent Order with Volvo Group

Source: NHTSA announcement WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a consent order with Volvo Group North America, a collective of several manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks and buses. (Volvo Group North America is a separate…

NHTSA named the 23 MY vehicles it would evaluate in 23

NHTSA Names 23 Models to be Safety Tested

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcement WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced its list of model year 2023 vehicles for crash testing as part of the agency’s 5-Star Safety Ratings system under its New Car…

NHTSA has opened an investigation into Cruise vehicles

NHTSA Investigating GM Cruise Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an investigation of General Motors’ Cruise LLC-built self-driving vehicles following incidents of hard braking and vehicle immobilization, at least two of which resulted in injuries. The vehicles in…

NHTSA opens an investigation into Ram 2500, 3500 brake failure

NHTSA Investigating Brake Failure in Ram Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation, PE 22-012, into consumer complaints of braking loss by model-year 2017-2018 Ram heavy duty pickup trucks. The agency’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received…

NHTSA is investigating the Jeep Cherokee EPB

Cherokee EPB Under NHTSA Scrutiny

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has begun looking into reports of model-year 2014-2020 Jeep Cherokee electronic parking brakes (EPB) activating while the vehicle is being driven. Evidence indicates water…

ADAS and AV vehicles might not be ready for prime time as presented today

NHTSA Reveals Crash Data for ADAS-Equipped Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed the results of the initial 10 months of data covering road incidents involving vehicles with SAE Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The nine-page Summary Report: Standing General…

Tesla expands one-pedal driving capability

NHTSA Again Queries Tesla About “Phantom Braking”

AUSTIN, Texas – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has requested detailed information from Tesla concerning unexpected brake activation by model-year 2021-2022 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles following 758 owner complaints. This…

The autonomous vehicles market will exceed $125 billion by 2030

NHTSA Clarifies AV Occupant Safety Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a “Final Rule” for publication in the Federal Register specifying occupant-safety standards for autonomous vehicles (AVs) not equipped with traditional human driving controls (like a steering wheel).…

Alleged Phantom Braking has resulted in an investigation of Tesla by NHTSA

NHTSA Opens Probe into Tesla Phantom Braking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into alleged phantom braking by certain model-year 2021-2022 Tesla Model 3 and Y vehicles. This “preliminary evaluation” by NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) follows several other…

The NHTSA will adaptive headlights to improve safety

NHTSA to Allow Adaptive Driving Beam

Source: NHTSA announcement WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final rule Tuesday, Feb. 15, allowing automakers to install adaptive driving beam headlights on new vehicles. This satisfies a requirement in the…

The NHTSA will adaptive headlights to improve safety

NHTSA Estimates Deaths Up in First 9 Months of 2021

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcement WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its early estimate of traffic fatalities for the first nine months of 2021. NHTSA projects that an estimated…

VW ID.4 RWD awarded top safety rating by NHTSA

ID.4 RWD Earns Top NHTSA Safety Rating

Source: Volkswagen of America announcement Herndon, Va. — Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the ID.4 RWD has earned a 5-Star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which runs the government’s New Car Assessment Program…

NHTSA has opened an investigation of fires allegedly caused by overheating Haldex brake components

Overheating Brakes Receive NHTSA Scrutiny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has opened an investigation of Haldex brake components following complaints from users about alleged overheating of the brakes which led to fires. According to documents…

The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross achieved a 5-Star Safety Rating in recent NHTSA tests

Eclipse Cross Achieves NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

Source: Mitsubishi Motors North America announcement FRANKLIN, Tenn. —  Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announced the redesigned and sporty 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This…

New rules in Japan will mean AEB systems must be able to mitigate collisions with cyclists

NHTSA 2020 Update on AEB Installation

Source: NHTSA announcement WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the progress of 20 automakers toward manufacturing passenger vehicles with low-speed automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems.  This is part of a…