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U.S. Regulators Expand Safety Probe to 159,000 Tesla Vehicles Over Touchscreen Display Failures

U.S. Regulators Expand Safety Probe to 159,000 Tesla Vehicles Over Touchscreen Display Failures

​The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday it was expanding its probe into nearly 159,000 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles over reports of the center touchscreen display failures. The expanding investigation is being upgraded to an “engineering analysis” the administration said, which is required before the NHTSA can make steps to formally recall a vehicle.

Eric Walz2020-11-17 12:35 PT

NHTSA Alters Safety Rules to Make Room for Self-Driving Cars

NHTSA Alters Safety Rules to Make Room for Self-Driving Cars

A new proposal by the NHTSA would modernize safety standards to allow companies and automakers to continue working on autonomous technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-29 06:10 PT

The NHTSA Orders Self-Driving Shuttle Operator EasyMile to Cease Operations in 10 U.S. States Over Safety Concerns

The NHTSA Orders Self-Driving Shuttle Operator EasyMile to Cease Operations in 10 U.S. States Over Safety Concerns

Self-driving startup EasyMile was ordered to suspend its autonomous shuttle operations in the U.S. today after a passenger was injured last summer after one of the company’s vehicles made a sudden stop. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered French-based EasyMile to suspend its operations while the agency investigates the incident.

FutureCar Staff 2020-02-25 15:45 PT

The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to formally investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla electric vehicles, including the Model 3, over sudden acceleration reports. The petition covers the 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016-2019 Tesla Model X SUV, and the 2018-2019 Tesla Model 3.

Eric Walz2020-01-17 14:00 PT

NHTSA Seeking Input to Allow Digital Displays to Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors on Vehicles

NHTSA Seeking Input to Allow Digital Displays to Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors on Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking input for “digital mirrors” which is a new vehicle technology that replaces glass mirrors with a digital display connected to a camera mounted inside or outside the vehicle.

Eric Walz2019-10-09 16:05 PT

U.S. to Test Camera-based Systems That Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors in Autos

U.S. to Test Camera-based Systems That Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors in Autos

On Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it plans to test how drivers could use cameras to replace traditional rearview mirrors in automobiles. The test comes as automakers are investing in new technology and autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2019-08-28 11:05 PT

Head of the NHTSA to Resign Amid the Trump Administration’s Push to Rollback Fuel Economy Standards

Head of the NHTSA to Resign Amid the Trump Administration’s Push to Rollback Fuel Economy Standards

​The acting administrator of the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Heidi King will resign from her role on Aug 31, as the Trump administration looks to rollback fuel economy standards in the U.S.

Eric Walz2019-08-12 15:55 PT

12 U.S. States Band Together to Challenge Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Penalty Freeze

12 U.S. States Band Together to Challenge Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Penalty Freeze

A group of 12 states led by California and New York on Friday challenged the Trump administration’s decision to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers that fail to meet fuel efficiency requirements.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-02 17:40 PT

U.S. Regulators Seeking Public Opinion on Driverless Cars Without Steering Wheels or Brake Pedals

U.S. Regulators Seeking Public Opinion on Driverless Cars Without Steering Wheels or Brake Pedals

Will the general public feel safe sharing the road with driverless vehicles without steering wheels or brake pedals, including being a passenger in one of these autonomous vehicles? More importantly, are these cars actually safe? These are some of the questions regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) want answered and the agency is asking the public for their comments.

FutureCar Staff 2019-03-15 12:49 PT