Two recent fatal automobile accidents involving Tesla’s electric cars are being investigated by the NHTSA. The fatal accidents took place in California and Florida.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-08-16 06:55 PT
The federal government’s action is an escalation of its ongoing investigation into accidents involving the automaker’s vehicles hitting stationary emergency vehicles.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-07-19 07:45 PT
Electric automaker Tesla is under investigation once again by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after reports of customers in Canada having problems with the heat pumps in their vehicle. The problem is exacerbated in extremely cold climates, where the heat pump is used to quickly defrost the windows.
FutureCar Staff 2022-02-20 15:30 PT
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is a fierce defender of the automaker’s semi-autonomous driving feature “Autopilot”, saying that the technology saves lives. However, after a series of high profile crashes involving emergency vehicles where drivers were suspected of using Autopilot, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has formally opened a safety probe of Tesla vehicles in the U.S.
Eric Walz2021-09-22 08:30 PT
The two United States senators are requesting the NHTSA to develop more guidance concerning driver-assist systems after the latest accident involving Tesla’s Autopilot system.
Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-31 07:00 PT
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 Walz2020-12-24 12:35 PT
A new proposal by the NHTSA would modernize safety standards to allow companies and automakers to continue working on autonomous technology.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-05-05 06:10 PT
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 2020-04-02 16:45 PT
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 Walz2020-02-23 14:00 PT
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 Walz2019-11-15 15:05 PT
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 Walz2019-10-04 11:05 PT
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 Walz2019-09-18 15:55 PT
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 2019-09-08 17:40 PT
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.
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