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DOT to Host Self-Driving Vehicle Talk with Google Expert

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a talk on self-driving vehicles with the director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Program, Chris Urmson.

Photo of crash scene courtesy of NHTSA.


Traffic Fatalities Up in First Half of 2015

The disturbing trend prompts federal Department of Transportation officials to step up efforts to change risky behavior among the driving public.

2017 Q7 Audi connect plus smartphone pairing. Photo courtesy of Audi.


Audi Adds Vehicle Theft Tracking

Audi selected SiriusXM to power the next generation of its connectivity suite, which will include safety and vehicle tracking services.

Photo courtesy of Flagger Force.


Traffic Control Fleet's Video Safety System Cuts Costs

Flagger Force, a traffic control company serving the Northeast, cut its accident costs by a third after it implemented SmartDrive's video-based safety program, according to a release.


Registration Opens for 2016 Lytx Driver, Coach Awards

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, has opened entries for its annual "Driver of the Year" and "Coach of the Year" awards, the company has announced.

Photo by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.


Ford Recalls Fusions, Mercury Milans for Fire Risk

The recall covers 411,205 2010-2011 model-year Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles in the U.S.


NETS Presented with Royal Award

The award recognized the organization's contribution to global workplace road safety.



FCA US Names New Safety Head

Michael Dahl will oversee the automaker’s vehicle safety and regulatory compliance.

Photo of Tesla Model S courtesy of Tesla Motors.


Tesla Recalls Model S for Seat Belts

The global recall covers 90,000 electric-powered luxury sedans.

Photo of Nissan Altima courtesy of Nissan.


Loose Bolts Trigger Nissan Recall

The recall affects 119 Altima and Maxima sedans manufactured during a two-day period in October of this year.

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