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Nissan Recalls Versas for Road Salt Damage

The recall, expected to begin in mid-November, covers more than 218,000 cars in states that use road salt for snow removal efforts.

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Honda Recalls Civic, Fit for Transmission

The recall, expected to begin Oct. 16, affects more than 143,000 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Fatality rate from road crashes per population, 2013. Source: UMTRI.


Study Compares State Crash Fatality Rates

Montana, Mississippi and North Dakota have the highest fatality rates from road crashes per 100,000 people, researchers found.

Screen capture of self-driving car courtesy of Volvo, via YouTube.


Autoliv Joins Self-Driving Car Project

The automotive safety supplier is the newest addition to Sweden’s “Drive Me” project, in which 100 self-driving Volvo cars will begin using public roads.

Graph courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Driver Work-Related Deaths Escalate

Driver and sales workers experienced the highest fatal work injury rates in 2014, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Prototype of self-driving vehicle, photo courtesy of Google.


Google Adds 50 Vehicles To Autonomous Fleet

Within four months Google has tripled its autonomous vehicle fleet from 23 to 73 cars, according to a report by CIO.

Image of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.


Ford Recalls Fusion, MKZ Sedans for Fire Risk

The recall, affecting 658 vehicles in the U.S., will address fuel tanks that may be at risk for cracking during a collision.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.


Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Unexpected Braking

The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.



FCA Admits to Regulatory Reporting Errors

The automaker faces new accusations that it has under-reported crash deaths and injuries in data submissions required by the federal TREAD Act.

Illustration courtesy of Ford.


Ford Research Advances Connected-Car Tech

The automaker is collaborating with Russian scientists who have used multichannel connectivity principles to further develop space robot communications.

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