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'Inadequate Safety Culture' to Blame for Uber's Automated Vehicle Crash

'Inadequate Safety Culture' to Blame for Uber's Automated Vehicle Crash

During a board meeting held to determine the probable cause of the March 2018 crash in Tempe, Ariz., the NTSB said an Uber Technologies Inc. division’s “inadequate safety culture” contributed to the fatal collision between an Uber automated test vehicle and a pedestrian.

November 24, 2019

Tesla's Smart Summon Causing Collisions

Tesla's Smart Summon Causing Collisions

One user's Tesla was backed into by another car; another user's social media post shows a Tesla narrowly avoiding a collision with a different car in parking lot.

September 30, 2019

Mazda Recalls Three Models for Engine Software

Mazda Recalls Three Models for Engine Software

Mazda is recalling approximately 262,220 2018-2019 CX-5 compact SUVs and Mazda6 midsize sedans, as well as 2019 Mazda3 compact sedans because a software error in the powertrain control module may cause the engine to stall.

July 15, 2019

1 in 6 Uber, Lyft Vehicles Have Current Safety Recall, Study Finds
Lyft Announces New Safety Measures, Continual Driver Background Checks
Recalls Rise 13%, Affected Vehicles Fall in 2018

Recalls Rise 13%, Affected Vehicles Fall in 2018

While the number of recalls increased to 914 in 2018 as compared to 810 in 2017, the number of affected vehicles fell to 29.3 million as compared with 30.6 million in 2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.

April 8, 2019

Kia Recalls Vehicles Again to Address Engine Fires

Kia Recalls Vehicles Again to Address Engine Fires

Despite the government shutdown, Kia is recalling approximately 68,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a fuel injector pipe issue that can potentially lead to engine fires, reports the Associated Press.

January 17, 2019

NICB Offers Auto Theft Public Service Announcement
16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

About 16.7 million of the faulty Takata air-bag inflators still haven't been replaced about three years after federal regulators began to oversee a broad-ranging recall of the defective inflators that have caused at least 15 deaths in the U.S., according to a new report.

December 26, 2018

AAA Predicts Holiday Traffic Congestion

AAA Predicts Holiday Traffic Congestion

More than 102 million people will be on the nation's roadways this holiday season, marking a 4.4% increase over last year and an all-time record high since AAA began tracking holiday vehicle travel in 2001.

December 17, 2018

Toyota to Install Non-Takata Inflators in 65,000 Vehicles

Toyota to Install Non-Takata Inflators in 65,000 Vehicles

Toyota dealers are preparing for a second recall of 65,000 Corollas, Sequoias, Tundras, and Lexus SCs fitted with replacement Takata airbag inflators that will themselves be replaced by third-party suppliers.

December 13, 2018

Waymo Rolls Out First Phase of Commercial Autonomous Ride-Hailing
Ford Recalls 1.2M Focus Cars for Fuel System Defect
Ford to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Washington D.C.
Toyota Joins Open Recall Campaign

Toyota Joins Open Recall Campaign

Toyota Motor North America will join founding partner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in supporting the National Safety Council's Check to Protect campaign, an initiative designed to reduce the number of open recall vehicles on the nation's roadways.

October 17, 2018

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