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NHTSA Gives 2019 Infiniti QX50 5-Star Safety Rating

NHTSA Gives 2019 Infiniti QX50 5-Star Safety Rating

Under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently gave the 2019 Infiniti QX50 its 5-star overall safety rating—the highest rating a vehicle can receive.

May 28, 2019

NHTSA Withdraws Brake-Throttle Override Mandate

NHTSA Withdraws Brake-Throttle Override Mandate

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has withdrawn its 2012 proposal requiring all passenger vehicles to include safety systems that prevent unintended acceleration.

May 14, 2019

NHTSA Launches Rail Crossing Safety Campaign

NHTSA Launches Rail Crossing Safety Campaign

Over the past five years, nearly 800 people have lost their lives while attempting to drive across railroad tracks, which is why NHTSA and the Federal Railroad Administration have re-launched a $5.6 million awareness campaign.

April 23, 2019

NHTSA Honors Texas Institute's Transportation Safety Director
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

VW's 2019 Jetta Earns NHTSA's Highest Safety Rating
Ex-NHTSA Official Joins Uber's Autonomous Vehicle Team

Ex-NHTSA Official Joins Uber's Autonomous Vehicle Team

Uber Technologies Inc. has hired Nat Beuse, a long-time official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration overseeing vehicle safety research, to support the company's efforts to develop safe self-driving vehicles, reports Reuters.

March 29, 2019

Pickup Trucks Need to Improve Passenger-Side Protection: IIHS
Four Automakers Add Automatic Braking to 90% of New Vehicles

Four Automakers Add Automatic Braking to 90% of New Vehicles

While 10 automakers reported equipping more than 50% of the vehicles they produced between Sept. 1, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018 with automatic emergency braking, the top four among these managed to equip 90% or more with the crash avoidance technology.

March 13, 2019

NTSB Releases Highway Safety Wish List

NTSB Releases Highway Safety Wish List

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently unveiled its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, with seven of the 10 recommendations including initiatives for roadway safety.

February 4, 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

Musical Chairs at DOT Sees FMCSA’s Gautreaux Headed to NHTSA
NHTSA Suspends Recall Updates During Federal Shutdown
NHTSA Provides Drugged Driving Grants to 5 States

NHTSA Provides Drugged Driving Grants to 5 States

To keep drug-impaired drivers off the nation's roadways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded more than $100,000 in funding to select states to educate law enforcement officers.

January 2, 2019

NHTSA Streamlines Autonomous Vehicle Review

NHTSA Streamlines Autonomous Vehicle Review

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has cut one of its requirements in an effort to accelerate the review process for the deployment of autonomous vehicles without devices like brakes and steering wheels.

December 19, 2018