Automotive safety technology

October 21, 2020 - 4:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Honda has agreed to a $5 million settlement with Arizona over allegations that it failed to disclose defects in air bags that led to two deaths there, the state's top attorney said Wednesday. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the settlement over the faulty airbag systems...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, the Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is on display in the Audi booth at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. Auto safety experts are hoping that self-driving vehicles will someday prevent the more than 90% of crashes caused by human mistakes, but a new study finds that may not be the case. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study questions whether self-driving cars will be able to prevent all crashes now blamed on human error. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 04, 2020 - 9:42 am
DETROIT (AP) — A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error. Auto safety experts say humans cause about 94% of U.S. crashes, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study says...
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This undated image provided by Nuro in February 2020 shows their self-driving vehicle "R2" carrying bags of groceries. On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to the a low-speed autonomous delivery vehicle, without side and rear-view mirrors and other safety provisions required of vehicles driven by humans. (Nuro via AP)
February 06, 2020 - 11:35 am
DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. government's highway safety agency has approved a company's request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn't meet federal safety standards that apply to cars and trucks driven by humans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announces new voluntary safety guidelines for self-driving cars during a visit to an autonomous vehicle testing facility at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Trump administration announced its most recent round of guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers, continuing to rely on the industry to police itself despite calls for specific regulations. Chao announced the proposed guidelines in a speech Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, saying in prepared remarks that “AV 4.0” will ensure U.S. leadership in developing new technologies.(Hunter Dyke/The Ann Arbor News via AP, File)
January 08, 2020 - 3:33 pm
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its most recent round of guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers that still rely on the industry to police itself despite calls for specific regulations. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the proposed guidelines in a speech at the CES...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2018, file photo, clouds are reflected above the company logo on the hood of a Tesla vehicle outside a showroom in Littleton, Colo. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the crash of a speeding Tesla that killed two people in a Los Angeles suburb, the agency announced Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 03, 2020 - 2:05 am
DETROIT (AP) — Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-driving cars on the streets. On Sunday, a Tesla Model S sedan left a freeway in Gardena, California...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, one of the test vehicles from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates through the strip district near the company offices in Pittsburgh. The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The nation’s top transportation safety investigator said Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough direction to companies developing more automated cars. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
November 20, 2019 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The nation’s top transportation safety investigator said Wednesday that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough...
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This undated combination of photos shows clockwise from top left the logos for Toyota, Honda, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Hyundai. U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe, which was revealed Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photos)
April 23, 2019 - 4:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety filed a petition, Friday, April 12, 2019 with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate automatic emergency braking on some Nissan Rogue SUVs, alleging the safety feature makes the vehicles brake when there’s no emergency. The group says about 675,000 Rogues from 2017 and 2018 should be recalled. Nissan says it has taken “field actions” to tell customers of a software update that improves performance of the automated braking system. The government says it will evaluate the petition. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 13, 2019 - 11:59 am
DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. auto safety group wants the government to investigate automatic emergency braking on some Nissan Rogue SUVs, alleging that the safety feature makes the vehicles brake even when there's no emergency. The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety filed a petition with the National...
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FILE- This July 14, 2015, file photo shows the ARC Automotive manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn. Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. A public records posted by the agency show little progress on the probe, which began in July of 2015 and remains unresolved. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 12:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 8 million Fiat...
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February 12, 2019 - 6:28 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union — but not the U.S. or China — have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting as soon as next year, a U.N. agency said Tuesday. The regulation will require all...
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