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Crash Test
SafeCar.info is providing you with easily digestible wrap-ups of car safety news weekly in a quick synopsis of the major stories dealing with car safety issues. Find out the latest recalls, scandals, safety improvements or concerns quickly and easily right here. NHTSA Gives Ratings a Major Overhaul The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing a major overhaul to how their 5 Star Ratings are given out. They plan to include driverless technologies by 2019 as a major component of their safety ratings to achieve a 5 Star rating.Read More
Seatbelts on school bus
When you need the latest in Car Safety reports, guidelines, consumer answers and discussion turn to CarSafety.info for a weekly wrap up, right here. Keeping you abreast of the most important revelations in car safety on a weekly basis can help you be aware of technological developments, recalls and safety issues you need to know. Tune in Every Monday afternoon for a quick check up on what you need to know. NHTSA Reverses Position on Bus Seat Belts Mark Rosekind of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just this weekRead More
Winter Safety Tips
SafeCar.info is providing you with easily digestible wrap-ups of car safety news weekly in a quick synopsis of the major stories dealing with car safety issues. Find out the latest recalls, scandals, safety improvements or concerns quickly and easily right here. NHTSA Adds Auto-Braking to 5 Star Rating The march towards ever-increasing automatic safety features on vehicles continues as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that the feature of automatic braking will be added to its list of safety features required for a government 5 star safetyRead More
Google Lexus Self Driving Car
Bringing you the news that matter in Car Safety is a priority. Be aware of the issues that matter to you, your health and your loved ones in connection to vehicle safety. From scandals, recalls and events, this column gives you a weekly wrap up of the most pressing news issues of the last week. Did the United States DMCA Help VW Cheat? The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is almost two decades old and is usually associated with preventing pirating of music, however, few Americans know or realize that itRead More
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Safecar.org will be giving you latest car industry news surrounding safety issues around the world in a weekly wrap up, published the beginning of the week. This wrap up provides the largest stories across the globe in automotive news. Hands-free does NOT mean Risk-free The AAA foundation in concert with the University of Utah released a report on distracted driving and the use of hands-free and infotainment systems in cars with a somewhat shocking result. In fact, the distracted driver can remain distracted for up to 27 seconds after finishingRead More
Green Car
For the longest time Green vehicles referred simply to their ability to outperform standard combustion engines on fuel efficiency. Yet all the categories of green vehicles are seeing marked improvements in safety as well, making them some of the safest vehicles on the road. From standard hybrids to full electric cars to the future of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and self-driving/driverless vehicles, safety has become a hallmark of these vehicles today and the future. Follow along as we describe some of the most amazing safety features in green transportation. HybridsRead More
Car Hacking
Although it sounds like a Hollywood movie, this cybersecurity threat just became real. Carjacking just received an entirely new scenario, one that has been proven and caused the first-ever recall of cars in the US because of cybersecurity. Imagine driving on an Interstate Highway at 55+ miles an hour and suddenly your brakes are engaged; this nightmare is real. Too often technology outstrips our ability to control or understand it in a free-market economy, this example is poignant in the extreme. First Ever Remote Car Hack Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)Read More
Honda Logo
Honda, the automaker that has felt the greatest impact of the airbag inflator saga, continues to take hits as it checks vehicles built in 2000 and 2001 to determine whether it used ARC airbag inflators in its products. According to Bloomberg News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received two reports regarding incidents regarding ARC Automotive airbag inflators. One report involved a 2009 Chrysler minivan and the other involved a 2004 Kia Optima. Though there was only the pair of reports, the agency believed the severity of the incidentsRead More
Takata Corporation
With the number of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recalls reaching 50 million around the world, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the final listing of vehicles affected the faulty airbag crisis. According to the agency, 88 car lines have been impacted by the airbags that explode with too much force. In turn, the inflator housings are shattered by the blast and the metal shards from the broken devices are sent scything through the interior of the vehicles, sometimes with deadly effect. To date, eight victimsRead More
2014 Ford Edge Sport
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to turn up the heat on the auto industry. The agency will be watching automakers closely, Automotive News said early today, as it tries to curtail safety snafus such as the enormous General Motors ignition switch fiasco last year. NHTSA announced its intention in the report “NHTSA’s Path Forward.” NHTSA said it was increasing the number and frequency of industry audits. Automakers also will face tougher requests for data from regulators. NHTSA also indicated that it would meet with automakers early inRead More