NHTSA To Upgrade Its New Car Assessment Program In 2020

These upgrades will involve new technologies, new test procedures, advancements in crash-test dummies and more.

Tesla Under Investigation For Pushing Software Update Instead Of Recalling Potentially Defective Batteries

The investigation is focused on approximately 2,000 Model S and Model X vehicles.

NHTSA Looking Into Crashes Related To Tesla’s ‘Smart Summon’ Feature

The agency says it will not hesitate to take action regarding Tesla’s system if deemed necessary .

BMW Recalls 2020 Toyota Supras (No, Really) Over Improper Welds, Owners Might Get New Cars

Just a small batch of 2020 Supras may actually have this defect, and if the dealerships determines they do, the cars will be replaced .

Male Drivers Are Much More Likely To Drive Distracted Than Females, Study Finds

The study discovered men are 260 per cent more likely to check out pedestrians than female drivers – but both sexes eat and/or drink behind the wheel at almost the same rate.

California And 22 Other States Sue U.S. Government Over Auto Emissions Standards

The war between the Trump administration, who revoked states’ rights to set their own standards, and state officials is escalating.

EPA Revokes California’s Emissions Waiver, Launches “One National Program Rule”

States will now longer be able to set their own fuel economy and emission standards.

US Could Allow Future EVs To Have Multiple Sound Options For Their Pedestrian Warning Systems

Automakers have come up with weird sounds for electric vehicles, but consumers might have options in the future.

Nissan Rogue Under Investigation For Automatically Braking For No Apparent Reason

The issue has already resulted in 14 crashes that caused five injuries.

Trump Administration Moving To Revoke California’s Emissions Waiver

The state could lose its ability to set emission standards for a majority of vehicles.

NHTSA To Start Testing Cars With Cameras Instead Of Wing Mirrors

Many major car manufacturers have been asking the agency to commence testing these systems for years, and it finally gave the green light.

VW Recalling Nearly 700,000 Vehicles Over Rollaway Risk

The recall impacts more than 500,000 Jetta models.