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Auto Agency That Issues Recalls Is Under Review, U.S. Official Says

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama admin...

Rule Mandating Rear View Camera in Vehicles Will Save Lives

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Consumers won a landmark victory last week: Starting in 2018 all new vehicles will be required to enable drivers to see what is directly behind them when they back up. This major consumer win was hard fought, and for good reason. It will save two lives each week.

REPORT: Toyota Set To Pay $1 Billion In U.S. Probe

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

The Justice Department is expected to announce a settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. as early as Wednesday that could cost the auto maker more than $1 ...

Safer Cars Start with Safer Drivers

Julie Lee | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Lee

If you're into cars, this is your season. Specifically, it is "auto show" season. Since its January kick off in Detroit, hundreds of new vehicle conce...

GOP Lawmakers Push Ban On Red Light Cameras

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

A trio of Republican legislators in Ohio have introduced legislation banning the use of cameras to catch speeding and red-light runners in the state. ...

Car Safety 2013: 32,000 Dead -- Where's the Outrage?

Steve Parker | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Parker

Some 32,367 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2011. That's nearly 100 a day dying on our nation's highways, yet any apparent outrage remains muted at best.

The Invisible Tsunami

Negah Mouzoon | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Negah Mouzoon

We've all heard allusions to a "tsunami" of regulations battering U.S. businesses. The reality is there is no "tsunami" and federal agencies are late on completing nearly 80 percent of the rules by congressionally mandated deadlines.

Sharon Silke Carty

Automakers Ignoring Car Seat Standards: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Attention, parents of young children: You may be installing your child's car seat incorrectly. But that's not your fault. Carmakers are, in la...

Deadly Crash Was No Mere Accident

Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Sharon Silke Carty

There will be plenty of tears for Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal columnist of wide-renown and a friend. He was beloved by many. I worry that even though a huge community of people will grieve Zaslow, most will accept his death as a tragic accident, something completely unpreventable that could happen to any of us.

Sharon Silke Carty

Scientists Debate If Another Culprit Triggered Toyota's Sudden Acceleration Problem: Tin Whiskers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Even as Toyota has reckoned with a wrenching crisis of confidence, acknowledging reports that some of its best-selling vehicles have been prone to acc...

Car Crazy China: Where Ego and Anxiety Collide

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Parking spaces are far and few in between. Highways are choked with bumper-to-bumper traffic. Even car washes are rare. Still, people buy. The question is, "Why?"

Does the U.S. Trade Rep. Secretly Love Higher Tariffs?

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lori Wallach

For a guy who loves "free trade" and is supposed to represent U.S. workers and businesses, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk seems way too comfy with tariffs being slapped on American exports.

After the Hummer: 10 More Vehicles We Can Do Without

Catherine Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Catherine Lutz

With the reviled Hummer gone, what stands to replace it as the vehicle that earns its owners the booby prize as the car Americans love to hate?

Regulation and the Betweeners

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

It's amazing how crazed people get anytime somebody says "Do you want bureaucrats to get between you and your (name it)?". It's the red meat that sends red-blooded Americans into a frenzied red state of mind.

Future Cars, Now: The Next Steps To Fight Global Warming

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Getting the next generation of cars right isn't just good for the planet. It's good for American jobs. It's good for the economy. It's even good for the carmakers.

How Does a Bill Become a Law? Scandals Required.

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Would we today have laws on drug safety, auto safety, campaign finance ceilings without Sherri Finkbein, GM's detective tailing Ralph Nader, Watergate and Goldman Sachs? Are scandals to Congress what oxygen is to life?

Toyota: Learning the Wrong Lessons?

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Rose

If Toyota is embracing the lessons of the old GM, there might be a glimmer of hope for the former big three that are now producing vehicles that actually do rival the competition.