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Asleep at the Wheel

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

In 2004, GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had a secret meeting in which the attendees inexplicably agreed that cars that stalled on the road all by themselves was not necessarily a safety problem.

GM Website Gave False Information About Recalls

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business

The General Motors website dedicated to informing the public about GM car recalls, including those related to a deadly ignition switch problem, has be...

There Were 'Likely' More Than 13 Deaths In Recalled GM Cars

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

(Adds detail from GM, NHTSA, Center for Auto Safety) By Paul Lienert DETROIT, May 23 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators ...

Why GM's $35 Million Fine Is Just The Beginning

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' agreement to pay a $35 million federal fine for concealing defects in small-car ignition switches and to give the gov...

Hey, Auto Industry: Eyes Straight Ahead!

Jay Winsten | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jay Winsten

When it comes to distracted driving, the auto industry has an inherent conflict of interest, and cannot be the final arbiter of guidelines to curb the problem.

GM 'Punishes' Engineers For Alleged Cover-Up

AP | By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 millio...

General Motors: Another Slap on the Wrist for a Crime in the Suites

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We spend many more resources policing and prosecuting crime in the streets than crime in the suites, even though corporate crime is much more costly in terms of death, injury and disease.

'G.M. Flaw' and the Deeply Flawed Regulatory System

Karl Grossman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Karl Grossman

From national administration to administration, corporations have run roughshod and those who are supposed to protect us from the danger and death these industries cause have regularly not done their jobs.

GM Recall Prompts Federal Investigation

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

By Emily Flitter and Aruna Viswanatha and Ben Klayman NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are examining whether General Mot...

"V to V" Will Make Driving Safer

Steve Parker | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Steve Parker

Vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V to V) is being tested by Ford which becomes the first major American carmaker to try and get cars and trucks to "talk...

Hydrogen EVs All the Rage at Auto Shows

Steve Parker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Steve Parker

Honda, Hyundai and Toyota all announced they will have hydrogen-powered cars for sale by 2015. The news was made during media days for the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows, both of which open to the public this weekend.

Kevin Short

'Like Taking Candy From a Baby': NY State Troopers Crack Down on Cell Phones

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology

Coasting down the tree-lined Sprain Brook Parkway outside New York City, State Trooper Imani Kirkland scans his eyes from driver to driver, on the pro...

Kevin Short

States Answer Cell Phone Use On The Road With Bans But Fatalities Persist

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

Citizens and lawmakers nationwide are increasingly aware that using a cell phone while driving is the safety equivalent of taking the wheel after a fe...

Chrysler Recalls 2.7 Million Older Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty SUVs

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business

DETROIT — Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant posture and avoiding a possible public r...

Ford Under Federal Investigation For Safety Issues

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

DETROIT -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will investigate problems with stalling or surging engines in nearly 725,000 For...

Noisy Cars Are Actually A Good Thing, Government Decides

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology

DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. government safety agency wants electric and hybrid vehicles to make more noise when traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can...

Car Safety Initially Considered "Undesirable" by Manufacturers, the Government and Consumers

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Kate Kelly

In late November 2012 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the results of a new seat belt survey. While there are statistical v...

Buckle Up For (Un)Safety

AP | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Altima vehicles that total about 13,900 because its bolts could become loose and fall...

154,000 Cars Recalled

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Ford is recalling more than 154,000 Fiesta subcompacts to fix a problem with the side air bags. The company says that if the front passeng...

Talking Leadership and Innovation With Victor Mendez of the Federal Highway Administration

Tom Fox | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Victor Mendez is administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports state and local governments in the design, construction and maintenance of the nation's highway system.

Obama Fuel Regulations Mean Dramatic Changes For Cars

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new ...

From the Hill to the Highway: David Strickland's Leadership Road Map

Tom Fox | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

David Strickland is the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency dedicated to reducing automotive crash-related injuries and fatalities while ensuring safety on the nation's roadways.

Toyota Recalls Over 775,000 SUVs And Sedans

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it's recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. to fix a suspension problem that co...

Popular Cars May Be At Risk Of Catching On Fire

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business

* Potential engine fires in 106,800 Grand Cherokees * NHTSA also explores rear differential failures in Dodge Ram * 230...

Ford Recalling More Than 10,000 Vehicles

AP | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 10,000 redesigned 2013 Escape SUVs to fix carpet padding that could get in the way of braking. Ford ...