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Internal Takata documents reveal that from 2000 to 2010, US engineers raised concerns about altered data from airbag inflator tests.


Toyota will recall 1.6 million vehicles in Japan and Europe to replace their passenger-side Takata airbag inflators, but the problem doesn't affect vehicles sold in the US.


Ford will no longer use Takata's airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate propellant on future vehicles and will seek new suppliers for the parts.


Early Projections Show 8.1-Percent Increase in Fatalities In First Half Of 2015

In some respects, there's never been a safer time to ride in a car. The number of vehicle occupants killed in traffic accidents dipped to 21,022 in 2014, according to the federal agency that tracks the numbers. It's the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1975.


Ford creates a 'drugged driving suit' with the help of German scientists. It lets drivers simulate what it's like to drive under the effects of certain drugs.


A Central Texas police officer and some good Samaritans have saved a driver from a burning car in a rescue captured on patrol car video.


Hyundai will recall 304,900 examples of the 2011-2012 Sonata because their brake lights might not shut off.


BMW will recall 7,162 examples of the 2016 5 Series because a bent anchor in the rear seat could prevent the proper latching of a child safety seat.


Police in Canada arrested a drunk-driving mom after her terrified 9-year-old called 911 on her last week.


Kia will recall 256,459 units of the 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV because potential separation in the steering assembly can cause drivers to lose control.


No More Speed Limits!

The FIA granted approval to the Nürburgring's owners for seven proposed safety changes. After the upgrades, there will no longer be speed limits on the famous track for next year.


Airbag Supplier Only On Hook For 35 Percent of 'Record,' Payments Spread Over 5 Years

The record-breaking fine federal authorities handed down to airbag manufacturer Takata last week might be chump change.


AAA Calls On Manufacturers To Stop Dropping Spares From New Cars

Automakers are shedding weight from vehicles any way they can in their attempts to meet stricter federal fuel-economy requirements. That includes eliminating spare tires.


A motorists in Spain shot video of a Ford Focus driving down the road while balancing a heavy white van.


Mark Rosekind says every pupil deserves a three-point belt

The government agency charged with keeping motorists out of harm's way has long lauded seat belts as "the single most effective way" vehicle occupants can keep themselves safe. For years, it has also opposed efforts to require seat belts on school buses. As contradictions go, that's a doozy.


Honda, Toyota, and Mazda have all opted to drop airbag inflator supplier Takata, while other Japanese stalwarts consider a similar move.


Toyota is recalling 31,000 units of the Avalon and Lexus ES. The pre-collision system can misidentify objects in the road as a hazard and activate the brakes, potentially leading to a crash.


DOT Officials Take Unprecedented Actions To Speed Repairs

As investigators searched for clues about why certain airbags showered motorists with deadly amounts of metal fragments, the company that made the defective devices thwarted their queries.


Costumes Test Ability Of Google's Autonomous Software In Discerning Odd Shapes

Do self-driving cars get spooked by vampires? That's one of the questions Google set out to answer over the past weekend when dozens of trick-or-treaters visited the company's Mountain View, California headquarters.


Volvo is attempting to curb collisions with kangaroos, which represent a major problem for motorists in Australia.


A bar in Salt Lake City transformed its bathrooms into jail cells in an effort to curb drunk driving amongst its patrons last week.

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