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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.


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.


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.


Takata has been fined $70M by the US Department of Transportation, and Honda drops and publicly denounces the airbag supplier. Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.


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.


Mini is recalling 86,000 early models over concerns that the power steering can fail, and this isn't the first time the automaker has had problems with the steering gear on first-gen Coopers.


Nissan expands a recall over potential fuel line leak to include more than 46,000 Altimas and Maximas from the 2013 to 2016 model years.


Maserati and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have expanded an earlier recall of the 2014 Quattroporte GTS to include nearly 1,000 units that could have problematic starter-motor cables.


Mercedes-Benz and the National Highway Traffic Administration have issued two recalls affecting certain examples of the 2015 S-Class over seat belts and starter motors.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is holding off until Thanksgiving to make a decision on the next step in the Takata inflator recall. It could compel automakers to speed up the repair process, though.


Mazda is recalling 1.37 million vehicles in the US that date back decades because a short circuit in their ignition switch could cause a fire.


NHTSA appears very likely to add even more automakers to the Takata airbag inflator campaign in the coming days.


Acura is now one of the safest brands on the market, after its entire lineup has been awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and NHTSA five-star crash ratings.


GM is recalling 10,000 examples of the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, and GMC Envoy because they don't have the right fix for an earlier safety campaign.


Nearly 32,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia crossovers from 2016 face a recall because of a fire hazard with their windshield wiper motors. GM is asking owners not to use the wipers until the problem is fixed.


As Copyright Process Nears End, Mark Rosekind Unsure of Independents' Role

The chief of the federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe said Thursday there's no way his agency could conceivably evaluate millions of lines of software code for cyber-security deficiencies. At the same time, he's not sure he wants outside help.


CEO Embraces Responsibility, Presses Federal Governent For Consistency

Volvo has an easy answer for all the hand-wringing about whose responsible when self-driving cars crash.


Honda is recalling about 6,800 examples of the 2014-2015 Accord hybrid because a problem with a voltage sensor can put them into fail-safe EV mode. The issue can eventually cause them to stall.


Nissan is recalling about 320,000 examples of the 2007-2012 Versa in North America because the salt on the roads could lead to their front suspension coil springs breaking.


Feds Seek Assistance From Some Experts, Ignore Help From Other Ones

Cars have become hacking targets, but documents show the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is struggling to address automotive cyber threats.

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