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Findings come amid a historic expansion of recall and two more related deaths.

After spending years searching for the cause of deadly Takata airbag defects, federal officials said Wednesday they've finally found answers.

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The airbag safety crisis that has engulfed the auto industry – the one behind more than two dozens recalls from 11 different manufacturers affecting roughly 25 million vehicles over the past eight years – just got worse.

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Leaders in autonomous technology form a new coalition that seeks clear federal standards.

Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo form an organization to better prepare America's roads for self-driving technology.

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Apparently, some people use social media to brag about their texting-and-driving habits. NHTSA isn't amused.

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FAA and NHTSA to collaborate with automakers and airlines.

America's airline industry looks to take automakers under its wing to discuss sharing best practices in the interest of safety at an upcoming joint conference organized by the FAA and NHTSA.

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The side curtain airbags may have been incorrectly packed in certain 2015-16 Ford Transit vans, prompting a recall of 37,066 examples.

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While carrying out the Takata airbag inflator recall, Honda discovered that certain 2004-07 Accords were fitted with South American-spec front passenger airbag modules, so it's replacing them with US-approved units.

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NHTSA should require humans with access to a steering wheel, brake, and accelerator in autonomous vehicles, says group.

Consumer Watchdog pushes back against Google's request to fast-track autonomous driving rules.

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Some examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango may have been fitted with left front brake calipers made from the wrong type of iron, so FCA has issued a recall to check the casting dates on nearly 15,000 vehicles.

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John Krafcik, CEO of Google's autonomous program, sees bright future for performance cars.

Don't fret, car fanatics. Motorists who enjoy driving won't be idled in autonomous era, says Google's John Krafcik.

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Nissan will recall almost 47,000 2014 Rogues because the fuel pump can fail. Nissan recalled about 76,000 Rogues for the same problem last year.

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Plus: Analysis on the Chevy Camaro [and Ford F-150 Raptor's] 10-speed trans, and the freshly minted Toyota 86.

We curate the week's events with a focus on automakers' plans to roll out automatic emergency braking as a standard feature on all cars in 2022.

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Automatic Emergency Braking will be standard on virtually every passenger car sold in America by September of 2022, thanks to a new NHTSA-brokered agreement.

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An alliance of automakers representing 99 percent of the cars sold in the United States will announce a plan to make auto-emergency braking standard by 2022.

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Lack of legal cohesion is hindering the development of autonomous vehicles.

​Laws that govern self-driving car operations need to be consistent across the country, or else the United States could lose its status as a leader in autonomous development.

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Maserati is calling in over 28,000 Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans for unintended acceleration.

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A problem with a relay in the brake booster freezing over in cold temperatures has prompted Nissan to recall 46,859 Leaf EVs for an ECU refresh.

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The bolder autonomous vehicles face bigger regulatory headaches, says a new report.

Manufacturers that choose to build self-driving cars that hew closely to the design of traditional vehicles will enjoy a ride in the fast lane, while manufacturers that push for more unconventional designs face roadblocks.

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Safety watchdog details dangers children face due to 'seatback collapse.'

Have parents unknowingly been putting their kids in the wrong seat all along?

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Despite efforts to eliminate fatalities, they're instead increasing at historic rates.

Pedestrian deaths are increasing at the fastest rate recorded since record keeping began more than four decades ago. Researchers project a 10-percent year-over-year increase in pedestrian deaths in 2015.

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A problem with the rear seatbelts in some examples of the 2015-16 Transit van has prompted Ford and the NHTSA to issue a recall for 48,990 vehicles in the United States.

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