The US Department of Energy chooses the 10 sites, including two in California and others in Michigan, Iowa and Pennsylvania, where testing of autonomous vehicles can take place.
Seventy-eight American cities submitted applications for the Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge. On Saturday, the DOT announced finalists.
GM wants to use Gentex's Full Display Mirror in the Cadillac CT6 and the Chevy Bolt EV. Yesterday, the NHTSA said that would be just fine.
It's been a banner month for self-driving cars. At CES, at least a dozen companies made significant announcements related to autonomous vehicle development. For a few days, the future of transportation was there for anyone who cared to step away from a blackjack table to witness.
Back in December, the Department of Transportation won a long-sought increase in the maximum fine it could levy against automakers who flouted federal safety standards. Lawmakers tripled the amount from $35 million to $105 million for each violation.
In an effort to stem a tide of safety crises, 18 automakers reached a voluntary agreement with federal regulators on principles designed to improve safety.
The United States wants to spend $4 billion over the next decade to accelerate the development of autonomous cars. US Transportation Department Secretary Anthony Foxx made the announcement in Detroit on Thursday.
The collision-avoidance system could warn bus drivers of pedestrians and bicyclists. It could also help city planners prevent crashes before they happen.
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.
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt plans to discuss issue with US counterparts.
Certain car owners whose Chrysler vehicles contain dangerous defects will soon have a way to get rid of their lemons without losing money.
The Obama administration has proposed tough new fuel economy standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans.
After a one-year investigation, NHTSA is implementing changes to improve its oversight of vehicle safety. The agency is also asking an independent, three-person panel to monitor how these improvements are implemented.
NHTSA and the US Department of Transportation are holding a public hearing on July 2 into FCA US' response to 20 recalls from between 2013 and 2015. The Feds are also requiring the automaker to submit detailed documents about each of these campaigns by June 1.
The Department of Transportation is fining Graco $10 million for delaying its recall of 6.1 million car seats last year. The safety campaign began because latches on some of the company's products could be very difficult to unfasten, which could put children in danger.
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx believes the Office of Defects Management, which investigates recalls, is under-employed and needs a higher budget. He's hoping to triple the amount of money the office receives under President Obama's proposed budget.
The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are adding crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support to the list of recommended safety features under the New Car Assessment Program. They are not mandated technologies, simply encouraged for new vehicle buyers.
"Right now, there are so many structurally deficient bridges in America that, if you lined them up end-to-end, they'd stretch from Boston to Miami."
At this point, there's little question that General Motors deserves the bulk of the blame for not recalling the millions of vehicles affected by the ignition switch problem earlier than it did. And to a large degree, GM is facing the music and accepting blame for its mistakes, even if that acceptance won't bring back the 13 or more deaths attributed to the faulty components. But
General Motors has agreed to a $35-million fine levied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration following its delayed reporting of the deadly ignition switch problem that has affected millions of the company's vehicles.