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Can Toyota Convince NHTSA To Allow High-Tech Headlights?

Can Toyota Convince NHTSA To Allow High-Tech Headlights?

In the right hands, technology is a magnificent thing. The printing press improved literacy rates and sparked the rise of the middle class. The telephone shrank the world, allowing us to speak directly with friends and relatives around the globe. The internet merged both of those inventions... read more

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Audi's matrix-beam LED lighting

Audi's Smart LED Headlights Banned In The U.S., Okay Everywhere Else

During the 2012 Super Bowl broadcast, Audi debuted a commercial that put its massively bright LED headlamps in the spotlight. The clip's vampire theme was dull, but it got... read more March 20, 2013 by  11


 
2005 Lincoln Aviator

NHTSA Nixes Probe Of Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator

In August of 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of the 2002-2005 Ford Explorer, the 2003-2005 Lincoln Aviator, and the... read more March 12, 2013 by 


 
2011 Ford Fusion Sport

2009-2011 Ford Escape, Fusion & Mercury Mariner, Milan Probed For 'Stalling'

After receiving over 180 complaints about engines stalling and surging in the Ford Escape, Ford Fusion, Mercury Mariner, and Mercury Milan, the National Highway Traffic... read more February 26, 2013 by 


 
Car accident

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Rise For First Time Since 2005

Traffic fatalities have been on the decline for a number of years, thanks in part to safer cars, increased use of safety belts, and a reduction in the number of drunk... read more February 20, 2013 by  2


 
Sleepy driver - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Are You Guilty Of Drowsy Driving? You're Not Alone

We talk a lot about drinking and driving, not to mention texting and driving, but there's another serious problem causing accidents, injuries, and fatalities across the... read more January 9, 2013 by 


 
2010 Lexus RX 350

Toyota Pays $17.35 Million Fine Over Timeliness Of Lexus Floor Mat Recall

Back in June, Toyota added the 2010 Lexus RX to a long list of vehicles that were recalled due to problems with accelerator pedals sticking beneath floor mats. That was... read more December 18, 2012 by 


 
First Scene Car Blackbox Traveling Data Recorder

As Black Boxes Become Mandatory, AAA Raises Privacy Concerns

Whether you know it or not, chances are good that the car you drive is equipped with a "black box" recorder. In fact, nearly 92% of vehicles sold in the U.S. carry them... read more December 13, 2012 by 


 
Taxi accident

U.S. Traffic Deaths Decline in 2011; Fatality Rate Hits All-Time Low

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has completed its analysis of traffic data from last year, and the findings are astonishing. In 2011, fewer people died on... read more December 11, 2012 by  1


 
seatbelt wearer

Seatbelt Usage Hits All-Time High, Thanks In Part To Southern Drivers

In August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that fewer Americans used their seatbelts in 2011. According to NHTSA, the percentage of drivers and... read more November 20, 2012 by 


 
ford advanced collision avoidance tech 006

NTSB Wants To End Distracted Driving, Mandate Safety Tech

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its 2013 "Most Wanted List". But unlike the FBI photocopies pinned up at post offices, the NTSB isn't looking for... read more November 15, 2012 by 


 
25 years of the airbag

Phony Airbags: What To Do If You Have Them On Your Car

As we mentioned yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an alert to U.S. car owners, warning them that their car could be carrying... read more October 12, 2012 by  4


 
Vince and Larry, the crash-test dummies

NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Up 9% In The First Half Of 2012

Yesterday, we mentioned that New York City saw a rise in traffic fatalities during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012. That's the city's first increase since 2007, and... read more September 28, 2012 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan

2012 Hyundai Elantra Probe Widens To 2011, 2013 Models

Earlier this year, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had launched an investigation of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. According to the Detroit... read more September 20, 2012 by 


 
2011 Honda Element

2007-2011 Honda Element Recalled For Wiring Flaw

Honda has issued a recall for Element vehicles from the 2007 - 2011 model years. However, not all Elements are affected -- only those that shipped with the trailer hitch... read more September 14, 2012 by 


 
First Scene Car Blackbox Traveling Data Recorder

NHTSA's New Rules For 'Black Box' Recorders Debut September 1

Back in April, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would soon require "black boxes", or event data recorders, on all new cars sold in the U.S... read more August 14, 2012 by 


 
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