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Over 1.7M Hondas Probed for Unexpected Automatic Braking

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that the automatic emergency braking systems on more than 1.7 million newer Hondas can stop the vehicles for no reason. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 278 …

Progressive Says Technology Pulling Auto Safety in Opposite Directions

While automakers are making progress in including lifesaving automatic safety devices with their latest vehicles, advances in another kind of technology may be having the opposite effect on auto safety. According to a new report by Progressive, the increasing availability …

Buttigieg Vows Help as US Car Fatalities Keep Spiking Higher

WASHINGTON (AP)–Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is vowing to help stem rising traffic fatalities, releasing a broad-based strategy aimed at reducing speed, redesigning roads and boosting car safety features such as automatic emergency braking. Buttigieg told The Associated Press that new …

U.S. to Seek Automated Braking Requirement for Heavy Trucks

DETROIT (AP) — In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks. The Department of Transportation, which includes the National …

Study: Electronics Could Stop 40% of Big Truck Rear Crashes

DETROIT — Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group …

Viewpoint: The Role of Driver-Assistance Technology in Accident Reconstruction

Self-driving cars aren’t here yet, but Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) are widespread. These systems can independently warn drivers of potential risks, steer, brake and accelerate. Accident reconstruction experts can already see the influence of ADAS in the crash data …

U.S. Probes Nissan’s Top Model Over Sudden Unintended Braking

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Nissan Motor Co.’s top-selling model after hundreds of drivers complained a safety system is prone to suddenly triggering the brakes for no apparent reason. More than 840 Nissan Rogue drivers have …