NHTSA Says Google Can Test Cars Without Drivers Or Even Steering Wheels

NHTSA Says Google Can Test Cars Without Drivers Or Even Steering Wheels

In a letter posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website this week, NHTSA told Google it can test autonomous cars without drivers, steering wheels, brake pedals, or throttle pedals. The move fits with the promise the Department of Transportation’s made in January to remove obstacles to the development of autonomous… High Gear Media Network Feed

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McLaren P1 Hit With NHTSA Recall, Dozens Of People Affected!

The McLaren P1 is a marvel of modern engineering. Still, not everything out there is perfect and the P1 is proof of this. A batch of the cars were just hit with a recall notice. The reason? A secondary hood latch could fail, which could lead to the inadvertent opening of the hood if the primary latch were accidentally engaged. That would be an… High Gear Media Network Feed

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NHTSA Officially Announces 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1, YZF-R1M Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced the recall on 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M models to correct a problem with their transmissions. As we previously reported, the issue may cause the second, third and fourth gears to break under excessive stress. The recall affects 2,921 motorcycles in the U.S. From a letter Yamaha released, we know the second gear wheel and pinion gears may break when put under high stress or from…

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New NHTSA Teams Speed Response After GM Ignition-Switch Recall

New NHTSA Teams Speed Response After GM Ignition-Switch Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created two new teams to help the agency better identify potential auto-safety problems, and respond to them more quickly. DON’T MISS: ‘Sin City Hustler’ Is A $ 1M Ford Excursion Monster Truck: Video The changes come in response to an analysis of its responses to the GM ignition-switch problems… High Gear Media Network Feed

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NHTSA Aims To Speed Implementation Of Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

NHTSA Aims To Speed Implementation Of Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

Today’s cars are, without a doubt, safer than they’ve ever been. But with ever-increasing congestion—along with seemingly infinite distractions—the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking to speed implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V), which would focus on drivers avoiding crashes, rather than simply… High Gear Media Network Feed

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NHTSA Confirms US Recall on 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M

NHTSA Confirms US Recall on 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M

Last month, we reported recalls for the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M in Canada and Australia as part of a larger recall for Ohlins rear shocks. As we expected, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has followed suit in announcing a similar recall for the U.S. market. The recall concerns the piston rod nut on Ohlins TTX36 rear shocks. On certain shocks, the nuts may not have tightened enough and may loosen, resulting in a loss of…

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2013 Ford Fusion Energi Earns NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Earns NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

The mid-size 2013 Ford Fusion lineup boasts an additional entry in the top safety ratings arena as the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earns a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid have already earned NHTSA five-star ratings. The regular… High Gear Media Network Feed

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