Regulation And Safety

Drivers are unaware of limitations in vehicle safety technologies, study finds

A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that many drivers are still unaware of the limitations of safety technologies in their vehicles.

Calif. heat, foul air set stage for Trump tailpipe debate

To test how Americans feel about its plan for rolling back car and truck pollution standards, the Trump administration is holding an initial public hearing on Monday in Fresno, Calif.

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NTSB calls for safety measures to combat surge in pedestrian deaths

The National Transportation Safety Board proposed a three-pronged approach to combat pedestrian fatalities, which have soared. The board called for NHTSA to establish guidelines for improvements to vehicle design, such as better headlight standards and pedestrian-detection systems.

California, other states set to challenge Trump over relaxed emissions rules

Democratic leaders in three states warned again Friday they are ready to challenge the Trump administration in court, alleging abuse of power, if it moves ahead with plans to weaken tailpipe emission standards, and they criticized the auto industry for welching on a national agreement to roughly double fuel economy targets.

Court challenge to CAFE review looms

Plaintiffs fighting the Trump administration's decision to cap vehicle fuel economy at 2020 model year levels question whether the EPA properly followed administrative law when it reopened the Obama administration's January 2017 decision.

UPDATED: 9/13/18 2:42 pm ET
GM to recall 1.2M pickups, SUVs for steering problem

General Motors is recalling more than 1.2 million full-size pickups and SUVs globally because of a potential steering problem that could increase the risk of a crash. GM, according to a spokesman, is aware of 30 accidents resulting in two injuries because of the defect. No deaths have been reported.

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