Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding NHTSA Oversight Hearings on June 19 and 20

For Immediate Release June 19, 2019 Contact: Jason Levine, jlevine@autosafety.org or 202-328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding NHTSA Oversight Hearings on June 19 and 20 Senate and House Committees Call Deputy Administrator King to Testify The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that pedestrian, b

Center for Auto Safety Testifies Before Congress on Safety Technology

May 23, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Levine, JLevine@autosafety.org or phone at 202-328-7700. CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEED FOR MANDATORY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS TO PROMOTE AUTO SAFETY TECHNOLOGY   On behalf of the Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”), Executive Director

Center for Auto Safety Calls on NHTSA to Reject GM and Nuro Exemptions from Federal Safety Standards

May 20, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Brooks, mbrooks@autosafety.org,  202-328-7700. CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY CALLS ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION TO REJECT REQUESTS BY GENERAL MOTORS AND NURO TO BE EXEMPTED FROM FEDERAL SAFETY RULES IN ORDER TO DEPLOY UNPROVEN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY Today, the Center for

Center for Auto Safety Calls on Congress to Preserve NHTSA Safety Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2019 Contact: Grace Garver, (202) 328-7700, ggarver@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Calls on Congress to Preserve NHTSA Safety Funding  Despite over 100 Americans being killed by tragic crashes on our roads every day, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has requested an 11% reduction in resources fo

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Melting Dashboards: Consumers Demand Answers, Recall From Nissan

“Nissan’s refusal to do the right thing has been dangerous and amounts to ignoring the safety concerns of a blinding glare in addition to the unacceptable cosmetic damage that results. As we enter the summer…Cars get hot in the sun and Nissan’s resistance to recalling and repairing vehicles with this obvious flaw will now continue t

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year

Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit consumer group, said NHTSA appears to be paralyzed in the GM case. Information provided by GM thus far isn’t sufficient for NHTSA to approve the petition, said Levine, who questions the validity of some tests done for GM. He questioned the need for a delay by NHTSA in mak

Driverless Car Bill May Return to Senate – Soon

Jason Levine, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, took issue with the original AV START Act for requiring few new standards on issues such as cybersecurity, crash data reporting, and safety. “To continue this hands-off approach only encourages a race to the bottom by non-traditional automakers getting their immature technology o

Tesla Driver Sleeps Behind Wheel on California Highway

We join NBC Nightly News to discuss the dangers of treating Driver Assist technology as if it were “driverless.”

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