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

Center for Auto Safety Urges Senate Committee to Reject Heidi King as NHTSA Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2019 Contact: Grace Garver, (202) 328-7700, ggarver@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Urges Senate Committee to Reject Heidi King as NHTSA Administrator Center Submits Letter Opposing the Confirmation Before Scheduled Wednesday Vote There are few products that impact as many Americans as automobiles. There is no a

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‘It kept blowing up!’: Another Kia catches fire, this time in Osceola County driveway

“Try to get to the bottom of what’s going on here and what is an appropriate remedy for people who have had these fires happen to them,” Jason Levine, of Center For Auto Safety said. June 6, 2019 OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A Kia Sportage caught fire in a driveway in Osceola County. The fire is another in a series of non-crash-relate

The star of ‘Aladdin’ claims a defect in his Tesla Model 3 led to his car wreck, and it comes from a problem area the company has known about for years

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Car safety takes a back seat for passengers in the rear

“In reality in a crash, rear-seat passengers are often at greater risk than front-seat passengers,” he said. “Over the past few decades the front seat has seen significant safety improvements, including air bags and seat belt reminders. In an era with rideshare vehicles containing far more backseat passengers than ever before, the

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