Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, on the apparent refusal by Hyundai and Kia to testify at US Senate hearing.

Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, on the apparent refusal by Hyundai and Kia to testify at US Senate hearing on November 14 regarding hundreds unexplained vehicle fires: “Until Hyundai and Kia are willing to take responsibility for the 3 million vehicles on the road that could burst into flames at any minute—with no apparent warn

Center for Auto Safety Petitions NHTSA to Begin Rulemaking to Immediately Mandate Submission of Safety Information by Companies Testing Self-Driving Technology on Public Road

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Petitions NHTSA to Begin Rulemaking to Immediately Mandate Submission of Safety Information by Companies Testing Self-Driving Technology on Public Roads The Center for Auto Safety—the nation’s premier independent non-profi

Following Center for Auto Safety recall request over non-collision fires in 2.9 million Kia and Hyundai vehicles, U.S. Senate schedules a hearing with manufacturer CEO on November 14.

Nelson: Kia, Hyundai CEOs asked to appear before Congress WASHINGTON – The CEOs of Kia and Hyundai have been asked to appear before Congress next month to answer questions regarding a series of vehicle fires affecting the automakers, according to Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL). The move comes in response to a growing

Center for Auto Safety Demands Recall of 2.9 Million 2011-2014 Kia and Hyundai Vehicles After Almost One Non-Collision Fire Report Every Day for Four Months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Demands Recall of 2.9 Million 2011-2014 Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe, and 2010-2015 Kia Soul Vehicles After Almost One Non-Collision Fire Report Every Day for Four Months   The Center

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Combustible Kias? Owners report vehicles going up in flames

“In May, we started noticing reports of a significant number of Kias and Hyundais catching on fire in what we call a non-collision fire,” said Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, an independent consumer watchdog. “We started getting reports of this on Sonatas and Santa Fes and Sorentos and Optimas and we said there

Feds defend voluntary robot car regulations

“Since the passage of the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act in 2015, drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists have served as human guinea pigs across the United States without even the minimal requirement that those testing autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle technology make public information demonstrating t

Expert Voices: AV diagnostic systems needed for road safety but easy to hack

Under current regulations, vehicles must allow connection to their diagnostic systems for analysis and repair. This access point is crucial for ensuring that both conventional and future self-driving cars are safe on the road, yet it is vulnerable to hacking by physical and wireless intrusions. Why it matters: Autonomous vehicles are highly depende

Senate panel wants Hyundai, Kia to testify on engine fire reports

“We’re glad to see Sen. [Bill] Nelson and the Congress committee call Hyundai and Kia up to explain to the Senate and, more broadly, the American people exactly why so many of their cars are catching on fire and what they plan on doing to fix the problem,” Levine told Automotive News. “If they’re not going to provide the answers dire

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