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

NHTSA Grants Center for Auto Safety Hyundai/Kia Petition; Goverment Will Investigate Thousands of Non-Crash Fires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2019 Contact: Michael Brooks, (202) 328-7700, mbrooks@autosafety.org Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, Center for Auto Safety on NHTSA granting the Center’s 2018 petition to investigate Kia and Hyundai vehicle fires: “It is long past time for the full power of the federal government to be br

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GM’s Driverless Car Strategy Questioned By Safety Group

“The path to the successful introduction of autonomous vehicle technology in the consumer marketplace must be paved with objective, measurable, repeatable safety demonstrations – in simulation, on test tracks, and in controlled environments. The risks of failure on this journey are not only to the people who will be in danger from unproven and

Risks of Buying a Used Car and What the Dealership Isn’t Telling You

The Center speaks with NBC Los Angeles about the dangers of buying a used recall car

Auto safety regulator scraps its proposal to prevent unintended acceleration

But Jason Levine, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, said it will take years to find out whether automakers installed the systems due to the threat of a regulation or could remove them without the regulation pending. “What we know today is that with no requirement, there is no performance standard for the throttle control

Despite deaths, injuries and recalls, air bags still save lives

“The horror of this type of defect is that you don’t need it until you need it, and when you do need it, it’s now going to be hurting you,” said Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety in Washington, D.C. “A defective safety product is just as terrible as defective brakes or a steering wheel that

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