Center for Auto Safety Statement on Myths and Facts of AV START Act

In recent weeks, certain U.S. Senators and elements of the auto industry, have insisted the entire future driverless cars is dependent upon swift approval of the AV START Act. The need they claim for speed is so great there’s no time to debate the merits or details of the bill in public, instead the bill must be attached to a must pass piece of l

Center for Auto Safety Statement on DOT Inspector General Report: NHTSA is Failing on Recall Oversight

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General’s report confirms the Center for Auto Safety’s long-held concerns that NHTSA is failing the American public by taking a hands-off approach to recall oversight. The agency’s records indicate sloppy and incomplete documentation of manufacturer recalls, and it is well documented

Center for Auto Safety Responds to Flawed Supplement to GM’s Petition for Inconsequentiality Regarding Takata Airbag Inflators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Responds to Flawed Supplement to GM’s Petition for Inconsequentiality Regarding Takata Airbag Inflators Washington, D.C.—The Center for Auto Safety has submitted a letter to NHTSA in response to General Motors’ (GM) recent

On Second Anniversary of NHTSA Investigation into Carbon Monoxide Leaks in 2011-2017 Ford Explorers Center for Auto Safety Renews Call for Ford Recall Based on Consumer Complaints the Ford “Fix” Does Not Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org On Second Anniversary of NHTSA Investigation into Carbon Monoxide Leaks in 2011-2017 Ford Explorers Center for Auto Safety Renews Call for Ford Recall Based on Consumer Complaints the Ford “Fix” Does Not Work Washington, D.C.—Today, on the sec

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When AVs crash, limited data access can impede investigations

This opinion piece, written by Center for Auto Safety Executive Director Jason Levine, originally appeared in Axios. In these early stages of development, autonomous vehicles raise pressing questions whenever they crash, especially if the accident involves injury or death. But when the drivers may be either computers or humans, it becomes much hard

Man Says His Hyundai Caught Fire With Daughters Inside

Jason Tellefsen said he was driving his daughters home from school when he saw smoke coming from his car. “I had the girls in the backseat and all of a sudden the whole car just shut off,” he said. Tellefsen said he pulled over on the side of the road. That’s when he realized his 2012 Hyundai Sonata was on fire. He pulled his girls ou

A Safety-Minded Makeover for a Dangerous Brand

“It is certainly commendable that Uber would make it easier for its customers to more quickly dial 911 when they are in danger either because of an Uber driver’s behavior, or because of a crash,” Levine told me over email, “but this announcement appears to be addressing the symptom as opposed to the cause of Uber’s safety problems.” “

Goodyear CEO Learned About Deadly RV Tire Failures As Early As 2008, Court Docs Suggest

Jason Levine, the Center for Auto Safety’s executive director, said the new documents “confirm our long-held belief that Goodyear has been hiding deadly incidents involving their tires from the public and the U.S. government for many years.” “Yet, our fight to bring full transparency regarding the dangers of the G159 tires, and the unconsci

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