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AVs Don’t Need to Be Regulated Yet, Car Safety Chief Says

The US federal government doesn’t need to impose autonomous vehicle regulations yet and continues to take a voluntary approach to their safety, the Transportation Department’s ranking safety official says. “A need to regulate has not yet been demonstrated with these nascent technologies,” because connected and autonomous vehicle technologies are still …

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US agency urges automakers to speed up Takata recalls

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is urging automakers to speed up replacement of potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement Friday that Heidi King, it’s top official, has met with 19 affected companies urging them to accelerate the …

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NHTSA: More than 400 Kia, Hyundai vehicle fires

ORLANDO, Fla. — A WESH 2 News investigation of vehicle fires now has the government revealing it’s received at least 402 complaints of fires in vehicles built by Kia and sister company, Hyundai. That’s according to complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and obtained by WESH 2 …

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