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Faulty Takata airbag problem remains far from over

Jason Levine works with the Center for Auto Safety in Washington D.C. He says the recall is taking so long, many people have forgotten they’re driving with dangerous airbags. Worse yet, he says many people are buying used vehicles without thinking twice whether they’ve been fixed, when it should be …

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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 …

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Advantages of connected cars come with cybersecurity risks

This opinion piece written by the Center’s Executive Director, Jason Levine, originally appeared in Axios.  The internet connectivity built into most new vehicles enables all sorts of conveniences — news, entertainment, weather and even over-the-air software updates from the manufacturer. The downside: Connected cars are incredibly easy to hack. The …

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