Statements

NHTSA Grants Center for Auto Safety Hyundai/Kia Petition; Government 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 …

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Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to Department of Transportation Regarding Third Version of Voluntary Driverless Car Guidance

December 4, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700  Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to Department of Transportation Regarding Third Version of Voluntary Driverless Car Guidance —Calls For Safety Requirements Yesterday, the Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”) submitted comments to the Department of Transportation’s (“DOT”) …

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Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding Reports  AV START Act Will Be Attached to Year-End Government Spending Bill

Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding Reports  AV START Act Will Be Attached to Year-End Government Spending Bill Driverless vehicles, we are told, are going to change everything about cars and transportation, but when it comes to driverless car policies, it is business as usual in Washington with back room …

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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 …

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Center for Auto Safety Statement on DOT Voluntary AV Guidance Version 3.0

Today, the Department of Transportation has released a third version of voluntary guidance for automated driving systems which perfectly captures this administration’s approach to protecting people: get out of the way and let industry drive.  Despite deaths, injuries, and crashes involving a variety of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle technology across …

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Center for Auto Safety Calls on NHTSA to Keep NCAP Independent of Manufacturers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700   Center for Auto Safety Calls on NHTSA to Keep NCAP Independent of Manufacturers Recommends Introduction of a “Silver Star” for Older Americans and a Pedestrian Safety Component to the Ratings Program   At a public meeting at …

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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 NHTSA does not enforce …

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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 submission of …

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Center for Auto Safety Calls on NHTSA to Investigate 2011-2014 Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe for Fire Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Calls on NHTSA to Investigate 2011-2014 Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe for Fire Hazards The Center for Auto Safety—the nation’s premier independent non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, …

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