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'Inadequate Safety Culture' to Blame for Uber's Automated Vehicle Crash

'Inadequate Safety Culture' to Blame for Uber's Automated Vehicle Crash

During a board meeting held to determine the probable cause of the March 2018 crash in Tempe, Ariz., the NTSB said an Uber Technologies Inc. division’s “inadequate safety culture” contributed to the fatal collision between an Uber automated test vehicle and a pedestrian.

November 24, 2019

Tesla's Smart Summon Causing Collisions

Tesla's Smart Summon Causing Collisions

One user's Tesla was backed into by another car; another user's social media post shows a Tesla narrowly avoiding a collision with a different car in parking lot.

September 30, 2019

LexisNexis Introduces Tool that Finds Correct Owners of Recalled Vehicles
What Happens When Autonomous Technology Goes Wrong?
Mazda Recalls Three Models for Engine Software

Mazda Recalls Three Models for Engine Software

Mazda is recalling approximately 262,220 2018-2019 CX-5 compact SUVs and Mazda6 midsize sedans, as well as 2019 Mazda3 compact sedans because a software error in the powertrain control module may cause the engine to stall.

July 15, 2019

1 in 6 Uber, Lyft Vehicles Have Current Safety Recall, Study Finds
Recalls Rise 13%, Affected Vehicles Fall in 2018

Recalls Rise 13%, Affected Vehicles Fall in 2018

While the number of recalls increased to 914 in 2018 as compared to 810 in 2017, the number of affected vehicles fell to 29.3 million as compared with 30.6 million in 2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.

April 8, 2019

New Jersey Forming Autonomous Vehicle Task Force
Las Vegas Digitizes Roadway Info for Autonomous Vehicle Testing
Kia Recalls Vehicles Again to Address Engine Fires

Kia Recalls Vehicles Again to Address Engine Fires

Despite the government shutdown, Kia is recalling approximately 68,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a fuel injector pipe issue that can potentially lead to engine fires, reports the Associated Press.

January 17, 2019

NHTSA Suspends Recall Updates During Federal Shutdown
Autonomous Vehicle Coalition Forms to Educate Public

Autonomous Vehicle Coalition Forms to Educate Public

A diverse group of automakers, non-profits and other industry stakeholders have launched PAVE — a new coalition dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about the safety benefits of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles.

January 7, 2019

NICB Offers Auto Theft Public Service Announcement
16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

About 16.7 million of the faulty Takata air-bag inflators still haven't been replaced about three years after federal regulators began to oversee a broad-ranging recall of the defective inflators that have caused at least 15 deaths in the U.S., according to a new report.

December 26, 2018

AAA Predicts Holiday Traffic Congestion

AAA Predicts Holiday Traffic Congestion

More than 102 million people will be on the nation's roadways this holiday season, marking a 4.4% increase over last year and an all-time record high since AAA began tracking holiday vehicle travel in 2001.

December 17, 2018