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Mobile Phone ‘Simplicity’ Proposed As Next Step For Safety By NHTSA

THU, 1 DEC, 2016

America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has suggested mobile phone companies alter their products to offer nothing b...

Hacking Of Vehicle Computer Systems Under Focus In North America

WED, 14 SEP, 2016

The shift towards autonomous driving and other increasingly sophisticated in-car computer systems brings an increased risk of hacking.

NHTSA Airbag Inflator Investigations Expand Further Beyond Takata

MON, 8 AUG, 2016

The USA’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will expand its investigations into airbag inflator units after the death of...

Honda Takata Airbag Recall Expanded - Another 21 Million Vehicles Targeted

TUE, 17 MAY, 2016

Honda continues to be hit hardest by the Takata airbag saga, with the Japanese carmaker announcing that its recall program has been further expanded.

FCA Recall: More Than One Million Cars Affected By 'Park' Shifter Design Flaw

SAT, 23 APR, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled more than 1.1 million cars with automatic transmissions due to a design quirk in the way the shifter op...

Takata Fined US$70m For Unsafe Airbag Propellant

WED, 4 NOV, 2015

United States regulators have handed down a US$70 million (AU$97.5 million) fine to airbag manufacturer Takata as part of an agreement made with sa...

Standard Autonomous Emergency Braking For Majority Of New Cars In The US

SAT, 19 SEP, 2015

New cars in the US are about to be given a significant boost to safety, with a group of mainstream carmakers agreeing to roll out standard Autonomo...

NHTSA Details New Alcohol ‘Smart Car’ Tech To Tackle Drink Driving: Video

THU, 11 JUN, 2015

Technology that can detect if a driver is over the legal blood-alcohol limit simply through smell and touch may soon be available in almost every n...

Takata Admits To Faulty Airbags As Recall Becomes The Biggest In History

WED, 20 MAY, 2015

Australia has seen three wide-reaching airbag recalls in the past week, and now the manufacturer has finally admitted that its product is faulty.

Nissan, Toyota Recall Nearly 300,000 Cars In Australia For Airbag Defect

THU, 14 MAY, 2015

The Australian arms of Nissan and Toyota have both expanded the scope of their individual recalls to address potential defects in airbags manufactu...

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