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Canada quietly concludes additional auto talks with Japan

Canada quietly concludes additional auto talks with Japan

Canada and Japan have agreed to additional trade rules on motor vehicle safety and environmental standards, according to a side letter tabled in the House of Commons Tuesday. The new measures take effect with the rest of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade ...

U.S. ends safety probe into nearly 50,000 Ford police vehicles

U.S. ends safety probe into nearly 50,000 Ford police vehicles

WASHINGTON -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is closing an investigation into nearly 50,000 Ford Motor Co. Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles over reports of sudden brake failures, it said on Tuesday, without seeking a recall. The probe, opened in April 2015, was prompted ...

Uber Details Safety Reforms for Its Embattled Self-Driving Vehicle Unit

Uber Details Safety Reforms for Its Embattled Self-Driving Vehicle Unit

Uber Technologies Inc. vowed to improve the safety of its self-driving vehicles as it looks to resume testing of the technology suspended earlier this year after one of its cars struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian. In a lengthy report Friday, the ride-hailing giant said it would improve its ...

Mercedes faces U.S. probe into recall-notice practices

Mercedes faces U.S. probe into recall-notice practices

NEW YORK -- Mercedes-Benz USA is under investigation by U.S. safety regulators who say the automaker may be taking too long to send safety recall notices to car owners and inform the government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told the automaker that it found numerous ...

Nvidia delivers its self-driving car safety report to the feds

Nvidia delivers its self-driving car safety report to the feds

Nvidia, one of the world’s best known manufacturers of computer graphics cards, released its autonomous driving safety report on Tuesday. The Santa Clara-based company, which for several years has been engaged in a high-stakes venture to build the “brains” that power self-driving cars for major ...

7 of the safest cars on the road

7 of the safest cars on the road

New 2019 cars are rolling into auto dealerships around the U.S. That makes it the perfect time to look at which models cars get top safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, plus some updated ratings for 2018s vehicles. IIHS does crash tests to measure how well a vehicle ...

Impaired driving warnings rise as more states, Canada legalize pot

Impaired driving warnings rise as more states, Canada legalize pot

WASHINGTON -- U.S. transportation safety officials are sounding the alarm on drug-impaired driving, calling for state and federal regulators to do more to tackle the growing problem as states grapple with prescription drug abuse and adopt a more permissive stance on marijuana. And on Wednesday, ...

The USA built off-road motor home for a million dollars

The USA built off-road motor home for a million dollars

Company EarthRoamer of Colorado, specializing in the creation of expeditionary vehicles, unveiled its new project called the XV-XD. The car is twice as long as Mercedes-Maybach S600 is designed for the comfortable journey to the most unexplored places. EarthRoamer XV-HD is built on the platform ...

For BMW owners will create TECH superkey

For BMW owners will create TECH superkey

Finally, automakers began to seriously increase the functionality of the keys, turning them into a truly high-tech gadgets. New Keychain for BMW 7 Series resembles rather a small smartphone, rather than banal device to unlock the car. But most importantly, with the key can be remotely "steer". ...

U.S. Investigates Failing Air Bags in Hyundai, Kia Cars

U.S. Investigates Failing Air Bags in Hyundai, Kia Cars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Saturday it is opening a probe into why some air bags failed to deploy in Hyundai and Kia vehicles after crashes in which four people were reportedly killed and another six injured. The agency said it was ...