Tesla chief expects US to clear Model S in fires
The leader of upstart automaker Tesla Motors is confident that its Model S electric car is safe and will be cleared by a U.S. investigation into two battery fires.
Third fire in Tesla Model S reported
A Tesla Model S electric car caught fire this week after hitting road debris on a Tennessee freeway, the third fire in a Model S in the past five weeks.
US to require electric cars to make noise
A U.S. government safety agency wants electric and hybrid vehicles to make more noise when traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can hear them coming.
Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns
(AP)—Many motorists do not know it, but it is likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.
'Connected' cars would aim to keep drivers in the loop
While Google's self-driving car is getting heaps of attention, a lesser-known effort that would employ cutting-edge technologies to make regular automobiles safer is fast gaining traction.
US to examine technology for automated cars
(AP)—Cars that drive themselves may hold the potential to save thousands of lives, an Obama administration safety official said Tuesday, as the U.S. government prepares to launch a research initiative to determine the safety ...
New mileage standards would double fuel efficiency
The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell in America by 2025.
Cars that avoid crashes by talking to each other
The future of automotive safety is coming this summer to the U.S.: Cars that to talk to each other and warn drivers of impending collisions.
At a crossroads: New research predicts which cars are likeliest to run lights at intersections
In 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2.3 million automobile crashes occurred at intersections across the United States, resulting in some 7,000 deaths. More than 700 of ...
GM says electric Volt is safe despite fires
General Motors insisted Monday that its Chevrolet Volt is safe to drive despite the launch of a government probe after three of the Volt's electric batteries caught fire following safety tests.
NHTSA looking to implement new noise enhancement rules for electric vehicles
The blackbox in your car
Someday 'talking cars' may save lives
Could "talking cars" save lives? Auto companies are developing safety systems using advanced WiFi signals and GPS systems that could allow vehicles to communicate with each other on the road. The cars could then send messages ...
Toyota reports dozens of complaints about Prius brakes
Toyota Motor, reeling from a series of huge safety recalls, said Wednesday it had received dozens of complaints in North America and Japan about brake problems with its top-selling Prius hybrid.