US safety agency offers online recall check
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
Drivers beware: Your air bag may not deploy
Here's an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: They don't always deploy when drivers—or regulators—expect them to.
Research project focuses on the interaction between cyclists and drivers
As an important contribution to traffic safety, the communication between cyclists and motor vehicle drivers is currently being examined by a scientific project under way in Vienna. Both infrastructure and ...
US to require rearview cameras in new vehicles
The U.S. Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in many new vehicles—an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.
US closes investigation of Tesla battery fires
The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog has closed an investigation into Tesla electric car battery fires after the company said it would install more shields beneath the cars.
Nissan recalls more than 1M vehicles for air bags (Update)
Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. It's the company's second recall to fix the same problem.
Government investigating Saturn Ion steering issue
The government is investigating whether General Motors should recall the Saturn Ion compact car for the same steering defect that affected the Chevrolet Cobalt, a similar car.
Three pieces of evidence point to jet's takeover
There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was taken over by someone who was knowledgeable about how the plane worked.
Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots
Can giant robots with a deep voice and massive arms be the answer to easing traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Obama calls for new truck fuel standards
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered officials to start setting new fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy trucks, wielding his executive power in the fight against climate change.
Car-to-car talk: Hey, look out for that collision! (Update 3)
A car might see a deadly crash coming even if its driver doesn't, the U.S. government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're ...
Long trucks are involved in fewer severe crashes than short ones
Trucks that are between 18.76 and 25.25 metres long are more eco-friendly than the shorter "European" trucks. Research at Chalmers University of Technology now also shows that these vehicles are at least ...
'Automation addiction,' other airline flight issues could be mitigated by better user interface
Amid news reports on the National Transportation Safety Board hearings regarding possible causes of the Asiana plane crash at San Francisco International Airport in July, questions have been raised about pilots' overreliance ...
Jaywalking not worth the risk, expert says
The hectic holidays may have many looking to save a few extra minutes wherever they can be found, but a University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says one seemingly small action—jaywalking—should be ...