Celebrate the Year of the Recall with a bunch of graphs

  Normally, I would provide some type of analysis on the topic at hand, but for this post I’m just going to post a bunch of graphs. I haven’t been able to ascertain a story from the data I’ve been fuddling with, so rather than throwing the Excel files in...

Regulators waive safety standard for Aston Martin

Earlier this year Aston Martin filed a petition with NHTSA to exempt the luxury automaker from having to adhere to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 214 – Side Impact Protection.  Late last week NHTSA granted the automaker a partial waiver. NHTSA has agreed...

Excuses for why NHTSA struggles to oversight automakers

The efficacy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency Section is being called into question for a second time this year. These newest round of questions are the result of a few agency blunders dealing with a recent spat of air bag recalls. A quick bit of...

Government report highlights ways a car can be hacked

Nissan, General Motors, Tesla – and many other automakers are racing to develop vehicles capable of autonomous driving. While many near-term solutions rely on line-of-sight technology (radar, LIDAR, cameras, etc.) the future, as recently proposed by NHTSA, is V2X. V2X...

Automakers ask EPA to keep product info out of public hands

EPA receives documents from automakers to certify compliance with Corporate Average Fuel Economy information. In these compliance reports Automakers are required to submit an enormous amount of detailed information. On top of the emission testing data and equipment...