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NHTSA Opens Investigation Into Widespread Tesla Media Control Unit Failures And The Cause Seems Weirdly Preventable

Over 12,000 Tesla Model Ss and Xs built between 2012 and 2018 have had failures of their Media Control Units; the computer system that runs the big center-stack touchscreen and controls all kinds of things, from rearview camera displays to some HVAC functions to even the little clicking sound when the turn indicators…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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NHTSA Declares October ‘National Pedestrian Safety Month’ Will Continue To Do Fuck-All About Pedestrian Safety

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday designated October as Pedestrian Safety Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration set right to work producing press releases and workbooks for communities around this new month of heightened safety awareness. Pedestrian traffic deaths have been…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Nearly 400,000 Vehicles Are Sold Each Year In The U.S. With No Publicly Available Crash-Test Results

Crash testing seems pretty damn important, but some vehicles just never make it to the independent smashing science lab here in the U.S. That includes all Jaguar, Porsche and Land Rover vehicles currently on sale. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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NHTSA Isn’t Doing Enough To Protect Us From Giant Trucks

Pedestrians are dying on American roads in greater numbers every year, and government regulators aren’t doing enough to stop it, according to a new report on pedestrian safety from the Government Accountability Office. Its chilling title is “NHTSA Needs to Decide Whether to Include Pedestrian Safety Tests in Its New…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Truckers Safety Measures Suspended Over Coronavirus Emergency

Here’s yet another unforeseen circumstance of the Coronavirus: America’s highway safety regulators last Friday suspended daily driving limits for truck drivers hauling medical supplies, personal and other items necessary for battling the current outbreak possibly leading less safe road conditions.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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NTSB Calls Out Tesla, Apple And NHTSA Over Fatal Autopilot Crashes And Sloppy Regulating

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) just put Tesla, Apple, and the federal government on blast, claiming the two companies have been reckless in self-regulating vehicle safety systems and distracted driving, and concluded that the government needs to step in and do more to regulate the driver assistance…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Feds Are Reviewing A Petition To Investigate Tesla Over ‘Unintended Acceleration’

Speedy Teslas, GM invests $40 million in engines, and Fiat is partnering with the iPhone manufacturer to build, what’s that? Oh yes, cars, Fiat wants to build cars. With the iPhone manufacturer. All that and more in The Morning Shift for January 17, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Drivers Just Can’t Help Themselves

There are so many driving laws. In fact, driving is one of the most regulated activities most people do on a regular basis. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, most people regularly break at least some of those laws. Speed limits, for example, are laws nearly everybody breaks all the time.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Feds Want You To Be Able To Pick The Fake Sounds Your Electric Car Will Make

The United States federal government wants you to have choices when it comes to your quiet electric cars. It’s requiring automakers to include artificial motor sounds in any of their quieter hybrid and electric cars—but you, the owner, will actually be able to select which particular sounds you prefer.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Feds Want You To Be Able To Pick The Fake Sounds Your Electric Car Will Make

The United States federal government wants you to have choices when it comes to your quiet electric cars. It’s requiring automakers to include artificial motor sounds in any of their quieter hybrid and electric cars—but you, the owner, will actually be able to select which particular sounds you prefer.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Feds Want You To Be Able To Pick The Fake Sounds Your Electric Car Will Make

The United States federal government wants you to have choices when it comes to your quiet electric cars. It’s requiring automakers to include artificial motor sounds in any of their quieter hybrid and electric cars—but you, the owner, will actually be able to select which particular sounds you prefer.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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