Latest Automotive safety technology News

GM recall: Side air bags can explode in Chevy, GMC pickups

Jul. 09, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side air bags can explode without warning and spew parts into the cabin. The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. ...

Parents of son who died in hot car advocate for car safety

Jul. 06, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Seven years since the death of their son after he was forgotten in an overheated car, a Connecticut man and his family still live with the grief but have begun advocating for car safety measures to be implemented in Congress. In Summer 2014,...

US to seek automated braking requirement for heavy trucks

Jun. 11, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks. The Department of Transportation, which includes the National...

Safety ratings yanked after Tesla pulls radar from 2 models

May. 27, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two key groups that offer automobile safety ratings are yanking their top endorsements from some Tesla vehicles because the company has stopped using radar on its safety systems. Consumer Reports pulled its “Top Pick” status for Tesla's Model 3 and Y...

Crash, arrest draw more scrutiny of Tesla Autopilot system

May. 12, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal safety regulators are sending a team to California to investigate a fatal freeway crash involving a Tesla, just after authorities near Oakland arrested a man in another Tesla rolling down a freeway with no one behind the steering wheel. ...