• Posts Tagged ‘auto safety’

  • Toyota push to No. 1 masks on-going unintended acceleration issues Wednesday, July 25, 2012 � by eric

    Toyota’s push to become the world’s No. 1 auto maker once again stands in stark contrast to some sobering numbers involving the unintended acceleration problems that have bedeviled the company’s fleet — and put consumers in harms way.

  • Motorcycle fatalities rising, but biker groups ask for less regulation Thursday, June 7, 2012 � by jg Even though the number of annual deaths of motorcycle riders more than doubled from 1997 to 2010, lobbyists for biker groups are asking lawmakers to back away from helmet requirements.

  • Self-driving cars and the liability issues they raise Friday, May 11, 2012 � by jg

    Think automated robot-driven cars are decades away? Think again. They’re being tested right now and could be on the road by decade’s end. With them comes a list of potential liability and insurance issues you need to consider.

  • Two automakers agree to settle unintended acceleration cases Wednesday, February 29, 2012 � by jg

    Safety Research & Strategies: It’s not just Toyota that faces allegations of sudden unintended acceleration; Kia and Subaru have both reached confidential settlements regarding similar issues with their vehicles.

  • The latest on Chevy Volt and Toyota issues Wednesday, January 25, 2012 � by jg

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it did not find a safety defect that caused fires in Chevy’s Volt hybrid, but the agency has come under additional scrutiny for its investigation into sudden unintended acceleration issues in Toyotas.

  • Chevy to change batteries for next electric car model Friday, December 9, 2011 � by jg

    Bloomberg: Chevy will use phosphate-based lithium ion batteries in its Spark, after three fires earlier this year involving batteries after crash tests of the Chevy Volt.

  • Safety research group files suit over Toyota acceleration records Thursday, December 8, 2011 � by jg

    Detroit News: The suit filed by Safety Research & Strategies seeks records connected to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigation into Toyota acceleration issues.