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Lawmakers Urge NHTSA to Address Vehicle Hacking

While there have been no reported cases of vehicle hacking, researchers have shown they could take remote control of vehicle functions such as car horns, brakes and power steering.

NHTSA Publishes Proposed Rule on Recall Notification

Rule would require manufacturers to notify consumers of outstanding recalls by electronic means in addition to first-class mail.

NHTSA: Highway Fatalities Rose by 7.2 Percent in 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is attributing the increase in highway deaths to increased driving due to job growth and cheaper gas prices, in addition to increased driving by young people.

NHTSA Says They Won’t Block States from Setting Their Own Rules on Self-Driving Cars

NHTSA head Mark Rosekind said that in order for automakers to reduce 38,000 deaths on roadways each year, they would need to increase the safety of their autonomous cars.

Record Number of Software Complaints, Recalls Threaten Trust in Automotive Technology

So far in 2016, consumers have filed 202 formal complaints with NHTSA pertaining to software that controls the technology prevalent in vehicles.

Self-Driving Car Advocates: Feds Should Be Setting Safety Rules, Not Individual States

The chief architect of Google’s autonomous car program explained during an April 27th forum that state agencies may not have the technological know-how to assess the rapidly evolving technology.

Automakers Urge Insurance Companies to Remind US Drivers of Recalls

The new push, according to Reuters, comes just as a U.S. House panel was held on April 14th on efforts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reduce the number of uncompleted vehicle recalls.

NHTSA Holds Forum on Driverless Vehicles

NHTSA sought public input on planned guidelines for the safe deployment and operation of automated vehicles.

NHTSA to Host Public Meetings on Automated Vehicles

As part of the meeting, NHTSA is seeking input on planned guidelines for the safe deployment and operation of automated vehicles.

FBI, NHTSA Roll Out PSA on Vehicle Cyber Threat Risks

The public service announcement says threat actors can remotely attack a car’s electronic control unit through the use of vulnerabilities in third-party devices connected to the vehicle’s diagnostic ports.

PCI Commends Automakers’ Commitment to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard on New Vehicles

Property Casualty Insurers Association of America’s Bob Passmore said, “The promotion and expansion of accident avoidance technology is paramount for protecting motorists.”

US Department of Transportation to Host Public Meetings on Safe Operation of Automated Vehicles

The meetings, to be held in Washington, D.C., and California, will gather information on a series of issues related to safe operation of automated vehicles as part of NHTSA’s efforts to provide manufacturers with operational guidance.