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As Driverless Cars Win Human Rights, Are We Losing Our Human Fight?

PCWorld’s editor-in-chief pens op-ed piece in response to NHTSA’s latest opinion that computer algorithms that pilot self-driving cars may be considered the equivalent of human drivers.

Computers Qualify as Drivers, NHTSA Tells Google

This move marks a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous cars on the road.

US DOT Announces Steep Spike in Roadway Deaths

Latest estimate of traffic deaths shows a steep 9.3 percent increase for the first nine months of 2015.

U.S. DOT Reminds Americans to ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ This Holiday Season

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveils a new Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ad to run in movie theaters immediately before “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Department of Transportation Recommends Updated Safety Rating System for New Vehicles

Proposed series of changes would modernize NHTSA’s current standards. Under the current program, NHTSA crash tests new vehicles and rates their ability to protect occupants in frontal, side and rollover crashes.

Traffic Fatalities Fall in 2014, But Early Estimates Show Increase in 2015

The 2015 fatality estimate is up 8.1 percent from the same period last year, and the fatality rate rose by 4.4 percent.

US House Committee Holds Hearing on Vehicle Safety

Hearing spurred by the recent series of major recalls as well as the continued development of new vehicle technologies.

Ten Vehicle Manufacturers Commit to Auto Emergency Braking on All New Vehicles

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that this represents a major step toward making crash-prevention technologies more widely available to consumers.

Are Driverless Cars Safer Cars?

Wall Street Journal article states that industry officials are saying automotive executives touting self-driving cars should focus on the vehicles’ impact on safety.

US House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Connected Cars

During the hearing, members addressed issues associated with emerging telematics, vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (V2I).

U.S. Senate Bill Aims to Establish New Standards for Automobile Hoods, Bumpers

S. 1467 would require the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to establish new standards for bumpers and hoods in order to reduce the number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

Transportation Secretary Announces Formation of New NHTSA Safety Teams

Report outlines changes NHTSA has adopted in the wake of the General Motors (GM) ignition switch recall and how the agency proposes to strengthen its defect investigation workforce.