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    Official: Motorcycle fatalities down for the first time since 2009
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    As we reported earlier, overall traffic fatalities were again down in 2013 after a momentary spike in 2012, and for the first time since 2009 motorcycle fatalities decreased year-on-year in 2013: the Fatality Analysis Reporting System compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

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    Official: NHTSA awards Audi A3 and S3 sedans five stars
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    The Audi A3 and S3 sedans aced the New Car Assessment Program tests run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each scoring five stars overall. The A3 sedan adds this latest five-star rating to its Top Safety Pick+ award bestowed upon it by the Insurance Institute for Highway ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Challenger crash test results slip from last year's model
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released the results of its latest round of crash testing, announcing that the 2015 Dodge Challenger has netted a five-star overall crash rating. Of course, Chrysler won't want us to tell you this, but that NHTSA overall rating is not the ...

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    Report: Automakers forming consortium to combat hackers
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    The evolution of the connected car is raising one big, overwhelming concern: the threat of hackers compromising a car's systems. To counteract this, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are teaming up to prevent black hats from trying to crack a ...

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    Featured: How traffic enforcement could play out on roads of the future
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    New Systems Offer Potential, But Automated Tickets Already Irk Drivers The applications of connected-car technology may eventually lie beyond the authority of its creators. On the roads of the future, it's possible that speeding tickets will be doled out by new automated law enforcement ...

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    Report: Chrysler minivans under investigation for stalling after fuel refill
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    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least one man has reported that his 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan stalled unexpectedly on the highway shortly after being refueled. The unidentified man who contacted NHTSA regarding the issue cited as many as eight similar instances ...

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    Podcast: It's been 5 years since Cash For Clunkers, was it a success? [w/poll]
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    CARS set out to kill two birds with one stone: jumpstart slow automobile sales and get a large number of older cars off the road. A lot has happened since 2009. President Obama was re-elected. The Arab Spring saw popular uprisings overthrow dictators across the Middle East and North Africa. ...

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    Recalls: Harley-Davidson calls in 66k Touring bikes for brake line problems
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    Most of the recalls we cover involve four-wheeled automobiles – and most of those these days have come from General Motors, at that – but every once in a while a motorcycle recall comes across our desks that's just too substantial to ignore. This is one of those ...

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    Recalls: Honda, Mazda, Nissan Recall 3 Million Cars Over Potentially Explosive Airbags
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    UPDATE: Honda, Mazda and Nissan have all issued statements about the airbag issue, which you can now find below. Interestingly, only Honda is actually using the word "recall" in its statement, with Nissan calling it a "field action" (like Chrysler), and Mazda referring to it as a "special service ...

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    Report: NHTSA chief says it's 'likely' more than 13 died due to GM ignition switch
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    One of the major points of contention in the GM ignition switch debacle has centred around just how many people were killed due to the problem. GM claimed, and continues to claim, that 13 people have been killed. Safety advocates and lawyers, though, are arguing that the final total will likely ...

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