US safety regulator announced Wednesday that Takata still need to recall its defective airbags. NHTSA said unless Takata proved them to be safe, all remaining airbags in US vehicles must be recalled eventually.
The US automobile industry will have the automatic emergency braking system in place by 2022. About 20 automobile manufacturers representing over 99 percent of US automobile industry have agreed to implement automatic emergency braking system in their vehicles.
Automatic emergency braking systems have proved their efficiency in preventing car accidents. The systems may reduce the number of rear-end collisions by up to 40%. Considering the efficacy level, almost all US automakers and NHTSA have reached an agreement to make the system a standard equipment on most cars by 2022.
Continental Automotive Systems has decided to recall almost 5 million vehicles worldwide after they detected flaws in air-bag deployment units. The supplier has already alerted its potentially affected customers and rolled out the recalling phase through automakers like Honda, Fiat Chrysler, and Mercedes-Benz.
U.S. Department of Transportation will be allocating $4 billion for the next 10 years in self-driving car technology. Government will boost the effort in developing autonomous vehicle to increase safety innovation.
BMW North America faces a penalty of up to $40 million by U.S. auto-safety regulators for recall failures. According to US News, U.S. safety regulators have fined penalty with German automaker BMW AG with $40 million for a reason of not fast fixation of their Mini brand cars that failed federal crash tests.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that deadly traffic accidents in the US increased 8.1% over the first six months of this year. The road regulator suggested smartphones and other driving distraction to be the largest cause of traffic fatalities.
Toyota decides to drop Takata as their airbag supplier last week. Previously, other automakers have ditched Takata as their airbag suppliers as well. This gives a devastating blow to Takata, whose shares drop 25% after series of incidents related to airbags defect.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fined air-bag supplier Takata Corp for $70 million and is ordered to stop manufacturing inflators that has ammonium nitrate.
Japan's Takata Corp, which for months resisted U.S. regulators' demands to widen a recall over its potentially lethal air bags, has had an "attitude shift" and is in a mood to compromise to try to resolve the ballooning auto safety crisis, said a person close to the company.
Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is doubling a recall of potentially deadly air bags to nearly 34 million vehicles, creating the largest automotive recall in American history, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.
The auto industry’s air bag troubles deepened on Saturday as U.S. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not supposed to.
FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, said on Monday it is recalling almost 67,000 older-model pickup trucks equipped with manual transmissions globally for possible clutch problems that have been linked to one death.
Ford Motor Co on Thursday expanded the recall of older-model Mustang cars that have driver-side Takata air bags with inflators, to include about 502,500 vehicles.
Japan's auto recall enforcement division, whose 16 members work from a cramped office on the eighth floor of the transport ministry building in Tokyo, only found out about safety issues with Takata Corp air bags in late-2008 - more than three years after the company says it first learned of problems.