Tesla Model S Achieves Best Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

Independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating, not just overall, but in every subcategory without exception. Approximately one percent of all cars tested by the federal government achieve 5 stars across the board. NHTSA does ...

Feds eye elimination of dynamic GPS maps

I can certainly understand the call from Washington and state governments to eliminate distracted driving as much as possible.

Tighter restrictions proposed on in-car gadgets

Carmakers should disable built-in electronic devices while the vehicle's in motion, under new proposals from transportation secretary Ray LaHood.

"Unintended acceleration" sparks calls for increased automotive oversight

It has been a while since the issue of Toyota's "unintended acceleration" made headlines. Nevertheless, some analysts believe the problem highlights the need for increased automotive oversight.

Safety board calls for phone ban while driving

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for a full,  nationwide ban on using any sort of electronic device, including phones, while driving.

Texting while driving is up 50%

About 20% of drivers have admitted to texting while behind the wheel, a statistic that is continuing to increase at alarming levels.

Flying car cleared for use on US roads

The Terrafugia flying car is now legal for use on the roads, following a grant of special exemptions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).