Department of Transportation (DOT) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/54273/more en Here’s Mud on Yer Lens http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford thinks it’s high time rearview cameras get washed – and it is. But as vehicles become more autonomous, will that be good enough?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford TRW Volkswagen Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Department of Transportation (DOT) Safety Mon, 18 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s all-new &rsquo;15 Edge CUV fits washable camera in grille to enable 360-degree view and active-parking functions, but washing system not on rearview camera.</strong></p> U.K. Safety Group Warns of Dangers of Cozy Cars http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-safety-group-warns-dangers-cozy-cars <div class="node-body article-body">The Institute of Advanced Motorists says efforts to reduce distracted driving are being undone by the relentless pace of technology and manufacturers’ eagerness to pack more gadgets onto dashboards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-safety-group-warns-dangers-cozy-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-safety-group-warns-dangers-cozy-cars#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Politics Department of Transportation (DOT) Internet National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Navigation Systems Safety Tue, 05 May 2015 10:24:00 +0000 1270471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. road-safety advocates alarmed by bells and whistles.</strong></p> Legislation Would Encourage Auto Employees to Report Defective Parts http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. John Thune says the bill is meant to "incentivize whistleblowers" in the auto industry to provide information about faulty parts not previously known to government regulators. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Department of Transportation (DOT) Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1164071 at http://wardsauto.com NHTSA Makes Move on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology Rule http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nhtsa-makes-move-vehicle-vehicle-technology-rule <div class="node-body article-body">NHTSA says in the expected report it is eying the addition of two technologies: left-turn assist and intersection-movement assist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nhtsa-makes-move-vehicle-vehicle-technology-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nhtsa-makes-move-vehicle-vehicle-technology-rule#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors Politics Autonomous Vehicles Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Anthony Foxx Bruce Belzowski UMTRI Univeristy of Michigan vehicle-to-vehicle communication Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:55:00 +0000 1087071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>NHTSA advances on vehicle-to-vehicle technology rule.</strong></p> Transportation Dept. Probing GM Ignition Problem Reporting http://wardsauto.com/transportation-dept-probing-gm-ignition-problem-reporting <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx tells a U.S. Senate hearing the agency is "asking whether there was a timeliness issue" with GM advising regulators about problems with ignition switches linked to 12 deaths.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/transportation-dept-probing-gm-ignition-problem-reporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Design National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Anthony Foxx Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:57:00 +0000 972631 at http://wardsauto.com Light Traffic Ahead on Road to Self-Driving Cars http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/light-traffic-ahead-road-self-driving-cars <div class="node-body article-body">Cybersecurity has emerged as key concern, and industry players also must work together more closely than they have historically, experts say.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/light-traffic-ahead-road-self-driving-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/light-traffic-ahead-road-self-driving-cars#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors Valeo Autonomous Vehicles Department of Transportation (DOT) Emissions Fuel Economy Radar Safety Amin Taleb Andre Weimerskirch Autonomous vehicles Charles John Capp University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute vehicle-to-vehicle communication Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:04:00 +0000 953021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s self-driving Super Cruise technology due this decade.</strong></p> Experts Share Visions of Autonomous Vehicles’ Future http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/experts-share-visions-autonomous-vehicles-future <div class="node-body article-body">A panel of experts says the automation of both steering and adaptive cruise control is being achieved in cars such as the Mercedes S-Class. Fully autonomous urban cars could arrive as early as 2017 and as late as 2030.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/experts-share-visions-autonomous-vehicles-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/experts-share-visions-autonomous-vehicles-future#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Italy United Kingdom BMW Mercedes Politics Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Department of Transportation (DOT) Future Products Lane-Departure Warning National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) CityMobil2 Connected Vehicle Proving Center Google car SAE Transportation Resource Board University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:01:00 +0000 813951 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Google mum on business case for self-driving car.</strong></p> OEM Cost Decisions to Determine Future of Connected Vehicles, USDOT’s LaHood Says http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/oem-cost-decisions-determine-future-connected-vehicles-usdot-s-lahood-says <div class="node-body article-body">Most early connected-vehicle safety technologies making their way into volume vehicles, such as lane departure and forward collision alert, are bundled into expensive option packages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/oem-cost-decisions-determine-future-connected-vehicles-usdot-s-lahood-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/oem-cost-decisions-determine-future-connected-vehicles-usdot-s-lahood-says#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Autonomous Vehicles Blindspot Detection Department of Transportation (DOT) Emissions Fuel Economy Lane-Departure Warning Navigation Systems Safety Autonomous vehicles corporate average fuel economy Peter Sweatman Ray LaHood University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute vehicle-to-vehicle communication Tue, 14 May 2013 19:09:00 +0000 772821 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Advanced safety technologies laying groundwork for connected vehicles.</strong></p> NHTSA Releases Distracted-Driving Guidelines http://wardsauto.com/politics/nhtsa-releases-distracted-driving-guidelines <div class="node-body article-body">Several features are to be disabled unless the vehicle is in park, including manual text entry for messaging or internet browsing, any video and display of text in messaging, Web pages and social media.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/nhtsa-releases-distracted-driving-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/nhtsa-releases-distracted-driving-guidelines#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Politics Department of Transportation (DOT) Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Trade Organizations Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:05:00 +0000 759011 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Each infotainment task to take 2 seconds or less under NHTSA guidelines.</strong></p> Distracted Driving Guidelines Chief on Auto Lobby Agenda http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/distracted-driving-guidelines-chief-auto-lobby-agenda <div class="field-deck"> 2013 Washington Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The book is not closed on CAFE, either. The 54.5 mpg rule faces a midterm review around 2020, and the National Automobile Dealers Assn. will start laying ground this year to ensure the exam has teeth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/distracted-driving-guidelines-chief-auto-lobby-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/distracted-driving-guidelines-chief-auto-lobby-agenda#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2013 Washington Auto Show Department of Transportation (DOT) Emissions Fuel Economy Internet National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Navigation Systems Safety Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers American Automotive Policy Council corproate average fuel economy distracted driving Global Automakers Matt Blunt Mike Regan Mike Stanton Mitch Bainwol National Automobile Dealer Association tax reform Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:55:00 +0000 706081 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>High-tech navigation systems policy topic of industry, regulators.</strong></p>