UPDATE: Tesla spokesperson LIz Jarvis-Shean advised AutoblogGreen that “We never comment on rumor and speculation.“
As if its title isn’t going to make it clear, the total function of a guardrail is to avoid autos from leaving a roadway and veering into possibly even much more hazardous territory. Even so, at least one variety of guardrail might not be performing its occupation, in accordance to a latest research. Federal officials are supporting additional research to find out if the units are as protected in the actual planet as they are in crash exams.
In accordance to the Nationwide Highway Targeted traffic Safety Administration, at least one particular man has reported that his 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan stalled unexpectedly on the highway shortly right after currently being refueled. The unidentified guy who contacted NHTSA relating to the problem cited as many as eight similar situations reported by other drivers.
This 12 months far more than most, it really is pleasant when we can string collectively a handful of days with no word of an automaker or the National Highway Traffic Security Administration announcing a bunch of new recalls. It really is seemingly been a little quiet on this front lately (barring a spider-relevant Suzuki concern unveiled early these days), but now we have word of the government safety company opening a Preliminary Evaluation into the 2013 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor, a probe that could potentially affect an estimated 20,000 autos.
Drivers are intrigued by the rewards of self-driving automobiles, but they stay concerned about the security and cost such autos could introduce into the marketplace, in accordance to a study published by the University of Michigan Transportation Study Institute in late July.