Product safety

Track workers repair a section of fence after a wreck during the IndyCar auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 23, 2018 - 1:43 pm
Ryan Hunter-Reay recalls seeing Robert Wickens' car hit the fence at Pocono Raceway, slingshot back toward his exposed head and that he was somehow able to "shrug down" inside his cockpit to avoid the debris. Video footage from his in-car camera doesn't show Hunter-Reay moving at all. Instead, the...
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South Korean Minister of Land Infrastructure and Transport, Kim Hyun-mee, center, speaks at a press conference at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. (Kim Seung-doo/Yonhap via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 1:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect...
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In this Friday, July 6, 2018, photograph, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, after testing five of the systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo on a track and public roads. The systems tested, in the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, BMW’s 5-Series, the Volvo S-90 and the Mercedes E-Class, are among the best in the business right now and have been rated “superior” in previous IIHS tests. David Zuby, the institute’s chief research officer, said the systems do increase safety but the tests show they are not 100 percent reliable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 07, 2018 - 12:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled "Reality Check," issued the...
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Johann Ebenbichler, BMW's vice president on quality management, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. BMW AG's Korean unit apologized over engine fires that prompted recalls and a probe Monday, in its latest efforts to contain the damage as images of the German cars engulfed in flames stoked safety worries. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 06, 2018 - 4:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — BMW AG's Korean unit apologized Monday over engine fires that prompted recalls and a probe, seeking to allay concerns over images of cars engulfed in flames. BMW Korea Chairman Kim Hyo-joon said the German carmaker will fully cooperate with the transport ministry's...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018, photo, cars on the Grand Central Parkway pass LaGuardia Airport in New York. The Trump administration has proposed rolling back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 02, 2018 - 10:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans' trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, climate-changing tailpipe emissions. If the proposed rule becomes final,...
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FILE - This March 27, 2018, file photo shows the Waymo logo on the of a Jaguar I-Pace vehicle, in New York. Google spinoff Waymo and Phoenix's major transit agency are partnering to test self-driving vehicles that would also boost public transportation use. Waymo announced in a blog post the start of a pilot program Tuesday, July 31, that would allow riders to hail an autonomous car to the nearest Valley Metro transit stop. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 01, 2018 - 7:08 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Five months after Uber pulled its self-driving cars out of Arizona following a fatal accident, Google spinoff Waymo is putting the technology back on Phoenix streets in partnership with the city's transit system. Valley Metro, the agency that oversees metro Phoenix's light rail and...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, cars pass the Queensboro Bridge in New York. The Trump administration is citing safety to justify freezing gas mileage requirements. A draft of a regulation prepared this summer would freeze an Obama-era program to improve fuel efficiency and cut pollution. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
July 31, 2018 - 11:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a draft of the...
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July 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the recall of a half-million trucks with faulty pollution controls. The agency says a defective part means pollution controls on the truck's engines wear out more quickly than allowed. The recall affects 2010-2015 medium- and heavy...
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July 24, 2018 - 9:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill announced Tuesday that she wants to enshrine into law federal recommendations to improve duck boat safety such as getting rid of canopies that can trap passengers if the vehicles sink, a move that comes after a deadly accident in...
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The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening after a thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 3:49 pm
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly sinking of a duck boat in a southern Missouri lake (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A Missouri lawmaker says change is needed to improve the safety of amphibious vehicles like duck boats after 17 people were killed when one sunk last week at Table Rock Lake...
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