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Feds Ban Aftermarket ‘Autopilot Buddy’ for Tesla Drivers

The primary function of the Autopilot Buddy is to disable a Tesla safety feature that monitors the driver’s hands on the steering wheel and warns the driver when hands aren’t detected, according to NHTSA.

Vehicle Identification Numbers: Cracking ‘The Da-VIN-ci Code’

The modern 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) became mandatory for new vehicles sold in the United States beginning with the 1981 model year.

Add Your Vehicle To ‘Spring Forward’ Safety Checklist: Car Care Council

As you set your clocks forward on March 11, and plan to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, take a few steps to make sure your vehicle is safe and road-trip ready, the Car Care Council says.

Hybrid, Electric Vehicles Are Too Quiet, Feds Say

Automakers have until Sept. 1, 2020, to equip electric and hybrid vehicles with sounds so they’ll be audible to blind and hard-of-hearing pedestrians.