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Varying Auto Safety Standards Interfere With Trade Negotiations

NPR | April 30, 2014 9:43 a.m.

The U.S. and Europe have different safety standards for cars. Some of them are small Others are more dramatic — softer hoods in Europe make collisions involving a pedestrian safer. All car makers agree that the different standards are a pain. So why the difference? Our “Planet Money” team set out to find out why.

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