U.S. report says Tesla driver speeding in fatal Autopilot crashTue, 26, Jul 2016
A driver killed in the May 7 crash of a Tesla Motors car while using Autopilot driving-assist software was speeding, U.S. highway safety investigators said on Tuesday in a preliminary report that did not state a probable cause.
When 'Unsafe at Any Speed' sped awayMon, 25, Jul 2016
Ralph Nader's landmark 1965 book on auto safety, Unsafe At Any Speed, had a very bumpy ride to the publisher.
No auctions for this used-car managerMon, 25, Jul 2016
A pre-owned sales manager at a Buick-GMC dealership in Ohio pays staffers $200 when they find the vehicles he wants.
NHTSA's Rosekind stands by self-driving carsWed, 20, Jul 2016
The head of NHTSA said Wednesday the U.S. government will not abandon efforts to speed the development of self-driving cars, despite a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S operating on an autopilot system.
Daimler, Ferrari selling some new vehicles with faulty airbags, Senate report saysWed, 20, Jul 2016
Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a Senate report released said Wednesday.
Honda audit finds Takata engineers manipulated airbag test dataMon, 18, Jul 2016
Japanese safety products supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of airbag inflator tests reported to Honda, according to an ongoing audit commissioned by the supplier and its biggest customer.
Tesla working with suppliers to improve AutopilotMon, 18, Jul 2016
Tesla is working with suppliers Bosch and Mobileye to refine its Autopilot technology, which has come under fire in recent weeks following a fatal accident that occurred while it was in use.
Nissan's ProPilot keeps driver as co-pilotMon, 18, Jul 2016
Nissan unveiled a new technology that allows for hands-free highway driving as its next step toward self-driving cars but cautioned that automakers must be proactive in warning about safety following the recent crash of a self-driving Tesla.
Insurers could help fight distractionMon, 18, Jul 2016
Opinion Page Editor Jesse Snyder's column on reducing driver distraction (July 4) touches on things that many of us know but choose to ignore. I think that, besides the auto industry, the auto insurance industry should also assume responsibility.
Vehicle security must be a priority from the startMon, 18, Jul 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will offer cash bounties to hackers who identify security vulnerabilities in vehicle software, becoming the first mass-market automaker to follow Tesla's example.
Tesla won't be able to put crash defense on AutopilotFri, 15, Jul 2016
Telling Tesla drivers its Autopilot feature doesn’t mean their cars can drive themselves may not be enough to keep Elon Musk off the hot seat if the technology comes up short.
Consumer Reports urges Tesla to disable auto steering functionThu, 14, Jul 2016
Consumer Reports on Thursday urged Tesla Motors to disable the automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation by U.S. safety regulators after a fatal crash.