Updated Tesla Model X falcon wing door frustrates ownersWed, 31, Aug 2016
A software update of the complex computer-controlled gullwing doors on Tesla's Model X may have created a bigger problem than the one it solved.
Takata parts in truck explosion were shipped properly, NTSB saysWed, 31, Aug 2016
An initial check showed that Takata airbag parts and material involved in a deadly explosion in a truck in Texas last week were being shipped properly, a U.S. regulator said.
NHTSA proposes digital recall notices to increase repair ratesWed, 31, Aug 2016
Automakers would be required to notify owners of vehicle recalls electronically through emails, text messages or other digital tools under a rule change proposed by U.S. auto safety regulators to increase the rate of repairs.
Tesla to release Autopilot update 'in weeks,' Musk saysWed, 31, Aug 2016
Tesla plans to release an update of its partly automated self-driving system "in a few weeks," CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday. Improvements to Tesla's Autopilot system, including advanced processing of radar signals, will be detailed in a blog post on the company's website later today, Musk said.
Volvo will hire 400 engineers to spearhead high-tech pushTue, 30, Aug 2016
Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.
U.S. issues 'call to action' after traffic deaths riseMon, 29, Aug 2016
The U.S. government is seeking support from researchers and data scientists to help understand and ultimately combat the leading causes of traffic deaths after a significant spike last year. The Obama administration today issued what it called an “unprecedented call to action” as it released a final analysis of traffic fatality data from 2015, when roadside deaths jumped by 7.2 percent from 2014 to 35,092, the most since 2008.
Driverless cars? Safety tech has work to doMon, 29, Aug 2016
The first wave of active safety technology - features such as emergency braking, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control - has reduced accidents. But experts say several aspects must be improved before today's advanced driver assistance systems, known as ADAS, can be depended upon in fully autonomous vehicles.
Good marks for collision warning, problems with lane-keeping technologyMon, 29, Aug 2016
As advanced safety technology spreads throughout automakers' vehicle lineups, automakers and suppliers are getting broader feedback about their effectiveness. Two safety systems illustrate the varying results.
Mazda recalling 190,000 CX-7 vehicles in U.S.Fri, 26, Aug 2016
Mazda Motor Corp. will recall 190,000 of its CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012 in the U.S. because of an issue that may cause a loss of steering control, U.S. safety regulators said today.
Takata shortlists Daicel, KKR, Ningbo, others in rescue search, report saysFri, 26, Aug 2016
Takata has shortlisted six or seven companies, including a competitor and private-equity funds, as potential financial investors to bail out the Japanese supplier, people involved in the process told Reuters.
GM cleared in second lawsuit involving faulty ignition switchesThu, 25, Aug 2016
A Texas jury on Thursday said a GM ignition switch was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a statement from the company. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, is the second in favor of GM this year in a lawsuit over a recalled ignition switch that has been linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths.
Ford to recall 114,000 vehicles worldwide to fix fuel-pump issue, power windowsWed, 24, Aug 2016
Ford said it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles in North America to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning. Ford also said it was recalling 23,150 Ford Escape SUVs from the 2017 model year to update power-window software.