Tesla mulling 2 theories to explain 'Autopilot' crash, report saysFri, 29, Jul 2016
Tesla told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday.
Mercedes pulls ad challenged by safety groupsThu, 28, Jul 2016
Mercedes-Benz USA is pulling an ad for the redesigned 2017 E-class sedan after consumer and safety advocates on Wednesday called the spot misleading in its depiction of the vehicle’s driver-assist systems.
FCA recalling 410,000 vehicles for software, wiring issuesFri, 22, Jul 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling nearly 410,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defect that can lead to a loss of propulsion.
GM may recall another 4.3M vehicles for Takata airbags; cost could reach $550 millionThu, 21, Jul 2016
General Motors said in a securities filing on Thursday it may be forced by U.S. regulators to recall another 4.3 million vehicles for Takata airbag inflators -- a call-back that would cost it $550 million.
Vehicle advancements can trigger more calls for roadside help, AAA saysThu, 21, Jul 2016
Technological and design advancements in vehicles haven’t reduced the need for drivers to seek roadside assistance and there is new evidence that they actually may be contributing to more calls for help.
Mercedes' Q2 profit drops on Takata airbag recallThu, 21, Jul 2016
Daimler reported weaker profit from its Mercedes Cars unit in the second quarter because of the cost of refreshing its lineup and one-time charges related to recalling cars with faulty Takata airbags. The unit's profit margin dropped to 6.4 percent, compared with 10.5 percent last year.
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.
Takata settles Florida airbag injury lawsuitFri, 15, Jul 2016
Lawyers for a Florida woman who was left a quadriplegic after a Takata airbag inflator deployed in a 2014 crash said Friday they had settled a lawsuit against the Japanese company.
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.