National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA

25th October 2021

Weekly Brief: Pioneering Tech a Double-Edged Sword for Tesla?

With greater success comes greater scrutiny. Tesla capped off a record-setting quarter last week, even by its own lofty standards. The company produced a record number of vehicles within...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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11th October 2021

Weekly Brief: Unregulated Driverless Cars About to Happen in US?

General Motors unveiled a new driving system last week that could radically reshape the race to put self-driving consumer cars on the road in North America. Dubbed Ultra Cruise,...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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17th September 2021

Industry Voices: The Tesla Emphasis on Vision

Opinion piece by Brad Rosen, co-founder and chief operating officer of NODAR, a provider of multi-camera 3D vision technology for advanced driver-assistant systems and autonomous vehicles. NHTSA has opened...

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30th August 2021

Every Chevy Bolt at Risk of Battery Pack Fire, GM Recall Says

General Motors has extended it’s recall of its BEV Chevrolet Bolt to include all models ever made. The BBC reports that the risk of a serious battery pack fire...

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17th August 2021

NHTSA Finally Turns Heat Up on Tesla Autopilot

US regulators have finally launched an official investigation into Tesla’s adaptive cruise control system following a catalogue of accidents and complaints. BBC News reports that the National Highway Traffic...

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19th July 2021

Weekly Brief: When’s a Self-Driving Car Not a Self-Driving Car? When it’s a Tesla

Tesla launched a new subscription service last week for its ‘Full Self Driving’ (FSD) package. For the price of $199 per month, Tesla owners can now upgrade their vehicles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st June 2021

Weekly Brief: China on Song with AV Advancement as US Dithers

Germany was the first country to legalize self-driving cars, the United States was the first to commercialize them but China may be the first to take them mainstream. Last...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd June 2021

Tesla Raises Concerns of Putting Cost ahead of Safety

Tesla has reignited the debate over driverless technology requirements by deciding to focus on camera-only Level 2 automated driving systems. Reuters has reported that the BEV automaker has now...

26th April 2021

Weekly Brief: Latest Tesla Fatal Crash Demands Tighter Regulation

A fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S has once again raised concerns about the safety risks posed by self-driving technology. The accident happened in the suburbs of Houston,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th October 2020

Only Honesty can Make the AV Testing Map Work

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US has launched its AV Test Initiative web pilot program. This project allows states and companies to voluntarily submit information...

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15th June 2020

Weekly Brief: US Complacency Over Growing Connected Car Cyber Threat

Two US senators sent an open letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week calling out the agency for “its dangerously reactive approach to cyber-security”. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th March 2020

Touchscreen Infotainment Four-Times Worse Than Alcohol

A study measuring the affects of driver distraction suggests using a dashboard touchscreen is up to four times worse than being at the UK’s drink-drive alcohol limit. The research...

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