National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

20th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Toyota Behind Repurposing Robo-Taxis as Driverless Delivery Fleet

Self-driving start-up backed by Toyota has transformed its robo-taxi fleet into a driverless grocery delivery service last week. The move came in response to the ongoing lockdown in California...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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13th January 2020

Weekly Brief: US Abandons AV Restraint as Makers Self-Regulate

The United States government would like the self-driving car industry to know something. It’s that it can do whatever it would like, wherever it would like, whenever it would...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th September 2019

Weekly Brief: Connected Car Gold Rush Continues, No Matter the Peril

Connected car technology has become one of the key selling points in today’s market and can make the difference between which cars get bought and which languish on dealership...

Andrew Tolve

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17th August 2018

Falling Consumer Support for Driverless Cars, Says Survey

Consumers’ enthusiasm for autonomous vehicles has declined in the past two years, even though they want semi-autonomous safety features, according to a new US survey. Most consumers think roads...

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21st June 2018

US Cracks Down on Device That Fools Tesla Autopilot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has banned US sales of a product that tricks Tesla's Autopilot feature into believing that a driver's hands are still on the steering...

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6th June 2018

Having two ‘drivers’ in a car may never work

Technology to monitor driver awareness on way to autonomy, explored by Eric Volkman. A classic problem in auto safety is drowsy driving. Nodding off is all well and good...

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13th April 2018

Tesla Again Blames Driver in Autopilot Crash

In a statement to a local TV station, Tesla appeared to put the blame on the driver and not on the company's Autopilot technology. This promoted a spat between...

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29th January 2018

Weekly Brief: Two Tesla Autopilot incidents raise driverless concerns

A couple more Tesla Autopilot incidents raises fresh questions about the safety of semi-autonomous tech. Andrew Tolve reports. Tesla’s highly touted driver assistance system, Autopilot, picked up two more black...

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6th November 2017

Weekly Brief: Ford connected car hopes pinned on new cellular technology

Ford may be lagging behind with self-driving tech but it’s taking the lead on cellular technology with help from Qualcomm. Andrew Tolve reports. Imagine if your car could communicate...

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7th July 2017

Mapping could hold to key to mass adoption of ADAS

The development of ADAS technology brings with it a host of new challenges, from simulation data and real-world feedback, to the need for collaborative partnerships and common formats. While...

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30th January 2017

Weekly Brief: Ford’s retrofit smart tech for older cars

Car giant takes pity on the millions of vehicles manufactured on the eve of the connected car era. Andrew Tolve reports. New cars get dated fast. Just ask someone...

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23rd January 2017

Weekly Brief: Tesla Autopilot cleared of causing fatal crash

While many thought the EV carmaker would get a public rebuke for its autonomous function, NHTSA gave it a ringing endorsement. Andrew Tolve reports. After a nine-month investigation into...

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