National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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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5th December 2016

Weekly Brief: VW launches Moia as ‘mobility’ brand

German carmaker’s assault on mobility market begins with its 13th standalone bonnet badge while European manufacturers join forces to invest in EV infrastructure. Paul Myles and Andrew Tolve report....

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31st October 2016

Weekly Brief: ‘Pigs will fly’ by 2026 according to Uber

Why sit in traffic when you can fly right over it? That's the credo behind Uber's latest initiative, Uber Elevate, which aims to put flying cars on the road...

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26th September 2016

Weekly Brief: US regulators test guidelines boost for autonomous

The US government has just issued comprehensive guidelines governing driverless cars and it's about dang time, many believe. Because for the past two years of self-driving cars have been...

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