Waymo’s Latest Moves Show How Critical Safety Is for AVs
29th November 2018

Waymo’s Latest Moves Show How Critical Safety Is for AVs

With its self-driving taxi service preparing to launch, Waymo is taking no chances and is now boosting its safety approach to AVs.


26th September 2018

NTSB Calls for Standards on Automated Pedestrian Detection

The NTSB is recommending that lawmakers set new rules for pedestrian collision avoidance systems, along with new standards for headlights, to help reduce fatalities on US roads.


9th August 2018

IIHS Report Slams Uber for Turning Off Braking System Before Fatal Crash

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has issued a new report that takes Uber to task for disabling the braking system of a self-driving car before a fatal crash...


25th June 2018

Fatal Uber Crash Probe Finds Driver Was Streaming Video

In a report, police investigators found that the backup driver in the Uber vehicle that fatally struck a pedestrian had been streaming a TV show before the accident.


14th June 2018

Tesla’s Musk Promises Autopilot Upgrade for August

Tesla could use some good PR right about now, leading CEO Elon Musk to Twitter to tell the world about an August Autopilot update.


31st May 2018

NTSB Report on Uber Crash May Shake Up AV Testing

Last week's NTSB report on the fatal crash involving an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian is a windows into how politicians and the public are rethinking self-driving technology.


25th May 2018

Emergency Braking Was Disabled Before Fatal Uber AV Crash

The self-driving Uber SUV that killed a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this year had its automatic braking system turned off to prevent erratic driving, the National Transportation Safety Board...


24th May 2018

Uber Leaves Arizona to Move AV Testing Closer to Its Engineers

Following the fatal accident involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in Arizona, Uber is planning to leave the state to move its testing program closer to the company's...


23rd April 2018

Should Government Brake or Accelerate Self-Driving Cars?

A recent debate among government regulators and auto industry executives shows that the road to autonomous cars is no straight line.


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...


4th April 2018

Worried About Autopilot? Driver Assistance Is Going Mainstream

The fatal crash involving a Tesla last week is putting the company's Autopilot software under the microscope. However, this type of technology is becoming more mainstream every day.


3rd April 2018

Waymo, Honda Reportedly Partnering on AV Development

Following a fatal crash in Arizona involving a self-driving Uber vehicle, Tesla is facing questions after a driver was killed while using Autopilot in his Model X.