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Why automaker cheating threatens the self-driving car

Why automaker cheating threatens the self-driving car It’s going to hurt them down the road (so to speak) when they’re looking for legislative and agency support to move forward on autonomous driving.As long as self-driving cars are being driven on public roads, it’s not possible to move ahead quickly without some level of government support.

Tesla records its first Autopilot fatal crash; NHTSA opens investigation

Tesla records its first Autopilot fatal crash; NHTSA opens investigation In the US, there’s one auto fatality per 94 million miles driven, Tesla says.08 per 100 million miles driven as of 2014, the last year for which NHTSA has reported final data.

Germany tells Tesla to rename its ‘Autopilot’ feature

Germany tells Tesla to rename its ‘Autopilot’ feature As expected, Tesla has responded aggressively that it believes its German drivers are perfectly capable of understanding the limits of the system.The Germans may be particularly sensitive after a Tesla on Autopilot crashed into a bus.

Electric cars and hybrids will soon have to announce their presence

Electric cars and hybrids will soon have to announce their presence At the time, I assumed that other electric vehicle makers would follow suit, as the sound seemed like an obvious safety measure.However, since then, electric vehicles have been largely silent at low speed.