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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.

Feds push hard for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, at least until Jan. 20

Feds push hard for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, at least until Jan. 20 Using dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) radios, the cars would exchange information up to 10 times a second and share the most crucial information with the driver.Each car would digest the information and issue warnings about a car crossing from the left (photo above), or all the traffic ahead suddenly slowing.

Feds: Crashes fell 40 percent when Tesla installed Autopilot

Feds: Crashes fell 40 percent when Tesla installed Autopilot Specifically, the crash rate on Teslas fell by almost 40% after Tesla installed and activated its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.In the same report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration exonerated Tesla of responsibility in the May 2016 fatal crash of a Tesla Model S running Autopilot that T-boned a tractor trailer crossing in front of the Tesla.

Autonomous cars at SXSW 2017: transportation panacea or a long road ahead?

Autonomous cars at SXSW 2017: transportation panacea or a long road ahead? AUSTIN – In 2017, automakers and suppliers continuously tout advances in autonomous vehicle technology.While automakers have promised fully autonomous (SAE level 5) cars by 2020 to 2022, there are still many questions to be answered.

Driver in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Wasn't Paying Attention: Feds

Driver in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Wasn't Paying Attention: Feds The Tesla driver who made history as the first man to die at the wheel of a semi-autonomous vehicle was not distracted by a movie while driving.According to the NTSB report, Autopilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous system, was on for the majority of the trip, near Williston, Florida.

States, Feds Vie to Set Testing Rules for Self-Driving Cars

States, Feds Vie to Set Testing Rules for Self-Driving Cars Special interest groups and politicians in Washington spent this week telling each other they’ve got the best oversight plan for safely testing and bringing autonomous vehicles to market.Democratic legislators want the feds to make self-driving cars super-safe.

Steer Wearable (Literally) Shocks Drowsy Drivers

Steer Wearable (Literally) Shocks Drowsy Drivers Which is why Latvian design studio Creative Mode invented Steer, a wearable device aimed at keeping motorists awake and alert.The bracelet, worn on the upper forearm, analyzes heart rate and skin conductance.