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GM Faces Pushback From U.S. Regulators in its Effort to Deploy Self-Driving Cars

GM Faces Pushback From U.S. Regulators in its Effort to Deploy Self-Driving Cars

GM requested that U.S. regulators waive some automobile safety standards, including deploying autonomous vehicles without a steering wheel or pedals, to make it possible to deploy a ride-sharing fleet of driverless cars.

Eric Walz2019-05-22 17:03 PT

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

After a fatal accident in Florida involving a Tesla Model S operating in “Autopilot” mode, the National Highway Safety Board (NHSB) launched an investigation. The preliminary report determined that the driver engaged Autopilot around 10 seconds before crashing.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-16 15:00 PT

U.S Drops Plans Requiring a Throttle, Brake Override System in Vehicles

U.S Drops Plans Requiring a Throttle, Brake Override System in Vehicles

​After dozens of fatal accidents a decade ago involving Toyota and Lexus vehicles that were initially blamed on faulty electronics leading to "unintended acceleration", the NHTSA proposed regulations that would have required that all motor vehicles have a brake pedal that can override the accelerator pedal in emergency situations. On Monday, the NHTSA said that since automakers have voluntarily installed these systems on all new vehicles, it's dropping plans mandate it.

Eric Walz2019-05-13 14:58 PT

Chinese Automaker Kandi Gets Approval to Import 2 Electric Models to the U.S.

Chinese Automaker Kandi Gets Approval to Import 2 Electric Models to the U.S.

Chinese automaker Kandi Technologies is bringing two electric model to the U.S. Kandi announced it has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to import two models to the United States—the Kandi Model EX3 compact SUV and compact Model K22. Both vehicles are fully-electric.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-20 17:29 PT

US-NHTSA to Update Guidelines for Testing Autonomous Vehicles

US-NHTSA to Update Guidelines for Testing Autonomous Vehicles

As the self-driving sector continues to mature, so does the guidelines surrounding various aspects of development.

Michael Cheng2018-10-10 11:15 PT

NHTSA to Probe Tesla Autopilot Crash in Utah

NHTSA to Probe Tesla Autopilot Crash in Utah

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday that it was sending a team to investigate the crash of a Tesla Model S in Utah last week.

Eric Walz2018-05-16 17:28 PT

Court Blocks Trump Administration Order to Delay Increase of Fuel Mileage Penalties

Court Blocks Trump Administration Order to Delay Increase of Fuel Mileage Penalties

A federal court in New York on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s decision to delay a rule that would raise penalties for automakers who do not meet federal fuel efficiency requirements.

Jacky Ho2018-04-23 17:22 PT

Tesla’s Lack of a Black Box is Making Life Difficult for Investigators

Tesla’s Lack of a Black Box is Making Life Difficult for Investigators

Since all of the data that’s stored on Tesla’s is in a proprietary format, only the automaker can access the information, making it difficult for investigators to get at the root cause of the incident.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-12 10:30 PT