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IIHS Creates New Guidelines to Test Semi-Autonomous Driver-Assist Systems

IIHS Creates New Guidelines to Test Semi-Autonomous Driver-Assist Systems

Not a single Level 2 semi-autonomous system available on the market today meets the institute’s new guidelines, but the IIHS hopes that automakers will use it to improve systems going forward.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-22 07:00 PT

IIHS Creates New Guidelines to Test Semi-Autonomous Driver-Assist Systems

IIHS Creates New Guidelines to Test Semi-Autonomous Driver-Assist Systems

Not a single Level 2 semi-autonomous system available on the market today meets the institute’s new guidelines, but the IIHS hopes that automakers will use it to improve systems going forward.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-22 07:00 PT

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta Now Requires Drivers to Accept Being Recorded

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta Now Requires Drivers to Accept Being Recorded

In the system’s latest agreement, owners will find that it requires testers to opt in and allow Tesla’ to record the inside and outside of the vehicle and specify it to a car’s VIN.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-11-27 07:30 PT

Ford’s Hands-Free BlueCruise Feature Delayed Until 2022

Ford’s Hands-Free BlueCruise Feature Delayed Until 2022

Ford is taking some time to ensure that it can give customers “the highest-quality experience possible.”

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-10-30 16:00 PT

AAA Study Finds Driver-Assist Systems Struggle in Bad Weather

AAA Study Finds Driver-Assist Systems Struggle in Bad Weather

Advanced driver-assist systems like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist have trouble operating as intended in bad weather.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-10-16 07:10 PT

Tesla Full Self Driving Subscription Priced at $199 Per Month

Tesla Full Self Driving Subscription Priced at $199 Per Month

Instead of paying $10,000 upfront, Tesla customers can now pay a subscription fee of $199 per month to access the automaker’s advanced driver-assist features.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-07-25 07:45 PT

GM Advises Bolt EV Owners to Park Vehicles Outside Over Fire Risk

GM Advises Bolt EV Owners to Park Vehicles Outside Over Fire Risk

The latest safety issues involve a recall that was announced last November.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-07-17 07:45 PT

Lincoln To Call Its Hands-Free Driver-Assist System ActiveGlide

Lincoln To Call Its Hands-Free Driver-Assist System ActiveGlide

Ford decided to call its hands-free driver-assist system BlueCruise, while Lincoln’s version will be called ActiveGlide.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-06-19 07:00 PT

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Downgraded in Consumer Reports and IIHS’ Safety Testing

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Downgraded in Consumer Reports and IIHS’ Safety Testing

With Tesla cutting features as it moves to a camera-only safety system, a few organizations have decided to take awards away from the brand’s two most affordable models.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-31 07:25 PT

Senators Introduce SAFE Act That Could Mandate Driver-Monitoring Systems

Senators Introduce SAFE Act That Could Mandate Driver-Monitoring Systems

The “Stay Aware For Everyone” Act will require the Department of Transportation to look into fitting every new vehicle with a driver monitoring system as a way to reduce distracted driving in the country.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-02 16:00 PT

Senators Push NHTSA for Action After Latest Tesla Accident

Senators Push NHTSA for Action After Latest Tesla Accident

The two United States senators are requesting the NHTSA to develop more guidance concerning driver-assist systems after the latest accident involving Tesla’s Autopilot system.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-04-24 07:00 PT

NHTSA Issues New Rules for Autonomous Cars to Skip Some Safety Standards

NHTSA Issues New Rules for Autonomous Cars to Skip Some Safety Standards

To bring autonomous vehicles to market quicker, the NHTSA has updated its rules to allow self-driving vehicles to skip specific federal crash safety requirements. The new rules only pertain to vehicles that won’t carry people.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-01-17 07:20 PT

IIHS Finds Front AEB Saves Lives, Rear AEB Reduces Fender Benders

IIHS Finds Front AEB Saves Lives, Rear AEB Reduces Fender Benders

If you’d have to choose one of these systems, front automatic emergency braking is far more important, as it saves lives, but rear automatic emergency braking reduces the chance of a fender bender.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-01-11 07:45 PT

Drivers Are Too Trusting of Partially Autonomous Vehicles Claims IIHS Report

Drivers Are Too Trusting of Partially Autonomous Vehicles Claims IIHS Report

Even with low-level autonomous technology, the IIHS found that it only took one month for drivers to become comfortable with letting the system handle the majority of driving, even when it’s not supposed to be able to.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-11-21 07:35 PT

European New Car Assessment Program Scores Tesla’s Autopilot Poorly in Safety Test

European New Car Assessment Program Scores Tesla’s Autopilot Poorly in Safety Test

The European safety assessment ranked Tesla’s Autopilot system in sixth place out of 10 because it failed to keep drivers engaged.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-10-05 07:00 PT

AAA Study Finds Modern Driver-Assist Systems Aren’t Reliable

AAA Study Finds Modern Driver-Assist Systems Aren’t Reliable

In a study conducted by the American Automobile Association, modern driver-assist systems had an issue every eight miles. That makes them “far from 100% reliable.”

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-08 07:00 PT

Jaguar Land Rover, University of Cambridge Develop a 'Touchless' Touchscreen

Jaguar Land Rover, University of Cambridge Develop a 'Touchless' Touchscreen

Forget about having to physically touch your car’s touchscreen, Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge’s upcoming system predicts where your finger will go, so you don’t have to touch anything.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-01 15:05 PT

FCA’s Plan to Restart Factories Includes Extensive Safety Measures

FCA’s Plan to Restart Factories Includes Extensive Safety Measures

When FCA workers return to factories on May 18, they’ll be put through more safety measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-05-16 12:00 PT

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Will Feature Touch-Sensitive Steering Wheel

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Will Feature Touch-Sensitive Steering Wheel

Thanks to a two-zone sensor, the steering wheel on the new luxury midsize sedan will know when the driver’s hands are on the wheel.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-05-09 06:00 PT

NHTSA Alters Safety Rules to Make Room for Self-Driving Cars

NHTSA Alters Safety Rules to Make Room for Self-Driving Cars

A new proposal by the NHTSA would modernize safety standards to allow companies and automakers to continue working on autonomous technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-29 06:10 PT

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