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California DMV Accuses Tesla of Making False Claims About its Driver-Assist Systems

California DMV Accuses Tesla of Making False Claims About its Driver-Assist Systems

The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles declares that the all-electric automaker exaggerated the capabilities of its systems.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-08-14 06:00 PT

Toyota Offering Multiple Solutions for Non-Drivable bZ4X Electric SUVs

Toyota Offering Multiple Solutions for Non-Drivable bZ4X Electric SUVs

Toyota bZ4X owners that aren’t interested in waiting for the automaker to come out with a fix have the option of Toyota buying back the SUV.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-08-07 22:00 PT

NHTSA Opens Investigations Into Two New Fatal Tesla Accidents

NHTSA Opens Investigations Into Two New Fatal Tesla Accidents

Two recent fatal automobile accidents involving Tesla’s electric cars are being investigated by the NHTSA. The fatal accidents took place in California and Florida.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-07-10 06:55 PT

GM Expanding First Responder Training Program for EV Crashes

GM Expanding First Responder Training Program for EV Crashes

General Motors wants to give first responders the right training to deal with electric-vehicle crashes, which includes putting out fires.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-07-04 07:30 PT

Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot Returns With Some Features From 'Full Self-Driving'

Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot Returns With Some Features From 'Full Self-Driving'

Someone asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk to bring Enhanced Autopilot on Twitter and he was more than happy to oblige with the new Enhanced Autopilot package that costs $6,000.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-07-02 06:45 PT

NHTSA Upgrades Tesla's Autopilot Investigation to 'Engineering Analysis'

NHTSA Upgrades Tesla's Autopilot Investigation to 'Engineering Analysis'

The federal government’s action is an escalation of its ongoing investigation into accidents involving the automaker’s vehicles hitting stationary emergency vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-06-12 07:45 PT

Some Genesis Models Return to Old Tech Because of Chip Shortage

Some Genesis Models Return to Old Tech Because of Chip Shortage

In a clever move, Genesis has decided to offer a few of its vehicles with older technology instead of forcing consumers to wait for their cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-03-12 15:00 PT

IIHS Study Finds Pedestrian Avoidance Systems Aren't Effective at Night

IIHS Study Finds Pedestrian Avoidance Systems Aren't Effective at Night

The IIHS found that automatic emergency braking systems that can detect pedestrians work well on well-lit roads and in the daytime, but when the sun goes down, the system's effectiveness decreases.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-02-06 16:00 PT

IIHS Study Finds Pedestrian Avoidance Systems Aren't Effective at Night

IIHS Study Finds Pedestrian Avoidance Systems Aren't Effective at Night

The IIHS found that automatic emergency braking systems that can detect pedestrians work well on well-lit roads and in the daytime, but when the sun goes down, the system's effectiveness decreases.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-02-06 16:00 PT

Self-Driving Lobbying Group Drops ‘Self-Driving’ in New Name

Self-Driving Lobbying Group Drops ‘Self-Driving’ in New Name

The move is seen as a way to get away from the word self-driving and to distance itself from Tesla.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-29 16:30 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

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

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