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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

IIHS Claims Advanced Driver-Assist Systems Need to Keep Drivers Focused on the Road More

IIHS Claims Advanced Driver-Assist Systems Need to Keep Drivers Focused on the Road More

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety believes that modern advanced driver-assist systems allow drivers to stop focusing on the road and don’t allow them to regain control of the car when necessary.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-21 06:00 PT

Apple Engineer Involved in Fatal Accident in 2018 Complained About Tesla’s Autopilot

Apple Engineer Involved in Fatal Accident in 2018 Complained About Tesla’s Autopilot

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Boards released documents regarding the 2018 fatal incident involving a Tesla Model X that stated the Apple engineer who died in the accident complained about a possible malfunction with the SUV’s Autopilot system.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-16 07:00 PT

Waymo Commits to Using Safety Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles Long Term

Waymo Commits to Using Safety Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles Long Term

Human operators will be in Waymo’s self-driving cars for years to come, as the company recently signed a multiyear contract with Transdev North America for transportation workers.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-20 08:00 PT

NHTSA to Investigate Deadly Accident Involving Tesla Model S in California

NHTSA to Investigate Deadly Accident Involving Tesla Model S in California

An accident involving a Tesla Model S and a Honda Civic left two passengers dead took place on December 29 and will be investigated by the federal government.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-04 06:00 PT

Bosch’s Latest Artificial Intelligence System Looks out for Tired, Distracted Drivers

Bosch’s Latest Artificial Intelligence System Looks out for Tired, Distracted Drivers

Thanks to cameras that are located in the steering wheel and close to the rearview mirror, Bosch’s newest A.I. system watches drivers to see if they’re distracted or tired, helping reduce the number of accidents.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-27 15:00 PT

MIT’s Trying to Teach Autonomous Cars to Look Out for Unpredictable Drivers

MIT’s Trying to Teach Autonomous Cars to Look Out for Unpredictable Drivers

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Delft University’s Cognitive Robotics lab have come together to create a mathematical formula that can help drivers cars predict what drivers are unpredictable.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-08 06:00 PT

Uber, Distracted Driver Cited for Fatal Crash in Arizona Claims NTSB

Uber, Distracted Driver Cited for Fatal Crash in Arizona Claims NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board recently issued its findings into what caused the fatal accident involving one of Uber’s autonomous vehicles and a pedestrian in 2018.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-01 15:00 PT

Waymo Puts out 14 Minute Video for First Responder Precautions

Waymo Puts out 14 Minute Video for First Responder Precautions

To try to educate first responders on its autonomous vehicles, Waymo put out a 14-minute video on YouTube to try to train emergency responders on how to interact with a self-driving vehicle in case of an accident.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-29 09:00 PT

Bosch Wants to Bring 3D Displays to Vehicles

Bosch Wants to Bring 3D Displays to Vehicles

The technology won’t require viewers to wear glasses or view the display from a specific angle.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-08-18 16:00 PT

Volkswagen Showcases Pedestrian Detection System, Claims Works at Speeds of 40 MPH

Volkswagen Showcases Pedestrian Detection System, Claims Works at Speeds of 40 MPH

Volkswagen’s new pedestrian monitoring system can work in daylight and darkness and sweeps a specific area ahead of a vehicle to look out for pedestrians.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-08-11 15:00 PT

EU Requires EVs to Have Fake Engine Noise

EU Requires EVs to Have Fake Engine Noise

The requirement is considered a safety feature for pedestrians.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-07-04 07:00 PT

Jaguar Land Rover Researching a Sensory Steering Wheel to Keep Drivers Attentive

Jaguar Land Rover Researching a Sensory Steering Wheel to Keep Drivers Attentive

Forget about head-up displays or fancy displays in the instrument cluster, Jaguar Land Rover believes that rapidly heating and cooling specific sections of the steering wheel are better ways to provide drivers with directions.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-31 10:16 PT

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

A security researcher extracted unencrypted data from Tesla vehicles and found that the electric vehicles held on to a lot of unencrypted data.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-06 07:00 PT

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

At its GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced that it’s working with German standards body TUV SUD to come out with a driver’s license for autonomous cars. The company also announced all of the details behind its new Drive AP2X 9.0 platform.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-20 14:00 PT

Researchers Instructing Autonomous Vehicles on How Pedestrians Move

Researchers Instructing Autonomous Vehicles on How Pedestrians Move

Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently working on a system that will help self-driving vehicles predict what pedestrians are going to do next.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-24 10:00 PT

New Intel Study Reveals People Still Don’t Feel Safe Around Autonomous Cars

New Intel Study Reveals People Still Don’t Feel Safe Around Autonomous Cars

While 43 percent of respondents stated that they didn’t feel comfortable around self-driving cars, 63 percent of those surveyed claimed that they felt as if autonomous vehicles would become normal in five decades.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-26 13:00 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

Ford Proposes Driverless Vehicle Signals for Pedestrian Safety

Ford Proposes Driverless Vehicle Signals for Pedestrian Safety

To streamline development and application, the Detroit-based car manufacturer strongly encourages other companies in the automotive industry to support the interface, as it could drastically improve safety for self-driving cars.

Michael Cheng2018-10-08 11:15 PT

Is Calling Cars ‘Autonomous’ Dangerous? Auto Experts Believe it is

Is Calling Cars ‘Autonomous’ Dangerous? Auto Experts Believe it is

While modern cars allow drivers to take their hands off of the steering wheel and take away a lot of the aspects of driving from the driver, experts in Britain believe calling them “autonomous” is dangerous.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-18 08:30 PT

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