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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

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

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