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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

GM's Super Cruise Hands-Free Driving Feature Coming to the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

GM's Super Cruise Hands-Free Driving Feature Coming to the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

With Ford announcing that the F-150 is going to get similar hands-off technology, it looks like General Motors doesn’t want to fall behind in the pickup truck wars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-12-12 07:45 PT

California to Allow Companies to Charge for Rides in Autonomous Cars

California to Allow Companies to Charge for Rides in Autonomous Cars

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently announced that autonomous ride-hailing companies would be able to charge consumers to use their driverless vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-11-30 08:30 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

Ford to Offer Mustang Mach-E, F-150 With Hands-Free Active Drive Assist

Ford to Offer Mustang Mach-E, F-150 With Hands-Free Active Drive Assist

Ford’s semi-autonomous system to take on the GM’s Super Cruise is coming for the 2021 model year, but it’s going to be a hefty upgrade.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-11-07 06:55 PT

Ford, Argo AI Using the Escape Hybrid SUV for Autonomous Car Service

Ford, Argo AI Using the Escape Hybrid SUV for Autonomous Car Service

Instead of choosing to use its new, all-electric and sporty Ford Mustang Mach-E, the automaker decided to use the Escape Hybrid SUV as the base for its autonomous vehicle service.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-10-25 07:50 PT

Mercedes Benz, Bosch to Launch Automated Valet Parking System

Mercedes Benz, Bosch to Launch Automated Valet Parking System

The first commercial automated valet service will go live at Stuttgart Airport’s P6 parking garage.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-10-19 06:00 PT

Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Beta Coming This Week

Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Beta Coming This Week

The outspoken CEO took to Twitter to announce the limited availability of the upcoming system.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-10-17 07:45 PT

Local Residents File Complaints Over Tesla’s Berlin Plant

Local Residents File Complaints Over Tesla’s Berlin Plant

The electric automaker is facing backlash from local Berlin residents who have filed hundreds of complaints ranging from noise pollution to water usage.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-27 07:00 PT

IIHS Study Finds AEB Reduces Semi-Truck Rear-End Crashes by Over 40 Percent


IIHS Study Finds AEB Reduces Semi-Truck Rear-End Crashes by Over 40 Percent


Automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning proved to be incredibly helpful for semi-trucks, as an IIHS study found that they could eliminate two out of five crashes.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-07 07:25 PT

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Comes With Built-In Level 3 Autonomy

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Comes With Built-In Level 3 Autonomy

In traditional fashion, Mercedes-Benz has packed its all-new 2021 S-Class with cutting-edge features, which includes a Level 3 autonomous system that’s called Drive Pilot.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-06 07:00 PT

Ford Motor Co. is Working on Automated Valet Parking for its Future Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. is Working on Automated Valet Parking for its Future Vehicles

While autonomous technology will primarily help people get from one location to another without having to touch the wheel, autonomous tech can also be used to help take the stress out of parking.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-30 06:00 PT

Michigan Looking to Have Autonomous-Car Only Lanes

Michigan Looking to Have Autonomous-Car Only Lanes

Michigan and private partner Cavnue announced the project that would run from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-17 05:30 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

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to Get Cutting-Edge Safety Features

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to Get Cutting-Edge Safety Features

Rear-seat airbags, in-car monitoring, and active suspension that can raise the vehicle by three inches in the case of an imminent collision will all be available on the upcoming S-Class.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-02 06:00 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

2021 Lexus LS Facelift Brings More Tech, Semi-Autonomous Driving System

2021 Lexus LS Facelift Brings More Tech, Semi-Autonomous Driving System

A new infotainment system that utilizes a touchscreen is now standard, too. 

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-07-13 07:25 PT

Apple’s Upcoming Electric Vehicle Routing Feature Looks to End Range Anxiety

Apple’s Upcoming Electric Vehicle Routing Feature Looks to End Range Anxiety

Apple’s iOS 14 operating system will allow electric-car owners to plan their route by automatically choosing electric charging stations to stop at along the way.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-06-28 06:00 PT

GM, Tesla in a Race for 1 Million-Mile Battery

GM, Tesla in a Race for 1 Million-Mile Battery

Tesla isn’t the only automaker that’s working on a battery capable of lasting 1 million miles. A top executive at General Motors claims the American brand is also looking into coming out with similar technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-05-31 08:00 PT

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