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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

Tesla Looking to Introduce Full Self-Driving Subscription Soon

Tesla Looking to Introduce Full Self-Driving Subscription Soon

The new subscription plan would give interested Tesla buyers more flexibility to see if they want to purchase the package outright.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-01 07:00 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

Ford’s BlueCruise Hands-Free Driver-Assist System Coming Soon

Ford’s BlueCruise Hands-Free Driver-Assist System Coming Soon

The hands-free system will be available on a few 2021 F-150 and Mustang Mach-E models when it arrives later this year.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-04-17 13:00 PT

General Motors Looks to Make Long-Range EV Batteries With MIT Spinoff SolidEnergy Systems

General Motors Looks to Make Long-Range EV Batteries With MIT Spinoff SolidEnergy Systems

While first-gen Ultium batteries aren’t even being offered in electric cars yet, General Motors is looking at working on its next-gen Ultium batteries by addressing issues with cost and energy density.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-03-13 07:45 PT

Honda Legend Sedan Offering Level 3 Self-Driving Technology in Japan

Honda Legend Sedan Offering Level 3 Self-Driving Technology in Japan

Honda’s claiming that it’s the first automaker to have a production vehicle with a Level 3 autonomous system with the Legend Hybrid EX, which is only available to lease in Japan.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-03-08 06:30 PT

Google Looks to AI to Help EV Owners Plan Road Trips

Google Looks to AI to Help EV Owners Plan Road Trips

Worrying about where to charge your electric vehicle on a long road trip has become a nightmare for owners. Google’s looking to change that by using “graph theory” to give drivers recommendations on where to stop.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-01-31 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

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

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