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NHTSA Upgrades Tesla Autopilot Safety Probe, Step Before Possible Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday said it was upgrading its probe into 830,000 Tesla vehicles with its advanced driver assistance system Autopilot, a required step before it could seek a recall. The auto safety agency in August …

Sudden Braking in 2 VW SUV Models Draws Regulatory Scrutiny

DETROIT (AP) — First came the beeping alarms and the dashboard lights warning that something had gone haywire. Then the driver’s side windows suddenly and mysteriously rolled down. Kendall Heiman’s Volkswagen SUV then pulled the scariest stunt of all: It …

California DMV Reviewing Approach to Regulating Tesla’s Public Self-Driving Test

California is reevaluating Tesla Inc’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) test program, to determine if the electric-car maker’s software should fall under its motor vehicle department’s autonomous vehicle regulations, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. FSD is an advanced driver assistance …

ADAS Reduces Loss Costs For Auto Insurers Despite Increased Repair Costs, LexisNexis Says

Advanced driver assistance systems result in fewer claims and reduce insurers loss costs by up to 23%, according to a paper by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. John Kanet, director of auto insurance for LexisNexis, said the research shows ADAS has “a …

Tesla Recalls Nearly 12,000 U.S. Vehicles Over Software Communication Error

Tesla Inc is recalling nearly 12,000 U.S. vehicles sold since 2017 because a communication error may cause a false forward-collision warning or unexpected activation of the emergency brakes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday. The California automaker …

U.S. Safety Agency Probes 10 Tesla Crash Deaths Since 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they have opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes involving 10 deaths since 2016 where advanced driver assistance systems were suspected of use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a …

Tesla’s Release of New ‘Self-Driving’ Software Closely Watched by U.S. Regulator

The U.S. auto safety regulator on Thursday said it was closely watching Tesla Inc’s release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive themselves, saying it stood ready to protect the public against safety risks. Tesla on …