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Tesla’s Autopilot Found Most Likely to Confuse Drivers on Safety

Automakers including Tesla Inc. are stoking confusion among motorists by choosing names for their automated-driving systems that wrongly suggest they’re more capable than is actually the case, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Almost half of respondents to …

Edmunds Reviews 3 Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems

You’ve heard of Tesla Autopilot, but perhaps not always in a good way: The semi-autonomous driving system is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board for the role it may have played in a March fatal accident near …

Brain to Vehicle Tech, Nissan’s Car of the Future

The world’s biggest carmakers and technology companies are spending billions of dollars to perfect your ability to drive without thinking. Nissan Motor Co. is taking a different direction – trying to “decode” your thinking so hands-on driving is more fun. …

Firewall Pioneer Turns Focus to Car Cybersecurity

The Israeli cybersecurity company that pioneered corporate firewalls is making deeper inroads with the auto industry. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the world’s second-biggest provider of network security, is positioning itself to increase sales in the global car market as …

Tesla Sued Over Defective Autopilot Software

Tesla Inc. is facing its first U.S. legal challenge over self-driving technology in a case alleging the electric carmaker sold 47,000 vehicles with Autopilot software that’s “dangerously defective” when engaged. Drivers have “become beta testers of half-baked software that renders …

Officials Confirm Driver Was Speeding in Fatal Tesla Crash

Federal investigators probing the deadly wreck in Florida of a Tesla car that was using automated driving technology have found that the vehicle was speeding when it hit a truck. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary …

Sedgwick Forecasts Industry Trends to Watch in 2016

Employee health and wellness, technology for improving patient safety, emerging risks and legislative developments are all areas to watch in 2016, according to Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled claims and productivity management solutions. Focusing on employee health and wellness …

Global Insurance Telematics Subscriptions to Exceed 100M by 2018, Auto Insurance Faces Dramatic Changes

Global insurance telematics subscriptions are expected to grow 81 percent from 5.5 million at the end of 2013 to 107 million in 2018. “With Progressive’s Snapshot having attracted more than 1 million drivers in the U.S. and Octo Telematics already …