Autopilot News

Lawsuit: Tesla’s Autopilot Caused Fiery Crash into Tree, Killing Colorado Man

The widow of a man who died after his Tesla veered off the road and crashed into a tree while he was using its partially automated driving system is suing the carmaker, claiming its marketing of the technology is dangerously …

Tesla Autopilot Probe Escalates With US Regulator’s Data Demands

Tesla Inc. is facing a July 1 deadline to furnish US regulators with information about its biggest-ever recall because drivers using Autopilot keep crashing while using the system. In a letter posted on its website Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic …

Tesla Faces Trial Over Apple Engineer’s Fatal Autopilot Crash

Tesla Inc. is headed for its highest-profile trial yet over a crash blamed on Autopilot, the driver-assistance system Elon Musk has billed as crucial to his pursuit of self-driving cars. The electric-vehicle maker prevailed in two previous trials in California …

Tesla Recalls Nearly All Vehicles on US Roads over Lack of Autopilot Safeguards

WASHINGTON —Tesla is recalling just over 2 million vehicles in the United States fitted with its Autopilot advanced driver-assistance system to install new safeguards, after a federal safety regulator said the system posed safety concerns. The National Highway Traffic Safety …

Tesla Autopilot Fatality Case to Soon Reach California Jury

Closing arguments are set to begin on Tuesday in the first U.S. trial over allegations that Tesla’s TSLA.O Autopilot driver assistant feature led to a death, and its results could help shape similar cases across the country. The jury trial, …

US Justice Department Issues Subpoenas to Tesla in Ongoing Probes

The U.S. Justice Department has sought documents and issued subpoenas to Tesla TSLA.O as it scrutinizes the automaker’s driver assistance system Autopilot and vehicle driving range, among other issues, the company said on Monday. Tesla said in a regulatory filing …

Tesla Engineer Defends ‘Full Self-Driving’ Name at Crash Trial

A Tesla engineer in court on Wednesday rejected a lawyer’s suggestion that the company named its driver-assistant feature “Full Self-Driving” because it wanted people to believe that its systems had more abilities than was really the case. The electric-vehicle maker …

As Criminal Case Against Tesla Driver Wraps Up, Questions About Autopilot Endure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A criminal prosecution against a Tesla driver in Los Angeles County could end next month, the final step of a case believed to be the first time in the U.S. prosecutors brought felony charges against a …

US Opens New Special Probe into Fatal Tesla Crash

WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday it is opening a new special crash investigation into a fatal accident in California involving a 2018 Tesla Model 3 where advanced driver assistance systems are suspected …

US Agency Seeks Updated Responses from Tesla in Autopilot Probe

WASHINGTON –– U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they are seeking updated responses and current data for an ongoing probe into 830,000 Tesla vehicles and the automaker’s advanced driver assistance system Autopilot. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) …