Autopilot News

InsurTechs Push for Front Row Seat in New World of Autonomous Technology

Before manufacturers let autonomous vehicles loose on public roadways, they’ll have to show that their driverless cars are a lot better than humans at getting from Point A to Point B without crashing. The partially autonomous vehicles already on the …

Tesla Subpoenas May Presage Formal Probe, Ex-Official Says

Freshly disclosed records suggest the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may be preparing a formal investigation into Tesla Inc.’s driver-assistance system Autopilot, a former agency official said. The agency has issued at least five subpoenas since April 2018 for information …

Tesla Scrutinized by U.S. Agency Over Model 3 Safety Claims

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding Model 3 safety claims and has subpoenaed the carmaker for information on several crashes, according to documents posted by a nonprofit advocacy …

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 …

How Hackers Can Take Over Your Car’s GPS

An autonomous systems defense company contends it has successfully spoofed the GPS mechanism of a Tesla Model 3 using the automaker’s latest Autopilot technology, sending the vehicle off its intended route. Regulus Cyber said it used commercially available hardware and …

Tesla Autopilot was Engaged During Fatal Florida Crash

WASHINGTON — Tesla Inc’s Autopilot feature was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a 2018 Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida, in at least the third fatal U.S. crash reported involving the driver-assistance system, the National Transportation Safety …

Another Crash: Tesla With Autopilot Rearends Truck Stopped at Red Light

A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 mph (97 kph) apparently without braking before impact, but police say it’s unknown if the Autopilot feature was engaged. The cause of the Friday …

Tesla Says Autopilot Was on When Deadly Crash Occurred

The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a semi-autonomous vehicle, Tesla confirmed. The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did …

Tesla Says Missing Freeway Barrier Made California Crash Worse

A missing or damaged safety shield on the end of a California freeway barrier worsened the impact of a crash involving a Tesla SUV that killed a man last week, the electric car maker said on its website. The company …

Federal Agencies Send Teams to Probe Tesla Freeway Crash

Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system. It’s the second time the National Transportation Safety Board and the National …