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Federal Investigators Say NJ Transit Train Was Speeding When it Crashed

Federal investigators estimate a commuter train was traveling two to three times the 10 mph speed limit when it slammed into a New Jersey rail terminal last week, a U.S. official told The Associated Press Tuesday. The official, who was …

Train Engineer Can’t Recall New Jersey Crash

The engineer at the controls of the train that smashed into a commuter rail terminal, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people, told federal investigators he was going only 10 mph as he approached the station but has …

Data Could Assist Tesla in Defense Against Autopilot Liability

The large volume of data Tesla Motors Inc collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar …

Auto Safety Agency Declines to Probe Toyota’s Unintended Acceleration

U.S. safety regulators have rejected an electrical engineer’s request to investigate low-speed unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus cars. The petition was the latest in a string of claims that Toyota vehicles can accelerate on their own dating to 2009. …

High-Tech Tools Help Make Sense of Traffic Crashes

Who did what, when and where are critical pieces to understanding what happened in a vehicle crash. After officers arrive on the scene of an accident, whether it’s serious or not, a report is completed and information such as street …

Black Box Implications for Auto Insurers

Though event data recorders (EDR) have been around since the 1970s, the number of vehicles equipped with the devices, also known as black boxes, has increased over the last decade. While data recorded on an EDR can greatly enhance an …