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NJ Transit Will Miss Deadline for Installing Positive Train Control

Lifesaving technology aboard New Jersey Transit trains won’t be in place by a Dec. 31 deadline set by Congress, the agency’s executive director told board members. The operator of the nation’s second-biggest commuter railroad, which leads its peers for accidents …

Amtrak Rail Cars in Fatal Washington Crash Didn’t Meet Current Standards

The passenger rail cars on an Amtrak train that derailed near Seattle last December while traveling more than twice the posted speed, killing three people, didn’t meet current crash-protection standards, federal investigators said Tuesday. The Talgo Inc. cars had to …

Tesla That Caught Fire in Florida Crash Reached 116 MPH

A Tesla Inc. Model S driven by an 18-year-old reached a top speed of 116 miles per hour before skidding into a wall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and bursting into flames, according to a preliminary report by U.S. accident investigators. …

Mississippi High Court: Pilot Waited too Long to File Lawsuit Over Crash

The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed over a 2009 helicopter accident that left its pilot partially paralyzed. Justices ruled 6-2 last week that a proper complaint was not filed by Rob Hammons of Greenwood …

Tesla Model X in California Crash Sped Up Prior to Impact

The Tesla Inc. Model X that crashed in California earlier this year while being guided by its semi-autonomous driving system sped up to 71 miles an hour in the seconds before the vehicle slammed into a highway barrier, investigators said …

Arizona Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Reveals it Wasn’t Programmed to Brake

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving vehicle wasn’t programmed to stop for obstructions in its path, including the pedestrian it struck and killed last March in Arizona, according to federal investigators. Sensors on an Uber SUV being tested in Tempe detected the …

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped up Before Utah Crash

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured. Data from the …

Police Confirm Autopilot Use in Utah Tesla Crash

Tesla Inc. confirmed to police that another of its vehicles crashed with a driver using Autopilot, and the incident triggered more scrutiny by federal regulators. Technicians at the electric-car maker have recovered data from the Model S driven by a …

Electric Cars Highlight New Road Risks

Firefighters doused the blazing Tesla Inc. Model X’s battery pack, and then company engineers removed about one-quarter of its power cells before the vehicle was deemed safe to tow off of a California freeway. That didn’t prevent the powerful and …

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 …