Tesla News

US Regulators to More Closely Monitor Advanced Driver Safety Systems

DETROIT — U.S. regulators on Tuesday said they would keep a closer eye on the automotive industry as it rolls out advanced driver safety systems, tracking the new technologies to spot potential defects faster. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

U.S. Safety Agency Probes 10 Tesla Crash Deaths Since 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they have opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes involving 10 deaths since 2016 where advanced driver assistance systems were suspected of use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a …

Tesla Drops Radar; Is Autopilot System Safe?

Tesla Inc has dropped radar sensors from its semi-autonomous driving system, Autopilot, raising concerns over the safety of the camera-only version, Tesla Vision. Tesla aims to make the driver-assist system fully self-driving, and many in that young industry are skeptical …

Consumer Reports Drops ‘Top Pick’ Rating for Tesla Model 3

WASHINGTON — Tesla’s decision to remove radar sensors from two of its U.S. vehicles has cost it top safety ratings from a widely followed insurance industry group and the influential Consumer Reports magazine. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) …

Tesla Phases Out Radar Sensors, Shifts to Camera-Based Autopilot

Tesla Inc. updated its website Tuesday to announce that Model 3 and Model Y cars built for North America and shipping this month will no longer be equipped with radar. On Tesla’s earnings call last month, Chief Executive Officer Elon …

Tesla Crash Victim Lauded ‘Full Self-Driving’ in Videos on Tiktok

BERKELEY — A Tesla car driver killed in a recent accident in California praised the automaker’s “full self-driving” features, and posted videos on his apparent Tiktok account, in which he appeared to drive with his hands off the wheel. On …

California Places Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Under Review

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is reviewing whether Tesla is violating a state regulation by advertising its vehicles as being fully autonomous without meeting the legal definition of self-driving. The department confirmed the review Monday in …

Tesla Tells Regulator That Full Self-Driving Cars May Not Be Achieved by Year-End

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — Tesla Inc told a California regulator that it may not achieve full self-driving technology by the end of this year, a memo by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) showed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during …

Tesla Told to Provide Documents Involving Musk Compensation

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday ordered lawyers representing Tesla Inc. directors to turn over certain communications that CEO Elon Musk may have shared with the company’s top in-house attorneys before the board approved a compensation plan …

Berkshire Defends $8B Texas Power Proposal to Combat Blackouts

Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday defended its $8 billion proposal to build natural gas plants in Texas to help reduce the threat of devastating blackouts such as those in February. “When you look at the power sector (in Texas), it …