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Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Crashing

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Crashing

By Julian Hattem | May 26
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.

Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake

Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake

By Tom Krisher | May 25
The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled.

Consumer Reports Raises Concerns Over Tesla Model 3 Braking

Consumer Reports Raises Concerns Over Tesla Model 3 Braking

May 22
Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.

Toyota Chief Hopes to Help Japan Automakers Keep Tech Edge

Toyota Chief Hopes to Help Japan Automakers Keep Tech Edge

By Yuri Kageyama | May 21
Toyota Motor Corp. chief Akio Toyoda, tapped to head the Japanese auto industry association, promised Friday to lead a push among manufacturers to keep a competitive edge in emerging technologies.

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

By Tom Krisher | May 19
For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week.

Edmunds Examines 3 Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems

Edmunds Examines 3 Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems

By Jason Kavanaugh | May 16
You might not have heard about Cadillac Super Cruise and Nissan ProPilot Assist, two other semi-autonomous driving systems that are available in new cars today.

Tesla's Autopilot Engaged During Utah Crash

Tesla's Autopilot Engaged During Utah Crash

By Julian Hattem | May 15
The driver of a Tesla electric car had the vehicle's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a Utah fire truck over the weekend, in the latest crash involving a car with self-driving features.

Race Is On to Set Up Europe's Electric Car Charging Network

Race Is On to Set Up Europe's Electric Car Charging Network

By David McHugh | May 14
In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove the anxiety from the electric car consumer experience and encourage sales of electric vehicles by building a highway network of fast charging stations.

Harvard Forum Examines Safety of Self-Driving Vehicles

May 6
A Harvard University forum has examined how a recent death linked to self-driving technology is causing concern about safety.

VW Board Eyes Damage Claims Against Former CEO Winterkorn

VW Board Eyes Damage Claims Against Former CEO Winterkorn

May 6
A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal.

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