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Driver-Assist Technology Could Lead to Deteriorating Driver Skills, Researchers Say

If a car can hit the brakes in an emergency and check blind spots, will that make worse drivers? Increasingly, automakers are worrying it may. Driver-assist technology that keeps cars in their lanes, maintains a safe distance from other vehicles, …

‘Self-Driving’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Hands-Free’ – Lessons of Tesla Autopilot Crash in China

Tesla said last week that one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in ‘autopilot’ mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as ‘self-driving’, overplaying its actual capabilities. Tesla said it had reviewed data to confirm …

Driverless Car Accidents Pile Up As They Obey Laws, Humans Don’t So Much

The self-driving car, that cutting-edge creation that’s supposed to lead to a world without accidents, is achieving the exact opposite right now: The vehicles have racked up a crash rate double that of those with human drivers. The glitch? They …

Google Driverless Car Hit from Behind, Again

A Google Inc. driverless car was involved in the fleet’s first collision to result in injury. One of Google’s vehicles braked during a green light because of congestion, and the car behind hit it at 17 mph and lost its …

Two Self-Driving Cars Avoid Collision, Says Passenger

Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by Google Inc. and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier this week, a Delphi executive told Reuters on Thursday. It was believed to be …

Google Says Self-Driving Cars Blameless in 11 Accidents in 6 Years, 1.7M Miles

Google Inc. said its self-driving vehicles have been involved in 11 minor accidents in the six years they’ve been in testing, and the automobiles were never to blame for the incidents. All of the accidents during 1.7 million miles of …