Articles by Aditya Soni and David Shepardson

AT&T Restores Service After Hours of Outage

AT&T said late on Thursday an outage that disrupted calls and text messages for thousands of U.S. users and prompted federal investigations was not caused by a cyberattack. The carrier had restored wireless service for all affected customers, several hours …

Waymo Recalls 444 Self-Driving Vehicles Over Software Error

Alphabet’s Waymo unit has recalled 444 self-driving vehicles after two minor collisions in quick succession in Arizona because a software error could result in them inaccurately predicting the movement of a towed vehicle. All of the vehicles are in the …

Honda Recalls 750,000 Vehicles Over Air Bag Defect

Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday it was recalling 750,000 vehicles in the United States over a defect involving air bags which could deploy unintentionally during a crash. The front passenger seat weight sensor may crack and short circuit, failing …

NHTSA Upgrades Probe Into Tesla Power Steering Loss

U.S. safety regulators have upgraded their probe into Tesla TSLA.O vehicles over power steering loss to an engineering analysis – a required step before the agency could demand a potential recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday …

White House AI Council Meets as Legislative Action Stalls

The White House artificial intelligence council is meeting Monday, three months after President Joe Biden signed an executive order that aims to reduce the risks AI poses. White House Deputy Chief of Staff Bruce Reed, who will convene the council …

Ford Recalls 2.24M Ford Explorer SUVs Over Trim-Retention Clips

Ford Motor said Wednesday it was recalling 2.24 million older Explorer sport utility vehicles worldwide because trim retention clips may not be properly engaged. The recall includes 1.89 million SUVs in the United States and covers 2011 through 2019 model …

FAA Steps Up Scrutiny of Boeing With Calls for Checks on Another 737 Model

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recommended that airlines operating Boeing 737-900ER jets inspect door plugs to ensure that they are properly secured after some operators reported unspecified issues with bolts upon inspections. Regulators have stepped up scrutiny on …

FAA Launches Probe of Boeing 737 MAX 9 After Mid-Air Panel Incident

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is launching a formal investigation into the Boeing 737 MAX 9 after a cabin panel blew off an Alaska Airlines flight last week in mid-air, forcing an emergency landing, the regulator said on Thursday. The …

Cummins Agrees to Record-Setting Engine Emissions Settlement

Truck engine maker Cummins agreed to settle a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Justice Department and California and pay a record-setting fine of about $1.65 billion for installing defeat devices on hundreds of thousands of engines. In December, the Justice …

Loss of Alaska Airlines Cockpit Recording Rekindles Industry Safety Debate

The cockpit voice recorder data on the Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 jet which lost a panel mid-flight on Jan. 5 was overwritten, U.S. authorities said, renewing attention on long-standing safety calls for longer in-flight recordings. National Transportation Safety …