Articles by Hyunjoo Jin

Despite Safety Questions, Tesla Sticks With Autopilot Cameras Without Radar Sensor

Tesla Inc. said on Tuesday its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles will be equipped with cameras and no radar sensor for semi-automated driving in North America starting this month. The move came amid growing scrutiny by regulators and media …

California Regulator Reviewing Tesla’s Self-Driving Claims

A California regulator said on Monday it is reviewing whether Tesla Inc. violated regulations by falsely promoting its advanced driver-assistance systems as being “full self-driving.” Tesla’s driver assistant features, which it describes as “Autopilot” or “full self-driving” are under growing …

Self-Driving Car Firms Seek to Charge for Rides in San Francisco: Reuters

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and rival Cruise have applied for permits needed to start charging for rides and delivery using autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, state documents reviewed by Reuters showed, setting the stage for the biggest tests yet of their …

Tesla Memo Says Fully Driverless Technology May Not Be Ready for Prime Time This Year

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 an earnings conference …

Insight: Tesla Drives on Autopilot Through Regulatory Limbo

The fatal crash of a Tesla with no one apparently behind the wheel has cast a new light on the safety of semi-autonomous vehicles and the nebulous U.S. regulatory terrain they navigate. Police in Harris County, Texas, said a Tesla …

Police to Demand Texas Tesla Crash Data; Musk Denies Autopilot Use

Texas police will serve search warrants on Tesla Inc. on Tuesday, April 20, to secure data from a vehicle that crashed on the weekend, killing two people, a senior officer told Reuters. Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4, said …

Two Die in Tesla Crash in Texas

Two men died after a Tesla vehicle, which was believed to be operating without anyone in the driver’s seat, crashed into a tree on Saturday night north of Houston, authorities said. “There was no one in the driver’s seat,” Sgt. …

Subcontracted Workers Most at Risk from Accidents in S. Korea’s Shipyards

Park Chol-hee was working the holiday shift at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje shipyard on Labour Day, 2017, when a giant crane collided with another and crashed to ground, killing six people, including Park’s younger brother. “It was as if a …

Supply Chain Concerns Grow as Japan Lacks Parts, Power, People

From Apple’s new iPad to Chevrolet pick-ups and many of the world’s airplane kitchens, concern is spreading down the global manufacturing supply chain about the impact from Japan’s earthquake last week. Plant shutdowns across Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and …