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Automakers Support Guidelines for Advertising Partially Automated Vehicles

DETROIT —The trade association representing most major automakers is offering guidelines for manufacturers to advertise partially automated driving systems and to make sure drivers are paying attention while using them. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation says its members support the …

Safety Agency Has 23 Active Tesla Crash Investigations

The U.S. auto safety agency disclosed on Thursday it has opened 27 investigations into crashes of Tesla vehicles, 23 of which remain active, and at least three of the crashes occurred in recent weeks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

Insurance Safety Institute Finds Adaptive Cruise Control Raises Fatal Crash Risk

Adaptive cruise control systems on cars, which control braking and speed, raise the risk of traffic crashes because the technology leads drivers to go faster, a U.S. study found on Thursday. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that drivers …

Swiss Re and Pioneer to Offer Telematics Solution for Insurers in 2020

Swiss Re and Tokyo-based car electronics company Pioneer Corp. have co-developed a telematics solution that provides insurers with more personalized risk assessment, thereby supporting safer driving behavior. The telematics solution will be integrated in Swiss Re’s “Coloride”app and is set …

Data-Deprived Auto Insurers Cautious About Discounts for Advanced Safety Features

Automakers are accelerating the rollout of technology designed to avoid crashes, but insurance companies are waving a caution flag at consumers eyeing discounts for buying collision-avoiding brakes or automated cruise control. The global market for advanced driver assistance systems, known …

Safety Sharing Economy: Toyota Offers Its Driver Assistance Technology to Competitors

Toyota Motor Corp. — in an unusual move for the cut-throat car business — has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing. The system, known as Guardian, will take …

Automakers Grapple with What To Do with Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles

Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems, like Tesla’s Autopilot, that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel. …