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Tesla Settles Case Over Fatal Autopilot Crash of Apple Engineer

Tesla has settled a lawsuit over a 2018 car crash that killed an Apple engineer after his Model X, operating on Autopilot, swerved off a highway near San Francisco, court documents showed on Monday. The settlement was made on the …

Nationwide Survey Finds Distracted Driving Still an Issue

A survey of passenger car and commercial drivers finds that distracted driving is still a significant safety issue, according to a recent survey by insurance carrier, Nationwide. The new latest driving behaviors survey revealed additional risky behaviors impacting all drivers …

Ferrari Sued for Failing to Fix ‘Life-Threatening’ Brake Defect

Ferrari NV was accused in a US lawsuit of failing to fix a “dangerous safety defect” with the brakes in some of its luxury sports cars despite issuing multiple recalls. The recalls were no more than “an interim corrective measure” …

Tesla, Rivals Get Low Marks for Automated-Driving Technology

Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self Driving technology and nine other assisted-driving systems marketed by major automakers received “poor” ratings from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in a new study released on Tuesday. The IIHS, a safety research arm …

NHTSA Opens Probe Into Emergency Braking Issues in Certain Honda Vehicles

U.S. auto-safety regulators on Monday launched a preliminary probe into emergency braking issues in certain Honda vehicles following complaints of crashes and fires. The problem affects the 2019-2022 models of the Honda Insight, a hybrid electric car, and the Honda …

Tesla Runs Afoul of Font-Size Rule in 2.2 Million Electric Cars

Tesla drivers no longer have to squint to read the warning lights in their electric vehicles, thanks to eagle-eyed auditors at the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The regulator posted an unusual recall report on its website Friday from …

Crash Tests Indicate Nation’s Guardrail System Can’t Handle Heavy Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles that typically weigh more than gasoline-powered cars can easily crash through steel highway guardrails that are not designed to withstand the extra force, raising concerns about the nation’s roadside safety system, according to crash test data released Wednesday …

Daihatsu Loses Certification for Three Cars After Safety Scandal

The Japanese government has revoked certification for three Daihatsu Motor Co. vehicles after an investigation found the Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate had been manipulating collision safety test results for decades. Transport Minister Tetsuo Saito delivered an order of improvement to …

Tesla Faces Inquiry by Norway’s Safety Regulator Over Suspension Failures

Tesla faces an inquiry by Norway’s traffic safety regulator into suspension failures in the company’s electric cars that could result in a recall, the agency told Reuters. Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) senior engineer Tor-Ove Satren said the agency started …

Toyota’s Daihatsu Unit to Halt All Vehicle Shipments, in Widening Safety Scandal

Toyota Motor’s Daihatsu unit will halt shipments of all of its vehicles, Japan’s biggest automaker said on Wednesday, after a safety scandal investigation found issues involving 64 models, including almost two dozen sold under Toyota’s brand. An independent panel has …