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U.S. Agency Calls for Better Safety Metrics for Autonomous Cars

Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a better yardstick to show that their products are safe, said Derek Kan, under secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The metrics that are most widely used by self-driving car developers — miles …

Tesla Touts Its Safety Statistics

When it’s machine versus human, it’s more likely humans will be exchanging insurance information with other humans, according to data released by the electric car maker Tesla. In the first quarterly report on the safety of its autonomous vehicles, Tesla …

Grand Theft Auto Video Game Teaches Autonomous Cars How to Drive

In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren’t enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. Which is why Grand Theft Auto V is in the …

Entrepreneur Shuts Startup After U.S. Questions Safety of Self-Driving Kit

Self-driving cars are getting closer by the day, but they won’t be coming from hacking phenomenon George Hotz. Hotz, the first person to jailbreak an iPhone and a vagabond of the world’s top tech companies, has scrapped his self-driving project …

What Drivers Need in Order to Avoid Crash If Autonomous Systems Fail

People operating self-driving cars need at least six seconds and some cues from the vehicle to “get back in the loop” and take control in time to avoid an accident, researchers say. There are already partially self-driving cars on the …

U.S. to Unveil Safety Standards for Autonomous Vehicles

The Obama administration’s proposed guidelines for self-driving cars, to be formally unveiled Tuesday, include 15 benchmarks automakers will need to meet before their autonomous vehicles can hit the road. The companies will have to show how their virtual drivers will …

Tesla Introduces ‘Substantial Improvements’ to Autopilot

Elon Musk said Tesla Motors Inc. is updating its Autopilot technology to emphasize radar images over cameras, in his latest attempt to convince critics that the electric-car maker’s semi-autonomous driving features are safe for the public. The biggest change in …

U.S. Wants Safety ‘Two Times Better’ for Autonomous Cars

Self-driving cars must increase safety at least twofold to make a real dent in the 38,000 lives lost on American roads last year, the U.S. auto-safety chief said as the federal government prepares to release rules for autonomous vehicles next …

Federal Safety Agency Asking Google About Self-Driving Car Accident

The top U.S. auto safety regulator said Thursday the agency is seeking additional details of a recent crash of an Alphabet Inc. Google self-driving car in California. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind told Reuters on the sidelines …

Smart Cars Don’t Eliminate Human Errors

As companies such as Google Inc., Mercedes- Benz and Volvo Cars race to develop vehicles that are smart enough to drive themselves, even the most sophisticated systems will sometimes be no match for human error. In a recent incident, a …