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California DMV Reevaluating Approach to Regulating Tesla’s Public Self-Driving Test

California is reevaluating Tesla Inc’s Full Self-Driving test program, to determine if the electric-car maker’s software should fall under its motor vehicle department’s autonomous vehicle regulations, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. FSD is an advanced driver assistance system …

Jeep, Dodge, Fiat Automaker Stellantis Plans Usage-Based Insurance Offering

Automaker Stellantis rolled out its software strategy on Tuesday including a 2030 target of 20 billion euros ($22.5 billion) in annual revenue from related products and subscriptions as it takes aim at rival Tesla. CEO Carlos Tavares said the world’s …

Biden Regulators Plan Safety Standards for Truck Brakes, Autonomous Vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks. The Department of Transportation, which includes the National …

California Crash Victim Posted Videos Riding in Tesla on Autopilot

The driver of a Tesla involved in a fatal crash that California highway authorities said may have been operating on Autopilot posted social media videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on the wheel or foot on …

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 …

Tech Firm Luminar, Planemaker Airbus Partner to Test Autonomous Flights

Luminar Technologies Inc. said on Monday it would partner with Airbus SE to test technologies which could increase aircraft safety and ultimately enable an autonomous flight with obstacle detection. The two companies will work on enhancing aircraft sensing and perception, …

U.S. Automated Vehicles Testing Program Expands to 52 Participants

The federal government’s program working with states and developers of automated vehicles has grown from a pilot operation to one with 52 participants. Participants in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s AV TEST program use an online tracking tool to …

Cruise Rolling out Fully Autonomous Cars in San Francisco

General Motors’ self-driving car company is sending vehicles without anybody behind the wheel in San Francisco as it navigates its way toward launching a robotic taxi service that would compete against Uber and Lyft in the hometown of the leading …

Transportation Chief, Car Makers Say FCC’s Wi-Fi Ruling Undermines Auto Safety

The U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday approved a plan to allow a growing number of wireless devices to use part of a spectrum previously set aside for automakers to develop methods for vehicles to communicate with each other, a decision …

Safety Regulator Vows to ‘Closely Monitor’ New Tesla Self-Driving Software

The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday it was closely watching Tesla Inc.’s release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive themselves, saying it stood ready to protect the public against safety risks. Tesla on …