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California Highway Patrol May Have Used Tesla Autopilot to Stop Speeding Car

The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep. The CHP says officers attempted to stop the Tesla Model S, which was doing about 70 …

Can Commercial Auto Insurers Get to Profit Before Autonomous Vehicles Arrive?

Commercial auto insurance hasn’t produced an industrywide combined ratio below 105 in the United States since 2010, according to a Guy Carpenter analysis, which says the line’s poor performance is a key factor in overall property/casualty underwriting results. “It is …

Federal Safety Agency Shuts Down Self-Driving School Bus Test

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday said it had ordered Transdev North America to immediately stop transporting school children in Florida in a driverless shuttle, as the testing could be putting them at “inappropriate” risk. Transdev’s use of …

Volvo Offers Self-Driving Truck with No Cab as Way to Address Shortage of Drivers

Sweden’s Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it said should help respond to the boom in e-commerce and a shortage of freight drivers. Volvo said the truck, which does not have …

Correction: Safety Agency Orders Firm to Stop Selling Tesla Warning Reduction Feature

Correction: An earlier headline on this article incorrectly identified the product as Tesla’s. It is not; it is made by an aftermarket firm. Tesla supports the move to end sales of the product. Insurance Journal regrets the error. The Autopilot …

Self-Driving Waymo Part of 5-Vehicle Crash in Arizona

Mesa police say a self-driving vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Waymo vehicle told authorities that the car wasn’t in autonomous mode at the time of Saturday …

Insurer Planning to Wed Couple Inside Driverless Vehicle in Vegas

AAA Nevada is hoping to set a world record by throwing what is believed to be the first wedding held inside a driverless vehicle. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports would-be brides and grooms can submit an online essay explaining why …

Driver Had Hands off Wheel in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash in California

The driver of a Tesla Inc. Model X car using Autopilot did not have his hands on the steering wheel in the six seconds before a fatal crash in California in March, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. …

GM Settles Suit with Motorcyclist Hit By Autonomous Vehicle in California

General Motors Co. agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist involved in a minor crash with one of its self-driving cars in San Francisco late last year, the U.S. automaker said on Friday. Oscar Nilsson sued GM in …

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona Following Fatality

Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle program and will focus …