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California Regulator Reviewing Tesla’s Self-Driving Claims

A California regulator said on Monday it is reviewing whether Tesla Inc. violated regulations by falsely promoting its advanced driver-assistance systems as being “full self-driving.” Tesla’s driver assistant features, which it describes as “Autopilot” or “full self-driving” are under growing …

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 …

U.S. Lags Europe in Driver Assist Technology Safety Testing

Autopilot, Super Cruise and Drive Pilot are different names given to technology that automates steering and braking in a growing number of vehicles, but none of it can safely “pilot” cars without regular human intervention. These systems and the potential …

Tesla Crash in Connecticut Elicits New Warnings About Autopilot Shortcomings

Another Tesla Inc. vehicle operating on the carmaker’s driver-assistance system branded as Autopilot has crashed into a parked emergency vehicle, eliciting fresh warnings about the shortcomings of automated technology on public roads. A Tesla Model 3 sedan hit a parked …

Tesla Driver Who Hit Two Cars in Connecticut Says He Used Autopilot

The driver of a Tesla says the car was on autopilot when it struck a police cruiser and a disabled vehicle on Saturday in Connecticut, according to State Police. State Police said troopers responded to Interstate 95 northbound early Saturday …

Insurtech Geared to Autonomous Vehicle Coverage Grabs $5 Million in Funding

A startup focused on rewarding drivers and fleet owners that use autonomous vehicles and semi-autonomous car safety features has raised $5 million in seed funding. California-based Avinew’s technology uses artificial intelligence and telematics to gather driving data that can tell …

Tesla Driver in California Blames Autopilot for Firetruck Crash, Arrested for DUI

Authorities say a Tesla driver, who said he thought his car was in Autopilot mode, crashed into the back of a firetruck in San Jose. The California Highway Patrol says the Tesla rear-ended a fire engine that was stopped with …

Tesla Hits Parked Police Vehicle in California, Driver Blames Autopilot

The driver of a Tesla Inc. Model S crashed into an unoccupied, parked police vehicle in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Tuesday and the driver told investigators the Tesla was in “Autopilot” mode at the time, police said. The driver suffered …

How the Age of Autonomous Vehicles Will Evolve

Vehicles with varying levels of self-driving capability will start to become available to consumers as early as this summer and it could then take 20 years for them to be the norm, according to a new report. The pace will …