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Tesla’s Autopilot System Confuses Drivers About Extent of Automation: Safety Report

Automakers including Tesla Inc. are stoking confusion among motorists by choosing names for their automated-driving systems that wrongly suggest they’re more capable than is actually the case, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Almost half of respondents to …

Daimler, BMW Partner to Develop Industry Standards for Autonomous Driving Technology

Daimler and BMW are teaming up to develop autonomous driving technology to cut costs and set an industry standard that can help to shape future regulation for self-driving cars, senior executives said on Wednesday [March 6]. “It is a chicken …

S. Korean BMW Owners Asked Not to Drive Until Fire Risk Inspections Completed

South Korea’s government will tell owners of some BMW AG cars in the country to keep the vehicles off the roads until the German carmaker completes safety checks to address a defect after reports of nearly 40 cases of fire …

BMW Korea to Launch Vehicle Recall After Spate of Engine Fires; Class Action Filed

BMW’s South Korean unit apologized over a spate of engine fires, estimated by the country’s transport ministry at 27 over January to July, that has prompted a government probe and a major backlash from consumers. BMW said it will launch …

BMW to Recall 11,700 Cars to Fix Engine Management Software

German carmaker BMW said on Friday [Feb. 23] it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models. “In the course of …

Robot-Car Drives in Berlin Traffic Like Nervous Teenager with Learner’s Permit

On a test route in Berlin traffic, an experimental Jeep Grand Cherokee slams on its brakes every few hundred yards, like a nervous teenager with a learner’s permit. In a sense, that’s exactly what the robo-car is. Even after months …

UK to Ban Sales of Fossil Fuel Powered Cars by 2040 to Cut Air Pollution

The UK became the latest European country to mark the end of the line for diesel and gasoline fueled cars as automakers such as Volvo race to build electric vehicles or face the consequences of getting left behind. In London, …

BMW, Intel & Parts Maker Delphi to Develop Self-Driving Platform

German automaker BMW AG, U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. and parts maker Delphi Automotive PLC on Tuesday said they would collaborate on development of a highly-automated self-driving platform for BMW, with Delphi handling integration of components and software. BMW said the …

China’s Baidu Plans July Launch of Self-Driving Car Technology

Baidu Inc. said on Tuesday it would launch its self-driving car technology for restricted environment in July before gradually introducing fully autonomous driving capabilities on highways and open city roads by 2020. The project is named Apollo after the lunar …

When Will Self-Driving Cars Be Rolled-Out? Carmakers, Suppliers Disagree

Carmakers and suppliers gave widely differing timelines for the introduction of self-driving vehicles on Thursday, showing the uncertainties surrounding the technology as well as a split between cautious established players and bullish new entrants. Chipmaker Nvidia, facing direct competition with …