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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 …

Japan Data-Tampering Scandals Show Dangers of ‘Sacrificing Quality’ to Save Costs

A string of data-tampering scandals at Japanese manufacturers has not tarnished Japan’s image, though it has been a powerful reminder to avoid sacrificing quality when under cost or delivery pressure, a senior economic official said on Wednesday [Dec. 27]. Since …

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 …

Hawaii Sues Auto Makers over Shrapnel-Spewing Air Bags

Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the manufacturers knew or should have known for more than a decade that air bags installed …

California Auto Dealer Awarded $256M in Nissan Suit

A jury has awarded nearly $256.5 million to a California auto dealership owner who claimed Nissan had a secret plan to put him out of business during the recession. The Orange County Superior Court panel ruled in favor of Michael …

Self-Driving Nissan Car Begins Tests on Streets of London

Guided by cameras and radars, and negotiating traffic and roundabouts, a self-driving Nissan car took to the streets of London on Monday for the Japanese company’s first European tests of an autonomous vehicle. Traveling at up to 50 miles (80 …

Self-Driving Cars Could Be on U.S. Roads by 2020

Cars that drive themselves could be on U.S. roads by the end of this decade. But don’t take your foot off the pedal just yet. Automakers, universities and others are at various stages in the development of autonomous cars. Google …