Tesla Autopilot News

U.S. Agency Upgrades Tesla Autopilot Safety Probe, Step Before Possible Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday said it was upgrading its probe into 830,000 Tesla vehicles with its advanced driver assistance system Autopilot, a required step before it could seek a recall. The auto safety agency in …

Vehicles With Assisted Driving Systems Struggle With Collision Tests: AAA

Assisted driving systems installed in Tesla Inc., Hyundai Motor Co. and Subaru Corp. vehicles failed to avoid head-on collisions in testing done by AAA, though Tesla’s Autopilot system did slow the vehicle to a walking speed before striking an oncoming, …

Citing Software Issues, Tesla Pulls Latest Full Self-Driving Beta

U.S. electric car maker Tesla Inc. on Sunday rolled back the latest version of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software, less than a day after its release, after users complained of false collision warnings and other issues. The setback comes …

NTSB: Driver was Behind Wheel When Tesla Crashed Near Houston, Killing Two

A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April near Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver’s seat. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board announced the findings in …

Safety Regulator Questions Tesla on No Recall With Autopilot Update

U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators. In a letter to Tesla, the National Highway …

Safety Regulator Reports 12th Tesla Autopilot Car Crash Involving Emergency Vehicle

U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday said they had identified a 12th crash involving Tesla Inc. vehicles using advanced driver assistance systems in incidents involving emergency vehicles and demanded the automaker answer detailed questions about its Autopilot system. The National …

Tesla Slams into Florida Highway Patrol Car on Autopilot

A Tesla driving in autopilot mode slammed into a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser on an interstate near downtown Orlando and narrowly missed its driver, who had pulled over to assist a disabled vehicle. Earlier this month, the U.S. government opened …

‘Be Honest’: New Transportation Safety Chief Warns Robot-Car Claims Erode Public Trust

The nation’s new chief accident investigator wants to send a message: growing public confusion over automated driving systems in the U.S. is threatening to undermine the potential safety benefits of the technology. Jennifer Homendy took the reins as chairwoman of …

Safety Agency Has Begun Probe Into Tesla Autopilot

U.S. auto safety regulators said Monday they had opened a formal safety probe into Tesla Inc.’s driver assistance system Autopilot after a series of crashes involving emergency vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that since January 2018, …

Safety Regulator Wants Crashes of Cars with Advanced Tech Reported Within 1 Day

U.S. regulators on Tuesday said they would keep a closer eye on the automotive industry as it rolls out advanced driver safety systems, tracking the new technologies to spot potential defects faster. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued …