The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data on 10 months of crashes involving systems like Tesla’s Autopilot. A handful of accidents turned deadly.
NHTSA will take a broad look at whether the electric carmaker’s driver-assistance system can increase the risk of crashes.
Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.
Fully electric vehicles have fewer fires than gasoline-powered and hybrid cars, and their crash protection is at least equivalent.
Well before self-driving cars become a reality, there are simpler approaches that can make roads much safer.
Dozens have been reported in Texas alone amid a pandemic surge in gun purchases and a country increasingly on edge.
There’s limited data on how marijuana impacts driving performance, but experts urge caution before getting behind the wheel.
The fiery crash killed a golf coach and six of his players, along with the boy and a man who was traveling with him.
Faulty computer systems are prompting class-action lawsuits by disgruntled car owners, a symptom of automakers’ bumpy transition to the digital age.
The department said it would use new funding in the infrastructure law to carry out the strategy, which touches on issues ranging from speed limits to emergency medical care.
The electric-car maker managed substantial growth as Europe and China increasingly propelled sales.
Public safety officials warned that alternate routes offered by apps like Google Maps and Waze don’t always take into account hazards to drivers.
The recalls, which Tesla initiated on Dec. 21, affect about 350,000 Model 3s and 120,000 Model S cars.
Designers and researchers are now trying to leverage cutting-edge technology to create a system that better protects every body, women’s included.
A federal regulator said the electric vehicle maker agreed to disable the feature after an investigation was opened.
When the U.S. ordered companies to report accidents involving driver-assistance tech, Tesla was thought to be the motivation. But 108 companies were listed, showing how widespread the testing may be.
Drivers can be distracted playing games while the vehicle is in motion, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said, following a New York Times report earlier this month.
Beijing gave CATL lavish subsidies, a captive market of buyers and soft regulatory treatment, helping it to control a crucial technology of the future.
The feature raises fresh questions about whether Tesla is compromising safety as it rushes to add new technologies.
The automaker may have undermined safety in designing its Autopilot driver-assistance system to fit its chief executive’s vision, former employees say.
Congress attached the mandate to the $1 trillion infrastructure package that President Biden is expected to sign soon. It would take effect as early as 2026.
The engineer Nancy Leveson has an answer.
Safe driving is possible for many people in their 70s, 80s and beyond, provided they take steps to maintain their skills.
Only a foot or two of water can sweep away everything from sedans to trucks. Experts urge drivers to avoid flooded crossings, and to remember a few steps in a crisis.
As Nashville’s popularity has grown, so has the “transportainment” business — a motley assortment including old buses, farm tractors and a truck with a hot tub. Many think it has gotten out of hand.
The recall now covers the car’s entire output, beginning with the 2017 version. The latest move, to add three model years, raises costs by $1 billion.
A 2019 crash in Florida highlights how gaps in Tesla’s driver-assistance system and distractions can have tragic consequences.
We’re all Tesla’s guinea pigs.
A California family that lost a 15-year-old boy when a Tesla hit its pickup truck is suing the company, claiming its Autopilot system was partly responsible.
Federal safety regulators told automakers to provide more information about accidents involving cars and trucks with automation technology.
The rising use of light-emitting diodes and the popularity of pickups and S.U.V.s have prompted complaints about the glare and intensity of headlights.
Its sales climbed, and it racked up awards for safety and more.
The son of Nazi sympathizers sought to separate himself from his parents, but was bogged down by a secretly recorded sex video later in life.
Recalls are common, but receiving a notice can still be unnerving. Here’s what to expect.
Two people died in the crash, and officials said no one had been behind the wheel. Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said recovered data showed “Autopilot was not enabled” in the vehicle.
Federal regulators are investigating 23 recent accidents in which drivers were, or may have been, using the automatic steering and braking system.
The effects of a breach of a car, or fleet, could be devastating. Auto manufacturers and suppliers have aggressive plans, and a lot of firewalls.
An Austin man who led a trooper on a chase that exceeded 100 m.p.h. faces a maximum term of life in prison if convicted, U.S. prosecutors said.
A concern over fire risk for nearly 380,000 Kia Sportage and Cadenza vehicles is underscored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Recent pileups in Iowa and Texas amid severe winter weather have analysts and traffic experts issuing vital reminders about how to stay safe. One common refrain: Slow down.
The new administration can “restart” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which “should be leading the world when it comes to vehicle safety,” the head of an advocacy group said.
The former chief executive and other top managers of the company tasked with overseeing the Morandi Bridge in Genoa were arrested in an investigation linked to its deadly 2018 collapse.
The company said it would “review and strengthen” its safety measures but that it planned to restart operations “in the near future.”
“There is no nanny system. It is just you and your steering wheel and your right foot and the road.”
It’s made with marshmallows, too.