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How Amazon-owned Zoox designed its self-driving vehicles to prevent crashes

The hubbub surrounding the autonomous vehicle industry often focuses on venture capital rounds, speculation about IPOs and acquisitions. But the industry’s future also hinges on the high-stakes task of proving the technology can operate safer than human drivers do today and gaining the public’s trust. In short: safety matters. Zoox issued a safety report Tuesday that aims to give new insight into its custom electric autonomous vehicle and describes in greater detail various design details aimed ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Nhtsa, Rosekind, Autonomous Vehicle, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mark Rosekind, Zoox, Zoox Zoox


Safety regulators are investigating Autopilot's role in 30 Tesla crashes that killed 10 people, report says

A wrecked Tesla. South Brunswick Township Police Department Safety regulators are investigating 30 Tesla crashes where Autopilot was suspected to be in use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Reuters a full list of crashes under review. Of the 30 investigations, regulators have already ruled out Tesla's Autopilot in three crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Safety regulators are investigating the role of Tesla's Autopilot system in 30 cra...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, News UK, Nhtsa, Reuters, SPAC, Houston Texas, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Reuters Tesla, BITranspo, UK Weekend, Sophia Ankel


IIHS Claims Marijuana Legalization Causes Crashes

It’s always nice to get a break from the endless stream of industry marketing materials about electrification, though this week’s impromptu theme still involves going green. Following news that General Motors is considering changing its drug testing policies to exclude marijuana, there has been heavy coverage of an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study claiming […] The post IIHS Claims Marijuana Legalization Causes Crashes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Marijuana, Insurance, General Motors, Data, Cannabis, Regulation, Studies, Pot, Autos, Dui, Reports, Nhtsa, IIHS, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS, News Blog


COVID-19 increased reckless driving in the US — road traffic deaths up 7% last year

Last year, 38,680 people died on the US roads, according to preliminary estimates of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Sadly, that’s the highest projected number since 2007.  Although Americans drove less during the pandemic (13% less vehicle miles traveled), NHTSA found that crash fatalities in 2020 – including motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and pedalcyclists – increased by 7.2%, as compared to the 36,096 fatalities reported in 2019.  Credit: NHTS...
Tags: Startups, US, Shift, Nhtsa


United States: NHTSA May Have To Take The Wheel On Automation - Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Automakers and tech companies have had a fairly free hand to develop and test automated and advanced driver-assistance system tech. Regulation may be tightening.
Tags: News, United States, Nhtsa, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman, Dicker LLP


Tesla recalls nearly 8,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles over faulty seat belts

Tesla is recalling thousands of Model 3 and Model Y vehicles over potentially loose seatbelt fasteners. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Tesla is issuing two recalls that cover nearly 8,000 vehicles with potentially faulty seat belts. One recall covers vehicles with front seat belts that may be improperly secured to the body. This week, Tesla said it's recalling nearly 6,000 cars with potentially loose brake caliper bolts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla is recalling ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Wall Street Journal, Musk, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk Tesla, VCG VCG, Getty Images Tesla, Tim Levin


Tesla has recalled nearly 6,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles over potentially loose brake caliper bolts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. NurPhoto/Contributor/Getty Images Nearly 6,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model Ys have been recalled because of potentially loose bolts, filings showed. Loose brake caliper bolts could cause a loss of tire pressure, Tesla said in the filing. Tesla said it would inspect, tighten, or replace the bolts as necessary. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla has recalled thousands of vehicles in the US that might have loose brake caliper bolts, according to a filing m...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, US, Trends, Tesla, Model 3, Nhtsa, Model Y, Tesla Recall, Transportation Contributors, Kate Duffy Reuters


Safety Groups Downgrade Tesla Models for Dumping Radar

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is downgrading the Tesla Model 3 and Y following the company’s decision to remove radar from its advanced driver-assistance suite. We wrote about it, noting that the change actually removed several features from the affected cars and introduced the activation of another creepy, driving-monitoring camera. While the latter aspect warranted the […] The post Safety Groups Downgrade Tesla Models for Dumping Radar appeared first on The Truth About Car...
Tags: Safety, Tesla, Autos, Consumer Reports, Model 3, Industry News, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, Model Y, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Safety Groups


Tesla will now monitor drivers via in-car cameras to make sure they're paying attention when Autopilot is on

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Christophe Gateau: picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla cars will now monitor drivers who use Autopilot via in-car cameras. The cameras, above the rearview mirror, will check that drivers are paying attention while using Autopilot. Previously, Tesla used sensors in the steering wheel to check drivers were paying attention. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla cars will now monitor drivers who use Autopilot through in-car cameras, TechCrunch repo...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Tesla, Sensors, Radar, Model S, Model X, Model 3, Autopilot, Nhtsa, Reuters, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Model Y, Getty Images Tesla


Moto Industry Reports Show Motorcycle Safety At An All-Time Low

With industries leading the way into a newer, brighter, cleaner future for transport, it is time to take stock of the statistics surrounding sustainability, particularly when saving lives. A report from Forbes has released a series of studies carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA keeps track of accident patterns in the automotive and moto industries and uses these statistics to encourage a safer road for everybody.  Recently, the numbers ha...
Tags: Congress, Articles, Motorcycles, Forbes, Nhtsa, Yamaha, Time Low, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB, Motorcycle Safety, Safety Report, Riding Training and Safety Info, Safety Articles, HARAS


Tesla loses NHTSA safety recognition after removing radar

As you might have heard, Tesla is going to remove radar sensors from its North American market Model 3 and Model Y EVs. And it’s already causing problems for the carmaker. Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) removed certain safety designations for vehicles produced after April 27. The safety body does not give its “check mark” for forward collision warning, lane departure warning, crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support, Reuters reports. In other words,...
Tags: Startups, Tesla, Shift, Nhtsa, Reuters


Pedestrian Deaths Ballooned Against Miles Driven Last Year

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released the latest data pertaining to U.S. pedestrian fatalities  — indicating that the largest-ever annual increase since we started keeping track in 1975. While the data is preliminary, the association estimated there were 6,721 pedestrian deaths in 2020. It’s a 4.8 percent increase over 2019 and not all that impressive […] The post Pedestrian Deaths Ballooned Against Miles Driven Last Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Studies, Autos, Statistics, Reports, Nhtsa, National Safety Council, Governors Highway Safety Association, News Blog, Traffic Safety, Automotive Safety, Governors Highway Safety Association GHSA, Studies & Reports, GHSA, Pedestrian Fatalities


Hyundai Motor Group Is on Fire: Kia Recalls Optima, Sorento Models

Despite Kia’s obvious efforts to transform its lineup into a slew of handsome models offering more of what drivers want, it continues to have trouble with some of them catching fire. That’s likely going to be a deal-breaker for many shoppers, especially with the latest recall suggesting flames could spring up after vehicles have been […] The post Hyundai Motor Group Is on Fire: Kia Recalls Optima, Sorento Models appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recalls, Autos, Fire Risk, Hyundai, Kia, Nhtsa, Kia Motors, Hyundai Motor Group, Sorento, News Blog, Optima, Kia Recalls Optima Sorento Models


A Tesla driver, who was killed in a California crash, previously posted videos of himself riding in Autopilot mode in freeway traffic, say reports

A Tesla Model 3 at a factory. Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images A Tesla crash victim reportedly posted videos of his car operating on Autopilot in freeway traffic. Videos showed him riding without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal, AP reports. The California crash is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. See more stories on Insider's business page. The driver of a Tesla Model 3 car, who was killed in a crash on a Cali...
Tags: California, Trends, Tesla, Ap, California Highway Patrol, Nhtsa, Reuters, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kate Duffy, Zahra Tayeb, Steven Michael Hendrickson, AP Hendrikson


A Tesla driver who was died in a California crash had previously posted videos of himself riding in Autopilot mode in freeway traffic, say reports

A Tesla Model 3 at a factory. Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images A Tesla crash victim reportedly posted videos of his car operating on Autopilot in freeway traffic. Videos showed him riding without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal, AP reports. The California crash is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. See more stories on Insider's business page. The driver of a Tesla Model 3 car, who was killed in a crash on a Cali...
Tags: California, Trends, Tesla, Ap, California Highway Patrol, Nhtsa, Reuters, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kate Duffy, Zahra Tayeb, Steven Michael Hendrickson, AP Hendrikson


A Tesla driver, who was killed in a California crash, posted videos of himself riding in Autopilot mode in freeway traffic, say reports

A Tesla Model 3 at a factory. Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images A Tesla crash victim reportedly posted videos of his car operating on Autopilot in freeway traffic. Videos showed him riding without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal, AP reports. The California crash is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. See more stories on Insider's business page. The driver of a Tesla Model 3 car, who was killed in a crash on a Cali...
Tags: California, Trends, Tesla, Ap, California Highway Patrol, Nhtsa, Reuters, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kate Duffy, Zahra Tayeb, Steven Michael Hendrickson, AP Hendrikson


A Tesla driver who died in a California crash had previously posted videos of himself riding in Autopilot mode in freeway traffic, say reports

A Tesla Model 3 at a factory. Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images A Tesla crash victim reportedly posted videos of his car operating on Autopilot in freeway traffic. Videos showed him riding without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal, AP reports. The California crash is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. See more stories on Insider's business page. The driver of a Tesla Model 3 car, who was killed in a crash on a Cali...
Tags: California, Trends, Tesla, Ap, California Highway Patrol, Nhtsa, Reuters, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kate Duffy, Zahra Tayeb, Steven Michael Hendrickson, AP Hendrikson


Elon Musk's net worth plummets by $25 billion after a tumultuous week

Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Picture Elon Musk's net worth fell $25 billion the week Tesla halted bitcoin payments. His net worth fell to $159 billion on May 13 from $184 billion on May 9, according to Bloomberg. The NHTSA opened an investigation earlier this week into a fatal Tesla crash. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk's net worth dropped by $25 billion within the week Tesla stopped accepting bitcoin payments, which sent T...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, California, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Billionaires, Musk, Nhtsa, Reuters, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, SpaceX Musk, Dogecoin, Net Worth


A federal agency is investigating a fatal Tesla crash in California, but hasn't said whether the Model 3 car was using Autopilot

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Win McNamee/Getty Images The NHTSA has begun investigating a California Tesla crash that killed the driver and injured two. The agency didn't say if the Tesla Model 3 was operating under either Autopilot or Full Self-Driving, Reuters reported. NHTSA told Reuters it previously had 28 probes into Tesla crashes, with 24 still under investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US vehicle safety agency on Wednesday said it was opening a probe into...
Tags: California, US, Trends, Tesla, California Highway Patrol, Cnbc, Nhtsa, Reuters, National Transportation Safety Board, San Bernardino County, Fontana California, SCI, California Tesla, Kate Duffy, Elon Musk Win McNamee Getty, Steven Michael Hendrickson


Feds launch probe of fatal Tesla crash in Fontana

By Dana Hull and Keith Laing | Bloomberg Federal regulators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday they have launched a new probe into the fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle in Fontana earlier this month. “We have launched a Special Crash Investigation,” a NHTSA spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday. “NHTSA remains vigilant in overseeing the safety of all motor vehicles and equipment, including automated technologies, and leverages SCI where appropriate.” ...
Tags: Business, News, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Nhtsa, Mack, Fontana, San Bernardino County, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, SCI, Dana Hull, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Sun, Keith Laing, Bloomberg Federal


Why Tesla's Model Y received a 5-star crash-test rating

Tesla's Model Y received top marks from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The tests indicated excellent performance in front and side collisions and rollovers. Ample crumple zones, a fortified chassis helped the Model Y receive a five-star rating. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: This is Tesla's Model Y acing one of many impact tests. Here it is again and again. The crossover received the highest marks in...
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, AJ Caldwell


Ford Recalling 661,000 Explorer SUVs for Real This Time

Ford Motor Co. is recalling over 660,000 2016-2019 model year Explorer sport utility vehicles over the suspect roof rails the company initially claimed were probably fine. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration got involved last year, following a string of complaints of the rail cover loosening and sometimes being jettisoned from the vehicle, and recommended […] The post Ford Recalling 661,000 Explorer SUVs for Real This Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recall, Ford, Autos, Nhtsa, Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Co, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Explorer, News Blog, Roof rail


2013-15 Honda Accords Heading in the Wrong Direction

2013-15 Honda Accords are under investigation by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a steering issue. Allegations of Accords suddenly losing control without warning have led to 107 complaints. According to a Motor1 report, there are as many as 1,120,470 Accords in the US that could be affected. This condition occurs under normal […] The post 2013-15 Honda Accords Heading in the Wrong Direction appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Safety, Government, US, Insurance, Maintenance, Quality, Recall, Used Cars, Autos, Honda, Loss Of Control, Suppliers, Nhtsa


United States: The Other Shoe Drops — EPA Formally Announces Its Reconsideration Of The Withdrawal Of The California Preemption Waiver - Foley Hoag LLP

noted in yesterday's post about the NHTSA proposal to withdraw the SAFE I Rule that EPA was expected to follow the NHTSA action by restoring the Clean Air Act Section 209 ...
Tags: News, United States, Epa, Nhtsa, California Preemption Waiver Foley Hoag LLP


Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he's 'disappointed' Elon Musk is talking about a deadly crash involving a Tesla while it's under investigation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Elon Musk's decision to tweet about a deadly crash. Authorities in Texas said Tesla's Autopilot was engaged when two people were killed in a crash in Houston this month. Musk dismissed the connection between the Autopilot and the crash on Twitter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has called out Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his response to a fatal Tesla cras...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Senate, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Connecticut, Houston, Wall Street Journal, Electric Car, Cnbc, Musk, Nhtsa


Lawmakers demand answers in fatal Tesla crash after Elon Musk and executives offer conflicting details

The remains of a Tesla vehicle are seen after it crashed, killing two people, in The Woodlands, Texas, on April 17, 2021. Scott J. Engle/Reuters Lawmakers demanded answers Wednesday about a fatal Tesla crash after executives gave conflicting statements. Elon Musk said autopilot wasn't on, but a top Tesla exec said adaptive cruise control, an autopilot feature, was. Rep. Kevin Brady and Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Tesla's public statements about the crash. See more stories on...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Tesla, Connecticut, Musk, Autopilot, Nhtsa, Car Accident, Ntsb, Richard Blumenthal, National Transportation Safety Board, Houston Texas, Reuters Lawmakers, Kevin Brady


New Bill Could Mandate Driver-Monitoring Systems In Future Cars

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: The most recent crash involving a Tesla Model S and alleged connections to running driver-assist features without a driver behind the wheel spurred a lot of talk on how to handle advanced technology and its growing impact on drivers. Following Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey's calls for enhanced guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the two introduced new legislation on Monday that aims to tackle the problem. W...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Department Of Transportation, Cnet, Tesla Model S, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ed Markey, Sens Richard Blumenthal, Sen Amy Klobuchar


Elon Musk says a Tesla on Autopilot is 10 times less likely to crash than the average car, but experts say that stat is misleading

Tesla's safety statistics lack important context, experts say. Tesla Tesla says a car on Autopilot is almost 10 times less likely to crash than the average vehicle. But the carmaker's statistics lack context and have some fundamental flaws, two experts said. Autopilot is mainly used on the highway and the average car in the US is 12 years old. See more stories on Insider's business page. As Elon Musk and local authorities spar over whether Tesla's Autopilot software was ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, US, Trends, Tesla, Musk, Nhtsa, Morgan, Cummings, Duke University, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Missy Cummings, Tesla Tesla, Tesla General Motors, Sam Abuelsamid, Abuelsamid


Biden Administration To Restore California’s Power In Setting Pollution Standards

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — The Biden Administration is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump’s bid to end California’s ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, said Thursday it is proposing to withdraw a rule meant to stop states from setting their own requirements for greenhouse gases, zero-emission vehicles and fuel economy. The change, if approved after the ag...
Tags: Politics, Obama, California, California News, Joe Biden, Ap, Autos, Biden, Donald Trump, Detroit, Volvo, Emissions, Dot, Trump, Nhtsa, U S Department of Transportation


Two Democratic senators are urging NHTSA to take action after 'worrisome' pattern of Tesla crashes, a new report says

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass). Brian Snyder/Reuters Two senators are pressing NHTSA to take action on driver-assistance systems, The Wall Street Journal reports. The lawmakers cited a "worrisome" pattern of safety concerns about Tesla's Autopilot. Their letter comes after an apparently driverless Tesla crashed in Texas, killing two people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two US senators are urging the nation's top traffic safety agency to give guidance about driver-as...
Tags: Texas, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Tesla, Connecticut, Wall Street Journal, Autopilot, Nhtsa, National Transportation Safety Board, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Ed Markey, Sen Richard Blumenthal, Autopilot Tesla, Tim Levin