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Consumer groups, ‘Sully’ Sullenberger raise concerns about Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features

Two consumer advocacy groups on Thursday refiled a request with the Federal Trade Commission for it to investigate Tesla’s representation of its Autopilot driver aid system, calling it “misleading” and “deceptive.” The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog submitted a letter to the FTC last year on the same …

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Safety groups urge caution as another possibly unconscious driver in moving Tesla is caught on camera

“It is not terribly surprising to see reports of people falling asleep while using the ‘Autopilot’ feature when Elon Musk continues to tell people that the car has self-driving capabilities,” Jason Levine, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety told Fox News Autos after seeing the recent videos. “Until Tesla stops …

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AVs Don’t Need to Be Regulated Yet, Car Safety Chief Says

The US federal government doesn’t need to impose autonomous vehicle regulations yet and continues to take a voluntary approach to their safety, the Transportation Department’s ranking safety official says. “A need to regulate has not yet been demonstrated with these nascent technologies,” because connected and autonomous vehicle technologies are still …

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Updated Tesla Model X falcon wing door frustrates owners

A software update of the complex computer-controlled gullwing doors on Tesla’s Model X may have created a bigger problem than the one it solved. In an update this past week, Tesla says it adjusted a set of sensors inside the car doors that helped detect whether something was blocking a …

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Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say. But there’s a big catch. The cable …

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