Software & Electronics

Feds investigating popular SUV for unexpectedly braking by itself

“We started seeing people saying it was braking for no apparent reason, and that’s really scary and…

Uber’s self-driving cars had a major flaw: They weren’t programmed to stop for jaywalkers

“Even the most junior human driver knows to expect that people sometimes walk outside of crosswalks,” said…

Federal regulators look into possible defect in Tesla batteries

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Tesla’s futuristic door handles blamed for death in fiery wreck

“While they often get high scores on crash tests, Tesla’s focus on style over safety and features…

COUNTERPOINT: Are self-driving cars a good idea? Think safety first

We’ve got some disappointing news for consumers: you shouldn’t give up your driver’s license and trade it…

When harm comes from safety tech, what to do?

“There’s a real concern that this issue is emblematic of a bigger picture for driver-assist systems, whether…

Want to disconnect from your phone? Automakers are making that tougher

Staying plugged in — whether at the office, on vacation, or even in your vehicle — has…

Tesla accidents with Smart Summon feature draw NHTSA’s attention

Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, told Automotive News in an interview that he’s concerned…

Tesla owners post videos of accidents, near misses while using new Smart Summon feature

“Tesla’s continued use of the intentionally misleading and factually inaccurate term ‘full self-driving’ speaks to the company’s…

Industry spends big to sell safety of driverless cars

“The public remains skeptical of the safety assurances being made by manufacturers despite the vast sums of…