Tag: Safety

Would You Trust Tesla’s FSD Beta After Watching This Video?

Tesla’s driver assistance systems are currently under the scrutiny by federal authorities, but video footage of its full-self driving package in operation shows just how close it is to replicating real human behavior. You might even say it’s a little too human-like after watching this video from AI DRIVR. The Tesla-driving YouTuber has been testing […]

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AAA Says You Shouldn’t Rely Too Much On Your Car’s Advanced Driver Aid Systems In The Rain

Research conducted by the AAA found that moderate to heavy rain can have severe impacts on driver aids and vehicle safety systems’ ability to operate correctly. The association, with help from the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center, simulated rain and other environmental factors at a closed course to test their ability to […]

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NHTSA Asks Tesla Why It Has Not Issued Recall On Autopilot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sent a letter to Tesla asking why it has not issued a recall to address software changes made to its Autopilot driver-assistance system. In September, the automaker sent out an over-the-air update to its vehicles that was reportedly aimed at helping vehicles better detect emergency vehicles stopped on […]

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Nissan Invests $40 Million In Michigan-Based Safety Advancement Lab

Nissan today announced that it is expanding its Michigan-based engineering center, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA). It has spent $40 million on a new Safety Advancement Lab for vehicle safety testing. “This expansion underscores Nissan’s commitment to the region and enables us to be a global center of excellence for new vehicle testing,” said […]

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Tesla Requires An NDA For FSD Beta Access, Prohibits Users From Speaking To The Media

Tesla’s Full Self Driving Beta has already generated its fair share of controversy. Thanks to a report from Vice, it’s come to light that early access testers are required to sign a nondisclosure agreement that prohibits Tesla drivers from speaking to the media. It also prevents members of the press from getting rides or tests.  […]

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Left! No, The Other Left! Mini’s Dumb Union Jack Turn Signals Don’t Know If They’re Coming Or Going

Indicators, turn signals, call them what you will, their job is to help you avoid a smash by letting other traffic know you’re about to make a move, and in which direction you’re going to make it. Sounds simple enough, except when Mini’s Union Jack-themed taillights are involved. As a recent story on Jalopnik highlighted […]

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LG To Aquire Automotive Cybersecurity Firm Cybellum For $240 Million As It Expands Auto Footprint

LG may have hit the headlines for its role in Chevrolet’s Bolt EV fire debacle, but the Korean company’s electronics arm is keen to push ahead in the automotive sphere. The company is acquiring Cybellum, an Israeli cybersecurity specialist that focuses on automotive vulnerabilities through connected vehicle services and hardware. Cybellum’s current clients include Jaguar Land […]

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