Elon Musk, Tesla Super Fans Blast Biden Administration Move Toward Regulating AutopilotPresident Joe Biden has appointed Missy Cummings senior adviser for safety at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Cummings is a Duke University engineering professor who studies autonomous systems and has been critical of Tesla and government handling of driver-assist systems like Autopilot.
Feds Requests Information On How Tesla Autopilot Responds to Emergency VehiclesThe federal highway safety agency requested detailed information this week from Tesla on how the car company’s Autopilot system detects and responds to emergency vehicles parked on highways.
Bay Area Family Suing Tesla Blames Son's Death On Nascent Autopilot TechnologyA Bay Area family is the latest to sue Tesla, after a Model 3 with Autopilot engaged, collided with the family’s Ford pickup truck, killing their 15-year-old son, Jovani Maldonado.
NHTSA Investigators Sent To Investigate 2 Tesla Crashes In MichiganFor the second time this week, the U.S. government’s road safety agency is sending a team to investigate a Tesla crash in Michigan.
Tesla Says Unintentional Acceleration Complaints 'Completely False' As U.S. Agency ExaminesA Berkeley man petitioned the U.S. government's auto safety agency to look into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own.
3 Recent Crashes, 3 Deaths Raise Questions About Tesla's AutopilotThree crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system.
NTSB Critical of Caltrans Highway Barrier Maintenance In Wake Of Fatal Tesla CrashIn the wake of a March 2018 fatal Tesla crash in Mountain View, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety recommendation urging California transportation officials to move faster to repair highway safety barriers damaged by vehicles.
NTSB: Tesla Autopilot Let Driver Who Crashed Into Fire Truck Rely Too Much On AutomationA design flaw in Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a firetruck parked along a California freeway, a government investigation has found.
NTSB: Tesla On Autopilot In California Crash Involving Fire TruckA government report says the driver of a Tesla that slammed into a fire truck near Los Angeles last year was using the car's Autopilot system.
Tesla Faces Lawsuit Over Deadly Florida Autopilot CrashA Florida woman is suing Palo Alto-based Tesla after her husband died in a car crash in which they blame the car's autopilot system.
Family Of Driver Who Died In Tesla Autopilot Crash Files LawsuitThe family of the man killed in a crash in Santa Clara County is calling out Tesla with the new lawsuit filed Wednesday, claiming the company is beta testing technology on California roadways.
Device To Trick Tesla Autopilot Banned From Sale In USAutopilot Buddy, a simple device designed to fool Tesla's Autopilot into thinking the drivers' hands are on the wheel, is unsafe, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday.
Tesla In Autopilot Mode Crashes Into Police Car In SoCalAuthorities say a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode crashed into a parked police cruiser in Southern California.
AP Fact Check: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite RightFor years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week.
Car Data: Utah Tesla Driver Had Hands Off Wheel Before CrashIn a statement Wednesday, Tesla said that drivers are repeatedly warned to keep their hands on the wheel and maintain control of their vehicle at all times.