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U.S. Vehicle Safety Regulator Stands Behind Self-Driving Cars
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U.S. Vehicle Safety Regulator Stands Behind Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles must be "much safer" than human drivers before they are deployed on U.S. roads, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Rosekind said.
Consumer Reports Magazine Urges Tesla Disable Auto Steering
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Consumer Reports Magazine Urges Tesla Disable Auto Steering

Consumer Reports wants Tesla to disable the current system and require drivers to keep their hands on the wheel.
Nissan Launches Auto Drive Features, Stresses Difference From Hands-Free Driving
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Nissan Launches Auto Drive Features, Stresses Difference From Hands-Free Driving

Japan's second-ranked carmaker by vehicle sales said its ProPilot can drive a vehicle on single-lane motorways and navigate congestion.
Chinese Automaker Plans Self-Driving, Electric Car by 2020
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Chinese Automaker Plans Self-Driving, Electric Car by 2020

Although the venture sought to produce premium cars like Tesla, it would attempt a different strategy from the US company that began with relatively limited production and focuses on a single model at a time.
Google Self-Driving Car Project Names General Counsel as Scrutiny Rises
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Google Self-Driving Car Project Names General Counsel as Scrutiny Rises

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in March it was collecting information after a Google self-driving car struck a municipal bus in California in a minor crash. But it did not open a formal probe.
SEC Investigates Tesla for Possible Securities Law Breach
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SEC Investigates Tesla for Possible Securities Law Breach

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Tesla Motors Inc. waited too long to disclose a fatal crash in May that called into question the safety of a system in the car that takes control of steering and braking.
Tesla Crash Raises Stakes for Self-Driving Vehicle Startups
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Tesla Crash Raises Stakes for Self-Driving Vehicle Startups

Carmakers have been using multiple sensors in prototypes that are in testing but not yet ready for market. A variety of technologies with overlapping capabilities is seen as a way to increase safety under a wider range of circumstances.
This Group Says it Would Not Have Approved Tesla's Beta-Phase Autopilot Feature
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This Group Says it Would Not Have Approved Tesla's Beta-Phase Autopilot Feature

Tesla's partial self-driving Autopilot feature has been thrust under the microscope since a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S sedan in the United States in May.
Google: Our Self-Driving Cars Are Nice to Cyclists
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Google: Our Self-Driving Cars Are Nice to Cyclists

The search giant says it is teaching its cars to share the road.
Tesla Told Regulators About Autopilot Crash 9 Days After Accident
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Tesla Told Regulators About Autopilot Crash 9 Days After Accident

Tesla learned about the crash of the Model S sedan in Florida 'shortly' after the May 7 crash, and on May 16 it disclosed the incident to the government.
BMW to Team Up With Tech Firms for Driverless Cars
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BMW to Team Up With Tech Firms for Driverless Cars

The company is set to announce an alliance to develop self-driving vehicles with collision detection specialist Mobileye and computer chip maker Intel.
4 Must-See Tech-Related TED Talks That Excite and Scare Us About the Future
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4 Must-See Tech-Related TED Talks That Excite and Scare Us About the Future

From a heartstring-tugging endorsement of virtual reality as an empathy booster, to a frightening vision of a world where computers take over humans, you won't want to miss these intense talks.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Who Should Your Self-Driving Car Save in a Crash? You or Pedestrians?
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Who Should Your Self-Driving Car Save in a Crash? You or Pedestrians?

Participants were much less likely to consider purchasing an autonomous vehicle if its safety algorithms were regulated by the government.