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Tesla Model S Speeding Before Fatal Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board also found evidence the driver was using Tesla's Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer, and the car was equipped with automatic emergency braking.

Stephanie Mlot

SoftBank Teams Up With Honda To Make Cars That Can Read Emotions

Softbank and Honda described a future in which Honda cars could speak and interact with their drivers via cloud-based technology based on SoftBank's "Pepper" robot

China Bans Autonomous Car Testing (for Now)

China wants car makers to stop testing until new regulations are in place.

Don Reisinger

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.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

Google: Our Self-Driving Cars Are Nice to Cyclists

The search giant says it is teaching its cars to share the road.

Tom Brant