Self-Driving Cars

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

Consumer Reports wants Tesla to disable the current system and require drivers to keep their hands on the wheel.

No More Tesla Buyback Guarantee as Company Cuts Price of Model X

The discontinuation of the buyback program allows Tesla to free up cash.
Start Up Your Day

Apple Is Planning a 'Planet of the Apps' Reality Show -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Google and LinkedIn traded 3.5 million square feet of property without exchanging any money.

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

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.
Start Up Your Day

A Court Ruling Could Make Netflix Password Sharing Illegal -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Facebook has been sued for $1 billion on the grounds that it provided a platform for a terrorist organization.
Start Up Your Day

Elon Musk Is Working on a 'Top Secret Tesla Masterplan' -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Uber paused its app for one minute to prompt its users to reflect upon gun violence.
Mercedes Benz

Mercedes to Show Its Tesla-Fighting Electric Sedan in September

The concept will show how Mercedes approaches four-door EV luxury.

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.

Musk Hints at Top Secret Tesla Masterplan

The tweet, which read "Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish later this week" comes amid inquiries into two crashes of Tesla cars.