Updated Tesla Model X falcon wing door frustrates ownersWed, 31, Aug 2016
A software update of the complex computer-controlled gullwing doors on Tesla's Model X may have created a bigger problem than the one it solved.
Takata parts in truck explosion were shipped properly, NTSB saysWed, 31, Aug 2016
An initial check showed that Takata airbag parts and material involved in a deadly explosion in a truck in Texas last week were being shipped properly, a U.S. regulator said.
NHTSA proposes digital recall notices to increase repair ratesWed, 31, Aug 2016
Automakers would be required to notify owners of vehicle recalls electronically through emails, text messages or other digital tools under a rule change proposed by U.S. auto safety regulators to increase the rate of repairs.
Tesla to release Autopilot update 'in weeks,' Musk saysWed, 31, Aug 2016
Tesla plans to release an update of its partly automated self-driving system "in a few weeks," CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday. Improvements to Tesla's Autopilot system, including advanced processing of radar signals, will be detailed in a blog post on the company's website later today, Musk said.
U.S. senators seek federal probe of Takata-linked explosionWed, 31, Aug 2016
Two U.S. senators on Wednesday called on the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the Aug. 22 crash and explosion of a truck carrying Takata Corp. airbag parts that killed a woman and injured four others.
Fatal Takata truck blast was 'like a big bomb,' sheriff saysTue, 30, Aug 2016
The truck carrying Takata airbag inflators exploded “like a big bomb,” said the Texas sheriff whose officers rushed the scene. The cause of the grisly accident last week isn't known, he said, and the damage was so extensive that a woman killed in the blast was identified only through dental records.
Takata says truck carrying airbag inflators exploded; 1 dead, 4 injuredMon, 29, Aug 2016
A truck transporting Takata airbag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said today.
U.S. congressional leaders seek more time to study new mpg rulesMon, 29, Aug 2016
Three congressional leaders on Monday asked top federal environmental and safety officials to extend by 60 days the public comment period on new vehicle emissions and fuel economy standards.
Volvo will hire 400 engineers to spearhead high-tech pushTue, 30, Aug 2016
Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.
U.S. issues 'call to action' after traffic deaths riseMon, 29, Aug 2016
The U.S. government is seeking support from researchers and data scientists to help understand and ultimately combat the leading causes of traffic deaths after a significant spike last year. The Obama administration today issued what it called an “unprecedented call to action” as it released a final analysis of traffic fatality data from 2015, when roadside deaths jumped by 7.2 percent from 2014 to 35,092, the most since 2008.
Toyota commits to Latin America product designMon, 29, Aug 2016
Toyota Motor Corp. is investing in design and manufacturing in South America to capitalize on the region's rebound when it comes.
Driverless cars? Safety tech has work to doMon, 29, Aug 2016
The first wave of active safety technology - features such as emergency braking, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control - has reduced accidents. But experts say several aspects must be improved before today's advanced driver assistance systems, known as ADAS, can be depended upon in fully autonomous vehicles.