Crashes

 
Report: Tesla rejected additional driver sensors for Autopilot

Report: Tesla rejected additional driver sensors for Autopilot

In Tesla’s earnings call last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed a spate of crashes with cars using the automaker’s Autopilot system, noting that the crashes usually seem to involve experienced Tesla drivers who become complacent in using the system. On Monday, an article in the Wall... read more

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Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash: 'system safeguards lacking,' says NTSB

The Florida crash that killed the driver of a Tesla Model S while that car was operating under Autopilot software reverberated far and wide in global media. While human... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
2013 Jaguar XK 2-door Convertible XKR Air Vents

Are Eco settings on cabin ventilation systems a safety hazard?

As corporate average fuel economy requirements that started in 2012 continue to tighten, automakers have turned to an entire arsenal of tactics to reduce the fuel their... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

IIHS says Tesla electric cars have higher miles, more costly repairs

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute has once again confirmed the Tesla Model S electric car is an outlier. While the Model S gets... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla driver killed in Autopilot crash ignored repeated warnings, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board has published its first findings after investigating a fatal highway crash in 2016 involving a Tesla Model S and a tractor trailer... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. After a fatal Autopilot crash last May... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla says Autopilot not turned on in Model X crash NHTSA is investigating (update)

With details about a fatal May 7 crash of a Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot continuing to garner news coverage, more crashes with Autopilot engaged appear to be... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Autopilot crash: what one Model S owner has to say

The NHTSA has now said it will investigate two separate crashes reportedly involving a Tesla electric car operating with the Autopilot feature engaged. Media coverage on the... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

NHTSA to investigate Tesla Model S Autopilot crash that killed driver: UPDATED

The NHTSA said it would open an investigation into a fatal May 7 crash in which a Tesla Model S running under Autopilot control hit a semi and passed under its trailer. The... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X P90D after crash while owner was parking  [photo: owner 'Puzant']

Tesla can look at owners' driving behavior any time; is that legal?

It happens every so often: a driver claims that a car accelerated out of control just before it crashed into something or other. Only in the last 10 years have automakers had... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X P90D after crash while owner was parking  [photo: owner 'Puzant']

Tesla refutes owner claims of Model X 'sudden acceleration' before crash

It started with a post two days ago on the owners' forum on the Tesla Motors website. In it, an owner with the user name "Puzant" claimed that a five-day-old Tesla Model X... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S caught in landslide

Tesla Model S Saves Woman, Child In Landslide

Carmakers like to talk enthusiastically about good crash-test results, but they can seem somewhat abstract compared to real-world crash damage. A car protecting its occupants... read more October 25, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model S Aluminum Body: Why Repair Costs Are Higher

As more and more Tesla Model S electric sport sedans hit the road—50,000-plus at last count—some of their drivers are naturally starting to have accidents. They... read more January 15, 2015 by


 
Smog in Hong Kong [Image by Flickr user inkelv1122]

Do Auto Emissions Kill As Many People As Car Crashes?

Carbon-dioxide emissions have documented negative effects at a planetary level--but could the other gases coming out of vehicle tailpipes be as hazardous to overall public... read more November 13, 2014 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf in IIHS crash test

Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

Hybrid and electrified cars may be good for the environment, but they can pose a danger to first responders. EMTs, police officers, and other rescue workers could be... read more August 24, 2014 by


 
Stolen Tesla Model S splits in half, catches fire after massive crash in LA area

Tesla Cooperates With Police, Awaits Model S Crash And Fire Findings

Tesla Motors is assisting Los Angeles police and fire departments in their investigation following the high-speed crash of a stolen Tesla Model S early Friday morning... read more July 7, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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