0

One Tesla owner got a big shock yesterday as his accelerator pedal snapped off while driving. The story comes from user benjiejr on the Tesla Motor Club forum. He was showing off his Model S P85D to a friend and his nephew. After going through the car’s features it was time to show off the […]

+ Read More
0

Tesla vehicles equipped with the Autopilot feature will not be recalled, federal safety regulators said today, after closing an investigation into a fatal crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) closed its investigation into a Florida crash last May in which Joshua Brown was killed when his Model S crashed into the side of […]

+ Read More
0

A new federal proposal for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications comes from a dozen years of discussions, but it may have chosen an unpopular technology. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sees V2V being essential in advancing connectivity, autonomous vehicles, and safety. The agency estimates up to 1,321 lives a year could be saved by V2V-related […]

+ Read More
0

Apple has refused to confirm or deny it is developing an autonomous electric vehicle, but a recent letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates it does have skin in the game. The Nov. 22 letter to NHTSA from Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity said Apple “is investing heavily in the […]

+ Read More
0

Finally, after three years, electric and hybrid vehicles will be required to emit sound alerts at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially the visually impaired, can hear them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a new rule yesterday requiring all electric and hybrid vehicles to create noise at up to 19 miles per […]

+ Read More
0

Tesla chief Elon Musk reserves his Twitter account to stoke the flames of public sentiment, and his latest endorsement in 140 characters or less was for the implicit endorsement of Autopilot by a top federal regulator. Speaking at a conference in Detroit on Friday, Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), […]

+ Read More
0

Despite a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S operating with the vehicle’s semi-autonomous “Autopilot” software engaged, the federal government will not slow down the development of self-driving cars. Speaking at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind said that “no one incident will derail the Department […]

+ Read More
0

Last Friday. a Michigan resident said Autopilot was engaged when he crashed and rolled on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in his Tesla Model X. According to the Detroit Free Press, the accident occurred the day after the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration announced an investigation on a fatal incident involving a Tesla Model S, which was operating […]

+ Read More
0

Following an early May death of a Model S driver operating the car in Florida in its semi-autonomous Autopilot function, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening a preliminary evaluation. Today Tesla issued a blog post saying it had delivered information to NHTSA following the car’s careering into a tractor trailer which had […]

+ Read More
0

Despite tweets last Friday by Tesla CEO Elon Musk implying federal regulators have dismissed allegations that Model S suspensions have design defects, this is not the case. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) actually said last week it is looking further into concerns initially raised by writer Edward Niedermeyer in the Daily Kanban, and […]

+ Read More