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A consumer advocacy group is asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to slow down, following NHTSA’s announcement that it will be updating its policy on self driving cars. John M. Simpson, the privacy project director for advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, addressed the issue in a letter to Secretary of the Department of Transportation […]

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Kia is expanding the research and development of its autonomous technologies to create more driver-assist features by 2020 and a fully-autonomous car by 2030. “Fully-autonomous vehicles are still some way off, and a great deal of research and rigorous product testing will need to be carried out to make the ‘self-driving car’ a reality,” said […]

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A month after its release, Tesla Model S drivers are already reporting noticeable progress in the car’s autopilot capabilities. When Tesla begin releasing its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” last month, CEO Elon Musk announced that each vehicle would collect data and send it to the network. This information would then be used to improve the software and […]

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After testing autosteering and other self-driving functions on a limited number of Model S sedans, Tesla announced that the company is rolling out a full update this week for all its vehicles. The 7.0 software update will expand the self-driving abilities of all Tesla vehicles built since September 2014, giving them the ability to steer […]

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Tesla has just issued software Release v7.0 on a limited basis for its Model S, which will enable self-driving features such as Autosteer for a select group of beta testers. “We have a version of Release v7.0 for you to try,” Tesla said in an email to its Early Access Program participants. “In particular, it […]

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We hear and read often about semi-autonomous driving as a solution for traffic, but the technology may have a few other benefits. Driving the first-of-its-kind car controlled only by his head, former IndyCar driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series Team owner Sam Schmidt will return to the track during the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Pole Day […]

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