Consumer Groups Demand FTC Investigation Into Tesla Autopilot

Source: TheDriver  – May 23th, 2018   On Wednesday, the Center of Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog mailed a joint request to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Jospeh Simons, requesting that the FTC investigate how Tesla Motors has marketed its controversial “Autopilot” semiautonomous driver aid suite. In the letter, the two organizations accuse Tesla of “deceiving and…

How to Fix Tesla Autopilot

Source: EETimes  – May 22nd, 2018   The National Transportation Safety Board’s widely anticipated preliminary report on the crash of a 2017 Tesla Model X on March 23in California is out. The review of the Mountain View accident remains “preliminary” and the NTSB offers neither a probable cause nor any recommended fixes. The play-by-play chronology leading up to…

Can Mobileye Validate ‘True Redundancy’?

Source: EETimes  – May 22nd, 2018   Sure, autonomous vehicles can run safely on public roads without a driver — mostly. The operative word here is “mostly.” It’s time that both AI developers and the tech-gullible media ceased to marvel over the incredibly fast, powerful processors and advancements of sensor technologies. Yes, science has advanced. The bigger…

Report: Software bug led to death in Uber’s self-driving crash

Source: AraTechnica  – May 8th, 2018   The fatal crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona, in March occurred because of a software bug in Uber’s self-driving car technology, The Information’s Amir Efrati reported on Monday. According to two anonymous sources who talked to Efrati, Uber’s sensors did, in fact, detect Herzberg as she crossed the…

Driver Monitoring: ‘Shut Up, Mom, I See It!’

Source: EETimes  – April 30th, 2018   Ever since last fall, when Euro NCAP, a voluntary vehicle safety rating system, made the Driver Monitoring System (DMS) a primary safety standard by 2020 in Euro NCAP’s Roadmap, car OEM and Tier Ones have been scrambling, according to EE Times’s sources.There is no mandate for OEMs to have their cars…