NTSB: Tesla’s Autopilot UX a “major role” in fatal Model S crash [Updated]

Source: ArsTechnica  – September 12th, 2017   The NTSB findings include noting that “steering wheel torque is a poor surrogate measure for driver engagement,” and it is telling that all of the Level 3 systems that Ars has seeninvolve some form of driver-facing camera and gaze tracking to monitor driver awareness. Additionally, these level 3 cars—which are designed for lengthy…


GM unit unveils first ‘real’ self-driving car

Source: Smart2Zero  – September 12th, 2017   General Motors-owned Cruise Automation (San Francisco, CA) has unveiled its 3rd-generation self-driving car prototype. Acquired by General Motors last year, the company – which operates as an independent unit – says its latest prototype represents “the world’s first mass-producible car designed to operate without a driver.” The prototype…