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FCA just issued a recall of almost 5 million cars because they could get stuck in cruise control

Source: BusinessInsider  – May 25th, 2018   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Friday it is recalling 4.8 million U.S. vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control and warned owners not to use the function until they get software upgrades. The Italian-American automaker said no injuries or crashes are related to the large…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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