Uber’s controversial self-driving truck division shuts down

Source: ArsTechnica  – July 31st, 2018   Uber is shutting down its self-driving truck program, the company acknowledged on Monday. It’s the latest example of Uber scaling back its self-driving technology efforts in the wake of a deadly Uber self-driving car crash in March. Uber’s self-driving truck program has been embroiled in controversy since Uber acquired the unit two years ago.…


Fiat Chrysler Is Being Sued Over a Software Flaw

Source: IEEESpectrum  – June 29th, 2018   Last week, a California judge decided to allow a class action lawsuit filed in December 2017against Fiat Chrysler to proceed. The lawsuit, which could have major ramifications for carmakers, was filed in response to stalling issues with 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans that the plaintiffs allege were caused by known software defects. If the plaintiffs win, the lawsuit could…


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…