Cruise & GM, seek regulatory approval for self-driving vehicles without pedals & steering wheel

In a significant development, self-driving carmaker Cruise stated, along with its majority shareholder General Motors Co, it is seeking U.S. regulatory approval for deploying a limited number of Cruise Origin vehicles which will not feature pedals or steering wheels. At the same time, it plans on withdrawing an exemption petition filed which it had filed…

Tesla’s interactive, millimeter wave radar sensor can help prevent children being left behind in car, boost theft prevention systems

California based Tesla Inc has applied for permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to market a short-range interactive motion-sensing device that could help prevent children from being left behind in hot cars. The system could also help improve theft-prevention systems. Tesla aims to get permission for its devices, which will use unlicensed millimeter-wave sensors,…

Tesla recalling Model X vehicles which belong to 2016 model year over power steering issue in North America

Tesla Inc is recalling 15,000 Model X SUVs in North America because of a potential issue that can lead to a loss of power steering assist which will make steering harder and increase the risk of a crash. In a statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada stated, the aluminum bolts…

Tesla’s alleged unintended acceleration petition filed by short seller

In a statement, Tesla Inc responded to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statement saying there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles. The development comes in the wake of the U.S. regulator saying it would review a petition and release a redacted version of a complaint which alleged that 500,000 “Tesla vehicles experience…

Trump Administration backs Department of Transportation’s ‘Automated Vehicles 3.0’

Rules that impede the development and deployment of fully autonomous automated vehicles will be revised. As per a document made public on Thursday, the Trump Administration plans to surge ahead and revise safety rules that bar fully automated autonomous vehicles from being on the roads; this includes cars without traditional items such as mirrors, steering…