Car Safety Systems That Could Save Your Life

In CR’s exclusive survey, many owners of vehicles with advanced safety systems said those features helped them avoid a crash James Eriksen was driving his 2017 Subaru Outback on a four-lane road in Skokie, Ill., when he sensed something coming up alongside him....

Names of Automated-driving Systems Mislead Motorists

Automakers including Tesla Inc. are stoking confusion among motorists by choosing names for their automated-driving systems that wrongly suggest they’re more capable than is actually the case, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Almost half of...

Driverless Cars May Be Coming, but Let’s Not Get Carried Away

“Sometime next year,” Elon Musk says, “you’ll be able to have the car be autonomous without supervision.” “None of us have any idea when full self-driving will happen,” counters Gill Pratt, an expert in robotics and the director of the Toyota Research Institute....

Don’t Overestimate the ‘Semi’ in Semiautonomous Cars

Tesla may snatch the headlines around the rise of semiautonomous vehicle features that take some of the work off the driver, but its monopoly is unlikely to last: A new report finds that in the first quarter of this year, approximately 7 percent of new cars sold in...