Our Cars Are Trying to Keep Us Safe. Here’s How.

There is no question that the tech in cars is making us safer. Even when optional, active electronic safety features can pay for themselves quickly. Regrettably, personal jet packs and flux capacitors remain figures of science fiction and have not appeared in our...

Consumer Groups Call for FTC Investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot

The Center for Auto Safety joined Consumer Watchdog in a request to the Federal Trade Commission and some state attorneys general to investigate Tesla Inc.'s Autopilot driver-assist system. In a press release Thursday, the center accused Tesla of "making their owners...

Who Owns Crash Data? Good Question

Black box info belongs to the consumer, but it doesn't always give the full picture Automobiles create and capture vast troves of data. Some of it is kept on what are known as black boxes and on other microcomputers in vehicles. It's not always understood who owns...

AVs Have Traveled Far in 10 years. But Caution: Speed Bumps Ahead

The auto industry is in the midst of a defining era as it works vigorously to safely increase the number of self-driving vehicles on public roads. Waymo, which operates 600 self-driving vehicles in the Phoenix area, is an indication of how far the technology has...