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Tesla admits its autopilot feature was on in a car that crashed recently

Tesla admits its autopilot feature was on in a car that crashed recently

In a crash that happened on Sunday involving Tesla car, the company has admitted that its autopilot feature was activated at that time. But the carmaker has mentioned that autopilot feature was not being used correctly at the time of the accident.

In the accident, the motorist survived. But in another accident, a Tesla car owner died when the driver-assist function failed to find another vehicle in the way. These incidents do not make Chief executive Elon Musk to look out for option to disable autopilot.

CARB rejects Volkswagen recall proposal to settle 3-liter diesel-powered vehicles issue

CARB rejects Volkswagen recall proposal to settle 3-liter diesel-powered vehicles issue

Volkswagen has earlier proposed to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that it can announce a recall action to settle the concerns with regard to 3-liter diesel-powered vehicles. But now, the board has rejected the proposal.

The plan submitted with the board was supposed to include details how its 3-liter diesel-powered vehicles, which includes Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne and Audi A8, has cheated US emission tests. But the documents did not contain sufficient information owing to which the board has rejected the proposal.

Tesla Crash could Boost Self-Driving Vehicle Startups’ Valuation

Tesla Crash Might Boost Self-Driving Vehicle Startups’ Valuation

The first reported death in a semi-automated car led to the possibility of accelerated implementation to more advanced sensitive technology to ensure that vehicles can see and self-operate themselves with higher safety levels. This expectation is likely to boost the demand for the innovative independent vehicle technology industry, according to investors and analysts.

Questions arise after another crash involving Tesla Motors vehicle equipped with Autopilot

Questions arise after another crash involving Tesla Motors vehicle equipped with Autopilot

New questions have been raised following the crash that included a Tesla Motors Inc. vehicle equipped with Autopilot, regarding how the feature and other upcoming technologies are going to figure into accident investigations, was it driver’s fault or that of the autopilot of the vehicle?

Volkswagen refuses to pay out to European customers to resolve emissions scandal

Volkswagen refuses to pay out to European customers to resolve emissions scandal

After Volkswagen resolved its emissions scandal in the US by paying $15bn, over 9 million European customers also demanded to be paid for emissions scandal. But the car manufacturer rejected to pay out to its European customers.

Chief Executive Matthias Muller during talks with European Commission Industry representative Elzbieta Bienkowska in Brussels revealed that their company does not want to pay compensation to its European customers who bought the company’s default cars.

Volkswagen refuses to make offer of compensation for European customers

Volkswagen refuses to make offer of compensation for European customers

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $15.3 billion as a settlement to resolve the emission scandal in the US. The settlement is considered to be the biggest one in the history of auto industry. German car maker has now made it clear that it would not carry out similar compensation for customers in Europe over the same issue.

Uber as a part of Zero Fatalities campaign offering discounted rides this weekend

Uber as a part of Zero Fatalities campaign offering discounted rides this weekend

For the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Zero Fatalities campaign, Uber has also joined hands with the department. The campaign aims to promote awareness about safe, alternative transportation options during the July 4 weekend.

The campaign is on from 30 June to 5 July, 2016. As a part of the campaign, Uber will offer discounted ride codes up to $15 and $5 from each ride will be donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The participating low enforcement agencies will distribute discount ride cars when they will make routine traffic stops.

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