EV/AV Report: Evolving industries and random stops

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, a Canadian autonomous vehicle (AV) AI developer comments on the changing AV industry, electric vehicle (EV) experts explain why your seat warmer may kill your EV’s range, and the United States opens a probe into robotaxis randomly stopping on the road. This is the latest in electric and […]

New Driver, Caution: self-driving Teslas in Canada by Feb. 25, says Musk

UPDATE: As of March 14, 2022, Drive Tesla Canada reports there have been no known Full Self-Driving beta downloads in Canada. Toronto, Ontario — Elon Musk confirmed that 60 self-driving cars in Canada were being tested by Feb. 25, marking the first expansion of Tesla’s self-driving beta outside the United States. “Hoping to go wider […]

Brake Break: NHTSA investigates automatically braking Teslas

Washington, D.C. — The NHTSA has opened up an investigation after receiving 354 reports of phantom braking in Tesla vehicles. The NHTSA’s report says that the office of Defects investigation received 354 complaints of ‘phantom braking’ by consumers over the past nine months. Many of these complaints detailed unexpected braking while driving at highway speeds, along […]

Report: Forward collision warning systems effective in preventing rear-end collisions

A report released by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety indicates that forward collision warnings, especially when combined with autonomous braking systems, are effective in reducing the number of rear-end crashes.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — February 1, 2016 — It looks like collision warning systems and automatic braking are effective at reducing the number of certain types of collisions, according to a recently released report by the US-based Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The study, “Effectiveness of Forward Collision Warning Systems with and […]