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Driverless cars: stopping dead seems to be a default setting when they encounter a problem — it can cause chaos on roads

Barry Brown, Stockholm University While self-driving vehicles are being deployed in numerous cities globally, persistent controversies continue to challenge their deployment. Recently, Tesla recalled more than...

Autonomous Vehicles Will Soon Be Safer Than Humans, Some Already Are

The promise of autonomous vehicles has been a long time coming. While many are still waiting to see the fruits of all this work,...

Tesla’s driver monitoring system fails to detect sleeping driver, teddy bear, and no one at the wheel

The Dawn Project has released safety test videos showing that a self-driving Tesla's driver monitoring system fails to detect when a driver texts, reads,...

Smart Road – Roadside Perception Industry Review 2023

Roadside perception research: evolution to integration, high performance and cost control.In June 2023, at a regular policy briefing of the State Council the Ministry...

As heavy EVs proliferate, their weight may be a drag on safety

How safe are electric vehicles? It’s a question that keeps coming up in different ways in my role overseeing our vehicle crashworthiness evaluations. When we...

Ultra-sensitive optical sensor can reduce hydrogen’s risks

Chalmers University of Technology In the pursuit of clean and renewable energy, hydrogen plays an important role. But a major challenge facing this transition is...

Under-the-radar startup quietly becomes one of the strongest players in China’s self-driving space

Startup Haomo's self-driving technology has earned two Chinese models five-star safety ratings from Euro NCAP. While eyes were focused on the Tesla Model Y's dazzling...

Solid-state batteries with little liquid electrolyte are safer than lithium-ion batteries

Solid-state batteries, currently used in small electronic devices like smart watches, have the potential to be safer and more powerful than lithium-ion batteries for...

Car Safety Features: What You Need to Know

Newer cars are safer cars. One reason for this is the enormous leap in car safety year over year. Case in point: the Insurance...

Making self-driving cars human-friendly

University of Leeds Automated vehicles could be made more pedestrian-friendly thanks to new research which could help them predict when people will cross the road.  University...

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