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Tesla asked to recall vehicles over touchscreen safety issue

The U.S. auto safety agency has asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles due to an issue with the touchscreen that could compromise safety......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsJan 14th, 2021

Tesla asks NHTSA to declare speed display issue inconsequential

The automaker said it corrected the issue in production in September and that more than 75 percent of the affected U.S. vehicles have accepted the firmware update......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News4 hr. 22 min. ago

The pros and cons of electric vehicles

Whether the pros outweigh the cons depends on a large variety of factors, including what you drive and how......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 50 min. ago

The best road trip cars for 2021

From a high-tech Tesla Model 3 to an old-school Ford Crown Victoria, here are the best cars for a road trip......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 50 min. ago

The best off-road vehicles for 2021

Looking to hit the trail? These are the best vehicles to do it in, including luxury, family choices, and more......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 50 min. ago

Taiwan electric bus makers look to overseas markets

Taiwan-based electric bus makers RAC Electric Vehicles, Kaison Green Energy Technology, Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing and Yangeng Advanced Vehicles have been competing for orders domestically and actively tapping overseas markets, especiall.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 22 min. ago

GM mulls expanding Corvette line with electric crossover, report says

The automaker has designers working on several Corvette-brand concept vehicles that target a wider range of buyers, Bloomberg reported......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News22 hr. 22 min. ago

5 consumer hardware VCs share their 2021 investment strategies

"Tesla is arguably the most interesting connected consumer hardware company since Apple exploded in scale with the success of the iPhone." Consumer hardware has always been a tough market to crack, but the COVID-19 crisis made it even harde.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Mich. supplier showcases technologies to fight distraction, virus

GHSP says its ultraviolet-light units help prevent coronavirus transmission in vehicles and its controllers help keep drivers' eyes on the road......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Toyota, Stanford team up on safety research

Engineers for the joint project are working to combine the instincts of professional drivers and automated driving technology to reduce vehicle crash-related fatalities......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

NHTSA seeks input on updates to new-vehicle evaluation program

The safety agency's planned updates to the program involve the testing of four advanced driver-assistance systems: lane-keeping support, pedestrian automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning and blind-spot intervention......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

GM mulls expanding Corvette line with crossover, report says

The automaker has designers working on several Corvette-brand concept vehicles that target a wider range of buyers, Bloomberg reported......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Tesla’s touchscreen trouble: NHTSA asks for recall of Models S and X

After more than 500 complaints, Tesla will now have to fix this safety defect. Enlarge / 158,000 Teslas will brick their infotainment screens within 3-4 years due to a design defect. (credit: Getty Images/Jonathan Gitlin) In November, we learn.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Researchers call for greater consideration of soil biodiversity and functions in international conservation strategies

If you asked people which group of animals is the most abundant on earth, hardly anyone would know the right answer. Ants? Fish? No, and not humans either. The answer is nematodes, also known as roundworms. Four out of five animals on earth belong to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

U.S. exempts self-driving vehicles from some crash standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the new rules would exempt from certain crash standards automated vehicles that are designed to carry only goods, not people......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Covid-19: Google resolves NHS app issue on Android phones

The NHS app had stopped working on some phones, with users getting stuck on the loading page......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Tesla asked to recall 158,000 cars over safety concerns

The failing media control units could increase the risk of a crash, a US safety agency says......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

US Asks Tesla To Recall 158,000 Vehicles For Touchscreen Failures

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit (MCU) failures that could pose safety risks b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

NHTSA asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreens

The NHTSA writes that it opened an investigation last June into "a potential safety-related defect concerning incidents of media control unit ("MCU") failures resulting in loss of rearview camera and other safety-related vehicle functions." The issue.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Low cost chlorine dispensing device improves tap water safety in low-resource regions

A team of researchers led by engineers at Tufts University's School of Engineering and Stanford University's Program on Water, Health and Development have developed a novel and inexpensive chlorine dispensing device that can improve the safety of dri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

3Drens helps fleet operators use their vehicles more efficiently

3Drens’ IoT mobility management platform not only lets fleet operators track where their vehicles are, but also produces data that helps them make business decisions. The company began operating in Taiwan, where it is based, before expanding into S.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021