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US agency upgrades Tesla Autopilot safety probe, step ahead of possible recall

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it was upgrading its probe to 830,000 Tesla (TSLA.O) vehicles with its advanced Autopilot driver assistance system, a mandatory step before being able to request a recall. The auto safety agency opened a preliminary assessment in August to assess the …

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Self-driving automakers’ first step to making money isn’t robotaxis

A WeRide robotaxi with medical supplies heads towards Liwan District on June 4, 2021, in southern China’s Guangzhou city. Daily of the Southern Metropolis | Visual Group China | Getty Images BEIJING — While governments may be wary of driverless cars, people want to buy the technology and companies want to cash in. It’s a …

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