An Ohio man, a friend of innovation and the promise of technology, is dead after his Tesla Model S failed to recognize the side of a tractor trailer and drove beneath. The autonomous car debate reaches a curve.
VW’s oldest 2-liter diesels covered by the case — including Jetta, Golf and Beetle models dating back to 2009 — will emit more pollution than allowed under the emissions standards the company evaded. Meanwhile, New York, Massachusetts and Maryland have either filed or are filing lawsuits against the company....More
Takata engineers removed some test results to artificially reduce variability in air-bag inflator performance, according to auditor Brian O’Neill, a former Insurance Institute for Highway Safety president....More
A look back at a week Tesla might like to forget (Autopilot crash reports, disappointing delivery numbers, another top departure), plus news about a robotic glove, 3D printing developments and more in this first regular Friday feature....More
Volkswagen will pay out $2.7 billion over the next three years, all earmarked to clean up some of the environmental damage its cheating diesels have unleashed. It won’t solve the problem, “but it should result in cleaner air.”...More
An Ohio man, a friend of innovation and the promise of technology, is dead after his Tesla Model S failed to recognize the side of a tractor trailer and drove beneath. The autonomous car debate reaches a curve....More
CEO Shigehisa Takada reportedly said he will take responsibility in containing recalls, but some shareholders “don’t think he handled the issue well” and don’t think he “mean(t) it when saying he will resign.”...More
American VW owners will receive the bulk of the settlement (as much as $10.03 billion, or as much as $10,000 per driver plus the cost of buying back their vehicle), with more budgeted for the EPA. Will other countries demand similar payouts?...More
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Dean Kamen has invented the Segway, the iBot wheelchair and hundreds of other life-changing tools. But more than four decades into his career, his lasting legacy could well be helping turn hundreds of thousands of kids toward technology....More