How automakers are learning to combat the small things

Self driving cars used to be a thing of the future, still far off and unattainable. However, that technology has accelerated in the last decade and self driving cars are no longer something to be dreamt about. Automakers are moving towards trying to get automated cars on the road but have come across a few road blocks that were unanticipated. Car sickness is an issue that they may have overlooked initially but are now trying to figure out ways to help combat the issue.

Recent allegations against all three of Tesla’s electric vehicles have caused the U.S. government’s auto safety agency to take a more in-depth look at the automakers cars. The allegations state that the electric vehicles can accelerate suddenly on their own. This can cause hazardous road conditions for the drivers and other cars on the road. About 500,000 cars will be affected by the investigation.

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Avoiding carsickness when the cars drive themselves

The day is approaching when commuters stuck in soul-crushing traffic will be freed from the drudgery of driving. Companies are investing billions to devise sensors and algorithms so we motorists can turn our attention to where we like it these days: our phones.

But before the great promise of multitasking on the road can be realized, we need to overcome an age-old problem: motion sickness. Learn more

Summary: Automakers are moving towards trying to get automated cars on the road but have come across a few road blocks that were unanticipated. Car sickness is an issue that they overlooked initially.

US agency examines complaints of Tesla vehicles suddenly accelerating

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla’s electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own.

Brian Sparks of Berkeley, California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation. An agency document shows 127 owner complaints to the government that include 110 crashes and 52 injuries. Read more

Summary: Recent allegations against all three of Tesla’s electric vehicles have caused the U.S. government’s auto safety agency to take a more in-depth look at the automakers cars. The allegations state that the electric vehicles can accelerate suddenly.

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