Will Tesla’s Safety Score System Lead to Safer Driving? 

In late September 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to social media to announce an update for the brand’s electric car software. The update grants access to the company’s Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD) system for individuals who qualify using a new Safety ScoreBeta feature.  Safety ScoreBeta evaluates users’ driving habits, and those who earn a » Read More

Self-Driving Car Behaviors Consumers Prefer in Crash Situations

Earlier this year, an Uber Technologies, Inc. self-driving car was involved in the first pedestrian fatality associated with autonomous vehicle technology. This tragic accident brought attention to this emerging technology, and whether the vehicle should have detected the pedestrian sooner, so that the emergency braking system could have prevented the accident. A new study published » Read More

IIHS Recognizes the Benefits of Tesla Autopilot

For years, Tesla has been touting the benefits of its Autopilot technology, and the safety features that it offers consumers. Tesla also claims that this technology can reduce insurance rates by preventing the number of accidents that occur. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently acknowledged the benefits of Tesla Autopilot’s crash avoidance features, » Read More

Biggest Safety Issues in 2018  

Last year, the Takata airbag remained one of the top safety issues in the automobile industry. The faulty airbag exploded when it deployed, causing serious, even fatal injuries to the occupants of the vehicle. As a result, approximately 37 million vehicles have been recalled for nearly 50 million defective Takata airbags. As many as 70 » Read More