NTSB head says Tesla must address ‘basic safety issues’ with semi-autonomous features

Jon Fingas

Tesla isn’t about to get a sympathetic ear from US regulators as it rolls out more semi-autonomous technology. New National Transportation Safety Board head Jennifer Homendy told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that Tesla needs to tackle “basic safety issues” before it expands features like Autopilot and Full Self Driving to more parts … Read more

Emmys 2021: How to watch online, and who’s nominated

Emmys 2021: How to watch online, and who’s nominated

The 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is tonight at 8PM ET (5PM PT), and streaming platforms like Apple TV Plus, Netflix and HBO Max are poised to win big. Cedric the Entertainer will host the show, which will be broadcast live from outside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, to accommodate social distancing, which … Read more

NTSB official says Tesla should address “basic safety issues” before expanding full self-driving

NTSB official says Tesla should address “basic safety issues” before expanding full self-driving

Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, told the Wall Street Journal that Tesla should address “basic safety issues” before the carmaker expands its so-called “full self-driving” (FSD) mode. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said earlier this month that the company was aiming for a wider release of FSD by the end of September, … Read more

The Chevy Bolt recall is burning up what’s left of GM’s EV good will

The Chevy Bolt recall is burning up what’s left of GM’s EV good will

General Motors plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles around the world by 2025, and aspires to sell only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035. But over the last few years, the United States’ biggest automaker has once again squandered the advantages it held in the still-burgeoning field of electric vehicles through bad politics, bad investments, and … Read more

SpaceX’s civilian crew makes water landing off Florida coast

SpaceX's civilian crew makes water landing off Florida coast

SpaceX’s amateur astronauts safely splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida on Saturday. A rousing round of applause was heard from the control room as Inspiration4 parachutes were launched to slow down the Dragon capsule at 7:04 p.m., a live feed of the landing showed. Three minutes later, the ship gently … Read more

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew returns to Earth

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew returns to Earth

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule carrying four private citizens plunged through Earth’s atmosphere Saturday night and splashed down off the east coast of Florida, closing out the company’s first all-civilian mission in space. The Inspiration4 crew — the mission’s billionaire funder Jared Isaacman, geoscientist Sian Proctor, physician assistant Haley Arceneaux, and data engineer Chris Sembroski — … Read more