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Tesla's new Navigate on Autopilot feature performs much worse than a typical human driver at things like changing lanes and passing and poses a serious safety risk, according to Consumer Reports.
Tesla via CNN
May 22, 2019 - 5:23 pm
By Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN Business (CNN) - - Tesla's new Navigate on Autopilot feature performs much worse than a typical human driver at things like changing lanes and passing and poses a serious safety risk, according to Consumer Reports. "The system's role should be to help the driver, but the...
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In this Nov. 19, 2015, photo, a row of new Ford Fusions are for sale on the lot at Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa.
Keith Srakocic/AP Photo, File
May 15, 2019 - 10:15 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly. The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines. The company is urging drivers to always use the parking...
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A car.
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Tony Romeo
May 08, 2019 - 2:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A spokesman says Gov. Tom Wolf will sign a bill on the way to his desk granting immunity from liability for citizens who rescue children from hot cars. House Republican Karen Boback sponsored the bill after an incident in the area of her northeastern Pennsylvania...
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Jae C. Hong/AP, file
April 22, 2019 - 7:55 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors...
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Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo
March 29, 2019 - 8:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai has found a new problem that can cause its car engines to fail or catch fire, issuing yet another recall to fix problems that have affected more than 6 million vehicles during the past 3 ½ years. The Korean automaker, under pressure from safety regulators, is recalling about...
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Imagine waking up and walking outside to find your parked car with the side smashed in, headlights broken, and the mirror on the ground. That's what happened to several neighbors in West Oak Lane Sunday morning.
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
March 24, 2019 - 1:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Imagine waking up and walking outside to find your parked car with the side smashed in, headlights broken, and the mirror on the ground. That's what happened to several neighbors in West Oak Lane Sunday morning. "I was right here in the living room by the window and...
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Close up of man with smartphone driving car.
Shutterstock/Syda Productions via CNN
March 21, 2019 - 4:53 pm
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- States with bans on texting while driving saw an average 4% reduction in emergency department visits after motor vehicle crashes, an equivalent of 1,632 traffic-related emergency department visits per year, according to a new analysis. Researchers examined...
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Volvo is taking a bold - and some might say "big brothery" - step toward its goal that no one is killed or seriously injured in its new cars.
Courtesy of Volvo
Ian Bush
March 20, 2019 - 7:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Volvo is taking a bold — and some might say "big brothery" — step toward its goal that no one is killed or seriously injured in its new cars. With cameras and sensors in the car, Volvo's driver monitoring system will watch for signs of distraction and intoxication,...
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Police believe two men were responsible for slashing the tires of dozens of cars along seven blocks of Media Street in West Philadelphia.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
March 19, 2019 - 4:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police believe two men were responsible for slashing the tires of dozens of cars in West Philadelphia Neighborhood in what frustrated neighbors call a senseless crime. The puncture route is seven blocks of Media Street. between 54th and 61st streets. One Jeep Cherokee...
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Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele outside Upper Merion Township building.
Ian Bush/KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
March 18, 2019 - 3:58 pm
UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Drivers: Watch your speed and other habits that might get you in trouble, because police are watching you. That’s the message from police departments in the Philadelphia area at the start of a new crackdown on aggressive behaviors behind the wheel. "We'...
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