The first reported death involving an autonomous – or, in this case, a semi-autonomous – vehicle occurred this week. The victim was driving in Florida when the Tesla’s Autopilot mode failed to detect a tractor-trailer that was turning in front […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) warned drivers of older model Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving those vehicles immediately. The federal safety regulator urged owners to keep their vehicles parked until defective airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier […]
Just last year, CNN reported that auto-insurers were trying to take advantage of cheap prices by forcing repair shops to use aftermarket parts when repairing crash damage. Repair shops from some 36 states are joining a lawsuit against these insurance companies alleging the repairs forced by some insurance companies are dangerous.
IKEA announced yesterday a recall of nearly 30 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over onto children and result in serious injury or even death. The retail giant confirmed that at least 3 children had been killed by […]
Actor Anton Yelchin – likely most known for his role as Chekov in the Star Trek franchise reboot – died tragically when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward and pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and security fence […]
It’s back. ATRA’s annual Judicial Hellholes® report. The report itself is unsurprising – it’s virtually the same every year. What is surprising is that (again) – unfortunately – there are media accounts treating the report as “news” as opposed to […]
Tesla’s autopilot feature is, by all accounts, a very cool feature. According to the company: Autopilot allows Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes with the simple tap of a turn signal, and manage speed by using active, […]
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So… the Terminator returns today to a theater near you and I return to this humble forum. Of course, I never really left (and I suspect not more than a few of you noticed I hadn’t posted in a while). […]
When a corporation behaves badly… takes advantage of people… injures people… even breaks the law, AND if that corporation wants to avoid responsibility and accountability for its conduct, what does it do? It asks the following question: “What if […]