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July 4, 2016 11:03 AM Driverless cars could improve safety, but impact on jobs, transit questioned

If you are battling traffic, teaching a teen how to make a left-hand turn or worrying over the driving skills of an elderly relative, a driverless car may seem like a marvelous thing. Cars are being tested by companies like Delphi and Google that are capable of sensing the environment and navigating without human input, and transportation experts expect 37

July 2, 2016 10:03 AM Tesla crash raises concerns about autonomous vehicle regulation

(Reuters) – The fatal crash of a Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode has turned up pressure on auto industry executives and regulators to ensure that automated driving technology is deployed safely. The first such known accident, which occurred in Florida in May, has highlighted tensions surrounding efforts to turn over responsibility for braking, steering 113

July 2, 2016 6:35 AM Tesla driver’s death on ‘Autopilot’ triggers probe, dilemma

WASHINGTON — The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The driver’s history of speeding further complicates the question. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the design and performance of the Tesla 74

July 1, 2016 4:48 PM Hindustan Aeronautics hands over first Tejas jets

Two new jets make up first of India's light combat aircraft squadron. NEW DEHLI, India, July 1 (UPI) -- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited handed over the first two Tejas jets to India's air force Friday, the country's Aeronautical Development Agency announced. The jets are the first two members of the "Flying Daggers" 45 squadron, which will be comprised 46

July 1, 2016 3:03 PM U.S. district judge strikes down Mississippi’s ‘religious freedom’ law

JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves late Thursday night issued an injunction blocking a bill by the Mississippi legislature that would have allowed private citizens and some public officials professing a “sincere religious belief” to deny services to gays and lesbians. Just minutes before House Bill 1523 was to take effect at midnight 38

July 1, 2016 2:45 PM Tesla owner killed in crash was watching ‘Harry Potter’ while using car's autopilot, survivor says

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first person to die in a U.S. crash involving a car in self-driving mode was the tech-savvy 40-year-old owner of a Tesla Model S who nicknamed his car "Tessy" and praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system. Joshua D. Brown, of Canton, Ohio, died in the May 7 crash in Williston, Florida, when his car's cameras failed to distinguish 54

July 1, 2016 1:54 PM General Dynamics NASSCO wins $640 million Navy oiler contract

Contract is for the lead T-AO 205 ship in the new class of fleet replenishment oilers. WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, a division of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $640 million contract for the lead ship of the U.S. Navy's John Lewis-class T-AO 205 fleet replenishment oiler. The deal for the lead ship also includes 45

July 1, 2016 11:26 AM Government probes Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot'

A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the driver's death Thursday, and said it is investigating 55

July 1, 2016 10:28 AM Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot' probed by NHTSA

A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the driver's death Thursday, and said it is investigating 44

July 1, 2016 7:35 AM The Latest: Tesla crash a harbinger of industry fears

The fatal crash of a high-tech car set on “Autopilot” is a crash that auto industry knew was coming but still feared. Now the fatal crash of a Tesla Motors car could add to the public’s apprehension of driverless cars even before they reach the road in big numbers. Most major automakers and technology companies, including Google and Uber, are working 65