14 Blog Posts From the NTSB Tag


A Legal First: Charged with Sleeping while Driving Driverless: NMA E-Newsletter #632

A Legal First: Charged with Sleeping while Driving Driverless: NMA E-Newsletter #632

In July 2020, a Canadian man was charged with dangerous driving and speeding in Alberta for allegedly sleeping in a self-piloted Tesla between Edmonton and Calgary. In the December 11th court trial, witnesses claimed that the driver Leran Cai and his passenger were asleep with their seats fully reclined, traveling 150 km/h (93 mph). His next […]

So, Who IS Responsible in a Driverless Car Accident?

So, Who IS Responsible in a Driverless Car Accident?

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #617 from November 2020.  If you would like to receive the weekly NMA E-Newsletter, subscribe today. For years, an ongoing debate has been raging in the media about who would be responsible when a driverless vehicle injured or killed another road user. Perhaps, we will […]

Decided Lingo for Automated Driver Assistance Technology (ADAS)—Will it Stick? (And, of course, other news)

Decided Lingo for Automated Driver Assistance Technology (ADAS)—Will it Stick? (And, of course, other news)

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Four national groups pushed out a statement this week advocating that we should all unite in the adoption of a common naming system for advanced driver assistance technology (ADAS). AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and the National Safety Council are asking all safety groups, automakers and automotive industry journalists […]

NMA Principle Number 4: Freedom from Invasive Surveillance

NMA Principle Number 4: Freedom from Invasive Surveillance

The Driving in America Blog was started a year ago to bring more information to those who are beginning their journey as motorists’ rights advocates. Over the next several months, I will be working with each of the seven NMA principles to give readers of this weekly blog some idea of what we all are working towards […]

What is AEBS and why are Automakers Embracing the Tech?

What is AEBS and why are Automakers Embracing the Tech?

AEBS stands for Advanced Emergency Braking Systems, one of several advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) that automakers are currently pushing onto consumers.  Other tech includes: lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning system, adaptive cruise control, and dynamic headlights. There are many forms of ADAS available with some built into new cars, some available as an […]

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