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U.S. transportation head to carmakers: Focus on safety, not coolness, with autonomous tech

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It seems like something that didn’t need to be said. That is, until two Tesla vehicles crashed — and one driver died — with the semi-autonomous driving system engaged.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called on carmakers to focus not on making cool tech to impress buyers but rather safe automated driving systems during his keynote address at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco…