Tesla’s commitment to new technology is what put it on the map, but the way this tech rolls out is always contentious. Lithium-ion batteries, Autopilot and now the Model X’s Falcon doors, which are blamed for a harrowing incident in China.
Tetris, the iconic, simple but mesmerizing game of fitting little digital blocks in neatly with each other. It’s a satisfying pastime. But a new study now suggests that it could have therapeutic effects on car crash victims.
Cars crashing into each other is bad, 100 percent. We would all like to avoid this. And we should also avoid hitting pedestrians with our cars, because that’s really bad, too. Apparently, it happened a lot last year.
Police say a vehicle failed to yield to a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona on Friday and the two collided, according to reports. The Uber had a passenger and a person behind the wheel inside, according to police, and it rolled onto its side. There were no reported injuries in the crash.
An Uber passenger in Seattle had either the best or worst trip of her life, depending on how she feels about live re-enactments of action movies. That’s because the Nissan Xterra Uber the 40-year-old woman was riding in hit a car, lost control, and drove right through a gas pump, causing a massive fireball.
Near Munich, Germany, a man in a Tesla Model S saw a Volkswagen Passat swerving erratically on the Autobahn, slamming against a guardrail multiple times. When he noticed that the person behind the wheel was unconscious, the Tesla driver sprang into action.
America’s auto safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has closed the investigation into the first known self-driving car crash which involved a Tesla Model S in Autopilot last year, reports Reuters citing an unnamed source. No recall was allegedly demanded.
South Korean musician and actor Ji Chang Son made headlines recently for filing a lawsuit against Tesla after his Model X blasted through the wall of his house when he was attempting to park it. That much isn’t in dispute. What is somewhat up in the air is that Son claims the car accelerated on its own, and that it’s…
Driving during winter is dangerous. Tires don’t grip on wet, icy roads, and all too often drivers get unwanted lessons in Newtonian physics. These Comcast repair trucks don’t seem to really care about physics, and may have caused at least a half-dozen wrecks on one stretch of road. Even worse, these Indianapolis-area…
It snowed in Montreal today and, well, things got kind of crazy on the road. I don’t know how many car crashes happened in this one wild intersection, but from what I can gather, the icy roads basically turned all the cars, trucks, and buses into giant sleds that all somehow crashed into each other.
Yesterday we saw the first videos of a fatal crash of a Tesla Model S in downtown Indianapolis. We had read reports that firefighters had to dodge individual battery cells exploding out of the car’s burning lithium-ion batter pack. Now you can see them, indeed, shooting like fireworks.
An Interstate Batteries van gussied up in a NASCAR-themed livery based on the company’s sponsorship of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team collided with one of them fancy-pants Google self-driving Lexus cars in Mountain View, California according to 9to5Google.com.
In an update to the tragic death of 27 year-old Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin after his 2015 Grand Cherokee rolled into him in his driveway on June 19th, The Associated Press reports that his parents are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler.
The initial report from the National Transportation Safety Board released today revealed that the driver in the fatal Tesla Model S crash in Florida in May was driving in Autopilot over the speed limit during the time of the incident. The report has some other new details about the wreck, but not many.
An Auburn, N.Y., man told police that he swerved into a tree Tuesday night while trying to play Pokémon Go, reports Syracuse.com. The 28-year-old player suffered no serious injuries, however, the entire front end of his car was mangled in the crash. “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” doesn’t include plant life, bro.
Last Saturday night, a Model X drove through a guardrail in Montana, reportedly also with Autopilot engaged.
Just one month before he became the first person to die behind the wheel of a self-driving car, Joshua Brown recorded a video of his Tesla Model S’ autopilot saving him from a crash. At least, that’s how he described it.
A man decorating a Christmas tree from atop a lift spotted an odd object in a nearby pond last week that looked to be a car. Later, WOOD-TV reports that his keen eye solved a missing person case that’s been on the books for nine years.
A man in Montana filmed an armored vehicle crashing into what he says is a truck carrying a nuclear warhead. Luckily, the video is devoid of mushroom clouds, death and despair, as those are bad things.