A Tesla Model S driver smashed into the back of a parked firetruck Monday morning, according to California fire officials, and claims the car was in its semi-autonomous Autopilot mode when it happened.
In August, after Tesla got production underway for the Model 3 and made first deliveries of the new mass-market electric sedan to employees, CEO Elon Musk said there should “absolutely” be “zero concern” about the automaker’s ability to increase production to 10,000 cars per week at some point in 2018. This week, that…
The building blocks for autonomous cars are already here, but so far the biggest step into that world for actual consumers has been Tesla’s Autopilot. Now General Motors is going there too with a semiautonomous highway driving feature called Super Cruise, available on the new Cadillac CT6. Questions about how it…
I believe that it won’t be long before we have fully-autonomous cars, capable of whisking our inattentive asses around in total safety. I also know that we are by no means there yet, as this alarming video of a Tesla driver quickly taking control of the car from Autopilot to avoid a wreck shows.
Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature caught flak on Sunday, as it appeared a driver had blamed the system for causing his car to suddenly accelerate, head off a road, and roll over into a marsh. On Monday, his story changed. It wasn’t Autopilot’s fault, he said, it was his own.
Joshua Brown, the Tesla driver killed last year while using the semi-autonomous Autopilot mode on his Model S, received several visual and audio warnings to take control of the vehicle before he was killed, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. Despite the warnings, Brown kept his hands…
Your run-of-the-mill corporate CEO couldn’t get away with this shit. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed that a new Autopilot software update should be ready for next month, and then went on to say that, Autopilot—of which the latest version is designed by Tesla, which, so you’re clear,…
General Motors announced today that the new Cadillac CT6 will include a “Super Cruise” feature—described by the company as “the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” The technology is similar to Tesla’s Autopilot feature that lets people take their hands off the wheel when they’re…
Tesla’s approaching the launch date for production of the Model 3, and in the meantime continues to roll out the latest software update for owners with the latest hardware, including notable safety features and tasteful conveniences.
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.
Elon Musk tweeted this morning that an update that enables Tesla’s most advanced autopilot functions will roll out to the entire fleet on Monday. The HW2 software will be fully functional in 1,000 cars and run in “shadow mode” for the rest while data continues to be collected.
Earlier this month, 12 people were killed and dozens more were injured when an attacker drove a stolen truck through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin. If it hadn’t been for an automatic brake system mandated by European Union rules, however, last week’s tragedy could have been even worse.
Since Tesla released Version 8.0 of its Autopilot system this summer, CEO Elon Musk has touted its lifesaving potential. Today, dashcam footage from the Netherlands showed just how powerful the new safety feature can be.
Tesla owners with Autopilot were able to set the feature’s cruise control up to 5 mph over speed limits on roadways. According to Electreck, that won’t be the case anymore.
Let’s make one thing clear: despite what you may have in your head, Tesla’s recently updated Autopilot can not safely navigate a highway off-ramp for you – yet.
The battle is on. Tesla is accusing Mobileye, a former supplier, of blocking the development of its own proprietary vision system used in the Autopilot driver-assistance feature.
Mobileye is breaking up with Tesla. The Israel-based company helps Tesla build its Autopilot driver assistance systems, but on Thursday, the company’s chairman said Tesla was “pushing the envelope in terms of safety” and discontinued its relationship with the automaker.
The crash thought to be the very first fatality involving a car driving semi-autonomously may have actually been the second. The first is alleged to have happened in January of this year, when a Tesla Model S reportedly in Autopilot mode ran into a street sweeper at full speed outside of Hong Kong, killing the…
When Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving system, known as Autopilot, was getting a major update, he also made a point to suggest that he believed that the new version 8.0 of its system could have prevented the first fatal crash of a semi-autonomous car. I’m not convinced, at least not yet.
Joshua D. Brown was killed earlier this year when his Tesla Model S, cruising on Tesla’s Autopilot system, crashed into the broad side of a truck after confusing it for a road sign. With Tesla’s newest update of its system to version 8.0, the company aims to change that sort of outcome with radar and machine learning.