Autonomous cars

 
Lyft will have self-driving cars within five years: Bolt EV's main role?

Lyft will have self-driving cars within five years: Bolt EV's main role?

With a 238-mile range and a $37,500 price before incentives, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could be a game changer for electric cars. But what if that isn't its only mission? As the first 200-mile electric car offered anywhere in the world at a mass-market price, the Bolt EV could appeal to a broader... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla 'Master Plan' update defends Autopilot; electric SUV, pickup, autonomous bus coming

In August 2006, Elon Musk issued a "Top Secret Master Plan" for Tesla Motors, outlining the goals of what was then a small and largely unknown company. He said Tesla would... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla says Autopilot not turned on in Model X crash NHTSA is investigating (update)

With details about a fatal May 7 crash of a Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot continuing to garner news coverage, more crashes with Autopilot engaged appear to be... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports slams Tesla on Autopilot: 'too much, too soon'

Writers at the respected Consumer Reports were enthusiastic fans of the Tesla Model S electric car they bought and drove for more than a year, using enthusiastic language... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Autopilot crash: what one Model S owner has to say

The NHTSA has now said it will investigate two separate crashes reportedly involving a Tesla electric car operating with the Autopilot feature engaged. Media coverage on the... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

NHTSA to investigate Tesla Model S Autopilot crash that killed driver: UPDATED

The NHTSA said it would open an investigation into a fatal May 7 crash in which a Tesla Model S running under Autopilot control hit a semi and passed under its trailer. The... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

Your grandchildren won't fill their tanks—or even own cars: report

The internal-combustion car was the dominant form of personal transportation in the U.S. for most of the 20th century, and that is still the case today. But electric cars are... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM commits to more efficient, electric, and autonomous cars

General Motors will focus more heavily on electrified cars and alternatives to traditional car ownership to meet anticipated future regulations and predicted consumer trends... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future wants to test autonomous cars in Michigan

Chinese-backed carmaker Faraday Future is still likely a few years away from releasing its first electric car, but the company is quickly expanding its operations and... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot

Let's be clear: Tesla's Autopilot is not a 'self-driving car'

Tesla's "Autopilot" system can do some impressive things. It can steer a car through traffic, and execute passing maneuvers with no involvement from the driver other than a... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Secret Tesla software updates simulate new Autopilot abilities on customers' cars

Tesla Motors regularly releases new features for its electric cars via over-the-air software updates. The system allows Tesla to upgrade its cars quickly, without... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

Chevy Bolt EV electric car to be GM-Lyft self-driving car testbed

It's the season of autonomous-car announcements, apparently. This week Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the Silicon Valley giant would use the Detroit... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

After Model 3, what will Tesla's 4th electric-car line be?

It won't enter production for almost two years, but the Tesla Model 3 has already made a splash. Hundreds of thousands of people have put down refundable $1,000 deposits for... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Model S, Model X owners get offer for free month of Autopilot

Every Tesla electric car built since late 2014 has the necessary hardware for Tesla's "Autopilot" suite of semi-autonomous driving features. But not every customer opts to... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

BMW is now a century old. To celebrate, the brand has unveiled a concept car that emits nothing from its tailpipe and can drive itself. The automaker hasn't said just how the... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
Tesla's "Revolutionize Your Commute" video

Tesla Says Autopilot Self-Driving Will 'Revolutionize Your Commute'

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has been quite busy over the past few months. Among other accomplishments, the company released its long-awaited "Autopilot"... read more January 27, 2016 by


 

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