Autonomous cars

 
Tesla to roll out Autopilot self-driving capabilities 'very soon'

Tesla to roll out Autopilot self-driving capabilities 'very soon'

Tesla Motors will soon begin rolling out software to restore lost Autopilot driver-assistance features, its CEO says, as a prelude to what the company claims will be the launch of genuine self-driving capabilities. Last month, Tesla announced that it was equipping new Model S and Model X electric... read more

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Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Apple Car always faced insanely great odds, now apparently dead

For the past couple of years, rumors about a potential Apple Car have garnered as much attention as any new product from an established automaker. Which is impressive... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla Network ride-sharing service details to come next year?

In the updated "master plan" for Tesla Motors he released in July, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla plans to continue pursuing self-driving cars, as well as a company-managed... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
Tesla Hardware 2 self-driving technology

Tesla upgrades self-driving sensors, hardware; full autonomy test next year?

Yesterday morning, the state of California held a hearing on proposed rules governing self-driving cars. Both automakers and Google objected to the regulations as written... read more October 20, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

How safe is Tesla Autopilot? Parsing the statistics (as suggested by Elon Musk)

One of the tools Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have used to defend the safety of its Autopilot software is the dark and perplexing art of statistics. After a fatal... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

CA to restrict use of term Autopilot: Tesla-owning pilot weighs in

A recent news item from California aimed directly at Tesla's Autopilot system has me musing on words, meanings, and life and death. Last week, that state's Department of... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
Google's autonomous Lexus RX450h

Maybe Apple and Google won't take over the car industry after all?

Over the past few years, a common refrain among analysts and pundits has been that the future of the U.S. car industry lies not in Detroit, but in Silicon Valley. With their... read more September 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

How do you view Tesla's "beta" Autopilot system? Our poll results

So-called self-driving or autonomous cars still aren't on the market as of today, but you might not know that from a lot of the press coverage. One of the most prominent... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X drives semi-conscious owner to hospital on Autopilot (updated)

Three months later, the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to generate headlines and spark debate on the merits of electronic driver-assistance... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
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


 

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