Autonomous cars

Apple Car always faced insanely great odds, now apparently dead

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, because Apple never confirmed the existence of the car—often called "Project Titan" and thought to be an autonomous vehicle... read more

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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

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


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