self-driving cars

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

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 driver, later identified as 40-year-old Joshua Brown of Ohio, died at the scene of the Florida crash, which occurred after a... read more

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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'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


 
Tesla Model S Version 7.1 software Summon automatic parking feature - from YouTube video by Ricco831

Creeping Toward KITT? Now Tesla Can Be Summoned And Park Itself (Video)

Tesla Motors continue to add self-driving capabilities to its Model S electric car at a breathtaking pace, and the company announced yet more this past Sunday. This latest... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

Faraday Future Asks: How Would You Invent A Car With A Clean Sheet Of Paper?

It's not very often that a new car is designed completely from scratch. Established carmakers repeatedly reuse components and platforms, even for "all-new" models. But as a... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla CEO Musk Seeks 'Hardcore' Engineers To Beef Up Autopilot Software

In three tweets late Thursday, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said he’s on the lookout for “hardcore software engineers” to “achieve generalized full... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

Autopilot drives Tesla Model S Electric Car Coast-To-Coast (More Or Less)

The Tesla Autopilot autonomous-driving system was only released last week, contained in one of the company's periodic software updates. Tesla itself doesn't consider the... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Autopilot: The 10 Most Important Things You Need To Know

Tesla Motors is now rolling out its much-awaited "Autopilot" software for the Model S electric car, and it has revealed a number of things about how the autonomous driving... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Could Tesla Add Autonomous Electric Car-Sharing As New Business?

The quarterly earnings conference calls held by Tesla Motors are always intriguing, and so it was with last week's second-quarter update. Financial analysts focused on the... read more August 11, 2015 by


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

The most straightforward way to reduce automotive emissions is probably to just get rid of cars. But what if you kept the cars, and eliminated their drivers instead? Acolytes... read more July 9, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Uber CEO To Tesla: Sell Me Half A Million Autonomous Electric Cars In 2020

Tesla Motors is one of several automakers planning to put a self-driving car on sale sometime in the next few years, and it already seems to have at least one big fan. This... read more July 7, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Tesla Model X To Arrive In 'Three To Four Months,' Autopilot In Testing: CEO Musk

Whenever Tesla Motors holds a conference call to discuss its financial results, its webcast is mobbed by journalists, financial analysts, and fans. So it was yesterday, when... read more June 10, 2015 by


 
2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Self-Driving Porsche Not Only More Fuel-Efficient, But Faster Than Humans Too

Self-driving cars are expected to increase road safety, and free up at least some time for their occupants during the morning commute. Machines will never get... read more November 12, 2014 by


 
CA Governor Jerry Brown, State Sen. Alex Padilla, and Google's Sergey Brin beside an autonomous car

Would Intelligent Cars Get Us Green Quicker Than Electric Cars?

What technologies will have the most impact on making cars greener and transportation more sustainable--and provide that impact fastest? Suppose that the key isn't plug-in... read more September 29, 2014 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Will California Pioneer A World Beyond Cars This Century?

It's almost inconceivable, the idea of a world without personally-owned automobiles. But that's the startling vision proposed by noted researcher Tom Turrentine and... read more August 26, 2014 by


 

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