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Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars: report

Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars: report

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was proceeding nicely. Then, in May 2016, a dedicated Tesla owner was killed in a Florida crash when his Tesla Model S, operating... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla gets new Autopilot head after just five months

Tesla's most recent Autopilot software head has left the company after just five months on the job. Chris Lattner, who had previously worked at Apple for more than a decade... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
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Is the latest Tesla Autopilot 'smooth as silk' as Musk claims? Video shows results

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the latest iteration of Autopilot would be the most refined variation of the software yet. In fact, the Tesla chief recently tweeted that... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla driver killed in Autopilot crash ignored repeated warnings, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board has published its first findings after investigating a fatal highway crash in 2016 involving a Tesla Model S and a tractor trailer... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot gets automatic braking just as Consumer Reports downgrades safety rating (updated)

Six months ago, Tesla abruptly announced that it had upgraded its electric cars with a new package of sensors for the Autopilot driver-assist system, known as "Hardware 2."... read more May 2, 2017 by


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

Elon Musk as stern daddy: no central Model 3 speedo, head-up display for you!

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't a man of strong opinions. His tweets are the stuff of legend, his dismissals of hydrogen fuel-cell cars as "fool cells"... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla to sell 200 electric cars to Dubai taxi service

If you wanted to start a green taxi service—and had ample funds to do so—Tesla electric cars would seem to be a good choice. The Model S and Model X offer plenty... read more February 23, 2017 by


 
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Tesla Autopilot features edge closer to self-driving in 3 to 6 months

Last year, after Tesla updated the radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensors on its electric cars, CEO Elon Musk said the new hardware's capabilities would lag behind the cars on... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
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Tesla Autopilot investigation closed by NHTSA, will continue to monitor

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) closed its investigation into the fatal Florida crash last May of a Tesla using the company's Autopilot... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla upgrades Autopilot for 1,000 'Hardware 2' cars to test

Tesla Motors is now beginning to roll out upgraded software to accompany the more complex suite of sensors known as "Hardware 2" that launched in October. All Model S and... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
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Tesla's autonomous-car efforts use big data no other carmaker has

In the automotive industry, Tesla is a leader in many respects—but it's hardly head-and-shoulders above the rest when it comes to self-driving cars. The Silicon Valley... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

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... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Why did Tesla take capabilities out of latest Model S + Model X?

Automakers rarely "de-content" their cars, much less take away some of the very features that provide sizzle and PR value. But Tesla's new and more advanced "Hardware 2"... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
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What a prototype self-driving Tesla 'sees' on public roads

Like a human driver, a self-driving car needs to "see" its environment in order to navigate through it. But instead of eyes, autonomous vehicles use an array of... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. After a fatal Autopilot crash last May... read more November 10, 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


 

 
 

 
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