self-driving cars

 
2019 CES: Quiet year for green-car and self-driving news

2019 CES: Quiet year for green-car and self-driving news

As always, the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show held this week in Las Vegas was massive. Hundreds of thousands of attendees, workers, and support staff converged at multiple venues to show off their latest wares, meet with clients, partners, and the media and try to break through the news clutter... read more

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Tesla Autopilot

Tesla fatal crash rate with Autopilot could still be no better than with human drivers

Since Tesla’s Autopilot was introduced back in October 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made extravagant claims about its superior safety. Last month, reacting to what... read more November 16, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving car

50 million VWs, Faraday Future exodus Tesla Track Mode: Today's Car News

VW announced plans to build almost as many electric cars as it did diesels. Faraday Future's last founding executive steps away. Tesla introduces Track Mode on Model 3... read more November 13, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Another owner sues Tesla over Autopilot rear-end crash

Another Tesla owner whose car crashed while Autopilot was engaged has sued the automaker claiming false advertising In September, a woman whose Tesla crashed into the back of... read more October 31, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Teslas to get new self-driving, Autopilot chip in spring 2019

Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk took to Twitter Tuesday to announce that owners will get a new Autopilot chip in about six months that will be much more powerful and... read more October 17, 2018 by


 
Tesla Version 9 sofwtare in Model 3

Tesla rolls out new Version 9 software–without full-self-driving features

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk on Friday announced that the company released its long-awaited Version 9 software update, but without the full-self-driving features that he... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
Consumer Reports tests Tesla Model 3 braking [CREDIT: Consumer Reports]

Consumer Reports ranks Tesla Autopilot second among self-driving systems

In the latest ranking of automaker self-driving systems, Tesla's popular Autopilot system ranked second to Cadillac's Super Cruise system. The ratings come from Consumer... read more October 5, 2018 by


 
Volvo 360C concept

Volvo puts Ikea-like living room in self-driving concept car

With its latest self-driving car concept, Volvo wants to take on the airline industry. Without a need for a steering wheel, Volvo opened up the interior of its 360c concept... read more September 6, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

IIHS: Self-driving systems aren't that, and aren't ready for prime time

Self-driving systems aren't ready for prime time, says a new report by IIHS. The Institute tested five cars: two Teslas, a BMW, a Mercedes-Benz, and a Volvo, all with systems... read more August 10, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla will roll out new Autopilot later this month

Tesla announced Wednesday that it would release a complete update to its Autopilot system later this month, including new self-driving capabilities. The new version, which... read more August 3, 2018 by


 
Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle]

Oil analysts predict peak consumption in 2036

Most people buy electric cars to reduce oil consumption, but oil companies keep selling more oil every year. Now, a new study by oil industry consultancy Wood Mackenzie... read more July 17, 2018 by


 
Navya autonomous bus in Sion, Switzerland

How autonomous vehicles will compound electric-car benefits

A lot of ink has been spilled over self-driving cars lately—whether they'll work, how they work, and the potential for accidents. What hasn't been discussed as much is... read more July 2, 2018 by


 
Byton K-Byte concept

Chinese electric-car startup Byton reveals its second concept: a Level 4 self-driving sedan

Just months after debuting its first concept vehicle, Chinese electric-car startup Byton on Tuesday took the wraps off a second model that it says previews a... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
Teaser for BMW iNext debuting in 2021

BMW reveals its self-driving, electric iNext vision for the future

At BMW's annual shareholders' meeting in Germany on Thursday the company released a teaser image of its future iNext electric car. The image shows an SUV silhouette similar... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

British man caught on video leaving driver's seat after turning on Tesla autopilot

Some people just don't want to drive. And some of them get their wish. That's what happened to Bhavesh Patel, who lost his driving privileges in Britain after leaving the... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
Waymo Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace electric car to join Waymo's self-driving car fleet

British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo said Tuesday the carmaker would sell Google's autonomous-car technology arm up to 20,000 of its new all-electric Jaguar I-Pace... read more March 28, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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