self-driving cars

AAA survey finds more optimism over self-driving cars than in EVs

AAA survey finds more optimism over self-driving cars than in EVs

More Americans think most cars will be able to drive themselves in 10 years than the number who think most cars will be electric in that time frame. That's according to a survey released Thursday by AAA, the nation's leading automobile club and provider of roadside assistance. According to the... read more

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Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Tesla Model 3 updates: Leasing, Autopilot standard, base model limited

Tesla announced major changes to its model lineup Thursday, especially the Model 3, in an effort to shore up sales. After the federal tax credit available on its cars halved... read more April 12, 2019 by

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

No more turn-signal affirmation for Tesla Navigate on Autopilot

In a blog post on Thursday, Tesla announced that drivers will no longer have to approve lane changes when the car's Navigate on Autopilot system is engaged. It's a small... read more April 5, 2019 by

Volkswagen ID Roomz concept for Shanghai auto show 2019

Volkswagen ID Roomzz full-size electric SUV to bow in Shanghai

Last month, Volkswagen announced that it will expand its upcoming electric-car lineup from 50 new models by 2023 to 70 new models by 2028. But it gave no indication what many... read more April 3, 2019 by

Tesla Model 3 Enhanced Summon video still [by YouTuber  Nagaraj Kelageri]

Tesla starts Hardware 3 rollout: Enhanced Summon, red-light warnings

Like Teslas rolling through parking lots on their own, the self-driving future is inching closer. This week, Tesla owners began to experience new features of the company's... read more March 26, 2019 by

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

Tesla Autopilot ranks next-to-last in study of self-driving systems

Tesla, its owners and fans, and its CEO Elon Musk crow a lot about the capabilities of its Autopilot self-driving system. In independent comparisons, though, other autonomous... read more March 22, 2019 by

Aurora Innovation self-driving car prototype

Toyota Corolla Hybrid, flow batteries, Greenlots, GM-Tesla pickup rumor: Today's Car News

The EPA released impressive fuel-economy estimates for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Indiana professors combine ethanol, and fuel-cell tech in affordable next-gen... read more February 12, 2019 by

Stanley Robotics car parking robots

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, GM EV investments, electric Ford F-150, coal power: Today's Car News

California documents show that higher-trim versions of the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus won't achieve the estimated 226-mile range. GM will double its investment in engineering new... read more January 30, 2019 by

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus

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... read more January 13, 2019 by

Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo Polestar 2, Tesla Model 3 range, self-driving Lexus: Today's Car News

Tesla bumps up the range of its Mid Range Model 3, slightly and announces it will start delivering Model 3s to China in March. Volvo teases a look at its first electric... read more January 4, 2019 by

2017 Tesla Model S testing at Consumer Reports

Future Tesla Autopilot chips may come from Samsung self-driving push

The race to build self-driving cars is heating up, with Google (Waymo), Tesla, Uber, Lyft, Ford, GM (Cruise), and others all vying to build the first reliable self-driving... read more December 21, 2018 by

2017 Tesla Model S testing at Consumer Reports

Tesla drivers log 1 billion miles on Autopilot

Self-driving systems are like teenage drivers: They get better with practice. Tesla announced in a Tweet on Thursday that its cars logged 1 billion miles driving on... read more November 30, 2018 by

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



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