August 26, 2019

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Autopilot debate: Enabling ‘stupid’ drivers or reducing danger on the road?

Passed out Tesla driver stopped by CHP sparks social media debate over autopilot There’s been a lively social media debate over technology-assisted driving since the Highway Patrol busted a Tesla driver officers said was passed out drunk while the electric car cruised 70 mph on Autopilot down Highway 101 last month in Redwood City. Some say […]

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With “Navigate on Autopilot,” a Tesla Can Take a Highway Exit All by Itself

It seems like every few months now, I get to experience some sort of first in vehicular autonomy. There was the 2010 Lincoln MKT that could parallel park itself, the Volvo XC90 that could handle speed and steering in stop-and-go traffic, and the Cadillac SuperCruise hands-free highway system. there’s wonder aplenty when it comes to […]

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Tesla driver unsuccessfully tries to get out of tickets using Autopilot defense

A Tesla Model X driver in the Netherlands tried to use Autopilot as a defense in court to get out of tickets for driving while using a mobile device. A judge has ruled against him confirming that the driver is responsible even when driving with Tesla’s Autopilot on. The situation involved not one but two […]

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TESLA’S AUTOPILOT NOW CHANGES LANES—AND YOU’RE GONNA HELP IT OUT

IF YOU’VE BEEN driving your Tesla in the past week, you’re likely enjoying the major upgrade Elon Musk’s automaker just issued with a free, over-the-air software update. And if you believe the blog post trumpeting the advance, you’ve taken a major step towards chillaxing on the highway while the car handles the traffic for you. […]

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Tesla releases demo of Navigate on Autopilot with details on the rollout

Tesla is releasing a rare new feature under its Enhanced Autopilot package: Navigate on Autopilot. Today, the automaker released a new video demonstration of the feature and more details on the rollout. Navigate on Autopilot was supposed to be in the first release of Tesla’s v9 software update, but they decided to pull it for […]

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Elon Musk tweeted about a ‘dog mode’ for Teslas and it’s not a terrible idea

When a Twitter user asked Elon Musk if future Teslas would include a “dog mode” to keep car-bound pets safe and cool while their owner was away, he responded with a simple “yes.” The idea behind dog mode, a pitch that in this case also included the Tesla displaying a readout of the car’s interior […]

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Elon Musk eyes early 2019 release for Tesla’s custom AI chip

‘Hardware 3’ could be with us in six months, according to CEO Elon Musk has announced that Tesla’s new custom AI chip is about six months away from being installed in new production cars. The CEO said that the chip, which was confirmed as being in development last December, will offer “somewhere between [a] 500% […]

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Tesla’s prototype Semi has a ‘Mad Max’ Autopilot mode

What a lovely day for a lane change. You didn’t believe Tesla’s Semi truck would abandon a Ludicrous-like programming setting since it’s intended for work, did you? Beyond any doubt enough, it exists. Elon Musk has uncovered that the model electric freight hauler has a Mad Max mode. No, this won’t give the Semi a […]

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