Today in bad ideas, a now-removed YouTube video of a man playing Pokémon Go while using his Tesla’s Autopilot mode has been making rounds on the interwebs. Though the clip is gone, we’ve still got the quotes from YouTuber Gary Zhou describing what it was like to simultaneously aim to catch Pokémon while riding in a…
A Tesla Model X driver involved in a Montana crash earlier this month put the blame on the car’s Autopilot capabilities, later claiming that Tesla was trying to cover up issues with the system. But a public response by the manufacturer suggests that the car isn’t the one with the piloting issues.
An open letter published by the Tesla Model X driver involved in a Montana crash where autopilot was engaged now alleges that he was never contacted before Tesla issued their conclusions on the accident, reports Electrek. He claims Tesla was not interested in learning why their system veered into a barrier at speed.
Tesla’s onboard vehicle logs showed that Autopilot was not engaged during the Model X crash that occurred in Pennsylvania earlier this month, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Last week, we learned of the tragic death of Joshua Brown, who died in a crash involving a truck crossing a divided highway and his Tesla Model S, which was cruising on its semi-autonomous Autopilot system. Today, Consumer Reports called on Tesla to disable the system until major tweaks are made, and to change the…
The Tesla Model X crash that occurred in Montana on Saturday, which was blamed on Autopilot, now might have a new element to it: the driver might not have had his hands on the wheel at the time of the incident. It remains unclear.
Last Saturday night, a Model X drove through a guardrail in Montana, reportedly also with Autopilot engaged.
The Pennsylvania State Police have cited Albert Scaglione, the driver of the Tesla Model X that crashed and rolled over last week, for careless driving. Despite the citation, though, it still doesn’t tell us much about the cause of the accident.
Elon Musk, who is definitely not making this up as he goes, finally clarified what the hell this whole ‘beta’ thing means, and gave it a solid ending point at one billion miles.
Though reports are circling with regard to what exactly Joshua D. Brown, the driver killed in the Tesla Model S crash in May, was doing at the time of the accident, we’d like to put out a reminder that still nothing has been made clear.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is suggesting that a recent report from Fortune claiming the company may have kept a fatal accident out of the public during its huge stock sale is part of a conspiracy against the company.
Last week art dealer Albert Scaglione told police that Autopilot was engaged when his Tesla Model X crashed and rolled across the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Tesla is less than convinced.
One day after the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration announced the May fatal crash of Joshua Brown in a Tesla in Autopilot mode, a Michigan art dealer says Autopilot was engaged when he crashed and rolled across the Pennsylvania Turnpike in his Tesla Model X.
Joshua Brown fatally crashed into a tractor trailer turning in front of his Tesla Model S on autopilot almost exactly two months ago, but we only found out about it on Thursday evening. That’s when Tesla first told the public about the crash, nearly two months after they sold $2 billion in stock.
Joshua D. Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S crashed into the side of a tractor trailer on May 7th, leading to an NHTSA investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot feature. A new report claims that a Harry Potter movie could be heard playing in the car after the crash. Update: Police report a DVD player was found inside…
The investigation into a death that occurred while a Tesla Model S driver was using Autopilot has filled the internet with dystopian-sounding headlines. Self-driving car driver died for the first time after crash in Florida. Self-driving Tesla was involved in fatal crash. But this was not a “self-driving car” that…
Imagine a future full of electric cars where everyone’s a passenger. Where traffic is not only managed but controlled by a digital network. Where on-demand ride-sharing services have become the norm, and the only human drivers are emergency crews behind the wheel of super-fast vintage “antiques” tasked with taking…
In the future, there’s no getting away from computers ratting you out for your human mistakes.
Autonomous cars are coming. In some ways, they’re already here. And as anyone who has watched a video game avatar run at full speed right smack into a wall can tell you, computer systems are not infallible. Right now, when there’s an issue in a near-autonomous car, the car cries to you for help. This is a bad…
With autonomous technology gradually making its way into passenger vehicles, the new methods of transport will likely warrant new regulations. In attempts to work toward those road regulations, Electrek reports that Tesla Motors offered to share all of its autopilot data with the U.S. Department of Transportation.