Tesla’s new semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has already saved a few YouTubers from spectacular crashes. But according to Elon Musk, those aren’t the exception to the rule: Autopilot has decreased crashes by 50 percent in a few months.
The first time we got behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S with Autopilot we called it “awesome and creepy.” This 70-year-old lady definitely agrees— well, with that second part at least. Prepare yourselves for phrases like “Oh dear Jesus!”
As far as autonomous driving goes, it’s still a bit of a freaky concept for most of us—whether we can trust the cars to detect objects, stay in their lanes and, oh, not kill us. In a test of the autopilot sensors on the Tesla Model S that included things from stuffed animals to kids, a YouTube user found some odd…
Autonomous vehicles are edging closer and closer to a viable alternative to the way we commute today, with some automakers now introduction auto-pilot semi-autonomous systems. The only issue is they still require input from a human.. or a water bottle?
Tesla recently added a feature to its Model S allowing users to summon their car like an obedient dog, and now the Apple Watch is on board too. Other than being ridiculously cool, the process essentially works like summoning with a key fob.
On Saturday, we learned of the new v7.1 software release on the Tesla Model S—an update allowing owners to summon the car like a well-trained dog and make it park itself. But it’s not that weird, according to Tesla head honcho Elon Musk. He says we could see fully autonomous cars in a matter of two to three years.
You might think that the car with the longest cruising range on sale in the United States is something like a Toyota Prius or a Camry Hybrid. But you would be completely wrong. That’s because the car with the true longest range is an Autopilot-equipped Tesla Model S. And before you get out your pitchforks, allow me to…
On an earnings yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally responded to “some fairly crazy” Model S Autopilot videos that show reckless idiots pushing the feature beyond where it’s supposed to go. He isn’t pleased.
Having lots of fun with Tesla’s Autopilot system, are you? Trying to see what it will and won’t manage to hit in your own near-suicidal frenzy? Tesla CEO Elon Musk just said on the company’s earnings call that he’s seen some “crazy videos” on Youtube, and some constraints on the system are coming.
Records, as they say, are meant to be broken. I once blitzed across the country in 31 hours and 4 minutes. Ed Bolian beat that run. Earlier this year Carl Reese, Deena Mastracci and a team of their friends set an EV Cannonball record in a Tesla Model S. I have to say then when Team Polizei raced across the U.S. in…
You may remember Carl Reese and Deena Mastracci, two members of the team who drove from Los Angeles to New York in a record 58 hours and 54 minutes in April. You may also have heard of Alex Roy, no stranger to records himself and someone who’s been very interested in autonomous driving lately. Those worlds just…
The Tesla Model S isn’t the first truly autonomous car on the road and available for sale to the public. We’re not there yet, just as a society. But it is the first car with what Tesla’s calling its “Autopilot” system. And if this is the future not of driving, but of sitting in traffic, then please sign me up.
Elon Musk hinted last week that the long-awaited and debatably delayed Autopilot feature is “coming soon.” During today’s call to discuss Tesla’s second quarter earnings, the topic came up again, and Musk seems to be hedging the roll-out with promises of a “public beta”, because that’s exactly the kind of thing you…
Remember the Big D reveal way back in October of last year? Most people were so enamored with the dual-motor drivetrain and insane acceleration that the other news – Auto Pilot – fell off the radar. Owners were promised the upgrade earlier in the year, and now it’s almost August, so Musk took to Twitter.
Tesla’s vaunted – but still unavailable – Auto Pilot system will allow drivers to have their Model S automatically change lanes when they flick on the turn signal. And the way Tesla sees it, that removes some of the liability from the automaker.
Tesla has littered the Bay Area with Model X prototypes over the past few months, and this latest video shows either some kind of lane-keeping feature or a really bad test driver. Maybe both.
In addition to Tesla's over-the-air software update to address range anxiety, Elon Musk finally offered up more details on its AutoPilot program, including its test route, where Tesla has almost completed a trek from San Francisco to Seattle hands-free.
When Richard Wolpert put in an order for a new Model S in March, he asked the Tesla reps if adaptive cruise control would be offered later, and if so, he was willing to wait. They said no. So when Tesla announced its Auto Pilot mode last week, Wolpert was a bit pissed. And he's not alone.