​Tesla Auto-Steer Will Let Drivers Go From SF To Seattle Hands-Free

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. » 3/19/15 12:38pm 3/19/15 12:38pm

​Tesla Owners Think They Were Shafted By Model S Upgrades

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. » 10/17/14 4:22pm 10/17/14 4:22pm

The Tech That Drives The New Tesla Model S, Explained

Last night, Elon Musk took the wraps off the new Tesla Model S. Dual motors and all-wheel drive don't just make it faster, a new sensor array will make it safer too. Let's break out each innovation, figure out what it is and how it works. » 10/10/14 11:34am 10/10/14 11:34am

​Tesla's 'Something Else' Is Supposedly Automated-Driving

We're pretty sure we've figured out the first half of Elon's Musk's "D and something else" tweet. The D stands for "dual" motor, making the Model S all-wheel-drive. But the "something else" has kept us guessing, and as expected, it appears to be some version of auto-pilot. » 10/03/14 6:50pm 10/03/14 6:50pm

Musk Says Auto-Pilot Could Handle 90 Percent Of Tesla Driving Next Year

We know Tesla is working on an auto-pilot system to bring some level of autonomous driving to its cars. And Elon Musk maintains that next year, Tesla cars will be able to handle 90 percent of the driving for you. » 10/02/14 3:21pm 10/02/14 3:21pm

The Model 3 Will Be The First Tesla With Auto Pilot

Elon Musk has made it clear that fully autonomous driving isn't a top priority for Tesla. Instead, he wants an auto-pilot system where the driver can cede control for short amounts of time, say, in traffic or on the highway. And the first Tesla to get that feature will be the Model 3. » 9/10/14 10:22am 9/10/14 10:22am

The Same Man Invented Autopilot And The Mile High Club 100 Years Ago

On this date (June 18th) in 1914, autopilot was demonstrated for the first time on an aircraft, becoming one of the most important innovations to the cockpit in history. Its inventor, is also known for founding a "club" that many have aspired to join over the past century, as well. » 6/18/14 9:08pm 6/18/14 9:08pm