Yesterday, Tesla announced the absolutely berserk Model S P100D. Officially, it has a 0-60 mile an hour time of 2.5 (!) seconds, thus putting almost anything that isn’t a LaFerrari, a Porsche 918 or a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to shame. And while we were all oohing and aahing over that, Tesla went and quietly raised…
Uber announced last week that it will bring a fleet of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs to Pittsburgh starting at the end of this month. This is part of a $300 million partnership, with the end goal being a replacement of Uber’s one million human drivers with robot ones. While the fleet is being lauded as “self-driving,”…
Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire and The Drive took a Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous Mode canyon carving in his latest One Shot review, and then he decided to let the car’s Autopilot driver assistance software give it a go. So how did it manage?
Earlier this month, we learned of a Tesla Model S crash in Beijing where the car was indeed in Autopilot mode and the driver didn’t have his hands on the wheel (which is illegal in China). He was using his phone instead. Yet he complained that Tesla’s “Autopilot” phrasing is a poor and inaccurate marketing tactic. Now…
Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous system is partially known for its ability to improve itself with over-the-air software improvements. But if Tesla wants to update the actual hardware, that’s a different story. To fix that, Tesla’s reportedly planning major camera and sensor upgrades for Autopilot 2.0—and possibly…
Last week we covered a Tesla Model S crash in China, where yet again the owner blamed Tesla’s Autopilot for the incident. He also apparently didn’t bother to have his hands on the wheel of the car when the fender bender occurred, and somehow still thinks he isn’t at fault.
After some high-profile crashes, Tesla’s Autopilot feature is under more scrutiny than ever. But what if it could save its owner’s life? One Model X owner claims Autopilot got him to the hospital during a medical emergency. It’s the kind of autonomous car story we all want to hear.
A Tesla Model S was involved in a crash in Beijing earlier this week, with yet another driver blaming Autopilot. This is the first alleged Autopilot crash in China, but when you watch the video, it’s amazing it happened at all.
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.