Cadillac is taking direct aim at Tesla by announcing that the 2018 CT6 sedan will be General Motors first vehicle to come equipped with the long-awaited Super Cruise, the semi-autonomous highway driving feature that GM has been working on for years. Cadillac calls Super Cruise the “industry’s first true hands-free…
There’s a weird tidbit note Morgan Stanley circulating today about Tesla, which announced its quarterly sales are up 69 percent (heh). The financial institution’s analyst Adam Jonas says it’s Morgan Stanley’s belief that Tesla “may be ‘under-selling’ the safety features of the upcoming Model 3.” I’m not sure what he’s…
Tesla’s approaching the launch date for production of the Model 3, and in the meantime continues to roll out the latest software update for owners with the latest hardware, including notable safety features and tasteful conveniences.
The roll out from Tesla Autopilot 1.x to 2.0 has been, uh, less than smooth. The program is still very much in beta, and out of the car’s eight cameras in its new hardware suite, only one actually gets used in the new Autopilot software, as one intrepid owner armed with painter’s tape discovered.
Someone’s Autopilot woke up on the wrong side of the bed. A video by a Tesla Model S owner that was uploaded to YouTube shows his vehicle, equipped with the latest hardware and Autopilot 2.0, struggling to stay in a lane, despite what appears to be pristine driving conditions and clearly defined roadways.
Tesla owners, depending on where they live, may have to drive hundreds of miles to reach a service center for their vehicle, but the company is reportedly working on a program to allow owners to access repair manuals and perform their own maintenance.
When Tesla announced last fall that an updated Autopilot was set to roll out, company founder Elon Musk turned heads when he said new vehicles would be equipped with fully-autonomous hardware. The update’s here, but it’s being implemented with less-pizzazz and more caution; Tesla enthusiasts may be wondering what’s…
Tesla is continuing to roll out its updated Autopilot software to Model S and Model X cars build since October, the company’s founder Elon Musk confirmed over the weekend, and that includes a speed-limited version of the Autosteer function.
A recent lawsuit filed against Tesla made an excellent case for why human-controlled driving is still exceedingly important, but it turns out Tesla itself seemed to have that on its mind while designing its famed Autopilot function, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report that cleared…
America’s auto safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has closed the investigation into the first known self-driving car crash which involved a Tesla Model S in Autopilot last year, reports Reuters citing an unnamed source. No recall was allegedly demanded.
After a recent update to make its Autopilot feature follow the speed limit on the roads and non-divided highways, Tesla is partly rolling back the restriction, according to a report confirmed on Twitter by Elon Musk today.
Just days after Tesla announced 1,000 owners can use the latest version of the automaker’s Autopilot feature, the company said Wednesday that it poached an Apple veteran to head the Autopilot engineering team, and he’s tasked with “accelerat[ing] the future of autonomous driving.”
Elon Musk tweeted this morning that an update that enables Tesla’s most advanced autopilot functions will roll out to the entire fleet on Monday. The HW2 software will be fully functional in 1,000 cars and run in “shadow mode” for the rest while data continues to be collected.
Earlier this month, 12 people were killed and dozens more were injured when an attacker drove a stolen truck through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin. If it hadn’t been for an automatic brake system mandated by European Union rules, however, last week’s tragedy could have been even worse.
Since Tesla released Version 8.0 of its Autopilot system this summer, CEO Elon Musk has touted its lifesaving potential. Today, dashcam footage from the Netherlands showed just how powerful the new safety feature can be.
Tesla owners with Autopilot were able to set the feature’s cruise control up to 5 mph over speed limits on roadways. According to Electreck, that won’t be the case anymore.
When turning on a Tesla, like many cars with infotainment systems, the screen reminds drivers to pay attention at all times—even when using Autopilot. The warning is continually reiterated, but German authorities who call Autopilot a “traffic hazard” sent letters to owners to remind them again. Authorities also raised…