Feds Declare Tesla Autopilot-Tricking 'Autopilot Buddy' Unsafe Because Yeah It's Unsafe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a cease and desist letter to Dolder, Falco and Reese Partners, LLC, the company that makes an idiotic and dangerous product called the Autopilot Buddy, a $199 lump of plastic and magnets that fools a Tesla’s Autopilot system into thinking you’re paying…

This Sure Looks Like A Tesla Employee Asleep While Using Autopilot

Want to know an interesting factwich about Tesla’s self-driving Autopilot system? Here it is: it’s not really a self-driving system! It’s a start, sure, but it’s a Level 2 autonomous system, which means a moist, fuzzy human being has to be ready to take over at a moment’s notice if the system fails to perform like it…

I Can't Believe This Stock Footage Of A Guy 'Sleeping' While Using Tesla Autopilot Is Still Online

For reasons beyond my comprehension, stock photo service Shutterstock offers this footage shot in Slovenia and in Austria early in 2017 of a Tesla Model S on Autopilot in traffic with no one at the wheel, as well as with an actor texting while driving and “falling asleep” in the driver’s seat. Please, take it in.

Tesla Accuses Federal Investigators Of Being 'More Concerned With Headlines' Than Safety

Tesla is known to issue extraordinary press releases, but this one could take the proverbial cake. On Thursday, in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s formal announcement that Tesla had been removed from a federal probe of a fatal Model X crash, the automaker accused the investigators of being “more…

Tesla Fanboy Writes Online 'Will' To Be Sure No One Sues Tesla If Autopilot Kills Him

I’ve always been a little baffled by the intense brand loyalty some people feel for car companies, but I think this particular expression is far more unsettling than any “rather push a whatever than drive a whatever” hat. I’m talking about a very happy Tesla owner who has posted an update to his will (most likely…