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…

GM Offers Bolt EV To 'West Wing' Actress After Her Husband's Tesla Model S Burst Into Flames 

Actress Mary McCormack, best known for her role on the political drama ‚ÄúThe West Wing,‚ÄĚ called Tesla out on Saturday after her husband‚Äôs Model S abruptly caught fire while in traffic, a sight she captured on video and has since been shared widely on social media. The incident caught the attention of General Motors,‚Ķ

Lawsuit: Tesla Fired Exec After He Raised Concerns About Workplace Injuries Going Unreported (Updated)

Tesla has been dogged by reports that it fails to report serious workplace injuries on legally-mandated logs, and now the automaker’s former safety director is claiming in a lawsuit that he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the alleged practice. Update: Tesla has responded to the lawsuit, alleging…

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…

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Tesla Will ‚ÄėBegin To Enable Full Self-Driving Features‚Äô In August, But It‚Äôs Unclear What That Means

Tesla has been a leader in semi-autonomous driving tech for some time, but that’s been a double-edged sword. While ahead of many competitors, it now faces several investigations over crashes involving its Autopilot system and a flurry of criticism from safety advocates over how it is advertised. Nonetheless, CEO Elon…