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The do's and don'ts of Tesla's Autopilot system

The do's and don'ts of Tesla's Autopilot system

Recently, we've spent a lot of time writing about Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system, Autopilot. The technology has been linked to a fatal crash in Florida, which has given rise to three separate federal investigations, plenty of high-profile criticism, and several defenses of the system from... read more

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Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Study: 21 million autonomous cars on the road by 2035

Autonomous cars are causing problems--not on the road, where we've seen only one instance of a self-driving vehicle being blamed for a collision, but at the regulatory level... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 3.0t 400

Infiniti's version of Autopilot to be offered on new vehicles

Last fall, Tesla Motors made its Autopilot software available on Model S and Model X vehicles. Soon, Nissan's luxury division could offer similar, semi-autonomous driving... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
May 2016 & May 2015 auto sales by segment (via Wall Street Journal)

Do ugly May car sales mean a recession is coming?

The numbers are in, and as expected, May's auto sales stats are nothing to write home about. Is this a sign that America's headed toward a recession repeat? For tl;dr types... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla quietly updates software to test new Autopilot features

Software updates are a necessary evil. On the downside, if you're unfortunate enough to experience one during the workday, it can eat up an hour or more of productivity. And... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Volvo Drive Me autonomous car trial

Study: Drivers growing more afraid of autonomous cars

The world is full of ironies big and small. For example: Most of the planet is covered in water that we can't drink; Many people prefer dogs to politicians, but euthanizing... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM & Lyft plan fleet of autonomous, electric Chevrolet Bolt taxis

In January, General Motors announced a $500 million partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft. Many wondered what the pairing might do for both companies and when it would... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
Sergio Marchionne

Rumor: FCA puts the moves on Google

Industries are built on strategic partnerships. The right collaboration can do wonders for a bottom line. The wrong collaboration? Well, remember AOL Time Warner? Fiat... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
Apple logo

Will Apple ever sell cars? One analyst says no

Apple and Google are both interested in autonomous cars, but they're approaching them in very different ways. According to one analyst, Apple's plan is entirely unfeasible... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

China, UAE shift to autonomous cars, leaving the U.S. behind

The United States has a mature car culture. For decades, private individuals have bought vehicles, automakers have analyzed trends, and regulators have set guidelines for... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
BMW EnLighten app integration

App demystifies stoplight timing; could it ease your commute?

Would you regularly use an app that can advise you whether or not you’ll make that next traffic light along your route? Live data from traffic lights will soon be used... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Will autonomous cars succeed? It depends on how quickly we upgrade our roads

In writing about autonomous cars, we tend to discuss the advances in (or shortcomings of) self-driving technology. We make assessments based on how well (or how poorly)... read more March 29, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz autonomous-car interior concept at TecDay, Sunnyvale, California

Study: 400 million of us will share autonomous cars by 2030

General Motors and Uber are clamoring for fleets of autonomous cars to serve folks who don't own cars themselves. A new study from ABI Research suggests that they may be on... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) demo  -  Japan, 11/2012

20 automakers promise to make automatic braking standard by 2022

No one knows for certain when fully autonomous cars will be sold to the public, but as of today, we know when autonomous braking systems will become standard on millions of... read more March 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Fiat Chrysler commits to automatic emergency braking—and radar sensors

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced that it will join 19 automakers in signing an auto-industry commitment to implement automatic emergency braking (AEB)... read more March 17, 2016 by


 
Google's Self-Driving Prius

Google's autonomous car goes to Washington--and so do GM and Lyft

In the summer of 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published some intriguing classifications for autonomous vehicles, suggesting that the agency was... read more March 9, 2016 by


 

 
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