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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

July 22, 2016 by -
 
Nissan ProPILOT

Nissan unveils ProPILOT, its answer to Tesla's Autopilot: video

Back in 2014, Nissan provided a timeline for the rollout of its autonomous car technology. Today, the company proved that it's sticking to that timeline: at a press... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot system

Tesla Autopilot probe widens to include the SEC: Can Musk's secret plan fix this?

Less than two weeks ago, we reported on a fatal crash in Florida involving a Tesla Model S sedan in self-driving, Autopilot mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot sensor system

NTSB gets involved in Tesla Autopilot probe

When it comes to auto-related investigations, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is usually the first--and often, only--agency on the scene. Consumers... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

3 issues could determine who's at fault in Tesla's fatal crash

It's a question that's been on our mind for years: when autonomous cars collide, who's at fault? Sadly, the question is no longer hypothetical, but very, very real following... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla 'self-driving' mode linked to first traffic death in potential setback to autonomous cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of Tesla and its self-driving Autopilot software in the wake of a driver's death. The fatal... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Who needs dealers? Tesla wants to sell cars at Nordstrom

In many parts of the U.S., Tesla Motors has had to fight tooth and nail to set up shop and show off its all-electric cars. Those efforts haven't always been successful. But a... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Under pressure, Tesla updates its 'Goodwill Agreement'

On Friday, the auto world once again turned its attention to Tesla Motors and its outspoken CEO, Elon Musk. This time, however, we weren't waiting for an unveiling or news of... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S investigated for suspension problems (and Tesla isn't happy about it)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun investigating complaints about suspension problems on the Tesla Model S. The agency is also looking into reports... read more June 10, 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


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Faraday Future hasn't produced its first car but already wants a second plant--in California

In April, start-up automaker Faraday Future broke ground on a $1 billion production facility outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Though that plant won't be completed until 2018 at the... read more June 3, 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


 
1,000th body for 2012 Tesla Model S on display at Tesla Motors factory, Fremont, CA, Oct 28, 2012

Has Tesla been violating labor laws in California?

Over the weekend, news broke about an accident at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. The accident itself wasn't especially noteworthy--it happened a year ago, in May... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Tesla's 'Summon' feature (from the 'Revolutionize You Commute' video)

Tesla Model S owner claims car crashed in self-driving 'Summon' mode; Tesla denies report

In Utah, the owner of a Tesla Model S says that his semi-autonomous car crashed into the back of a trailer while he thought it was parked. Tesla Motors isn't so sure that's... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Nissan xStorage battery reveal (screencap)

Nissan takes on Tesla (again) with xStorage home battery

Historians may look back on this era and see two car companies at the forefront of the electrification revolution: Tesla Motors and Nissan. Back in 2010, the Tesla Roadster... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla ramps up production, promises 500,000 cars per year by 2018

Tesla Motors and its CEO, Elon Musk, have spent a good bit of time talking about their plans to boost production in the near future. Though the company currently builds fewer... read more May 5, 2016 by


 

 
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