Tesla Autopilot

Oh, crap: hackers find new ways to override Jeep, Tesla software
Oh, crap: hackers find new ways to override Jeep, Tesla software

Just over a year ago, two good-guy hackers managed to take control of a Jeep Cherokee using Fiat Chrysler's Uconnect telematics system. Within days, FCA recalled 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles to close the loophole that the hackers had exploited. This week, those same hackers...Read More»

Tesla Autopilot sensor system
Tesla Autopilot crash didn't dramatically change opinions about autonomous cars

On May 7, 2016, the driver of a Tesla Model S was killed while the car was in Autopilot mode. The story has drawn massive headlines, as it's the first fatality linked to autonomous vehicle technology--technology that's set to become increasingly common on new cars. Many wondered if reports of the...Read More»

Tesla Model S Autopilot
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»

Elon Musk
Nope, Tesla won't be disabling Autopilot

The past two weeks haven't been kind to Tesla or Autopilot, the company's semi-autonomous driving software. Autopilot has been linked to at least one death and may have been a factor in at least two other crashes. The fatal collision that took place in Florida on May 7 is now being investigated by...Read More»

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 conference, Nissan announced that its ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving software will be available in Japan next month. Like Tesla's...Read More»

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 Administration began its investigation of the collision on June 28, and yesterday, we learned that the National Transportation Safety...Read More»

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 complain about a vehicle's performance, something goes wrong with an important component, and NHTSA fields the call. But sometimes...Read More»

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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 collision took place in Williston, Florida on May 7 when a tractor-trailer crossed the path of a 2015 Tesla Model S. Accounts...Read More»

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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 software on a range of Infiniti models. That isn't as big of a stretch as it might sound. The Infiniti Q50 already offers a...Read More»

Tesla's "Revolutionize Your Commute" video
Tesla Wants To Revolutionize Your Commute

Tesla Motors has rolled out some groundbreaking technology over the past few months. Now, the company has taken to YouTube to share the perks of that technology with would-be buyers. The "Revolutionize Your Commute" video is aimed at folks who begin and end their workday on the freeway. The clip...Read More»

Google Self-Driving Car Prototype
Tesla Autopilot Engineer Shifts To Google's Autonomous Car Team

Google -- or rather, Alphabet -- is spending a lot of time and money to develop self-driving technology, even though rumors suggest that it has no plans to sell cars. Now, the company has added a new face to its autonomous vehicle team, and he arrives with quite an impressive resume. His name is...Read More»

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