The former Presidential candidate and consumer protection advocate called on federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remove Tesla’s Full-Self Driving system from the automaker’s electric cars.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-09-21 08:15 PT
General Motors is expanding its Super Cruise network in North America by doubling the number of roads where drivers can activate the hand-free automated highway driving feature. The expanded network includes a combination of undivided and divided highway roads. GM is also adding the famed Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) is California, which allows for hands-free driving along the scenic coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Eric Walz2022-09-09 10:30 PT
Someone asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk to bring Enhanced Autopilot on Twitter and he was more than happy to oblige with the new Enhanced Autopilot package that costs $6,000.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-08-08 06:45 PT
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released on Wednesday shows that Tesla vehicles operating in Autopilot have been involved in 273 crashes since last July. Of these crashes, 125 occurred in California. The number is much higher than previously reported and shows how far the nascent technology needs to advance to become safer than a human driver.
Eric Walz2022-07-22 08:30 PT
Mercedes-Benz has always been a pioneer in safety innovation and developed a Level-3 system called “Drive Pilot”, that allows a driver to read a book or even watch a movie on the car’s infotainment screen after it’s activated by the driver. The automaker has a high-level of confidence in Drive Pilot, so much so that Mercedes-Benz says its will accept full liability for any accidents as a result of using it.
Eric Walz2022-05-01 10:00 PT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening a formal investigation of roughly 416,000 Tesla vehicles after reports of unexpected braking events when drivers have the Autopilot automated driving system activated. The NHTSA confirmed earlier this month it was reviewing consumer complaints that Tesla vehicles were activating the brakes unnecessarily. This preliminary evaluation is the first step in the process that could lead to formal recall.
FutureCar Staff 2022-03-26 10:15 PT
As automakers around the world struggled with semiconductor shortages last year, electric vehicle leader Tesla Inc seemed to weather the shortage better than its rivals. But behind the scenes, Tesla made some bold decisions to remove redundant steering hardware designed to support level-3 driver assist features, sources claim.
Eric Walz2022-03-17 12:30 PT
The Netherlands Forensic Institute has decrypted electric automaker Tesla’s driving data vehicle storage system by "reverse engineering" Tesla’s vehicle data logs. The data uncovered contains a wealth of previously unknown information that could be used to investigate serious accidents involving Tesla vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2021-11-27 12:35 PT
Luxury electric vehicle startup and Tesla challenger Lucid has already built the world's longest range EV with its Lucid Air sedan, but the company is not stopping there. The electric Lucid Air sedan will also include advanced driver assist features and autonomous driving capabilities. Lucid calls its advanced driver assist platform “DreamDrive” and the company has shared new details for the first time.
Eric Walz2021-11-18 10:30 PT
Tesla continues to expand access to the beta version of its new Full Self Driving (FSD) autonomous driving feature. Chief Executive Elon Musk confirmed a tweet early Monday that FSD version 10.2 is ready for download. However, there's a catch, only drivers with good driving habits will gain access to the latest beta version.
Eric Walz2021-11-17 07:15 PT
Tesla is facing growing scrutiny into the safety of its Autopilot autonomous driving system after investigators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identified the 12th crash involving a police or fire vehicle last week in Florida. Less than two weeks before the latest incident on Aug 28, the NHTSA said it had opened a formal safety probe into Tesla’s Autopilot after 11 prior crashes involving an emergency vehicle.
FutureCar Staff 2021-10-08 13:25 PT
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is a fierce defender of the automaker’s semi-autonomous driving feature “Autopilot”, saying that the technology saves lives. However, after a series of high profile crashes involving emergency vehicles where drivers were suspected of using Autopilot, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has formally opened a safety probe of Tesla vehicles in the U.S.
Eric Walz2021-09-22 08:30 PT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will now require automakers selling vehicle equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) or SAE Levels 3-5 automated driving systems to report any crashes involving their vehicles, the agency announced on Tuesday.
FutureCar Staff 2021-08-05 15:30 PT
At the fourth annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021) conference this week, Tesla’s senior director of AI, Andrej Karpathy, shared details the company’s latest supercomputer that will be used to train deep neural networks (DNN) for Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) autonomous driving features.
Eric Walz2021-07-29 11:00 PT
Electric automaker Tesla Inc said on Tuesday that it will replace a radar sensor in the Model 3 and Model Y vehicles sold in North America with a camera to better support Tesla’s latest automated driving feature called “Full Self-Driving” (FSD).
Eric Walz2021-07-02 08:00 PT
After an investigation into a Tesla Model S crash in Texas that killed two passengers, the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) determined that Autopilot could not have been active without a driver behind the wheel. Local police claimed there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash, fueling rumors that Tesla's Autopilot could be somehow engaged without a driver behind the wheel.
FutureCar Staff 2021-06-16 16:00 PT
During a Tesla earnings call in January, Musk said that he was "highly confident the car will be able to drive itself with reliability in excess of human this year." But Musk’s tweet does not reflect that of Tesla’s own Autopilot engineers, a new memo confirms. After an early March conference call with Tesla representatives and the California DMV, Tesla Autopilot engineer CJ Moore wrote in a memo that "Elon's tweet does not match engineering reality.”
FutureCar Staff 2021-06-13 15:30 PT
Two people died in Texas on Sunday after a Tesla Model S left the roadway and slammed into a tree at high speed. The crash was highly unusual, as investigators determined that neither of the two victims was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.
FutureCar Staff 2021-05-26 09:45 PT
Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng announced that Tesla has dropped its lawsuit against one of its former employees. The suit was filed in 2019 with the Northern California U.S. District Court over the theft of intellectual property (IP) related to Tesla’s Autopilot autonomous driving system, which the former engineer worked on before being recruited by Xpeng.
FutureCar Staff 2021-05-24 08:00 PT
Chinese EV startup and Tesla competitor Xpeng is one step closer to goal for self-driving cars. The company unveiled the beta version of its autonomous driving feature called Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP), which is similar to Tesla’s Autopilot and its Full Self-Driving feature. NGP is a key feature of Xpeng’s XPILOT 3.0 autonomous driving platform.
Eric Walz2021-02-21 15:25 PT
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