IT’S BEEN NEARLY a year and a half since Joshua Brown became the first person to die in a car driving itself. In May 2016, Brown was on a Florida highway in his Tesla Model S using Autopilot, the semi-autonomous driver assist feature that handles steering and speed during highway driving.
Results from the second quarter of a year-long research study have revealed how investors view the performance of a range of different players in the autonomous vehicle (AV) market, providing for each firm, the % of investors who judge that company as ranking in the top 5 for having the most investible autonomous vehicle technology.
For Dom Larose, there was an obvious next step to shrinking his carbon footprint after he had switched his home in the UK to a renewable source of electricity: buying an electric car.
THE MODEL 3, Tesla’s long-awaited mass-market electric vehicle, launched last week. The unveiling isn’t only a coming-of-age party for the nascent car manufacturer; it feels like a significant moment in EV history, too.
ELON MUSK IS the closest thing this world has to a real-life Tony Stark. He builds cool cars and rockets and tunneling machines. He wants to fire people through pneumatic tubes.
American crash investigators have thrown open their files on a fatal motorway collision between a Tesla Model S and a truck, confirming Tesla’s earlier statement that its autopilot failed to notice the truck blocking the car’s path.
Tesla is rolling out updates to Autopilot 2.0 driving-assist software that is featured on its Model S and Model X vehicles that come equipped with self-driving hardware.
Tesla rolled out Autopilot 2.0 earlier this year that added, among other features, low-speed autosteering (35 MPH). This is designed to allow Autopilot to be used on non-highways; Autopilot 1.0 was designed specifically for highways.
As Tesla prepares to roll out the Model 3, a mid-priced electric sedan which signals the company’s transition from high-end electric cars to mass-market adoption, one big priority is upgrading the charging infrastructure.
To cover massive upcoming demand, Tesla is planning on significantly expanding its charging stations, including the high-speeding docking stations known as the SuperCharger.
When Elon Musk sat down to give his Ted Talk, the Tesla CEO spoke about more than just Tesla’s entry into the semi truck market and The Boring Company, he also talked about the entry into full vehicle automation. This news comes less than a week after Audi readies its first level-3 autonomous vehicle for production with the launch of its A8.
One early Friday evening in September 2016, I stood on the sidewalk in a St. Louis neighborhood as a white Tesla Model S85, driven by James Majerus, pulled up to the curb to pick me up.