Tag Archives: Autopilot

Tesla’s ‘Navigate on Autopilot’ Is a Step in the Right Direction 

Tesla’s late night rollout of a new feature for its semi-autonomous driving system called “Navigate on Autopilot” puzzled me, if not just because of the time it was introduced to the world, but the feature itself: What’s the value in a car that tells you what lane you should be in, when it won’t drive there entirely…

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Tesla Owner Uses ‘Summon’ to Remotely Move His Car to Avoid Parking Tickets

Tesla is planning a significant update to their “Summon” feature on its cars that will let you drive your Tesla around like a colossal R/C car, but even in its current, more limited form, Summon is pretty useful. Watch how this guy in Wisconsin uses it to get out of receiving parking tickets in the most…

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Watch a Tesla Mistake a Washer and Dryer for a Bus

Computer vision is no joke. It’s remarkably difficult to get inert bits of metal and silicon to be able to look around themselves and generate some idea of what’s around them. That’s why it’s really not all that surprising to see mistakes like this. But that doesn’t mean it’s not also kind of funny, because we humans…

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Tesla Will Use Regular Employees To Test New Autopilot Tech

Tesla has developed an incentivized program for regular employees to become beta testers for the automaker’s upcoming advanced Autopilot technology on the Teslas they own, according to an email obtained by Bloomberg.

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Tesla Autopilot Not Working After Latest Over-the-Air Update, Owners Say

A hiccup in Tesla’s latest over-the-air update caused several owners to lose all functionality of their vehicle’s semi-autonomous Autopilot driver aid system. Tesla told one driver it’s a “known issue” internally and a fix is expected by Friday.

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Tesla Sales Staff Told Driver in Model S Crash That the Car Would Brake For Stopped Obstacles: Lawsuit

A Utah driver whose Tesla Model S crashed into a stopped firetruck while the car was operating in its semi-autonomous Autopilot mode has sued the automaker, alleging that Tesla salespeople told her the car would stop on its own in Autopilot if an obstacle appeared in its path.

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This Test Shows Why Tesla Autopilot Crashes Keep Happening

The first thing that happened when I drove a Tesla on Autopilot was an instant, unsettling feeling of not being comfortable in the car at all, thinking it’s always a moment away from crashing. Slowly, I got used to it and calmed down, just like everyone else I’ve talked to who has used Autopilot. This video from a…

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I Can’t Believe This Stock Footage Of A Guy ‘Sleeping’ While Using Tesla Autopilot Is Still Online

For reasons beyond my comprehension, stock photo service Shutterstock offers this footage shot in Slovenia and in Austria early in 2017 of a Tesla Model S on Autopilot in traffic with no one at the wheel, as well as with an actor texting while driving and “falling asleep” in the driver’s seat. Please, take it in.

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Consumer Group Says Tesla’s Autopilot Is ‘Deceptive’, Calls For Investigation

The consumer advocacy groups Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog called on the Federal Trade Commission today to investigate Tesla for “deceptive advertising and marketing practices and representations” made regarding Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system. The letter specifically points out…

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The ‘Autopilot Buddy’ For Your Tesla Is Insidiously Dangerous And Stupid

You could consider Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system a bold and revolutionary, if admittedly incomplete, step toward autonomous cars. Or you could think the company has no business giving it that name. Or that human beings are too irresponsible not to use it in exceedingly dumb ways. I actually think all of…

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