Tag Archives: Autopilot

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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Tesla Model S Driver Says Autopilot Was On Before Crash Into Firetruck: Police

The owner of a Tesla Model S that crashed into a parked firetruck in Utah last Friday said she had the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system engaged at the time of the incident, police said Monday. More than likely, this crash will lead to yet more scrutiny around Tesla’s driving assistance system, which is already…

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Tesla Didn’t Add Eye-Tracking And Steering Wheel Sensors To Autopilot Over Cost, Driver Annoyance: Report

Tesla had once considered adding additional safety features like eye-tracking technology and steering wheel sensors to its Autopilot semi-autonomous system, like General Motors competitor Super Cruise has, but allegedly didn’t because of cost, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

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Which Car Company Makes The Best Semi-Autonomous Driving System? A Cargument

Okay, okay, so some people might have died while utilizing Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system. It’s still the best one there is. Or it isn’t, because Cadillac’s Super Cruise is also a contender, and one Ryan Felton (wrongly) believes it’s better than Autopilot, plus it hasn’t killed anybody.

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Tesla Q1 2018 Report: More Production Shutdowns To Prep For Making 5,000 Model 3s Per Week

In the coming months, Tesla plans to shut down production for about 10 days in total, the company said on Wednesday in a letter to investors, as it plans to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan to 5,000 units per week.

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Tesla Owners Would Get $20 To $280 In Proposed Autopilot Lawsuit Settlement: Report

Tesla has offered to settle a lawsuit filed by drivers over the delayed rollout of the automaker’s updated semi-autonomous Autopilot system for $5 million, according to Electrek. The settlement, if it’s approved by the court, would require Tesla to pay affected owners between $20 and $280.

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Tesla Switching To 24/7 Shifts To Push For 6,000 Model 3s Per Week By June, Elon Musk Says 

Tesla will operate its assembly plant in California “24/7" as part of an effort to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan to 6,000 units per week by June, CEO Elon Musk told the company Tuesday, in an email obtained by Jalopnik.

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