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Cadillac Has a Tesla-Like Autopilot Competitor It Promises Is Definitely Safe

General Motors announced today that the new Cadillac CT6 will include a “Super Cruise” feature — described by the company as “the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” The technology is similar to Tesla’s Autopilot feature that lets people take their hands off the wheel when they’re driving in highway settings. But this type of driver-assistance capability is still new, and it falls in a legal grey area if it’s involved in a crash. Read More >>

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Tesla to Take Its Biggest Step Toward Fully Autonomous Cars Today

Yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted that an update that enables Tesla’s most advanced autopilot functions will roll out to the entire fleet today. The HW2 software will be fully functional in 1000 cars and run in “shadow mode” for the rest while data continues to be collected. Read More >>

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“Autopilot Saved My Life” Anecdote Wins Retweet From Elon Musk

Good news for Tesla is echoing around the internet today, after a US driver claimed that his Autopilot-controlled Tesla used its advanced traffic prediction algos to hammer on the brakes and save his life when a road turned bad. Read More >>

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Germany Doesn’t Like Tesla Using the Name ‘Autopilot’ in Advertising

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has asked Tesla to stop advertising that its cars have an 'autopilot' function. Apparently this is misleading, since it suggests that the driver doesn't need to pay attention to the road. Read More >>

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Tesla Attacks Former Supplier

The battle is on. Tesla is accusing Mobileye, a former supplier, of blocking the development of its own proprietary vision system used in the Autopilot driver-assistance feature. Read More >>

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Autopilot Supplier Ends Relationship With Tesla Over Safety Concerns

Mobileye is breaking up with Tesla. The Israel-based company helps Tesla build its Autopilot driver assistance systems, but on Thursday the company’s chairman said Tesla was “pushing the envelope in terms of safety” and discontinued its relationship with the automaker. Read More >>

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Tesla May Limit Effectiveness of Autopilot for Unsafe Drivers

People fortunate enough to own a Tesla yet unwilling to play by the rules of the new self-driving world may find their fun curtailed, as it appears that the carmaker is planning to restrict the usefulness of its Autopilot feature for drivers who don't properly follow safety procedures; as the last thing it needs is to be associated, even incorrectly, with killing drivers willy-nilly. Read More >>

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Now Tesla’s Autopilot Takes the Credit for Saving a Man’s Life

A man from Missouri in the US is claiming to have had his life literally saved thanks to Tesla's self-driving features, after he felt the telltale horror rumblings of a pulmonary embolism while driving -- so let his car take over the majority of the cruise to the nearest hospital. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Says Autopilot Wasn’t Turned On in the Recent Tesla Crash

Remember that other Tesla crash? The one that happened last week? Autpilot was cited as one of the reasons for the crash, but according to Elon Musk that wasn't the case. According to him Autopilot wasn't even switched on. Read More >>

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Tesla’s Autopilot Driving Mode is a Legal Nightmare

The revelation last month that a fatal car cash involved Tesla’s “Autopilot” feature has sparked a debate over liability when it comes to assisted driving: who’s legally at fault in a crash if a car is being somewhat controlled by a computer? Read More >>

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Yet Another Tesla Crash Blamed on Autopilot Mode

Another Tesla vehicle crashed while operating in Autopilot mode, according to the car’s driver. The latest crash occurred on July 1st, just two days after US regulators announced they were investigating the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. Read More >>

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Fatal Tesla Crash Proves Full Autonomy is the Only Solution for Self-Driving Cars

The investigation into a death that occurred while a Tesla Model S driver was using Autopilot has filled the internet with dystopian-sounding headlines. Self-driving car driver died for the first time after crash in Florida. Self-driving Tesla was involved in fatal crash. But this was not a “self-driving car” that killed its “driver”. This was a human driving a semi-autonomous car. And this points to why fully autonomous vehicles are the only types of self-driving cars that make sense on our streets. Ever. Read More >>

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Tesla Autopilot Mode Leads to First Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash

Self-driving car technology is, for the first time, being held responsible for a fatality. 40-year-old Joshua Brown died last month in the driver’s seat of a Tesla Model S car, after colliding with a lorry in Florida. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Claims Tesla’s Autopilot Decreases Crashing By Half

Tesla’s new semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has already saved a few YouTubers from spectacular crashes. But according to Elon Musk, those aren’t the exception to the rule: Autopilot has decreased crashes by 50 per cent in a few months. Read More >>

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Elon Musk: Tesla May Limit Autopilot Because People Are Idiots

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has finally responded to “some fairly crazy” Model S Autopilot videos that show reckless idiots pushing the feature beyond where it’s supposed to go. He isn’t best pleased. Read More >>