A Tesla model S in Autopilot mode crashed into a parked Laguna Beach Police Department vehicle on Tuesday, May 29. Luckily, the officer was not inside the police SUV at the time, however, the Tesla driver suffered minor injuries.
Car Tech May 31, 2018
The driver in the latest Tesla Model S crash revealed that Autopilot mode was activated, but admitted that she was looking at her phone at the time of the accident. Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended the technology amid renewed criticism.
Car Tech May 14, 2018
The NTSB has opened an investigation into a fatal car crash involving a Tesla model S that killed two teenagers in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, May 8. The agency said that the investigation will focus on the electric vehicle battery fire.
Car Tech May 10, 2018
The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details about a car crash last year involving Joshua Brown and his Tesla Model S. The board, however, hasn’t yet concluded on what caused the crash.
Car Tech June 20, 2017
Tesla pushed out the Software 8.1 update on March 29, which brings an array of handy features. Model S and Model X owners benefit from Lane Change, Autosteer, driverless parking, and more.
Car Tech March 30, 2017
A Tesla Model X vehicle operating in Autopilot mode slightly hit a police motorcycle in Phoenix last week, just days before Uber's self-driving car got involved in a collision. Here's what happened.
Car Tech March 28, 2017
Tesla Model X's instant torque prevented a major accident recently. This is not the first time when the instant acceleration successfully foiled a major road mishap.
Car Tech March 21, 2017
A new software update for HW2 Tesla vehicles is rolling out, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief, has now confirmed. It’s poised to bring a functional-yet-still-lacking Autopilot software for all eligible vehicles.
Car Tech January 22, 2017
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not found any evidence suggesting that there are defects in Tesla’s vehicles. Hence, the agency has decided not to perform a Tesla vehicle recall.
Car Tech January 19, 2017
With its latest software update, Tesla will remove the cap placed on the Autopilot function. Users can now exceed the speed limit by up to 5 mph while using Autopilot mode.
Car Tech January 16, 2017
Chris Lattner, head of Apple’s Swift programming language, is moving to Tesla as the new VP for its autopilot software, according to reports. Tesla announced Lattner’s welcome Tuesday, excited for him to 'accelerate the future of autonomous driving.'
Apps/Software January 10, 2017
The latest Autopilot driver assistance system outfitted in a Tesla Model X saved a passenger from an accident in the Netherlands. It was able to predict an accident seconds before it happened.
Car Tech December 28, 2016
Tesla has released a software update that effectively throttles the Autopilot system, forcing its EVs to follow the speed limit. The rollout is staggered with some owners reporting that they have received the firmware mid-December.
Car Tech December 23, 2016
Tesla has been under fire lately since the fatal car accident in autopilot mode. This incident sparked debates worldwide and caused organizations to question the autopilot mode's safety in various conditions.
Car Tech October 18, 2016
A new study from Germany's Federal Highway Research Institute again raises concerns regarding the Tesla Autopilot system. The report warns that it can be a 'considerable traffic hazard,' but Tesla CEO Elon Musk disagrees.
Car Tech October 10, 2016
Google confirms that one of its automated vehicles was involved in an accident in Mountain View, California. No one was injured but the vehicle sustained serious damage after being hit by a van.
Google September 24, 2016
Tesla will roll out version 8.0 of its Autopilot software for Model S and Model X tonight. The new update unlocks the onboard radar and allows it to detect six times more objects and gather more information per object.
Car Tech September 21, 2016
In the recent development to the Tesla-Mobileye row, the Israel-based vision technology manufacturer for autonomous vehicles explained why it claimed Tesla is pushing the envelope on safety. It also refuted several allegations made by the carmaker.
Car Tech September 16, 2016
Tesla refutes Mobileye chairman's statement that its Autopilot system is not fit for driveless cars. The carmaker cites that the Israeli-based company is attacking the system after its contract was terminated for failing to keep pace with Tesla's technology.
Car Tech September 16, 2016
The accident involving the Tesla Model S car in China has triggered fresh doubts on the safety of the car's Autopilot system. The driver's death adds to the other fatality involving the vehicle last May in the United States.
Car Tech September 15, 2016
Tesla Motors will soon release improvements to its controversial Autopilot self-driving technology. The most significant change is that the system will shift to using radar instead of cameras as its primary sensor.
Car Tech September 12, 2016
Tesla China recently revamped its website, and some of the key words were changed. The company replaced the terms 'Autopilot' and 'self-driving' with more reality-based variants, following a Model S crash.
Car Tech August 15, 2016
Volvo has started rolling out ads for its S90 car, but the carmaker borrows more from Tesla than it should. Volvo used the 'self-driving' term in the description, which might cause drivers to cut back on safety.
Car Tech August 13, 2016
A Tesla Model S car crash in Beijing, China puts the company's autopilot system in the spotlight again. The car owner blames the crash on autopilot, arguing that Tesla sales staff strongly promoted the technology as 'self-driving' and not assisted driving.
Car Tech August 11, 2016
The Autopilot feature of Tesla Motors has been under fire recently after a fatal accident that claimed the life of Model S driver Joshua Brown. However, a recent incident helps prove that the feature can also help in saving lives.
Car Tech August 7, 2016
Tesla defends its Autopilot feature in front of authorities and points a finger at either the radar or braking system to explain the fatal crash from May involving a Tesla Model S. Meanwhile, regulators are probing Tesla's Autopilot safety levels.
Car Tech July 30, 2016
Tesla Motors and Mobileye are ending their partnership, as a result of the fatal car crash of a Model S vehicle while Autopilot was enabled. With the move, will Tesla begin making the technology that it sourced from Mobileye in-house?
Car Tech July 27, 2016
Germany is planning new legislation that will require vehicles with self-driving capabilities to have black boxes installed. The black boxes will help in determining whether the driver or the vehicle is responsible in case of any accidents.
Car Tech July 19, 2016
The Autopilot mode of Tesla Motors has been drawing criticism lately because of the number of incidents involving the self-driving car feature. According to CEO Elon Musk, Tesla Motors will improve the system by making improvements to its radar.
Car Tech July 18, 2016
Consumer Reports wants Tesla to tweak its Autopilot in such a way that drivers clearly understand what the system can and cannot do. Tesla’s Autopilot is under scrutiny from the NHTSA after the first autonomous driving-related fatality happened.
Car Tech July 15, 2016
Tesla dug its heels and defended the Autopilot feature, despite the NHTSA’s investigations. The company assures that the autonomous driving feature comes with plan warnings about its limitations, but a customer education campaign could be in tow.
Car Tech July 13, 2016
The SEC is investigating claims Tesla withheld information about the Autopilot accident in May before the carmaker raised $1.46 billion from investors. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, however, believes the crash isn't material information.
Business Tech July 11, 2016
A Tesla Model S driver lost his life in a car crash that seems to have happened after the autopilot feature failed. An investigation is in place, but it seems that a DVD player played a part in the tragedy.
Car Tech July 2, 2016
The NHTSA launched an investigation into the Autopilot system of Tesla Motors, as a Model S driver was killed in an accident while the feature was activated. The incident is the first death related to a self-driving car.
Car Tech July 1, 2016
MIT's AgeLab announced a new research initiative that aims to study advanced vehicle technologies for safer driving. Tesla owners who agree to participate in this study can earn up to $1,000, so here's the deal.
Car Tech June 7, 2016
Tesla’s autopilot system, touted as the most advanced automobile tech found today, has been slammed by automotive industry experts. Experts say Tesla's autonomous technology is quite unsafe and dubbed it as an ‘unsupervised wannabe.'
Car Tech April 29, 2016
Elon Musk made a claim that the Autopilot system of Tesla Motors could lower accidents by 50 percent. While there are some inconsistencies with data, the figure remains an impressive one.
Car Tech April 25, 2016
A video of a 70-year-old woman testing out the autopilot system of a Tesla Model S is evidence that the technology is not for everyone just yet. Nevertheless, it's easily one of the best reaction videos online.
April 18, 2016
Owners might want to spring for this software package.
FUTURE TECH April 18, 2016
Tesla Motor has curbed the Autopilot functionality for its Model S. However, Tesla boss Elon Musk believes its driverless vehicles will go cross-country two years from now.
FUTURE TECH January 11, 2016
Tesla is patrolling and trying to keep people from doing stunts when they should be behind the wheel. To do that, an upcoming firmware update is set to restrict autopilot.
FUTURE TECH December 12, 2015
Tesla has been forced by regulators in Hong Kong to disable auto features of its semiautonomous driving technology housed in its Model S vehicles. In the meantime, a number of people who own the car are upset about the removal of these features without their authorization.
FUTURE TECH November 22, 2015
Tesla’s Autopilot was approved by almost all global countries, making the semi-autonomous system the hottest topic in the auto industry right now. Elon Musk promised that Autopilot gets even more improvements, once Autopilot 1.01 is launched.
FUTURE TECH October 24, 2015