search slide
search slide
pages bottom
Currently Browsing: Results for Tag "autopilot"

Tesla records its first Autopilot fatal crash; NHTSA opens investigation

Tesla records its first Autopilot fatal crash; NHTSA opens investigation In the US, there’s one auto fatality per 94 million miles driven, Tesla says.08 per 100 million miles driven as of 2014, the last year for which NHTSA has reported final data.

Officials: DVD player found in Tesla Autopilot fatal crash

Officials: DVD player found in Tesla Autopilot fatal crash The Tesla driver, Joshua Brown, had his Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode when it struck and rode under a turning truck May 7 in Florida.Some, not all, witnesses at the scene said they heard or were told a Harry Potter DVD was playing.

Tesla: We’re not going to disable Autopilot (obviously)

Tesla: We’re not going to disable Autopilot (obviously) In the wake of the fatal crash of a Tesla running in Autopilot mode, the media asked an obvious question: Would Tesla disable Autopilot?But Tesla says it will be more aggressive in telling drivers about the limits of Autopilot.

Elon Musk: Software-only enhancements coming to Tesla Autopilot

Elon Musk: Software-only enhancements coming to Tesla Autopilot In a series of Tweets, CEO Elon Musk said Tesla is considering decoupling the car’s camera system from its radar and using “temporal smoothing to create a coarse point cloud, like lidar” to improve recognition of hazards.The enhancements would be software-only, likely sent as an over-the-air update, Musk said.

Does every fatal Tesla crash merit headlines and investigations?

Does every fatal Tesla crash merit headlines and investigations? The ones that seem to get the most publicity are the relative handful of fatal Tesla crashes.Reports indicate the battery or parts of the battery flew free and caught fire, creating problems for emergency responders.

Tesla responds to Autopilot issues with major new radar-reliant update

Tesla responds to Autopilot issues with major new radar-reliant update With Version 8.Part of the update is increasing the density of the raw point cloud from the radar by a factor of six.

Germany tells Tesla to rename its ‘Autopilot’ feature

Germany tells Tesla to rename its ‘Autopilot’ feature As expected, Tesla has responded aggressively that it believes its German drivers are perfectly capable of understanding the limits of the system.The Germans may be particularly sensitive after a Tesla on Autopilot crashed into a bus.