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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.

DIY guide: How to add new tech to old cars

DIY guide: How to add new tech to old cars Some dash cam vendors also offer a backup camera option.Plus, I expect it to continue to improve, which is not true of the typical backup camera.

Feds: Crashes fell 40 percent when Tesla installed Autopilot

Feds: Crashes fell 40 percent when Tesla installed Autopilot Specifically, the crash rate on Teslas fell by almost 40% after Tesla installed and activated its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.In the same report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration exonerated Tesla of responsibility in the May 2016 fatal crash of a Tesla Model S running Autopilot that T-boned a tractor trailer crossing in front of the Tesla.

Tesla just ramped up its Autopilot system

Tesla just ramped up its Autopilot system After a delay, Telsa's new Autopilot is finally ready for mass rollout.Last week, the automaker's existing tech was cleared of responsibility in an investigation following the first Autopilot fatality.

Adding self-driving tech to your car is surprisingly cheap... and legal

Adding self-driving tech to your car is surprisingly cheap... and legal While Tesla rolls out updates to Autopilot incrementally and other automakers fine-tune their autonomous platforms after years of development, some ambitious drivers are tricking out their own, regular cars with self-driving systems.But safety concerns about DIY self-driving tech pushed the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) to get involved.

Tesla driver error caught on dashcam; autopilot needed help but didn’t get it

Tesla driver error caught on dashcam; autopilot needed help but didn’t get it A Tesla owner learned that recently, perhaps to his embarrassment, when dashcam footage on Reddit contradicted a post the driver made previously about how his Tesla on Autopilot hit a highway construction barrier after misreading the road, as reported by Electrek.The car is AP1 (first generation Autopilot) and I’ve never had any problems until today.

Do you use Tesla’s Autopilot? Here’s how you can get an insurance discount

Do you use Tesla’s Autopilot? Here’s how you can get an insurance discount We’re required to pay for auto insurance because we all inevitably make mistakes behind the wheel, and sometimes they cause accidents.Since self-driving technology promises to make our roads safer by eliminating human error, though, shouldn’t it drive down insurance rates?

Elon Musk gives Tesla drivers more cowbell with speed boost and automatic parking

Elon Musk gives Tesla drivers more cowbell with speed boost and automatic parking The updates, which Tesla overlord CEO Elon Musk promised would drop every two to six weeks, started rolling out at the end of January.The update was teased last week in the midst of one of Musk's tweet flurries in response to a Tesla fan's request for more.

Super Cruise: Will Cadillac's self-driving car be better than Tesla?

Super Cruise: Will Cadillac's self-driving car be better than Tesla? The company said Super Cruise will be the safest self-driving technology on the highway because of extensive features that make sure the driver doesn’t forget about driving the car.“Unlike other driver assistance systems,” Cadillac says, “Super Cruise utilizes two advanced technology systems — a driver attention system and precision lidar map data — to ensure safe and confident vehicle operation.

Is Cadillac’s new Super Cruise system a potential rival for Tesla’s Autopilot?

Is Cadillac’s new Super Cruise system a potential rival for Tesla’s Autopilot? Is it a step toward autonomous driving, or will Cadillac face the same controversy Tesla has with Autopilot?That sounds a lot like Autopilot, but Super Cruise differs from the Tesla system in several key ways.

Cadillac's Hands-Free 'Super Cruise' Takes Over This Fall

Cadillac's Hands-Free 'Super Cruise' Takes Over This Fall Featured in the 2018 Cadillac CT6, the hands-free program allows motorists to safely complete menial tasks, like using the navigation system, adjusting the radio, or taking a phone call.The luxury automaker’s answer to Tesla Autopilot, Super Cruise is based on a network of cameras and radar sensors, paired with driver-attention tech and precision LiDAR map data “to ensure safe and confident vehicle operation.