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Tesla’s Autopilot clashed with Mobileye’s system enough for the Israel-based maker of collision detection and driver assistance systems to have broken ties with the electric carmaker, Mobileye’s chairman said on Wednesday. Tesla has been “pushing the envelope in terms of safety” with the design of its Autopilot driver-assistance system, said Amnon Shashua, who also serves […]

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Tesla Motors is getting ready to launch a revised Autopilot safety alert designed to get through to experienced drivers ignoring previous alerts. Electrek has just learned that the electric carmaker’s upcoming v8.0 software update will come along with a new safety restriction to anticipate drivers blatantly bypassing agreed-upon safety protocols. Autopilot has conditions of operation […]

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The driver of a Tesla Model S that crashed in Autopilot in China is contending sales staff overplayed “self-driving” capabilities. Tesla said Wednesday that a Model S crashed in Beijing while in Autopilot mode in a minor incident without injuries. Tesla said it had reviewed data to confirm the car was in Autopilot mode during […]

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Despite a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S operating with the vehicle’s semi-autonomous “Autopilot” software engaged, the federal government will not slow down the development of self-driving cars. Speaking at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind said that “no one incident will derail the Department […]

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Data collected in “black boxes” may be the tool Tesla Motors can tap into to deflect Autopilot liability, say lawyers familiar with such cases. Tesla is under pressure to defend itself since the May 7 fatal crash in Florida involving the Autopilot system. With Tesla collecting data from its Model S and Model X vehicles […]

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Pressure is increasing for Tesla Motors on the fatal Autopilot crash as the U.S. Senate auto safety chair asked CEO Elon Musk to brief the committee. Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, wrote a letter to Musk on Thursday, asking the automaker to […]

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Nissan launched its ProPilot auto drive system as a step toward autonomous vehicles, and warned that it must be used properly after a fatal crash in May of a Tesla Model S using its Autopilot system. Nissan’s ProPilot system enables single-lane semiautonomous driving in highway conditions. It follows the car ahead, tracks lane markers and […]

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The fatal crash in May of the Tesla Model S and its Autopilot system have raised concerns over limitations of current automated driving systems. Tesla’s Autopilot system comes with cameras and radar, but not Lidar, a sensor that uses laser. Tesla said its system would have had trouble distinguishing a white semi-trailer positioned across a […]

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Elon Musk has been defending Autopilot on his Twitter account as the NHTSA investigation moves forward on the fatal crash. Following news last week that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a recent fatal crash in a Model S, the company is standing by its self-driving Autopilot technology. CEO Elon Musk has stepped […]

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