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A German agency has warned Tesla owners to pay constant attention while using the Autopilot system when driving. Germany’s Federal Motor Authority sent out a letter to Tesla owners stating that Autopilot is only a driver assistance system, said Automotive News. Their Tesla is not a highly-automated vehicle that can moving forward without the driver’s […]

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Google announced that its self-driving car test project surpassed the two million mile mark in total miles driven on public roads. Launched in 2009, the autonomous fleet continues to log about 25,000 miles of test drives per week, Google said. Putting that many miles on public roads has given the company much data on complex […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker has no plans of disabling the Autopilot system following the fatal May crash, but instead the company plans to redouble efforts to educate customers on how the system works. Musk said that the company will be releasing an explanatory blog post that highlights how Autopilot works, and what […]

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It has been learned that another Tesla Model X crossover vehicle has crashed, and the driver is saying that the semi-autonomous driving Autopilot system was activated. This report follows news of another Model X accident in Pennsylvania last week when Autopilot was in use, and a fatal Florida crash in June involving a Model S […]

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Tesla Motors, fresh off the first deliveries of its Signature Series Model X, is not standing still as it looks to hire 4,500 workers in California over the next four years who’ll be dedicated to self-driving technology. According to the The Wall Street Journal, the electric carmaker which the Journal says employs 14,000 people, has […]

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A month after its release, Tesla Model S drivers are already reporting noticeable progress in the car’s autopilot capabilities. When Tesla begin releasing its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” last month, CEO Elon Musk announced that each vehicle would collect data and send it to the network. This information would then be used to improve the software and […]

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Officials with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles wanted to have regulations that are more complete in place for autonomous vehicles already, but say the delay is justified. The department said it’s still working to finalize the updated directive on autonomous technology. Many complex issues are under consideration for the final draft, which will likely set […]

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Though last week’s software update has unlocked “autopilot” capabilities on newer Tesla Model S sedans, some countries have yet to give the technology the green light. Included in the 7.0 software update is a new user interface with a range of self-driving features. These allow any capable Model S to steer itself down the highway, […]

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Tesla keeps pushing the frontier and one of its goals is cars that will utterly drive themselves. Short of that, but as a significant step forward, this week Tesla sent out over-the-air user interface update 7.0 that enables Autopilot semi-autonomous driving. Tesla’s aeronautically inspired system is compatible with the Model S produced from October 2014 […]

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In a few months, the Tesla Model S may be able to automatically pass slower moving traffic ahead. Amidst the debate on legalities and liabilities surrounding semi-autonomous driving, Tesla Motors said it can clearly answer the question over who would be at fault if the car crashes during automatic overtaking. The automatic overtaking feature will […]

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