Tesla’s Autopilot enables hands-free driving, but it’s not meant to allow drivers to take their eyes off the road.
An autonomous vehicle expert explains how Tesla’s Autopilot works, what prompted US authorities to investigate the system and what changes might be in store for the company.
Small cities in China show the way forward for electric vehicle travel.
Australia has a lot of work to do to overcome the challenges facing electric vehicles users, starting with the lack of a comprehensive national charging network.
Tesla is now valued at more than Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Hyundai and Ford combined. But don’t expect that to last.
While still new, Tesla’s electric cybertruck has not performed as well is its predecessor, the 2016 Model 3, which got 200,000 orders within a day of being unveiled.
Elon Musk’s latest venture has been met with confusion and ridicule. But drawing inspiration from science fiction for new technology should go beyond simplistic futurist fantasies.
New York’s offer of incentives to Amazon to open a headquarters in the state faced significant opposition.
AP Photo/Karen Matthews
The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
Shares in the wundercompany rocketed after the Q2 results. Why?
In the film
Iron Man 2, Elon Musk (playing himself, in white), meets one of his sources of inspiration: Tony Stark (R. Downey Jr.), super-hero of the Marvel Universe.
Elon Musk is an open admirer of the fictional Tony Stark, whose alter‑ego is none other than Iron Man. But Tesla’s recent financial results prove Musk to be more vulnerable than his hero…
Electric cars are taking over – but they really as green as they look?
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Electric cars might be a quick fix to clean up transport, but the problems with cars go beyond just emissions.
Starman takes a drive in his Tesla.
Elon Musk is a master of keeping investors believing in the dream of Tesla, but analysis of the company’s output and financials reveal a darker picture.
Uber, Tesla and Waymo (Google) are leapfrogging traditional car makers like Ford, VW and General Motors when it comes to self-driving cars.
No common standard: CHAdeMO, CCS and Tesla Supercharger plugs.
CHAdeMO: C-CarTom; CCS: Hadhuey; Tesla: Paul Sladen
Standards, like electrical plugs, are usually so simple we don’t even really notice them. But they’re extremely important: Good ones can drive innovation; bad ones can stifle growth.
An NVIDIA-powered Audi needs no driver.
AP Photo/John Locher
Together, three recent events mark a crucial turning point in the development of autonomous cars: They are both safer and more advanced than ever before.
Alternative technologies are already leaving Tesla’s batteries in the slow lane.
The linchpin to Tesla’s proposed merger with SolarCity is the Gigafactory and whether it can lower costs and improve battery performance.
Critics don’t think Tesla can sell enough home batteries to justify its acquisition of SolarCity, but what they’re underestimating is the potential for innovation the Gigafactory brings.
As problems occur, rapid design adjustment will advance autonomous cars’ abilities.
Image of car with sensors via shutterstock.com
Sometimes a user’s death causes technology development to slow down – but other times, progress speeds up to address the newly uncovered problems.
The likes of Tesla’s autopilot technology isn’t meant for you to take your eyes off the road – there could be fatal consequences if you do.
The Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on May 7, 2016, Florida, US.
Reuters, courtesy of Robert VanKavelaar
Two Tesla cars running on autopilot have crashed this year, and one driver was killed. It raises the question of whether the company’s autonomous driving system is safe for our roads.
Elon Musk hasn’t made a cheap electric car, but one that’s attractive enough to create a mass market.
Tesla Model 3: cheaper than its predecessors, but is $35,000 really within reach of ‘mainstream’ buyers?
Tesla Motors again struck a chord with the sleek Model 3 electric car but it’s still not enough to compete on price and convenience with mass market gas-powered cars, says auto tech researcher.