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Move Over, Keno! Elon Musk’s Dumb Tesla Tunnel Now The Lamest Thing In Las Vegas

In a revelation that surprised absolutely nobody who’s been paying even the smallest bit of attention to Elon Musk’s under-Vegas tunnel project for the past few years, the underground loop beneath the Las Vegas Convention center was finally unveiled today, and it’s about as exciting as a sheet of unpainted drywall…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Move Over, Keno! Elon Musk’s Dumb Tesla Tunnel Now The Lamest Thing In Las Vegas

In a revelation that surprised absolutely nobody who’s been paying even the smallest bit of attention to Elon Musk’s under-Vegas tunnel project for the past few years, the underground loop beneath the Las Vegas Convention center was finally unveiled today, and it’s about as exciting as a sheet of unpainted drywall…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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We Can Still Learn Plenty Of Lessons From Ralph Nader’s Unsafe At Any Speed

Automotive safety has come a startlingly long way since the mid-20th century, but that doesn’t mean we’ve solved the safety problem yet. And revisiting Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed over five decades after its publication shines a light on all the work we have left to do.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How Jalopnik Will Describe Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ From Now On

Usually I send out any changes to the Jalopnik style guide in an email with the subject line “Copy Diktat.” But today I’m going to post it on the site so as not to confuse readers. We’re making a rule about the way we refer to Tesla’s driver-assist features. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Good People Of Phoenix Are Egging The Self-Driving Google Cars

As the day when our robot overlords take control of Earth away from humans approaches, it remains unwise to taunt, provoke, or anger the robots of today. It is with this in mind that I salute the brave residents of Phoenix, AZ, for egging the self-driving Google-backed Waymo minivans testing on their roads.Read more… Continue […]

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The Good People Of Phoenix Are Egging The Self-Driving Google Cars

As the day when our robot overlords take control of Earth away from humans approaches, it remains unwise to taunt, provoke, or anger the robots of today. It is with this in mind that I salute the brave residents of Phoenix, AZ, for egging the self-driving Google-backed Waymo minivans testing on their roads. Read more…

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Good Luck Making Money On Autonomous Cars Anytime Soon

With tens of thousands of Americans dying in on our roads every year, it’s clear something has to give. Either we’re all going to stop driving, or we’re going to get robots to do it for us. The problem is that the business case for the latter is looking increasingly shaky.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Good Luck Making Money On Autonomous Cars Anytime Soon

With tens of thousands of Americans dying in on our roads every year, it’s clear something has to give. Either we’re all going to stop driving, or we’re going to get robots to do it for us. The problem is that the business case for the latter is looking increasingly shaky.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Good Luck Making Money On Autonomous Cars Anytime Soon

With tens of thousands of Americans dying in on our roads every year, it’s clear something has to give. Either we’re all going to stop driving, or we’re going to get robots to do it for us. The problem is that the business case for the latter is looking increasingly shaky.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla Owners Take To Reddit Asking What Happens If ‘Full Self Driving’ Isn’t Real

I wouldn’t call what’s happening a meltdown exactly, maybe more of a collective moment of clarity. Right now on Reddit’s r/teslamotors forum there’s an intense and very serious conversation about the now-$10,000 level 2 driver assist package that Tesla calls “Full Self-Driving” (FSD)—specifically, whether the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Owners Take To Reddit Asking What Happens If ‘Full Self Driving’ Isn’t Real

I wouldn’t call what’s happening a meltdown exactly, maybe more of a collective moment of clarity. Right now on Reddit’s r/teslamotors forum there’s an intense and very serious conversation about the now-$10,000 level 2 driver assist package that Tesla calls “Full Self-Driving” (FSD)—specifically, whether the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Alarming Video Of Some Bad Tesla Autopilot Driving Might Actually Help Make Autopilot Use Safer

Tesla, as usual, is very generous in providing us with lots to talk about, especially when it comes to their Level 2 driver assist system known, confusingly, as Autopilot and/or Full Self Driving (FSD). Yesterday there was a crash of a Tesla using Autopilot that hit a cop car, and now a video of a […]

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Tesla Driver On Autopilot With Suspended License Slams Into Michigan State Trooper

Drivers crashing while carelessly using Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance system aren’t anything new. However, one Tesla driver in Michigan is here to add a couple of twists. Not only did he crash his Tesla into a Michigan State Police Trooper while on Autopilot early Wednesday morning, but he did it while driving…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tesla Driver On Autopilot With Suspended License Slams Into Michigan State Trooper

Drivers crashing while carelessly using Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance system aren’t anything new. However, one Tesla driver in Michigan is here to add a couple of twists. Not only did he crash his Tesla into a Michigan State Police Trooper while on Autopilot early Wednesday morning, but he did it while driving…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The SAE Autonomy Levels Are Confusing But I Think I Have A Better Way

When it comes to talking about autonomous vehicles — which we’ve been doing a lot of, lately — it’s helpful to have some sort of guide to help everyone understand just what degree of autonomy we’re talking about. That’s why the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) came up with their famous SAE J3016 Levels of […]

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The SAE Autonomy Levels Are Confusing But I Think I Have A Better Way

When it comes to talking about autonomous vehicles — which we’ve been doing a lot of, lately — it’s helpful to have some sort of guide to help everyone understand just what degree of autonomy we’re talking about. That’s why the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) came up with their famous SAE J3016 Levels of […]

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Tesla Confirms To California DMV That The Full Self-Driving Beta Will Never Be Full Self-Driving

This past week, Elon Musk tweeted an announcement that the demand for Tesla’s new Full Self-Driving Beta software — a Level 2 semi-autonomous driver assist system that is not fully self-driving at all — was so high that Telsa would be making it available to any Tesla owner. In case you were wondering about the […]

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The Honda Legend Honors Its Nameplate And Becomes First Certified Level 3 Automated Car

Pardon me while I fanboi here for just a second. You see Honda, Big Red, Acura by another name, the maker of both the NSX and the Integra is officially the first to obtain a Level 3 certification for automated vehicles.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Honda Legend Honors Its Nameplate And Becomes First Certified Level 3 Automated Car

Pardon me while I fanboi here for just a second. You see Honda, Big Red, Acura by another name, the maker of both the NSX and the Integra is officially the first to obtain a Level 3 certification for automated vehicles.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Tesla-Stan Showed Me What They Thought Was An Amazing Autopilot Save But Boy Is It Not

You may remember last week when I wrote about an absurdly hyperbolic claim of alleged life-saving from a Tesla driving via its Level 2 semi-autonomous Autopilot system; this week, I have another one, but this one is a little different because it was brought to my attention by a Tesla-stan who was very sure this […]

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