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Feds Declare Tesla Autopilot-Tricking ‘Autopilot Buddy’ Unsafe Because Yeah It’s Unsafe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a cease and desist letter to Dolder, Falco and Reese Partners, LLC, the company that makes an idiotic and dangerous product called the Autopilot Buddy, a $199 lump of plastic and magnets that fools a Tesla’s Autopilot system into thinking you’re paying…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Will Autonomous Cars Be Able To Sense Bad Drivers?

We’ve all had that feeling about another driver on the road—that moment you know they’re going to make a boneheaded move, and you need to be ready. Sure enough it happens, but catastrophe is avoided because you anticipated it. Will our robot cars be able to do the same?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Can’t Believe This Stock Footage Of A Guy ‘Sleeping’ While Using Tesla Autopilot Is Still Online

For reasons beyond my comprehension, stock photo service Shutterstock offers this footage shot in Slovenia and in Austria early in 2017 of a Tesla Model S on Autopilot in traffic with no one at the wheel, as well as with an actor texting while driving and “falling asleep” in the driver’s seat. Please, take it […]

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Consumer Group Says Tesla’s Autopilot Is ‘Deceptive,’ Calls For Investigation

The consumer advocacy groups Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog called on the Federal Trade Commission today to investigate Tesla for “deceptive advertising and marketing practices and representations” made regarding Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system. The letter specifically points out…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The ‘Autopilot Buddy’ For Your Tesla Is Insidiously Dangerous And Stupid

You could consider Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system a bold and revolutionary, if admittedly incomplete, step toward autonomous cars. Or you could think the company has no business giving it that name. Or that human beings are too irresponsible not to use it in exceedingly dumb ways. I actually think all of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla Model S Driver Says Autopilot Was On Before Crash Into Firetruck: Police

The owner of a Tesla Model S that crashed into a parked firetruck in Utah last Friday said she had the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system engaged at the time of the incident, police said Monday. More than likely, this crash will lead to yet more scrutiny around Tesla’s driving assistance system, which is already…Read more… […]

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Tesla Didn’t Add Eye-Tracking And Steering Wheel Sensors To Autopilot Over Cost, Driver Annoyance: Report

Tesla had once considered adding additional safety features like eye-tracking technology and steering wheel sensors to its Autopilot semi-autonomous system, like General Motors competitor Super Cruise has, but allegedly didn’t because of cost, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Which Car Company Makes The Best Semi-Autonomous Driving System? A Cargument

Okay, okay, so some people might have died while utilizing Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system. It’s still the best one there is. Or it isn’t, because Cadillac’s Super Cruise is also a contender, and one Ryan Felton (wrongly) believes it’s better than Autopilot, plus it hasn’t killed anybody. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Owners Would Get $20 To $280 In Proposed Autopilot Lawsuit Settlement: Report

Tesla has offered to settle a lawsuit filed by drivers over the delayed rollout of the automaker’s updated semi-autonomous Autopilot system for $5 million, according to Electrek. The settlement, if it’s approved by the court, would require Tesla to pay affected owners between $20 and $280. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Switching To 24/7 Shifts To Push For 6,000 Model 3s Per Week By June, Elon Musk Says 

Tesla will operate its assembly plant in California “24/7" as part of an effort to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan to 6,000 units per week by June, CEO Elon Musk told the company Tuesday, in an email obtained by Jalopnik.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Accuses Federal Investigators Of Being ‘More Concerned With Headlines’ Than Safety

Tesla is known to issue extraordinary press releases, but this one could take the proverbial cake. On Thursday, in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s formal announcement that Tesla had been removed from a federal probe of a fatal Model X crash, the automaker accused the investigators of being “more…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Feds To Tesla: You Didn’t Quit Model X Investigation, You Were Fired (Updated)

Late Wednesday, Tesla said it withdrew from a formal agreement with the National Transportation Safety Board over a provision that says it can’t release details of a fatal crash involving a Model X traveling with the vehicle’s Autopilot system engaged. But today, Bloomberg reports that, in fact, the NTSB kicked Tesla…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla Blames Driver In Fatal Model X Autopilot Crash As Family Considers Legal Action 

Tesla has released a statement blaming last month’s fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode on the driver who died in the incident following news that his family is exploring legal options against the automaker.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Fanboy Writes Online ‘Will’ To Be Sure No One Sues Tesla If Autopilot Kills Him

I’ve always been a little baffled by the intense brand loyalty some people feel for car companies, but I think this particular expression is far more unsettling than any “rather push a whatever than drive a whatever” hat. I’m talking about a very happy Tesla owner who has posted an update to his will (most […]

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