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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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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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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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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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People Want Safer Cars Before They Drive Autonomous Ones

Autonomy is constantly presented as the future of the automotive industry. Having cars that can truly be termed “self-driving” is the goal. But if you ask consumers, they’re not all that interested in that. Not when there’s work that can be done now.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Vaccine-Delivering Drones By German Maker Get Funding To Step Up Production

The next time you see a drone buzzing overhead, try to keep an open mind about these goofy, oversized R/C planes. Some are actually doing incredible work.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Is Back On Top

Toyota is the world’s biggest automaker once again, Wall Street wasn’t jazzed about Tesla, and Faraday Future. All that and more in The Morning Shift for January 28, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Waymo Vs. Tesla Feud Is The Tedious Autonomous Rivalry We Deserve

There are a lot of players in the hypothetical world of autonomous cars, but only two of them are big enough to taunt each other, or at least big enough for those taunts to land with meaning. I’m talking about Waymo and Tesla of course, and I say hypothetical because it’s still not clear to […]

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