Tesla drivers take their eyes off the road when on autopilot, study finds

Credit: drive.com.au A landmark study into driver behaviour shows Tesla owners have blind faith in autonomous technology rather than watching the road ahead. Cars that do some of the driving for us – but are not yet completely autonomous – are at risk of turning us into dangerous drivers, a landmark study in the US […]

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Ford will recycle its EV batteries with ex-Tesla exec’s startup

Credit: theverge.com JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials has a new, big customer and investor Ford has tapped startup Redwood Materials — run by former Tesla chief technology officer JB Straubel — to handle the recycling of its electric vehicle batteries. The two companies also plan to use this new partnership to help build out the battery […]


Safety official says Tesla should address ‘basic safety issues’ before expanding full self-driving mode

Credit: theverge.com The NTSB chair said Tesla’s use of the term “full self-driving” is “misleading and irresponsible.” Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, told the Wall Street Journal that Tesla should address “basic safety issues” before the carmaker expands its so-called “full self-driving” (FSD) mode. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said earlier this […]

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Stealth Robocar Startup Sees Remote Drivers as Autonomy Shortcut

Credit: bloombergquint.com Deploying vast fleets of robocars has been much tougher than Tesla Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and others thought. One European startup is now pitching an intermediate step to full autonomy: teledriving. Germany’s Vay, which has been quietly testing a fleet of remote-controlled electric vehicles all over Berlin, plans to roll out a mobility […]


Tesla Autopilot to be compared with 12 other systems in NHTSA probe

Credit: us.newschant.com As a part of its investigation into Tesla Autopilot issues of safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday requested knowledge from 12 other huge automakers about their driver help systems. The company plans a comparative evaluation between the systems Tesla and its opponents provide, in addition to the practices they every […]


Why Tesla, Apple, Google and Facebook are designing their own chips

Credit: us.newschant.com Not content material with counting on commonplace chips that are in excessive demand, among the world’s greatest tech companies are growing their own semiconductors. Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Tesla and Baidu are all shunning established chip companies and bringing sure points of chip growth in-house, in line with company bulletins and media experiences. “Increasingly, […]


Elon Musk says Tesla’s robot will make physical work a ‘choice’

Credit: auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com Based on the same technology as the company’s semi-autonomous vehicles, the robot will be able to perform basic repetitive tasks with the aim of eliminating the need for people to handle dangerous or boring work, Musk said at an online event on Tesla’s advances in artificial intelligence (AI).3 After dominating the electric vehicle […]


Tesla boosts China public relations, legal teams after setbacks, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

Credit: sportyheroes.com Tesla is looking to expand its public relations and legal teams in China after a run of bad publicity and tighter regulatory scrutiny. The electric-vehicle pioneer is seeking to fill external affairs positions, whose responsibilities include government relations, in several cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Nanjing, according to a post on its […]


Tesla Model S and Model X get price hike in Australia

Credit: drive.com.au The Tesla Model S sedan and Model X SUV have picked up price hikes in Australia, despite neither vehicle currently being in stock. The entry-level ‘Long Range’ variant of the Model S now starts at $141,990 before on-road costs (up from $134,700 last month, representing an increase of $7290), while the same Model […]


Tesla will refund owners who paid to fix main computers out of pocket

Credit: us.newschant.com Tesla on Monday notified owners of older Model S and Model X electrical automobiles that the corporate will refund them for repairs in the event that they beforehand had to pay out-of-pocket to fix an issue of their main computers. The drawback manifested as a clean touchscreen or different glitches within the system […]