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The thought of self-driving cars seems like a futuristic fever dream you imagined during your early childhood. Though we may still be eons away from flying cars brought to life on The Jetsons, Blade Runner, and Harry Potter, the reality...
As we approach the age of self-driving cars, accurately geolocating a vehicle is a crucial component of the navigation equation. By introducing additional sensors like cameras into the mix and then matching that with conventional GPS positioning, Tesla plans to enhance that level of accuracy.
Ahead of - well, far ahead of - rolling out its FSD (full self-driving) features, Tesla has been busy R&D-ing and patenting stuff. The latest patent application revealed to the public is one for an automated turn signal system...
The last time Tesla's fleet network was down for a prolonged period was in 2016, when it went down for a whole day. Earlier today, the Tesla fleet network went down for about 4 hours or more. While this...
New information suggests that Tesla may have an advantage on the self-driving vehicle technology front as Waymo, the Alphabet (Google) spin-off, runs into problems testing its own tech against human drivers. Waymo's Trouble The problem right now is that Waymo's autonomous...
Are fire trucks Tesla magnets? I'm beginning to think so because this is now the third report of an "incident" between a Tesla and a fire truck. The incident in question is that a Tesla driver "thought the Model...
The auto industry has gone through its own share of evolution over the past century, but the next ten years certainly seem to be more exciting that the last 100. Technological advances are now threatening to beat the auto...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked everyone early this month by announcing his intention to take Tesla private; many believed that the transaction would never go through. The reason: there isn't enough money in the private investor world to delist...
Reports have emerged this week that two key chip architects, David Glasco, System Architecture Lead, and Dan Bailey, System Circuit Design Lead, have now left Tesla to join Esperanto Technologies. Some media reports are saying that it is "a huge...
Tesla EVs regularly get OTA (over-the-air) updates when new firmware versions are available. The current version 8.1 is now expected to be upgraded to version 9.0, which Musk promises will have full self-driving capability for Autopilot. But some Tesla...
If you want to look at how something is going to grow in the future, it often helps if you look at its evolutionary past. Sometimes, it even helps to look at how things are now. In the realm...
A new series of tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made its way into the light. The paper, dubbed "Reality Check", covers the testing of five different driver assistance systems from Volvo, Mercedes Benz, BMW and...
At the Web Summit 2017 technology conference in Lisbon today, Volkswagen Group announced that it would be partnering with Google to work on quantum computing, with a focus on AI, EVs and traffic optimization.A special team of researchers will...
The CEO of Google's Waymo, John Krafcik, revealed at a tech conference in Lisbon, Porgutal, Tuesday that the company has successfully testing its self-driving cars, and that the public will soon be invited for rides in these fully autonomous...
Alphabet's growth investment fund, CapitalG, is leading a $1 billion financing round in ride-share operator Lyft, a key rival to the dominant Uber. CapitalG partner David Lawee will join Lyft's board of directors, while Lyft's post-money valuation now tops...