‘Autopilot’

Admin June 23, 2017

The Tesla driver who made history as the first man to die at the wheel of a semi-autonomous vehicle was not distracted by a movie while driving. But in a 37-minute period leading up to the May 2016 Florida accident, Joshua Brown apparently had his hands on the wheel for just 25 seconds. That’s the […]

Admin January 21, 2017

Good news for self-driving cars, even today’s that cobble together 2-3 driver assist technologies for rudimentary automation: They’re effective in reducing crashes by a significant amount. Specifically, the crash rate on Teslas fell by almost 40% after Tesla installed and activated its semi-autonomous Autopilot software. In the same report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

Admin October 18, 2016

Tesla is coming under fire for using the term Autopilot to describe the set of driver-assist systems in its newer cars. Most recently, the German government has asked it to find a more-conservative way to brand the feature, one that will be less confusing to owners. The Germans, like Consumer Reports, feel Tesla owners may be […]