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Tesla Model 3 drives into overturned truck, was Autopilot to blame?
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2nd Jun 2020
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Tesla Model 3 drives into overturned truck, was Autopilot to blame?

A Tesla Model 3 has been filmed driving directly into an overturned truck on a highway in Taiwan, with reports suggesting the driver was possibly relying on the electric carmaker's Autopilot system. Security cameras captured footage of the crash on Taiwan’s National Highway 1, with video clearly showing the car driving directly into the stationary truck despite a brief and last-minute attempt to brake.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tesla files patent, begins rewriting Autopilot software
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21st Apr 2020
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Tesla files patent, begins rewriting Autopilot software

Tesla has filed a new patent application with start-up tech company DeepScale in a step towards rewriting the electric vehicle specialist’s Autopilot autonomous driving software. DeepScale – a San Francisco-based specialist in ‘machine learning’ software – was purchased by Tesla in October 2019 for an undisclosed amount to assist in development of autonomous driving technology, according to a reported by Electrek.
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Liam Murphy
Nissan unveils avatars: virtual reality companions for autonomous cars
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24th Oct 2019
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Nissan unveils avatars: virtual reality companions for autonomous cars

Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled virtual reality (VR) passengers to keep drivers company in autonomous cars during long journeys. In one of the most bizarre media presentations during the 2019 Tokyo motor show, Nissan demonstrated how passengers could appear in thin air, giving lonely drivers someone to talk to whether they are struck in traffic or on a weekend drive.
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Joshua Dowling
Australia falls down Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index
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14th Feb 2019
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Australia falls down Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index

Australia has slipped from 14th to 15th in the Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index, a trend the Australia Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) says should "sound warning bells". According to ADVI, Australia has "gone from being on the international radar as a leader, to a country that risks being marginalised as it slips further into autonomous vehicle obscurity". "Now is the time for leadership and positive action to address these concerns," said Rita Excell, director of ADVI.
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Scott Collie
Mercedes-Benz: Autonomous cars to be region-specific
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9th Jan 2019
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Mercedes-Benz: Autonomous cars to be region-specific

Mercedes-Benz says that the use of full autonomous cars in the future will likely be region specific, meaning certain cars will be designed and engineered for certain areas, which will see them unable to operate autonomously in other regions.
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Alborz Fallah