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Tesla enables automatic lane change feature in the US
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4th Apr 2019
2 min read

Tesla enables automatic lane change feature in the US

Tesla has begun rolling out an over-the-air software change to its Navigate on Autopilot feature, which allows the car to automatically change lanes when driving on a highway. Previously for cars equipped with Navigate on Autopilot, the vehicle was able to drive accelerate, brake and steer for itself on divided highways.
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Derek Fung
Tesla Autopilot: Elon Musk promises 'full self-driving features' by August
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12th Jun 2018
3 min read

Tesla Autopilot: Elon Musk promises 'full self-driving features' by August

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter promising some 'full self-driving features' will be rolled out as part of an August update for Tesla's Autopilot driver assist system. At the moment, Autopilot is limited to Level 2 automation. Although stories about Tesla 'drivers' sleeping and sitting in the passenger seat – and, unfortunately, crashing while reliant on the system – abound, Autopilot is only meant to operate under constant driver supervision.
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Scott Collie
CarAdvice podcast 105: Nissan Terra and Mazda 6 launch reports
Mazda CX-3 2018, Mazda CX-8 2018, Mazda 6 2018, Nissan terra 2018
podcast
1st Jun 2018

CarAdvice podcast 105: Nissan Terra and Mazda 6 launch reports

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, the Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with a new 1.8-litre diesel, while the CX-8 goes on sale locally in July. Another 1.1-million vehicles have been added to the Takata airbag recall, Ford launches '2nd Car' for Australian buyers, and California begins a digital number plates trial.
US consumer groups label Tesla Autopilot system 'deceptive'
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28th May 2018
2 min read

US consumer groups label Tesla Autopilot system 'deceptive'

Two groups, The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog, have called on the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the Tesla Autopilot system.
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Derek Fung
Don't mess with Autopilot: Tesla's updated safety alerts demonstrated in new video
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27th Sep 2016
2 min read

Don't mess with Autopilot: Tesla's updated safety alerts demonstrated in new video

Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system recently received a pretty significant software update, and one of its new features makes sure you don’t get complacent behind the wheel - like an angry parent. Demonstrated in the above video, Autopilot Version 8.0 has a lockout feature if the driver ignores the system’s prompts to put their hands on the wheel.
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James Wong