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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
Autopilot makes driver reactions up to three times slower - study
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3rd Nov 2018
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Autopilot makes driver reactions up to three times slower - study

There have been a number of high-profile crashes involving Tesla Autopilot in 2018, caused by drivers overestimating the semi-autonomous assistance system's capabilities. We know leaning heavily on Level Two automation is risky, but exactly how risky is tough to quantify. A team of Australian researchers is trying to do just that, however, as part of a study into driver attention and semi-autonomous vehicles.
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Scott Collie
Tesla Model X: Autopilot could be at fault in fatal accident
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8th Jun 2018
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Tesla Model X: Autopilot could be at fault in fatal accident

A preliminary report from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says Autopilot may have steered toward the dividing barrier on US Highway 101 before a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model X earlier this year.
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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.
Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range
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24th Jan 2017
3 min read

Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range

Tesla has rolled out its second-generation of Autopilot hardware - with the option of full self-driving capability - while adding the Model S 100D and Model X 100D to its line-up, providing the longest driving ranges in their respective model families.
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James Wong
Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware
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20th Oct 2016
2 min read

Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware

All Tesla electric vehicles being produced from now will come with the company’s new-generation full self-driving hardware, dubbed simply "Hardware 2", hastening the commercial rollout of autonomous cars. But, as we’ll reveal further down the story, there’s a small snag for prospective buyers to consider.
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Mike Costello