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US senator demands Tesla rename Autopilot system
News
25th Jan 2020
2 min read

US senator demands Tesla rename Autopilot system

Edward Markey, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, has called on Tesla to rebrand and change the marketing around its Autopilot driver assistance suite. In a statement released last week, Markey, a member of the Senate's Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, called on Tesla to improve Autopilot in light of videos appearing online showing drivers how to fool the system's driver monitoring processes.
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Derek Fung
Tesla's Autopilot has driven 1.9b kilometres - report
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21st Jul 2018
2 min read

Tesla's Autopilot has driven 1.9b kilometres - report

Tesla customers have driven over 1.2 billion miles (1.9b kilometre) with the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot systems engaged, a new report says. First covered by Electrek, a team from MIT Human-Centered AI has produced (and is still updating a report) estimating the distance covered by Tesla vehicles operating with Autopilot turned on.
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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 cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash, but autonomous car makers on watch
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23rd Jan 2017
3 min read

Tesla cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash, but autonomous car makers on watch

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has ruled in favour of electric carmaker Tesla, in an investigation into a fatal crash last year involving a Model S in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. In May 2016, a man in the US was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with a tractor trailer at an intersection on a non-controlled access highway.
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James Wong
Tesla Autopilot declared 'traffic hazard' by German government investigation - report
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13th Oct 2016
2 min read

Tesla Autopilot declared 'traffic hazard' by German government investigation - report

An investigation by the German government into the Tesla Autopilot system has reportedly concluded that the assisted driving setup is a 'considerable traffic hazard'. According to Heise Online, Der Spiegel has seen a copy of a report compiled by Germany's Federal Transport Ministry, which notes several dangerous characteristics of the system.
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Derek Fung