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Elon Musk 'extremely confident' Tesla will launch full-autonomous driving in 2021
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4th Dec 2020
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Elon Musk 'extremely confident' Tesla will launch full-autonomous driving in 2021

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again stipulated an ambitious timeline for the launch of the electric car maker's full autonomous driving functionality, telling customers they should expect to see it in 2021. While Tesla vehicles currently feature the hardware necessary for future 'Full Self-Driving' capabilities, they are only capable of 'Autopilot', Tesla's advanced driver assistance system which can steer, accelerate and brake automatically with driver supervision.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tesla enables automatic lane change feature in the US
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4th Apr 2019
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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'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
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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.
Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash due to 'over-reliance on automation, lack of safeguards'
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13th Sep 2017
2 min read

Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash due to 'over-reliance on automation, lack of safeguards'

The United States' National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) has released its final findings on the fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S operating in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. The crash occurred in Florida in May 2016, when Joshua Brown's Tesla Model S collided with the underside of a tractor-trailer as the truck turned onto the non-controlled access highway.
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Derek Fung