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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
CarAdvice podcast 105: Nissan Terra and Mazda 6 launch reports
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1st Jun 2018
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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.
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Mandy Turner
Tesla 'driver' banned for using Autopilot from passenger seat
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30th Apr 2018
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Tesla 'driver' banned for using Autopilot from passenger seat

Bhavesh Patel, 39, from Nottingham, UK, has been banned from driving for 18 months for dangerous driving, after he abandoned the driver's seat while the Autopilot feature of his Tesla Model S was switched on. At around 7.40pm on May 21, 2017, Patel switched on the Autopilot assisted driving feature as he was heading down the M1 motorway. He then moved across the passenger's seat.
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Derek Fung
Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware
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20th Oct 2016
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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
Tesla Autopilot 2.0 will have three cameras, more radar units - report
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13th Aug 2016
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Tesla Autopilot 2.0 will have three cameras, more radar units - report

The next iteration of Tesla's Autopilot system will reportedly require a lot more detection hardware. According to anonymous sources who have spoken to Electrek, the updated hardware suite will include radar units at each corner of the vehicle, as well as a new forward-facing triple camera setup. It's said that in time and with further software updates, this combination of hardware and software will be able to deliver level three and level four autonomous driving capabilities.
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Derek Fung