A Tesla which appeared to have nobody in the driver's seat crashed in Texas on Saturday, killing two. Consumer Reports shows that's theoretically possible.
Consumer Reports released its second-ever ranking of driver-assistance systems on Wednesday. Tesla once again took second place, but an increasingly crowded field is quickly encroaching. Autopilot outpaced competitors in capabilities and performance, but sank to the bottom for categories like driver engagement and clarity around safety. Consumer Reports’ rankings come […]
Tesla released a beta version of its “full self driving” software to some customers this month. Within days, videos on the internet showed cars easily navigating roads and intersections. However, plenty of others showed situations where a momentary lapse of attention by the driver could have spelled disaster. Despite its […]
Elon Musk lashed out against critics of Tesla’s Autopilot in a new interview. Tesla’s CEO said suggestions that a name change would improve safety are ‘idiotic.’ The driver-assistance software has been linked to a handful of crashes, including multiple deaths. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Tesla’s Autopilot software […]
Retread is a sustainable re-manufacturing process that applies new tread to worn tires. A retreaded tire takes 20% of the energy used to create a brand new tire. Watch machines from international group Marangoni retread industrial tires. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The disposal of tires represents a […]
AB Dynamics develops products to help manufacturers test advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like automatic braking or lane keeping. They created the Soft Pedestrian Target, or SPT, a moving dummy with the radar signature of a person. Tests with the SPT verify modern cars can detect and evade pedestrians. Watch […]