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Why Waymo Gave Up On Driver-Monitored Autopilot

April 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Around 6 months after Tesla's Autonomy Day, Waymo CEO John Krafcik gave a presentation to German auto giants that he was seeking to partner with. A video clip of this presentation, provided by Third Row Tesla, shows the CEO explaining why Waymo shut down their "Autopilot program."

Tesla Smart Summon & Custom Maps Will Use Crowdsourced Fleet Data

April 22nd, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the Smart Summon feature in the future will use the GPS points from the maps/navigation data generated by Tesla cars that have previously been at that location in order to further refine this feature. He was responding to the following tweet directed at him by @thirdrowtesla podcast

Byton M-Byte Production Begins In China, Keeps The 48″ Big Screen

April 13th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

In a bit of good news for a world that's wondering when it might, hopefully, return to normal in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, another electric car factory is re-opening its doors in China. What's more, this one is building something we can all get excited about. That's because production for the all-electric and terribly pretty Byton M-Byte crossover has officially begun. And as promised -- Byton has kept the massive, 48" infotainment display!

Wicked Tesla China Video Explains Why Chinese Customers Love Tesla

April 7th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla is making deliveries in China and has rolled out a new video highlighting the experiences of Chinese Tesla customers and why they chose Tesla over so many other electric and fossil-fueled vehicle on the market there (China has an abundance of option not seen elsewhere in the world). One new owner, an apparent rapper, described Autopilot as "spa-like."

Tesla’s Cybertruck Could Be The One To Finally Challenge The Toyota Hilux If It Comes To South Africa

April 7th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Tesla really got us rethinking the whole idea of what a pickup truck is when the company shocked the world at the Cybertruck launch event. It's a radical shift that's totally different from the standard pickup truck look and performance expectations that people had been accustomed to. This shock slowly evolved into acceptance, and later absolute admiration. It appears the Cybertruck has since gone on to register over half a million reservations

It’s Happening: Airspeeder Flying Car Company Gets Cash Infusion

April 7th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The mad scientists at Alauda are actually doing it -- the Airspeeder flying cars are going to happen. What's more, they're going to happen somewhat sooner than later thanks to a seven-figure round of fundraising from Australian technology venture capital firms Saltwater Capital and Jelix, FOREX trading and money management firm Equals, and German logistics company

Volvo Will Split Zenuity To Accelerate Autonomous Car Development

April 5th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Swedish carmaker Volvo will be splitting its autonomous driving development arm, now called Zenuity, into two separate entities in a bid to accelerate the development and implementation of its next-generation Pilot Assist self-driving system. The move will create one company, still called Zenuity, and a new company that will be absorbed by the safety equipment gurus at Veoneer

Driver Training For Driverless Cars

March 25th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

MIT researchers have created a digital driver training lab for self-driving computer programs. Instead of training a computer to think like a human, they train it to think like a computer, which could be an important difference.

Navigant’s Nonsense About Tesla Autonomous Driving

March 16th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

It is that time of year again. We see all the self-appointed experts extol their superior vision on the subjects that are most clickbait worthy. For a few years now, Navigant Research has produced its “Leaderboard” about the race to full autonomous driving. It is highly respected in the media, not so much among those that know a tiny bit about the subject

70 Reasons Why Tesla Model 3 Is Most Loved Car

March 15th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Whether you are considering buying a Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, or another electric vehicle, it is probably worth noting that the Model 3 is the most loved car or passenger vehicle in the United States, based on Consumer Reports surveys of vehicle owners of all types. In other words, owners of no other vehicles profess to love their vehicles as much as Model 3 owners do

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