05 novembre 2020

The culprits of consumers acting as beta testers for safety critical software

Last week Tesla sent out a beta software update called "Full Self-Driving" to a select group of customers. This release is expected to comprise of improvements to the company's Autopilot – and include advanced driver-assist features designed for local, non-highway streets. While this is a remarkable engineering feat and a courageous move, it is also a dangerous one.  on October 21, the company released a beta software update to selected Tesla owners called Full Self Driving (FSD). The problem is the same as before: the name is... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2020

Is Tesla’s Autopilot Unwanted In Germany?

n September 2020, the EU NCAP, an NGO that has many European government authorities as members, tested driving-assist systems and ranked Tesla Autopilot below average. The main reason for the low rank of the functionality test was explained as follows: “Tesla’s systems name Autopilot is inappropriate as it suggests full automation.” In their valuation guidelines, they explain, “A good system name should not be misleading and contain Assistance to clearly identify the system design and its purpose to assist the driver.... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2020

Review of news from TESLA

  r   1: The Dojo Neural Net Training Center Tesla is developing a NN training computer called Dojo to process truly vast amounts of video data. 2: Dramatically Better Autopilot “The FSD improvement will come as a quantum leap, because it’s a fundamental architectural rewrite, not an incremental tweak. I drive the bleeding edge alpha build in my car personally. Almost at zero interventions between home & work. Limited public release in 6 to 10 weeks.” says Elon Musk  3. Avoiding Potholes! 4. And Roundabouts!... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2020

Tesla starts selling China-made Model 3 with autopilot function

Tesla starts selling China-made Model 3 with autopilot function   U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla (TSLA.O) on Friday started selling its China-made Model 3 with an autopilot function priced from 355,800 yuan ($50,310), making it the company’s cheapest model on sale in the country, the official website showed. It suspended website sales of a less expensive variant of the same model, lacking an autopilot function, it had previously offered at 328,000 yuan ($46,389). Tesla did not respond to an e-mailed request for comment. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2020

A Game Changer for Road Safety: the Global Road Safety Platform by NEXYAD

A Game Changer for Road Safety: the Global Road Safety Platform by NEXYAD NEXYAD recently launched a Global Road Safety Platform that can assess driving risk, onboard, in real time, 20 times per second. This technology is a game changer for road safety: currently under deployment for telematics matters (fleet risk management, and Usag Based Insurance), it has been shown and validated that alerting driver when risk starts to increase a little to much can reduce accident rate by 20%. See figure below:   NEXYAD proactive... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

Latest Tesla Autopilot Software Updates

Latest Tesla Autopilot Software Updates Tesla continually improves its electric vehicles with over-the-air software updates that include enhancements to Autopilot, legacy “Enhanced Autopilot”, and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features in the future. Note that Tesla recently completely updated their Autopilot options to simplify the lineup across its EVs. Enhanced Autopilot is no longer offered and instead, autonomous driving features have been folded into the Full Self-Driving option. How Often Do Tesla Software Updates... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2020

How Does Tesla Autopilot Compare To BMW's Autonomous Tech

How Does Tesla Autopilot Compare To BMW's Autonomous Tech esla is not the only company in the driver-assist game. Is its free tech better than the priciest rivals'? Tesla vehicles now come standard with Autopilot. Even the automaker's entry-level Model 3 Standard Range Plus gets the tech. Moreover, all Tesla vehicles undergo regular over-the-air software updates, which continuously improve the semi-autonomous system. Other automakers like BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo have been producing... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2019

Tesla Level 5: Autopilot

Tesla Level 5: Autopilot Recently Elon Musk publicly stated that it will have Level 5 autonomy by the year 2020. He went further to state that all Tesla’s will be able to act as robo-taxis and will be able to generate up $30,000 in revenue for it’s owners. Musk claims that Tesla will have an extensive network of self-driving cars by 2020. He claims that Tesla can achieve all of this without technologies that every major competitor including Waymo and Cruise Automation employ. This include LIDAR sensors (laser radar) and... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2019

Tesla’s head of Autopilot software leaves in restructuring

Tesla’s head of Autopilot software leaves in restructuring esla’s head of Autopilot software, Stuart Bowers, has left the automaker to work for the venture capital firm Greylock after a restructuring of the Autopilot team. Over the last few months, there have been several reports about a restructuring of Tesla’s Autopilot team. In May, we reported that Tesla was restructuring its Autopilot software team and Elon Musk was taking the reins. Here’s from the original report: “According to people familiar with the matter... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2019

New Tesla software to offer 'full' autonomy, Musk says

New Tesla software to offer 'full' autonomy, Musk says An update to Tesla's Autopilot software coming in August will enable "full self-driving features" for the automaker's electric cars, chief executive Elon Musk says. Musk's comments come amid a race by automakers and tech firms to roll out fully autonomous vehicles, but also rising concerns about the safety of robotic systems. The Tesla founder made the disclosure in a Twitter conversation, responding to a user who complained about issues with Autopilot, which is currently... [Lire la suite]
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