25 octobre 2016

Tesla “autopilot” Properly Tested With Motorcycles?

Tesla “autopilot” Properly Tested With Motorcycles? Norway – The Norwegian Motorcyclists’ Union (NMCU) has contacted Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and asked him: Is Tesla “autopilot” properly tested with motorcycles? This is as a follow-up letter to the Minister of Transport, where NMCU took up the issue of people being fooled into believing that adaptive cruise control makes the vehicle “self-executing”. NMCU insists that any system being basis for the term “self-driving” must be thoroughly tested with... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2016

Tesla Autopilot 2.0: next gen Autopilot powered by more radar, new triple camera, some equipment already in production

  Tesla Autopilot 2.0: next gen Autopilot powered by more radar, new triple camera, some equipment already in production Tesla introduced the first Autopilot hardware suite, a front-facing camera, a front-facing radar, and 360° ultrasonic sensor in September 2014. A year later, in October 2015, Tesla released the first ‘Autopilot update’ (v7.0) to introduce features like Autosteer and Autopark. While the automaker was able to significantly improve the software and release new features on the same hardware, the sensor... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

Google demos Self-Driving cars during SXSW weekend

Google demos Self-Driving cars during SXSW weekend Google brought models of its self-driving cars to SXSW to be tested and get consumer opinion, with Mayors from across the country checking the cars out as well. “This is so important for the country. We have so many challenges in front of us and the way we’re going to address those challenges is through innovation. Bringing technology and working together to try and solve them,” said Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s Self-Driving cars. Urmson has been working on the idea since... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

The car industry has never witnessed what Tesla is about to go through

The car industry has never witnessed what Tesla is about to go through   Tesla Motors unveiled its latest electric car, the Model 3, on March 31, with a lower price tag and 2017 delivery date. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk heralded the Model 3 as a way to accelerate the world's "transition to sustainable transport."(Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) Most of the best selling cars in America, such as the Honda Accord or Nissan Altima, generally hit around 300,000 in sales every year. Tesla saw 276,000 people sign-up to... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2016

Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism

Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism A Model X navigated 20 miles of highway as its driver hovered near death. Slate tells the harrowing story of Joshua Neally, a 37-year-old attorney in Springfield, Missouri who claims that his Tesla Model X’s autopilot feature saved his life. Neally was driving home in late July when he suddenly felt something like “a steel pole through my chest.” Neally was in gathering highway traffic as the pain mounted rapidly. In the moment, Neally... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2016

Springfield attorney says Tesla autopilot mode helped him survive medical emergency

  Mid-afternoon on July 26, attorney Joshua Neally got into his Tesla Model X near his downtown Springfield law office to make the drive home to Branson. It was his daughter's 4th birthday, and they had plans for the evening.He took Chestnut Expressway, merged onto U.S. 65 and drove south out of Springfield city limits. Then things got worse. "It was excruciating pain," Neally told the News-Leader Friday. "I've never had such pain in my life." His breathing was limited. He struggled to place a call to his... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2016

Accident fatalities in a TESLA car might have been avoided by using software modules of NEXYAD: the time for monitoring has come

Accident fatalities in a TESLA car might have been avoided by using software modules of NEXYAD : the time for monitoring circuit has come. by NEXYAD Passions run around the issue of autonomous vehicles, or semi-autonomous. Recently with a TESLA car there has been a fatal accident while on autopilot mode. NEXYAD studied traffic safety for twenty years, and we give some elements of reflection on this type of accident.   Processing circuit, informing auti-pilot systems, control, etc ... from perception, data... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash

Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash Google has finally broken its silence on the fatal Tesla crash that killed 40-year-old Joshua Brown. And it seems Google is blaming both Brown and Tesla for what tragically occurred. In an interview with Bloomberg, John Krafcik, CEO of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project, called what happened on May 7, 2016 in Williston, Fla. “a tragedy.” But Krafcik also pointed out that Brown was “one of probably a hundred or so people who died that day in automotive fatalities, in... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2016

Tesla drops Mobileye in wake of Autopilot issue - reports

Tesla drops Mobileye in wake of Autopilot issue - reports Tesla is reportedly dropping Mobileye, a supplier to its Autopilot partial self-driving system, in the wake of an accident that killed a Tesla driver in May. The fatal accident involved a crash with a truck that crossed the Tesla Model S car's path, the car failing to brake. Mobileye is a leading supplier of camera sensors for such systems. Mobileye CTO Ammon Sashua made the announcement during an analyst call discussing the company's latest financial results. USA... [Lire la suite]