26 août 2016

The Issue of 'Self-Driving' Is Back as China Sees First Tesla Autopilot Crash

The Issue of 'Self-Driving' Is Back as China Sees First Tesla Autopilot Crash The driver who crashed says Tesla’s sales staff promoted the system as “self-driving.” Tesla  TSLA 0.12%  said on Wednesday that one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in “autopilot” mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as “self-driving,” overplaying its actual capabilities. Tesla said it had reviewed data to confirm the car was in autopilot mode, a system that takes control of steering and... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2016

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech A crash that killed a driver in a Tesla Model S electric car in self-driving mode has called into question the safety of driverless vehicle technology. This week, federal officials announced the launch of a formal investigation into the accident. The crash occurred on May 7 in Williston, Florida, when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla, and the car failed to apply the brakes, the New York Times reported. It is the first known fatal... [Lire la suite]