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Tesla Autopilot: Elon Musk says next update features new ‘silky smooth’ control algorithm | Electrek

Tesla’s latest Autopilot updates for vehicles with the second generation hardware made several major improvements that virtually brought the system developed by Tesla to feature parity with the original system powered by Mobileye.

It now opens the door to start improving on the technology and take advantage of the much more advanced hardware suite.

Today, CEO Elon Musk sta More

Tesla’s latest Autopilot updates for vehicles with the second generation hardware made several major improvements that virtually brought the system developed by Tesla to feature parity with the original system powered by Mobileye.

It now opens the door to start improving on the technology and take advantage of the much more advanced hardware suite.

Today, CEO Elon Musk sta More

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Google Racking Up More Patents Than Most Automakers On Connected And Self-Driving Cars | Forbes Mobile

Will automakers or technology companies put consumers behind the wheel of autonomous automobiles? Certainly, the car manufacturers have the edge on the hardware, but a small tug of war is brewing when it comes to the intellectual property that will ultimately make connected and self-driving cars a reality on the road.
Companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple are pouring enormous resources More

Will automakers or technology companies put consumers behind the wheel of autonomous automobiles? Certainly, the car manufacturers have the edge on the hardware, but a small tug of war is brewing when it comes to the intellectual property that will ultimately make connected and self-driving cars a reality on the road.
Companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple are pouring enormous resources More

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Tesla Wants Drivers to Share Autopilot Driving Videos to Help Self-Driving Cars – The Drive

Since the launch of its Autopilot driver-assist system, Tesla has asked customers for permission to gather car data in order to help improve the system. As part of a recently-launched Autopilot software update , Tesla is expanding that data-collection effort to include video.

When Tesla launched the update, which brings cars built since October 2016 up to parity with older cars in te More

Since the launch of its Autopilot driver-assist system, Tesla has asked customers for permission to gather car data in order to help improve the system. As part of a recently-launched Autopilot software update , Tesla is expanding that data-collection effort to include video.

When Tesla launched the update, which brings cars built since October 2016 up to parity with older cars in te More

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Tesla asks for permission to gather video clips from cars…

The Car Connection Tesla recently rolled out its Autopilot 8.1 software update, offering nifty new features for folks who’d bought vehicles equipped with Tesla’s Autopilot 2 hardware. Over the weekend, Tesla published yet another Autopilot update, bringing even more …… More

The Car Connection Tesla recently rolled out its Autopilot 8.1 software update, offering nifty new features for folks who’d bought vehicles equipped with Tesla’s Autopilot 2 hardware. Over the weekend, Tesla published yet another Autopilot update, bringing even more …… More

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GoMentum Station in Concord, California is where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among multiple AMs; OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers; communications suppliers; technology companies; researchers and academia; public agencies and other partners. These entities converge in research development, testing validation and commercialization of Co More

GoMentum Station in Concord, California is where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among multiple AMs; OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers; communications suppliers; technology companies; researchers and academia; public agencies and other partners. These entities converge in research development, testing validation and commercialization of Co More

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Tesla increases Autopilot 2.0 speed limit to 90 mph in latest v8.1 (17.17.4) update

Tesla has begun to roll out an updated version of Autopilot which brings incremental improvements to its Autopilot 2.0 driving-assist feature on Model S and Model X vehicles equipped with self-driving hardware.

According to firmware Release Notes for v8.1 (17.17.4) posted to Imgur , Model S and Model X owners to vehicles produced after October 2016 now have the ability to use Autoste More

Tesla has begun to roll out an updated version of Autopilot which brings incremental improvements to its Autopilot 2.0 driving-assist feature on Model S and Model X vehicles equipped with self-driving hardware.

According to firmware Release Notes for v8.1 (17.17.4) posted to Imgur , Model S and Model X owners to vehicles produced after October 2016 now have the ability to use Autoste More

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Tesla releases important new Autopilot update removing Autosteer restrictions in new cars

Friday night, Tesla started pushing yet another software update for its vehicles equipped with second generation Autopilot hardware (October 2016-present).

The new update removes the main restrictions on Autosteer, the Autopilot’s main autonomous feature, and made Tesla’s own proprietary vision system almost to feature parity with the first generation Autopilot powered by Mobileye. More

Friday night, Tesla started pushing yet another software update for its vehicles equipped with second generation Autopilot hardware (October 2016-present).

The new update removes the main restrictions on Autosteer, the Autopilot’s main autonomous feature, and made Tesla’s own proprietary vision system almost to feature parity with the first generation Autopilot powered by Mobileye. More

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Intel building self-driving car system, announces BMW partnership

SAN JOSE — Semiconductor titan Intel has officially jumped into the self-driving car frenzy, throwing itself into battle with Google spinoff Waymo, Apple and a host of other firms.

“That is an arms race going on,” said Raj Rajkumar, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University focused on autonomous driving. “I don’t think they are late, but they have to execute, of course.”

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SAN JOSE — Semiconductor titan Intel has officially jumped into the self-driving car frenzy, throwing itself into battle with Google spinoff Waymo, Apple and a host of other firms.

“That is an arms race going on,” said Raj Rajkumar, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University focused on autonomous driving. “I don’t think they are late, but they have to execute, of course.”

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New study predicts self-driving EVs will make car ownership vanish a decimate auto and oil industries.

SAN FRANCISCO — So if you’re skeptical or nervous about the coming age of self-driving cars, consider this incentive: a $20 Uber or Lyft fare could be slashed to $2.

Better yet, it might even be free if the ride provider is, say, a Starbucks autonomous ride-sharing van that’s covering the cost of your 40-cent commute by selling you a pricey latte.

And this isn’t a More

SAN FRANCISCO — So if you’re skeptical or nervous about the coming age of self-driving cars, consider this incentive: a $20 Uber or Lyft fare could be slashed to $2.

Better yet, it might even be free if the ride provider is, say, a Starbucks autonomous ride-sharing van that’s covering the cost of your 40-cent commute by selling you a pricey latte.

And this isn’t a More

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Tesla recreated Autopilot’s version of

n September 2016, Tesla and Mobileye dissolved their partnership and supply contracts and left Tesla to develop their own driving-assist Autopilot technology as a complete system. Tesla said at the time that Mobileye, “attempted to force Tesla to discontinue this development, pay them more and use their products in future hardware,” while Mobileye disputed the claim. Instead, Mobileye made a c More

n September 2016, Tesla and Mobileye dissolved their partnership and supply contracts and left Tesla to develop their own driving-assist Autopilot technology as a complete system. Tesla said at the time that Mobileye, “attempted to force Tesla to discontinue this development, pay them more and use their products in future hardware,” while Mobileye disputed the claim. Instead, Mobileye made a c More

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Pilot program for driverless city buses launched

In an early push to bring autonomous driving to public transit, Burlingame-based electric bus maker Proterra this month will begin testing autonomous features on buses running through Reno, Nev.

The pilot program will be among the first in the country to introduce driverless technology into a metropolitan transit system, and will include a suite of sensors, hardware and software to collect More

In an early push to bring autonomous driving to public transit, Burlingame-based electric bus maker Proterra this month will begin testing autonomous features on buses running through Reno, Nev.

The pilot program will be among the first in the country to introduce driverless technology into a metropolitan transit system, and will include a suite of sensors, hardware and software to collect More

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Samsung just got approved to test its self-driving cars in South Korea – The Verge

It turns out that Apple isn’t the only smartphone company dabbling in the trendy field of self-driving cars. According to The Korea Herald, Samsung was just recently approved by the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport to test autonomous cars on public roads.
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It turns out that Apple isn’t the only smartphone company dabbling in the trendy field of self-driving cars. According to The Korea Herald, Samsung was just recently approved by the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport to test autonomous cars on public roads.
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Elon Musk clarifies Tesla’s plan for level 5 fully…

Business Insider UK
Electrek Ever since Tesla released its second generation Autopilot hardware and started offering an option called “full self-driving capability”, there’s been some …… More

Business Insider UK
Electrek Ever since Tesla released its second generation Autopilot hardware and started offering an option called “full self-driving capability”, there’s been some …… More

Elon Musk: Self-driving Teslas will go between LA and NYC by the end of the year – MarketWatch

Self-driving Teslas will be able to go between Los Angeles and New York City by the end of this year, Tesla Inc. TSLA, +1.76% Chief Executive Elon Musk said Friday.

Musk spoke at a TEDTalk in Vancouver on a number of topics, including the status of driverless cars and his new project, The Boring Co., which aims to create a network of tunnels that would lay the foundation for a series of u More

Self-driving Teslas will be able to go between Los Angeles and New York City by the end of this year, Tesla Inc. TSLA, +1.76% Chief Executive Elon Musk said Friday.

Musk spoke at a TEDTalk in Vancouver on a number of topics, including the status of driverless cars and his new project, The Boring Co., which aims to create a network of tunnels that would lay the foundation for a series of u More

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Apple and Tesla Ask California to Change Proposed Self-Driv…

Fortune Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo (googl), Ford Motor (f), Uber Technologies, Toyota Motor ™, Tesla Motors, and others also filed comments suggesting changes.… More

Fortune Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo (googl), Ford Motor (f), Uber Technologies, Toyota Motor ™, Tesla Motors, and others also filed comments suggesting changes.… More

Former Tesla Autopilot Program manager becomes CTO of Audi’s autonomous driving division | Electrek

There has been a lot of changes in Tesla’s Autopilot leadership over the past few months and most of it can be linked back to former Autopilot program director Sterling Anderson leaving to form his own startup and Chris Lattner taking over the top role in the program , which happened in December 2016 and January 2017 respectively.

A few more senior Autopilot team More

There has been a lot of changes in Tesla’s Autopilot leadership over the past few months and most of it can be linked back to former Autopilot program director Sterling Anderson leaving to form his own startup and Chris Lattner taking over the top role in the program , which happened in December 2016 and January 2017 respectively.

A few more senior Autopilot team More

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Tesla Has Officially Started Releasing Its Revolutionary Autopilot Update

Tesla starting its roll out a new Automatic Emergency Breaking (AEB) feature to its Autopilot 2.0 hardware as reported yesterday by Electrek.
This AEB, which Tesla developed from scratch using its own technology, will raise the safety standards of its cars.
Tesla is again stepping up its autonomous driving game as it begins its roll out of a crucial feature to its Autopilot 2.0 hardwar More

Tesla starting its roll out a new Automatic Emergency Breaking (AEB) feature to its Autopilot 2.0 hardware as reported yesterday by Electrek.
This AEB, which Tesla developed from scratch using its own technology, will raise the safety standards of its cars.
Tesla is again stepping up its autonomous driving game as it begins its roll out of a crucial feature to its Autopilot 2.0 hardwar More

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Waymo to offer public trials for its self-driving minivans

CNET A number of companies are currently testing autonomous vehicles on public roads, but very few are offering the public a chance to experience these vehicles.… More

CNET A number of companies are currently testing autonomous vehicles on public roads, but very few are offering the public a chance to experience these vehicles.… More

Tesla Autopilot Features Defective, ‘Dangerous If Engaged,’ Suit Claims | Law.com

SAN FRANCISCO — In a challenge to its self-driving car technology, Tesla Motors on Wednesday was hit with a lawsuit by class action heavyweight Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro alleging that the automaker sold nearly 50,000 cars with defective autopilot software and knowingly put drivers in harm’s way.

“Contrary to what Tesla represented to them, buyers of affected More

SAN FRANCISCO — In a challenge to its self-driving car technology, Tesla Motors on Wednesday was hit with a lawsuit by class action heavyweight Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro alleging that the automaker sold nearly 50,000 cars with defective autopilot software and knowingly put drivers in harm’s way.

“Contrary to what Tesla represented to them, buyers of affected More

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TESLA’S AUTOPILOT PREDICTS CRASHES (2017) – YouTube

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Tesla Settles Suit Against Ex-Autopilot Chief Who Formed Startup – Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. settled its lawsuit against Sterling Anderson, the former director of the electric-car maker’s Autopilot program, according to a copy of the agreement signed by both parties.

“Tesla has withdrawn its claims, without damages, without attorney’s fees, and without any finding of wrongdoing,” Aurora Innovation LLC said in an emailed statement. Aurora agreed to reimbu More

Tesla Inc. settled its lawsuit against Sterling Anderson, the former director of the electric-car maker’s Autopilot program, according to a copy of the agreement signed by both parties.

“Tesla has withdrawn its claims, without damages, without attorney’s fees, and without any finding of wrongdoing,” Aurora Innovation LLC said in an emailed statement. Aurora agreed to reimbu More

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Baidu is making its self-driving car platform freely available to the automotive industry | TechCrunch

Baidu is opening its self-driving vehicle platform in a bid to help drive the development of autonomous cars.

The Chinese internet giant today announced its Apollo project that will see its platform, including vehicle platform, hardware platform, software platform and cloud data services, opened to help others in the industry, particularly car manufacturers, to develop autonomous vehicles.< More

Baidu is opening its self-driving vehicle platform in a bid to help drive the development of autonomous cars.

The Chinese internet giant today announced its Apollo project that will see its platform, including vehicle platform, hardware platform, software platform and cloud data services, opened to help others in the industry, particularly car manufacturers, to develop autonomous vehicles.< More

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Why Mercedes-Benz has ditched ‘auto pilot’ – motoring.com.au

Mercedes-Benz essentially drew a line in the sand last week, making a clear distinction in the branding and marketing of its autonomous driving functions .

According to head of sales and marketing Britta Seeger, you will no longer see the word ‘pilot’ associated with the German brand’s bourgeoning autonomous driving functions – simply because the car-maker doesn’t want to g More

Mercedes-Benz essentially drew a line in the sand last week, making a clear distinction in the branding and marketing of its autonomous driving functions .

According to head of sales and marketing Britta Seeger, you will no longer see the word ‘pilot’ associated with the German brand’s bourgeoning autonomous driving functions – simply because the car-maker doesn’t want to g More

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Self-driving taxi startup Voyage hints that its rides will be free—and potentially supported by ads — Quartz

When you hail an Uber or Lyft, you’re expected to pay for the ride. It’s how things work in the physical world: You pay for a good or service.
But on the internet, not so much. Companies like Facebook and Google can sell your data and attention to advertisers, which supports the free services we use everyday. You’re still paying for the service, but you just don’t need your credit ca More

When you hail an Uber or Lyft, you’re expected to pay for the ride. It’s how things work in the physical world: You pay for a good or service.
But on the internet, not so much. Companies like Facebook and Google can sell your data and attention to advertisers, which supports the free services we use everyday. You’re still paying for the service, but you just don’t need your credit ca More

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VW announces new all-electric crossover with ‘Autopilot mode’ to be unveiled next week | Electrek

VW has been unveiling a series of new all-electric concept vehicles called “I.D. concepts”. While only concepts for now, the German automakers presents them as the basis for a series of new electric vehicles to use its MEB platform and go into production around 2020.

After a compact car and a minibus, VW now confirms that the next vehicle is an all-electric crossover and it will feature More

VW has been unveiling a series of new all-electric concept vehicles called “I.D. concepts”. While only concepts for now, the German automakers presents them as the basis for a series of new electric vehicles to use its MEB platform and go into production around 2020.

After a compact car and a minibus, VW now confirms that the next vehicle is an all-electric crossover and it will feature More

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Quarter of miles traveled in the US by 2030 seen as driverless — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

A quarter of all miles driven in the U.S. could be in shared, self-driving electric cars by the end of the next decade, setting off a seismic shift that will upend the auto industry, according to a study on the rise of the autonomous age.
A convergence of three trends — ride sharing, autonomous driving and vehicle electrification — will drive the shift, the Boston Consulting Group said i More

A quarter of all miles driven in the U.S. could be in shared, self-driving electric cars by the end of the next decade, setting off a seismic shift that will upend the auto industry, according to a study on the rise of the autonomous age.
A convergence of three trends — ride sharing, autonomous driving and vehicle electrification — will drive the shift, the Boston Consulting Group said i More

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Udacity spin-out Voyage aims to build a full self-driving taxi business | TechCrunch

Udacity’s self-driving car program has been focused on training engineers and helping progress the field with open source contributions, but now Udacity Vice President Oliver Cameron is striking out with a new company called Voyage , which was born out of Udacity’s autonomous efforts. Voyage wants to put self-driving cars on the road as part of a fleet of taxis, created using retrofits More

Udacity’s self-driving car program has been focused on training engineers and helping progress the field with open source contributions, but now Udacity Vice President Oliver Cameron is striking out with a new company called Voyage , which was born out of Udacity’s autonomous efforts. Voyage wants to put self-driving cars on the road as part of a fleet of taxis, created using retrofits More

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GM’s ‘Super Cruise’ Tesla Autopilot competitor arrives in a Cadillac this fall | TechCrunch

GM will launch its Super Cruise advanced highway automatic driving feature this fall, debuting first in the new Cadillac CT6. Super Cruise has been in the works for a few years now, and the semi-autonomous drive mode is finally almost ready for its debut, after its release date was pushed form 2016 to 2017 to give engineers more time to focus on designing the safest system possible.

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GM will launch its Super Cruise advanced highway automatic driving feature this fall, debuting first in the new Cadillac CT6. Super Cruise has been in the works for a few years now, and the semi-autonomous drive mode is finally almost ready for its debut, after its release date was pushed form 2016 to 2017 to give engineers more time to focus on designing the safest system possible.

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A new self-driving car startup just spun out of Udacity to…

Engadget
Business Insider Six months ago, online education startup Udacity set out to train a new legion of self-driving car engineers. The school for robo-cars has been so successful that …… More

Engadget
Business Insider Six months ago, online education startup Udacity set out to train a new legion of self-driving car engineers. The school for robo-cars has been so successful that …… More

Report: Tesla Crashes Dropped by 40% After Autopilot was Installed

Tesla has had its share of ups and downs, including a string of car crashes, one of the most tragic being an incident from May 2016 when a Tesla Model S on Autopilot slammed into an 18-wheeler truck and trailer at a highway intersection, which killed driver Joshua Brown. But, the electric vehicle company and its Autopilot autonomous driving system have largely been exonerated in the report release More

Tesla has had its share of ups and downs, including a string of car crashes, one of the most tragic being an incident from May 2016 when a Tesla Model S on Autopilot slammed into an 18-wheeler truck and trailer at a highway intersection, which killed driver Joshua Brown. But, the electric vehicle company and its Autopilot autonomous driving system have largely been exonerated in the report release More

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