Tesla set to make improvements to Autopilot radar

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Elon Musk took to Twitter to hint at Tesla improving the Bosch radar sensor on its Autopilot system. This comes after a whirlwind of press coverage and much talk over the first Autopilot fatality. The accident, where Tesla’s Autopilot failed to recognize the white side of a truck against a bright sky, killed the driver … Read more

[UPDATED] Tesla’s Autopilot “failure” is a lesson in distracted driving

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As we reported this morning, the NHTSA is launching an investigation into a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven in Autopilot. Is the incident a lesson in distracted driving or a a flaw in Autopilot? While the NHTSA has yet to investigate the accident, we do have witnesses and evidence to help us at least start … Read more

Apple Picks Up Another Former Key Tesla Employee

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9to5 Mac is reporting that another former key Tesla employee has ended up on the Apple payroll to work on Apple’s (not so) secret Titan car project. Chris Porritt is the former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering, and he also worked for Aston Martin as their Chief Engineer. The new hire isn’t much of a surprise as … Read more

Volvo Autonomous Cars Could Hit Chinese Roads Soon

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Autonomous cars (believe it or not) are being worked on by more than just Alphabet Inc. and Tesla Motors, companies like Toyota, Ford and Volvo all have their own research cooking too. Many believe the future of transportation is in autonomous cars and companies are testing their tech fervently trying to be the first to … Read more

Tesla Model 3 Is Finally Unveiled Priced At $35K

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Tesla Model 3…it’s what the press and the tech press (and many consumers) have been clamoring about and anticipating for a long time now, and it’s here. To give you an idea of how much some people want the Model 3, it already has 134,000 reservations. Each one of those people who reserved the car … Read more

Car Manufacturers With The Most Vehicles Recalled

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Posted on March 23, 2016 by Sean Jackson Buying a car requires a significant investment and demands the consideration of everything from technology to safety. Equally as important is a manufacturer’s dependability — the last thing you want is to buy a model that will continually require repairs due to manufacturer defects. AxleGeeks identified the … Read more

Car Brands With The Most IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

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Posted on March 4, 2016 by Paul Sisolak Finding the perfect car requires the consideration of many elements, and while make, model and other features certainly figure into the equation, safety is arguably chief among those. The overall safety of a car brand depends on a number of variables, but the percentage of model lineups … Read more

Toyota Creates The Ultimate Electric Soapbox Derby Car

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OK, so a real soapbox derby car isn’t going to be electric powered cause that kind of defeats the purpose of building a sopabox derby car (in my mind). But Toyota’s latest creation sure screams soapbox derby car in its looks and it looks amazing. The Setsuna concept car is unlike any other concept or … Read more

GM Enters The Car-Sharing World, Launches Maven

A major shake-up in the automotive industry is coming. Car-sharing, ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles are poised to cause a major shift in not just how we drive and get around but how we buy cars; or if we buy them at all. You can be sure that automobile makers have already been racking their brains in preparation, … Read more

Ford – Google Deal May Be Announced At CES 2016

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Ford and Google may be announcing a partnership in the autonomous vehicles market at CES 2016. Forbes is reporting that sources indicate Ford would supply the technology giant with vehicles for their self-driving car project. This could mean Google is one-step closer to making their self-driving car a road reality. Forbes says “Automotive News” was … Read more

15 Best Cars For Snowy Adventures That Cost Under $30K

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Posted on December 2, 2015 by Sean Jackson It’s that time of the year when winter weather can make driving a challenge; this is why having a capable vehicle to handle snowy road surfaces is essential. AxleGeeks examined 2016 new vehicles to identify the ones with maximum control on wintry drives while also being friendly … Read more

Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Gifts For The Commuter/Auto Enthusiast

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The holidays are fast approaching, but most of us still need to go to work in order to pay the bills so we can enjoy the holidays (and buy gifts from these great gift guides!) Our Holiday Gift Guide provides a few ideas to keep your favorite tech-lover happy this holiday season. In case you … Read more

Tesla Autopilot Program Hiring Coders, Musk Personally Interviewing Candidates

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The Tesla Autopilot Program is looking to hire coders to keep pushing the self-driving car initiative at the company and Elon Musk will be conducting the interviews personally. In a series of Tweets, Musk called the program “super high priority” and no prior experience with vehicles was required. Of course you’ll need loads of software … Read more

Tesla Recalls 90,000 Model S Vehicles For Possible Seatbelt Issues

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Recalls are a normal part of doing business in the automotive industry, but when Tesla recalls 90,000 Model S vehicles for possible seatbelt issues… that’s huge. The most interesting thing about this recall is that it involves only one reported issue in one Model S. Tesla took it upon themselves to check every Model S … Read more

Android Auto Update Comes To Select 2016 Chevrolet Vehicles

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Chevrolet is finally going to update its in car smart system to be compatible with Android Auto. The Android Auto update for Chevrolet will only be available to select 2016 models with the 8″ MyLink screen option. Chevy is offering its MyLink Infotainment system in 14 models of its brand in 2016, more than any … Read more

Google Self-Driving Car Vulnerable To Laser Hack – Claims Researcher

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Jonathan Petit, a security researcher at Security Innovation, Inc. claims the Google self-driving car and other vehicles that use LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) can be hacked using $60 in parts. LiDAR is the laser tracking and navigation system that many self-driving cars use to understand the world around them. The system is essentially the … Read more

OK Tesla – Tests Passed, Time To Make Cars We Can Afford

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OK Tesla – tests passed with flying colors, time to make cars we can afford – or are electric cars just a toy in the rich man’s playground? Before you all start sounding off in the comments here and on social media, let make it clear that I love Tesla’s cars and the technology and … Read more

Nokia Here Maps Has Been Sold To Audi, Daimler And BMW

Today marks the day that Nokia has sold its navigation platform Nokia Here Maps to three German car manufacturers. How much exactly was Here sold for? €2.8bn or $3 billion USD to be more precise. Uber and Baidu teamed up to Here, but Audi, BMW, and Daimler beat those two companies in the end. The deal is … Read more

Tesla Highway Autosteer And Parallel Autopark Updates Coming Soon

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In a series of tweets Tesla Motors front man Elon Musk said the company is very near releasing a software update for both Tesla highway autosteer and parallel autopark. Like any new technology the original software wasn’t exactly working the best so Tesla’s crew went back to the drawing board. Tesla highway autosteer will allow … Read more

BMW-Apple In Talks On Possible Vehicle Partnership

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Where else does a software company need to go to expand its ecosystem and grasp of its users? The automobile. With some companies already embracing Apple Car Play and Android Auto jointly, Apple wants to make a play for an exclusive. The software giant may have a grand vision for a BMW-Apple partnered electric car. … Read more

Google Auto? Did Google Already Have Plans On Its Own Car Company?

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An interesting report is coming out of The Guardian today concerning Google and Google Auto LLC. Mark Harris of The Guardian says that even while Google has been courting auto makers for its driverless car, they had already formed their own auto company in advance. This is according to documents obtained by The Guardian under a Public … Read more