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Consumer Group Says Tesla's Autopilot Is 'Deceptive,' Calls For Investigation Consumer Group Says Tesla's Autopilot Is 'Deceptive,' Calls For Investigation

The consumer advocacy groups Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog called on the Federal Trade Commission today to investigate Tesla for “deceptive advertising and marketing practices and representations” made regarding Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system. The letter specifically points out…

The 'Autopilot Buddy' For Your Tesla Is Insidiously Dangerous And Stupid The 'Autopilot Buddy' For Your Tesla Is Insidiously Dangerous And Stupid

You could consider Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system a bold and revolutionary, if admittedly incomplete, step toward autonomous cars. Or you could think the company has no business giving it that name. Or that human beings are too irresponsible not to use it in exceedingly dumb ways. I actually think all of…

Tesla Model S Driver Says Autopilot Was On Before Crash Into Firetruck: Police Tesla Model S Driver Says Autopilot Was On Before Crash Into Firetruck: Police

The owner of a Tesla Model S that crashed into a parked firetruck in Utah last Friday said she had the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system engaged at the time of the incident, police said Monday. More than likely, this crash will lead to yet more scrutiny around Tesla’s driving assistance system, which is already…

Tesla Didn't Add Eye-Tracking And Steering Wheel Sensors To Autopilot Over Cost, Driver Annoyance: Report Tesla Didn't Add Eye-Tracking And Steering Wheel Sensors To Autopilot Over Cost, Driver Annoyance: Report

Tesla had once considered adding additional safety features like eye-tracking technology and steering wheel sensors to its Autopilot semi-autonomous system, like General Motors competitor Super Cruise has, but allegedly didn’t because of cost, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

Tesla Battery Reignited Days After Fatal Model X Crash: Report Tesla Battery Reignited Days After Fatal Model X Crash: Report

Firefighters in California had to put out the smoldering flames coming from a Tesla Model X battery involved in a March fatal crash, even days after the crash, according to a new report from KTVU in California.

Which Car Company Makes The Best Semi-Autonomous Driving System? A Cargument

Okay, okay, so some people might have died while utilizing Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system. It’s still the best one there is. Or it isn’t, because Cadillac’s Super Cruise is also a contender, and one Ryan Felton (wrongly) believes it’s better than Autopilot, plus it hasn’t killed anybody.

Tesla Q1 2018 Report: More Production Shutdowns To Prep For Making 5,000 Model 3s Per Week Tesla Q1 2018 Report: More Production Shutdowns To Prep For Making 5,000 Model 3s Per Week

In the coming months, Tesla plans to shut down production for about 10 days in total, the company said on Wednesday in a letter to investors, as it plans to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan to 5,000 units per week.

Tesla Owners Would Get $20 To $280 In Proposed Autopilot Lawsuit Settlement: Report Tesla Owners Would Get $20 To $280 In Proposed Autopilot Lawsuit Settlement: Report

Tesla and drivers who filed a lawsuit last year over the delayed rollout of the automaker’s updated semi-autonomous Autopilot system have agreed to settle the case for $5 million, according to Electrek. The settlement, if it’s approved by the court, would require Tesla to pay affected owners between $20 and $280.

Jeep’s Success And Hyundai’s Losses Illustrate Why Ford Killed Its Small Cars Jeep’s Success And Hyundai’s Losses Illustrate Why Ford Killed Its Small Cars

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Tesla Switching To 24/7 Shifts To Push For 6,000 Model 3s Per Week By June, Elon Musk Says  Tesla Switching To 24/7 Shifts To Push For 6,000 Model 3s Per Week By June, Elon Musk Says 

Tesla will operate its assembly plant in California “24/7" as part of an effort to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan to 6,000 units per week by June, CEO Elon Musk told the company Tuesday, in an email obtained by Jalopnik.

Tesla Accuses Federal Investigators Of Being 'More Concerned With Headlines' Than Safety Tesla Accuses Federal Investigators Of Being 'More Concerned With Headlines' Than Safety

Tesla is known to issue extraordinary press releases, but this one could take the proverbial cake. On Thursday, in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s formal announcement that Tesla had been removed from a federal probe of a fatal Model X crash, the automaker accused the investigators of being “more…

Feds To Tesla: You Didn't Quit Model X Investigation, You Were Fired (Updated) Feds To Tesla: You Didn't Quit Model X Investigation, You Were Fired (Updated)

Late Wednesday, Tesla said it withdrew from a formal agreement with the National Transportation Safety Board over a provision that says it can’t release details of a fatal crash involving a Model X traveling with the vehicle’s Autopilot system engaged. But today, Bloomberg reports that, in fact, the NTSB kicked Tesla…

Tesla Blames Driver In Fatal Model X Autopilot Crash As Family Considers Legal Action  Tesla Blames Driver In Fatal Model X Autopilot Crash As Family Considers Legal Action 

Tesla has released a statement blaming last month’s fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode on the driver who died in the incident following news that his family is exploring legal options against the automaker.

Video Appears To Show Tesla Autopilot Veering Toward Divider At Site Of Deadly Crash

A video appears to show Tesla’s Autopilot system steering a Model X into the divider where a different Tesla Model X crashed on March 23. The driver in the deadly crash was also using Autopilot at the time of the crash, Tesla later disclosed. The new video, filmed by a Tesla Model S owner, suggests that Autopilot…

Tesla Fanboy Writes Online 'Will' To Be Sure No One Sues Tesla If Autopilot Kills Him Tesla Fanboy Writes Online 'Will' To Be Sure No One Sues Tesla If Autopilot Kills Him

I’ve always been a little baffled by the intense brand loyalty some people feel for car companies, but I think this particular expression is far more unsettling than any “rather push a whatever than drive a whatever” hat. I’m talking about a very happy Tesla owner who has posted an update to his will (most likely…

The Feds Are 'Unhappy' That Tesla Released Info On Fatal Model X Crash The Feds Are 'Unhappy' That Tesla Released Info On Fatal Model X Crash

Federal investigators looking into a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X said on Sunday they were “unhappy” with the automaker for releasing information in a blog post on the incident late last week.

Tesla Says Autopilot Was On Before Fatal Model X Crash, But That Driver Didn’t Abide Warnings Tesla Says Autopilot Was On Before Fatal Model X Crash, But That Driver Didn’t Abide Warnings

A Tesla Model X owner had the vehicle’s Autopilot system engaged when the all-electric SUV crashed on a California highway, Tesla confirmed on Friday while alleging the driver who died in the crash missed key warnings to take control of the car.

Tesla Driver Claims He Got A Ticket Dismissed After Using Autopilot Defense, But There's More To It Tesla Driver Claims He Got A Ticket Dismissed After Using Autopilot Defense, But There's More To It

A Grammy-nominated producer claims he successfully got a traffic ticket dismissed by arguing his Tesla Model S was operating in the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot mode at the time he was pulled over in Los Angeles, according to reports. But a spokesperson for the Los Angeles court system says the case was dismissed…

Two Years On, A Father Is Still Fighting Tesla Over Autopilot And His Son's Fatal Crash  Two Years On, A Father Is Still Fighting Tesla Over Autopilot And His Son's Fatal Crash 

In early 2016, 48-year-old Gao Jubin had high hopes for the future, with plans to ease up on running a logistics company and eventually turn over control of the business to his son, Gao Yaning. But his plans were abruptly altered when Yaning died at the wheel of a Tesla Model S that crashed on a highway in China while…

Tesla Driver Who Slammed Into Parked Firetruck On California Freeway Says Car Was On Autopilot (UPDATED) Tesla Driver Who Slammed Into Parked Firetruck On California Freeway Says Car Was On Autopilot (UPDATED)

A Tesla Model S driver smashed into the back of a parked firetruck Monday morning, according to California fire officials, and claims the car was in its semi-autonomous Autopilot mode when it happened.

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