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Will The Arrival Of The Self-Driving Auto Kill Off The Enthusiast?

A Tesla Model S owner on his experience with self-driving tech. Does the arrival of the autopilot point to an end to enthusiast driving?

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Tesla hasn't technically made a TV ad yet, but this might as well be one. It shows off the autopilot features in a commuting Model S EV.

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Elon Musk Says New Autocharging Tech Will Come To Superchargers First

On a conference call with reporters today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave more details about the new Autopark tech, including a preview of a self-charging future.

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7.1 Update Also Restricts Some Options

The latest Autopilot software update allows the Tesla Model S to enter or leave its parking space and come to you, under certain conditions.

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George Hotz: "I live by morals, I don't live by laws."

George Hotz, who was the first to hack into the iPhone back in 2007, is ready to take on Tesla and other autonomous cars with his own DIY AI software.

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The beta version of Tesla's 7.1 firmware suggests the company might limit the speeds at which its Autopilot and Autosteer tech can operate.

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The former head of Tesla's Autopilot project, Robert Rose, has quietly been hired by Google.

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The Most Effective Classified Ad Ever?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk asks for autonomous vehicle engineers to submit their resumes because making a better Autopilot is a "super high priority."

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No. No. No.

If you want to see what it looks like to be completely reckless in a Tesla Model S, this is the video for you.

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And Other Interesting Tidbits From Its Earnings Call

During its earnings call with financial analysts following the release of its 2015 Q3 results, Tesla appeared unfazed by the news of cheap batteries being made available to GM, and also announced it would constrain Autopilot use.

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Tested For Our Technology Of The Year Award

We demonstrate Autopilot on the 2016 Tesla Model S P90D during our Tech of the Year award testing. Autopilot enables self-driving in some situations by using onboard cameras, radar and 360-degree sonar to evaluate traffic and road conditions. In our experience, Autopilot still has a few bugs to work out.

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Model S's 1.01 Autopilot improvements, which Elon Musk says are coming "soon," will include better road-holding and lane maintenance improvements.

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Average Speed Was 47 MPH, But That Includes Recharging Stops

A trio of drivers went hands-free as much as possible on 2,995-mile voyage across the US in a Tesla Model S.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company's self-driving Autopilot technology has gotten regulatory approval in a bunch more countries.

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A video of Tesla's Autopilot failing to keep the car in the lane was uploaded a mere week after the semi-autonomous driving feature was released.

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No Software Available For Fast-Talking The Fuzz

A 'Self-driving' Model S gets busted for doing 75 in a 60 zone, Drag Times says.

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Despite initial promises, Tesla is delaying the roll out of its Autopilot software to Model S cars in Asia and Europe as it waits for "regulatory approval."

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Take a ride in that new-fangled Tesla Model S with software update 7.0.

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You'll Still Need To Keep Your Hands On The Wheel ... For Now

Tesla Model S and X get big updates to their Autopilot software in version 7.0 with new Autopark, Emergency Steering, and Auto Lane Change abilities.

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Plus Multiple Ride Height Modes And Independent Door Control

The Tesla Model X all-electric SUV will have several autonomous driving features, multiple height modes, cold-weather systems, independent door control.

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The new Autopilot 7.0 software has been sent out to a small group of Tesla Model S drivers, who now get to test out highway autosteer and parallel autopark.

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