Elon Musk says Tesla has it figured out; everyone else says no, it doesn't.
They took control, fooled Autopilot, and made the wipers watch TV.
MIT researchers are tracking this ongoing real-world beta test.
Driver-assist technology must've been active — because the driver wasn't
Auto club says tech frequently failed in tests — constant vigilance required.
It will also add software that will eventually enhance Autopilot.
Super Cruise also beats Nissan and Volvo; test shows these systems create risks.
'To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety.'
Battery repeatedly caught fire, even five days later
A U.S. traffic safety regulator on Wednesday contradicted Tesla's claim that the agency had found that its Autopilot technology significantly reduced crashes, saying that regulators "did not assess" the system's effectiveness in a 2017 report.
The U.S. military has a long history of pushing technological innovations that eventually become mainstream, like the GPS navigation systems in your phone or car, the Jeep and the Internet. We might eventually add self-driving cars to that list, only with a twist on the time-honored model.
Tesla Inc's Autopilot chief Jim Keller is leaving the electric vehicle manufacturer to join chipmaker Intel Corp. Keller, Tesla's vice president of Autopilot and low-voltage hardware, will be succeeded by Pete Bannon, a Tesla executive who previously oversaw chip development at Apple Inc, a Tesla spokeswoman said via email on Thursday.
The family of a driver killed in a Tesla car crash has hired law firm Minami Tamaki LLP to explore legal options, the law firm said on Wednesday, adding that the Autopilot feature in the electric carmaker's vehicle probably caused his death.
The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk had a "constructive conversation" on the agency's probe into a fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle that was operating in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode, the agency said on Monday.
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday it was "unhappy" that electric car maker Tesla made public information about the crash of its Model X vehicle on Autopilot that killed the driver last month.
Five Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged changes to a stalled bill aimed at speeding the deployment and testing of self-driving cars. They cited a California crash of a Tesla in Autopilot mode into the back of a fire truck.
Just 13 percent of survey respondents said they would feel safer sharing the road with autonomous vehicles.