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Tesla to pitch 'Full Self-Driving' today amid skepticism: 'It's all hype'

Elon Musk says Tesla has it figured out; everyone else says no, it doesn't

Elon Musk says Tesla has it figured out; everyone else says no, it doesn't.

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Hackers steer a Tesla with game controller, trick it with stickers

They took control, fooled Autopilot, and made the wipers watch TV

They took control, fooled Autopilot, and made the wipers watch TV.

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Tesla Autopilot: 1 billion miles driven, with the next billion coming up fast

MIT researchers are tracking this ongoing real-world beta test

MIT researchers are tracking this ongoing real-world beta test.

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CHP officers outsmart Tesla going 70 mph with driver asleep at the wheel

Driver-assist technology must've been active — because the driver wasn't

Driver-assist technology must've been active — because the driver wasn't

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AAA joins the chorus to say: Driver assists don't always work

Auto club says tech frequently failed in tests — constant vigilance required

Auto club says tech frequently failed in tests — constant vigilance required.

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Tesla rolls out Navigate on Autopilot

The car will change lanes and take off-ramps if it's OK'd by the driver

The car will change lanes and take off-ramps if it's OK'd by the driver.

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Tesla releases system update 9, adds Atari games, dash-cam functionality

It also adds software that will eventually enhance Autopilot

It will also add software that will eventually enhance Autopilot.

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Cadillac tops Tesla in Consumer Reports semi-automated driving test

Super Cruise also beats Nissan and Volvo; test shows systems create risks

Super Cruise also beats Nissan and Volvo; test shows these systems create risks.

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Tesla Autopilot to get ‘full self-driving features’ in August

‘To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety’

'To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety.'

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NTSB: Tesla in crash accelerated, veered; driver's hands weren't on wheel

Battery repeatedly caught fire, even five days later

Battery repeatedly caught fire, even five days later

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NHTSA disputes Tesla safety claim, says it ‘did not assess’ Autopilot

Report Tesla points to was ‘cursory,’ safety agency says

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.

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The Pentagon wants to be first to use self-driving vehicles

It's eager to leverage the work of private companies for the battlefield

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.

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Tesla Autopilot chief leaves to join Intel

He'll be succeeded by a former Apple chip development exec

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.

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Family of Tesla crash driver hires law firm, questions Autopilot

NHTSA and NTSB investigations continue

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.

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Tesla's Elon Musk, NTSB chairman discuss fatal Autopilot crash

Agency was ‘unhappy’ with Tesla’s disclosures in an open investigation

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.

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NHTSA criticizes Tesla for releasing data on Model X crash

Safety agency reminds Tesla that this is an active investigation

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.

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Dems raise concerns over self-driving bill, cite Tesla Autopilot crash

Tesla slammed into a fire truck while in semi-autonomous mode

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.

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Self-driving vehicles still scare American drivers, AAA finds

But the number of survey respondents frightened by driverless cars is dropping.

Just 13 percent of survey respondents said they would feel safer sharing the road with autonomous vehicles.

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British insurer Direct Line offers Tesla Autopilot discount

Tesla crash rates have decreased 40 percent since Autopilot's introduction.

Customers with Autopilot can save five percent on insurance premiums.

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