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I tried Tesla’s new Autopilot feature that helps navigate during highway driving to see if it’s helpful — here’s the verdict
"Navigate on Autopilot" enables a properly equipped Tesla vehicle to follow a GPS navigation route on a highway. The system can also merge onto highways.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday said a software update would allow Tesla owners to drive their cars with their phones in some situations.
Elon Musk said Tesla vehicles will be able to find open parking spots without driver assistance in around six weeks
"By next year, a Tesla should be able to drive around a parking lot, find an empty spot, read signs to confirm it’s valid & park," Elon Musk said.
Elon Musk said Tesla stopped selling ‘full self-driving’ hardware online because customers were confused
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that Tesla stopped selling self-driving hardware on its website because customers were confused. Last week, Musk said the option would be available "off menu" for a week, but on Wednesday suggested the feature would remain available to those who asked for it.
Waymo, Cruise, Mobileye, and Tesla are all tackling self-driving cars in different ways — here’s the breakdown
Waymo, Cruise, Intel/Mobileye, and Tesla are the major contestants in the self-driving car race. Each has developed a different business model. Waymo and GM are using laser-radar technology, while Mobileye and Tesla are relying on cameras and sensors.
Tesla has remained committed to a vision of is Autopilot system as a fully self-driving technology. But nothing about Autopilot suggests that it will be able to move into the new business of autonomous mobility, which is being pioneered by GM's Cruise division and by Alphabet's Waymo.
Tesla said on Friday that the latest version of its vehicle software had begun rolling out to customers. New features include the ability to record and store video taken from a front-facing camera and the addition of classic Atari video games as hidden Easter Eggs.
Consumer Reports tested four semiautonomous driver-assistance systems and rated Cadillac's Super Cruise as the best. The publication ranked Tesla's Autopilot second, Nissan's ProPilot Assist third, and Volvo's Pilot Assist fourth.
Elon Musk said Tesla’s ‘breakthrough’ Autopilot update could arrive for more owners at the end of this week
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday via Twitter that an Autopilot update could receive a "wide" release at the end of this week. During Tesla's second-quarter earnings call in August, Musk said the update would "certainly include some significant advancements in autonomy."
Tesla has started offering owners a free, 14-day trial of its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature, Electrek first reported. A Tesla representative confirmed to Business Insider that the company is rolling out the trial.