Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 AM EDT Jun 10, 2019 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' new partner for developing self-driving vehicles is backed by Amazon. That partner, Aurora Innovation, is led by some of the leaders in the space, people who led self-driving development efforts at Google, Tesla and Uber. Now, FCA says it will work with Aurora to integrate the Aurora Driver self-driving platform into commercial vehicles (possibly Ram or Fiat commercial). The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding. Financial terms have not been made public. An FCA spokesperson said the technology would be in use first in the United States with the potential to move to the European market. The timing could be in the next three to five years. The news, announced Monday, continues FCA's approach of partnering with other companies rather than tackling expensive technological challenges on its own. FCA's approach to self-driving or autonomous vehicle … [Read more...] about FCA gets self-driving partner with Amazon backing
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Apr 04, 1:25 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Kalyan Kumar 04/03/19 AT 10:48 PM Electric vehicle maker Tesla’s hotly anticipated “full self-driving” (FSD) feature will be showcased to investors on April 19 prior to its launch. Tesla’s self-driving computer, previously known as the Autopilot Hardware 3.0 upgrade is also under production.The FSD demo may take place on April 19, when Tesla hosts “Investor Day” at its Palo Alto headquarters.A press release by Tesla said the April 19 event will “provide a deep dive into our self-driving technology and road map.”To be webcast live, the event will give investors the opportunity to take test drives in Tesla vehicles equipped with the latest Autopilot features including some new technologies under development.“Tesla is making significant progress in the development of its autonomous driving … [Read more...] about Tesla Full Self-Driving Feature To Launch Soon, Autopilot Upgrade Already In Production
Feb 13, 12:33 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 02/12/19 AT 11:31 PM Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed many details about their upcoming Model Y. However, the new Tesla vehicle seems to be based on cars from both its sedan and SUV line. What is the real deal about the Tesla Model Y?According to Roadandtrack’s report, the Tesla Model Y will share most of its parts with the Tesla Model 3 sedan. This design was to help speed up the Model Y’s production and reduce costs in making it. However, the Model Y has been confirmed to be the next in line for its SUV series after the Model X. Due to the source of its parts, the Tesla Model Y could be a vehicle in middle of the two types as it could be larger than a sedan but not as large as the Model X SUV.We've yet to know if it's going to be a crossover SUV built for city use or a full SUV that can go on off-road without … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Tesla Model Y: An Electric Crossover Or SUV?
A driver in New Jersey says the autopilot in his self-driving Tesla car spiraled out of control and caused him to crash on the highway. "The driver was shaken. He was panicked by the accident," North Brunswick Police Captain Brian Hoiberg told CBS New York. "Just the feeling of not having any control." The 32-year-old driver, who has not been identified, told police he believes his Tesla Model X got "confused" on a highway in New Brunswick. He said the car's autopilot sensor apparently mistook diagonal white lines on the road for a new lane. It drove off an exit ramp, jumped a curb and hit signs before stopping in a grass area. The driver said he was unable to course-correct because the steering wheel was locked in place. No one was injured in the accident. The driver said he hoped accidents like this would help Tesla improve its self-driving cars.Tesla said in a statement to CBS News: "Since we launched Autopilot in 2015, we are not aware of a single instance in which Autopilot … [Read more...] about Tesla self-driving car gets confused and crashes on highway
Oct 04, 7:26 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Paul Lienert 10/04/18 AT 6:54 AM General Motors Co’s (GM.N) Cadillac outscored Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in a new ranking of partially automated driving systems tested by Consumer Reports and released on Thursday.The highly influential nonprofit organization, which tests and rates a variety of consumer products from appliances to vehicles, said it compared Cadillac’s Super Cruise and Tesla’s Autopilot with similar systems from Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and Zhejiang Geely’s [GEELY.UL] Volvo Car Corp. Nissan’s ProPilot Assist was ranked third and Volvo’s Pilot Assist fourth.Consumer Reports said it has been testing partially automated driving systems for several years but elected to conduct a formal study intended for publication, because “we are at a tipping point where they are now going mainstream,” according to … [Read more...] about Cadillac Edges Tesla In Semi-Automated Driving Test