On May 7th the first US fatality was recorded with a Tesla Model S with autopilot engaged. The accident occurred when a truck made a left turn in front of the vehicle. The Model S struck the bottom of the tray which sheared off the roof with the car continuing some distance beyond the accident spot.
In the luxury or premium class of vehicles sold in the US, cars such as Audi A7 & A8, BMW 6 & 7 Series, Lexus, Mercedes S & CLS Class, Porsche Panamera, Jaguar XJ are the typical names you associate with this bracket. Sales in 2015 for all of these vehicles have declined in
The secretive Faraday Future company has been gathering a team that aim to take us beyond the innovation Tesla has already brought to the marketplace. With a staff of 400 plus in place now and still in stealth mode, it is hard to know exactly how they intend to be different but there are some
Autonomous electric racing cars will be part of the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2016/2017 season. Announced just a few days ago Formula E and Kinetik will be launching a global race series with 'driverless' cars competing against each other. The event, to be called ROBORACE, will take place prior to each Formula
Tesla's auto pilot feature not only brings autonomous functionality to its vehicles but each vehicle's experience is collected centrally and the cumulative experience of autonomous driving from all vehicles is passed back to each individual vehicle in a feedback learning loop. The result is continuous improvement in the vehicle's autonomous behaviour. The behavioural adjustments are
Nissan unveiled an autonomous concept car at the Tokyo motor show currently running in Japan, that points to the second wave of disruption about to hit the auto industry (the first being electric vehicles). This electric concept indicates the ability for autonomous driving as well as driver control at the press of a button when required. The video promo
Elon Musk announced a level faster than the already crazy Insane Mode when he recently talked about the latest upgrades to the Model S. Insane mode was not enough for the Tesla Team - they craved Ludicrous! Insane mode, if you recall, gets you from 0 - 100kph in a shockingly quick 3.2 secs. Just to put