If you’re sitting around wondering why self-driving cars are not the norm yet, then you need to understand the real engineering challenges of accounting for edge cases. In this video, Scott Kubo shows up two examples of a corner case where radar cannot detect suddenly stopped traffic due to the curve of the highway and retaining wall.
Electric Production Car Series is an upcoming racing championship featuring the world’s first Tesla race car. The car used for the series is a Model S P100D that has been optimized for competing. Electric GT, the series’ owner, continues working and planning for the championship’s inaugural season.
CNBC gets an exclusive tour of Tesla’s first Gigafactory. It’s interesting to note how many robots are part of the factory.
I really want a Powerwall, now.
In this video summary, Elon Musk shares his vision of turning private cars into a fleet of self-driving taxis and a new income stream for Tesla owners.
The YouTube channel Like Tesla gets an early look at an as-of-yet unreleased version of a Tesla Model 3 with additional self-driving capabilities. When you see her call the car from her phone reminds me of watching Knight Rider when I was a kid, where Michael Knight would summon his car, KITT, with a call from his watch. What a time to be alive!
IGN test drives the latest update to Tesla’s Autopilot.
Does it get us closer to a self-driving world?
Here’s an innovation that is long overdue, Dog Mode. Tesla recently rolled out this feature that lets you leave your dog in the car safely and leaves a message on screen to let passers by that everything is ok.
The YouTube channel Engineering Explained has a video exploring the Tesla AutoPilot system.
Here is an interesting look at the current state of the electric vehicle market with some cogent thoughts on the future of the internal combustion engine. It looks like 2023 could be an interesting year indeed.
I will add that, as I was recently in the market for a new car, I did not want to buy another gas powered sedan and a Tesla (or other EV) still seemed too expensive.
I often dream of the day when I can put my car on auto-pilot and do something productive while I find myself stuck on the DC Beltway. To many, this technology seems far fetched, but Tesla owners have a little taste of the future.
In this Facebook livestream, Robert Scoble demonstrates the particulars of his Tesla in self-driving mode in the legendary traffic corridor of Silicon Valley and fields questions from the audience.