Robotaxis Getting Real In California — Waymo & Cruise Get Permits To Roll Out Robotaxis

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 03:40:49 +0000

I was on a cleantech editors roundtable yesterday, and one of the three things I postulated would be a hot topic in the remainder of the year was self-driving vehicles. Less than a day later, news broke that Waymo and GM’s Cruise have nearly received approval in the state of California to operate robotaxis — […]

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Is Time Running Out For Level 2 Driver Assist?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:25:56 +0000

The Problem, Or The Excuse, Depending On Your Point Of View In a recent article, I covered yet another study that showed us the Level 2 attention problem. I know many Tesla owners want to deny this, but in terms of attention and feeling tired, it’s more difficult to monitor a Level 2 system than […]

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The Potential Problem With The Safety Score: Numbers Aren’t Everything

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 15:21:14 +0000

Twitter and other social media where Tesla fans tend to hang out is abuzz with Tesla’s Safety Scores. The idea is that the scores (probably with some improvements) will be used to determine how risky a person’s driving is, and then be used to determine what rates a driver should be charged. While that’s not […]

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Tesla Granted Patent For Neural Networks To Self Improve (Detect Its Own Errors)

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 02:40:41 +0000

Tesla was granted another patent yesterday. This time, it seems that Tesla has perfected the art of creating neural networks (NN) that understand “self-improvement.” The patent, titled, System and method for handling errors in a vehicle neural network processor, describes a process where neural networks can detect errors associated with the execution of said NN. […]

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NASA Finds What I Did: Level 2 Driver Assist Systems Can Make You Drowsy, Inattentive

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 15:30:46 +0000

My Experience Here In a previous article, I discussed the Level 2 attention problem. In my testing of various manufacturers’ Level 2 driver assist systems, I’ve noticed that with extended use it’s hard to not feel a little drowsy. When I disabled auto-steer and instead used adaptive cruise control (ACC), or traffic-aware cruise control (TACC) […]

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Elon Musk Speaks At 2021 World Internet Conference In Wuzhen, China

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:13:29 +0000

Elon Musk was invited to speak at the 2021 World Internet Conference in Wuhzen, China. Elon was invited to share his thoughts on intelligent and connected vehicles. He spoke about autonomous driving using Tesla’s neural vision network, data safety, Tesla China’s data center, and Tesla’s investment in China. Note that Elon wasn’t able to join […]

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Tesla Rolls Out “FSD Beta Button” & “Safety Score” To Countless Tesla Owners

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:12:41 +0000

After a long — often impatient — wait, Tesla owners across the United States have nearly gotten access to the company’s “FSD Beta” driver-assist software for city streets. As one of those owners, I’m going to document below what exactly we got in the past 24 hours. First of all, note that you had to […]

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We Can’t Let Insurance Companies Bring The Age Of “Send It!” To An End

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 18:54:33 +0000

Recent developments and some tweets I’ve been seeing have me concerned about not only the future of automotive privacy, but our ability to have a little harmless fun in them without paying an unaffordable rate. Let’s start this discussion with posts about keeping one’s driving “safe” for seven days to get FSD Beta access: I’m […]

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MIT Study On Tesla Autopilot Users Highlights Eye Patterns But Notes That It Doesn’t “Automatically Imply Distraction Or Inattention”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:45:03 +0000

There’s a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which looked at Tesla owners using Autopilot and how they interact with it. The study, “A model for naturalistic glance behavior around Tesla Autopilot disengagement,” has already been the source of many headlines claiming that it found that all Tesla drivers become inattentive when […]

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