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Report: Driver in fatal Tesla crash ignored warnings to keep his hands on the wheel

Tesla AutopilotOn May 7, 2016, Joshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with an 18-wheeler in Williston, Florida. News of the fatal accident was accompanied by plenty of speculation about what Brown had been doing at the time of the crash. A newly published, 538-page report from the National Transportation Safety Board aims to set the record…
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Tesla turned down Uber’s offer to work on self-driving cars

Uber CEO Travis KalanickIn July 2015, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick allegedly announced that he’d buy every self-driving car Tesla could build. According to a new book, however, when Kalanick rang up Tesla CEO Elon Musk last year to discuss partnering on autonomous vehicles, Musk shot down Kalanick’s offer. The book in question is Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World…
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Tesla sued for its “half-baked” Autopilot software

Tesla Enhanced AutopilotSince Tesla Autopilot debuted in the fall of 2015, it’s earned plenty of fans and foes. The former love the safety and convenience offered by the semi-self-driving system, while the latter complain that Tesla foisted dangerous beta software on owners who didn’t ask for it. This week, Autopilot critics filed a class-action suit in federal court. A…
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