799px-Tesla_Model_S_Indoors_trimmedTesla Motors Inc. has announced the activation of Autopilot features for cars equipped with the “Hardware 2” camera and sensor set.
Tesla is now beginning to roll out upgraded software to customers with newer cars that launched in October. All Model S and Model X electric cars built since then are fitted with Hardware 2 that includes eight cameras, radar, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a new supercomputer. More »

2015_volvo_xc90_inscription_rlUber removed its self-driving cars from San Francisco streets on Wednesday bowing to the state’s DMV.
The ride-hailing company pulled its fleet of autonomous cars off San Francisco streets after California’s regulations revoked Uber’s vehicle registrations.
Hours after Uber launched a self-driving car service in its hometown last week, the state’s regulators threatened legal action. More »

2015_volvo_xc90_inscription_rlUber won’t stop self-driving car service in San Francisco, despite California regulators say it is illegal.
The legal fight started last Wednesday when any passenger in San Francisco requesting a ride from Uber, might have been picked up by an autonomous car. After receiving on his phone a notification in the Uber application, one could accept or cancel and then request a regular ride. More »

800px-Tesla_Model_S_(108)The biggest factory in the world, the new Tesla Gigafactory, will be run by robots, boasted Elon Musk.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Germany’s Grohmann Engineering to accelerate its production rate, the automaker said in a blog post.
Grohmann Engineering is based in Pruem, Germany and specializes in highly automated manufacturing techniques. The German firm has production lines for battery and fuel cells and produces batteries for numerous German and international automobile manufacturers. More »

car_park_sensorInstead of throwing your keys at the parking valet or struggling to manoeuvre in a multistorey car park, why don’t you leave your car in a special bay at the front of the building? Just check in at a kiosk and a radical new system, called Automated Parking, autonomously parks the car for you inside of a parking garage.
The system is developed by Unitronics Automated Parking Solutions, the U.S. subsidiary of Unitronics. More »

799px-Tesla_Model_S_Indoors_trimmedTesla is giving all its new cars hardware for full self-driving capability.

All of Tesla vehicles being produced in its factory, including the Model 3, would be equipped with the hardware that will allow Level 5 self-driving capability, announced the company in a press release only a few days ago. More »

799px-Tesla_Model_S_Indoors_trimmedElon Musk has just revealed the second part of his Master Plan. Tesla expands into electric trucks and buses, car sharing, self-driving technology and solar energy systems.

Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive unveiled the new and updated version of the “top secret” Tesla Master Plan in a post on a company’s website on Wednesday. More »

800px-Tesla_Model_S_(108)Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk teased on Twitter that he is working on a second top secret Tesla master plan.

The first master plan was described in a 2006 blog post, where Musk unveiled his plans to build the Tsla Model S four-door family car and Tesla 3 sports sedan.

Read more here.

745px-Google's_Lexus_RX_450h_Self-Driving_CarYou can now sign up for the UK’s first public trial of self-driving cars. Gateway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) is offering the chance for people to take part in the UK’s first public driverless car trial. GATEway is an $11 million research project to see whether British people will take to driverless vehicles.

Read more on the topic here.

800px-2014_Rolling_Sculpture_Car_Show_14_(1981_Ferrari_308_GTSi)A bright red $50 000 Ferrari stolen 28 years ago was found by US customs officials and prevented from being exported to Poland.

The red 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi was stolen on July 19, 1987 from a Newport Beach car lot. The original owner is a man from Orange County, Calif. and now wishes to remain anonymous. He had expressed interest in buying back the car.

When three decades ago, the man discovered his car had gone missing, he reported the car stolen and was compensated by his insurance company. More »