Autopilot Will Use Cameras Only.

Tesla is no longer using radar sensors in Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.

Tesla announced Tuesday that it is ditching radar in favor of a camera-based system to enable Autopilot features in its Model 3 and Y vehicles bound for customers in the U.S. and Canada.

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Chinese hackers tricked Tesla’s Autopilot into suddenly switching lanes.

A group of Chinese cyber security researchers published a report showing how they tricked Tesla’s self-driving autopilot and made it swerve into an oncoming traffic lane.

The researchers are from Keen Security Labs in China, one of the most widely respected cyber security research groups in the world. They have successfully hacked a Tesla Model S autopilot self-driving system and forced the car to drive into an oncoming lane.

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The Michigan factory will be the first of its kind to build vehicles capable of Level 4 autonomy.

Over a month after launching the first-ever commercial autonomous ride-hailing service, Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle company, Waymo, said this week that it is planning o build a new manufacturing plant. The company said in a blog post that the facility will be located in Michigan and that it will be the first of its kind to build vehicles of Level 4 autonomy, in which the vehicle drives itself, but only with limits on where. It seems Waymo hopes the new facility should help the company build its lead in this growing industry. This will be the world’s first factory 100%-dedicated to the mass production of L4 autonomous vehicles,” said from the company.

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Alphabet’s self-driving cars are reportedly annoying their neighbors in Arizona, where Waymo has been testing its vehicles for the last year.

More than a dozen locals told they hated the cars, which often struggle to cross a T-intersection near the company’s office.

One woman said that she almost hit one of the company’s minivans because it suddenly stopped while trying to make a right turn, while another man said that he gets so frustrated waiting for the cars to cross the intersection that he has illegally driven around them.


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Waymo and Walmart have launched a pilot program to ferry customers to the store.
Walmart is partnering with Waymo, a self-driving technology company and formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project to take the online grocery delivery to a new level: they will shuttle consumers to and from stores in self-driving cars.
Waymo is starting the program this week and customers will be able to use its self-driving car service to pick up groceries at Walmart stores. More »

Ford has been using Miami as a testing ground for its autonomous cars for the past few months. Driven by its determination to deliver fully-autonomous vehicles by 2021, Ford is currently working really smart to make sure its plans will be carried out. Ford has been working on delivering fully-autonomous vehicles by 2021 for a long time.
Ford announced that it would launch a service to test self-driving food delivery in Miami. Earlier this year, Ford Motor signed up a partnership with a delivery startup Postmates, based in San Francisco to test the capacity of their self-driving vans. Another agreement includes a two-month pilot period with Domino’s Pizza. More »

800px-Tesla_Model_S_(108)Following several incidents, Tesla is planning to limit Autopilote functions for drivers who don’t pay sufficient attention to the road.

Tesla Motors might soon be planning to disable Autopilot’s Autosteer feature for drivers who abuse it and ignore the car’s commands to retake the steering wheel. More »

изтеглен файлSelf-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help people because of unsolved technical issues, engineers, safety advocates and even automakers cautioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during a meeting on Friday. Read more on the topic here.

2016_Honda_Civic_LX.jpegHonda Motor Co. has recently announced the release of its entry-level vehicle Civic LX sedan with automated safety features and advanced-driver assistance system which makes some of the most sophisticated technology on the market accessible to significantly more customers. The vehicle costs only $20,440.

The new Civic LX can be equipped with advanced-driver assistance systems, known as ADAS. The system keeps a vehicle in its lane and features automatic braking and cruise control. More »

изтеглен файлShould your self-driving car be programmed to kill you in order to save a dozen other lives? Recently, Google has announced that the company’s self-driving cars have had just thirteen accidents since it began testing its new technology back in 2009. According to Google, most of the cars were in self-driving mode when the accidents happened, and the other driver caused the accident. Read more on the topic here.