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Waymo, Cruise, Mobileye, and Tesla are all tackling self-driving cars in different ways — here’s the breakdown
Waymo, Cruise, Intel/Mobileye, and Tesla are the major contestants in the self-driving car race. Each has developed a different business model. Waymo and GM are using laser-radar technology, while Mobileye and Tesla are relying on cameras and sensors.
Tesla has remained committed to a vision of is Autopilot system as a fully self-driving technology. But nothing about Autopilot suggests that it will be able to move into the new business of autonomous mobility, which is being pioneered by GM's Cruise division and by Alphabet's Waymo.
Tesla said on Friday that the latest version of its vehicle software had begun rolling out to customers. New features include the ability to record and store video taken from a front-facing camera and the addition of classic Atari video games as hidden Easter Eggs.
Consumer Reports tested four semiautonomous driver-assistance systems and rated Cadillac's Super Cruise as the best. The publication ranked Tesla's Autopilot second, Nissan's ProPilot Assist third, and Volvo's Pilot Assist fourth.
Elon Musk said Tesla’s ‘breakthrough’ Autopilot update could arrive for more owners at the end of this week
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday via Twitter that an Autopilot update could receive a "wide" release at the end of this week. During Tesla's second-quarter earnings call in August, Musk said the update would "certainly include some significant advancements in autonomy."
Tesla has started offering owners a free, 14-day trial of its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature, Electrek first reported. A Tesla representative confirmed to Business Insider that the company is rolling out the trial.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will start rolling out "breakthrough" features to its semi-autonomous Autopilot software in around four weeks during the company's second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday.
We tried Tesla’s, Cadillac’s, and Mercedes’ semi-autonomous driving systems — and the winner is clear
We tried Tesla Autopilot, Cadillac Super Cruise, and Mercedes Drive Pilot. While each has its pros and cons, Super Cruise is, in our view, worth the extra cost.
In June, I tried Tesla's Autopilot for the first time in a Model 3. Using Autopilot was scary at first, But I eventually realized how it could ease some of the foot and ankle fatigue driving on crowded streets can cause.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a "Mad Max" mode for the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot feature on Sunday. A photo posted by Musk indicated the mode might instruct a vehicle to make more aggressive lane changes than current options allow.