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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.
A Tesla Autopilot update set for August will include "full, self-driving features," CEO Elon Musk said on Sunday. Musk didn't say which self-driving features would be included, though he indicated the update would allow Tesla vehicles to perform better in areas where lanes merge on highways.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will update its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature and start letting Tesla owners try it for free during the company's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday.
The Tesla Model X that crashed into a barrier while in Autopilot sped up right before the accident, new NTSB report shows
On Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board revealed new information about the fatal accident from March involving a Tesla Model X and its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. According to the NTSB, the vehicle increased its speed from 62 mph to 70.8 mph just before the collision.
A Tesla Model S crashed into a police vehicle in California on Tuesday morning while Autopilot was engaged. The police department vehicle was empty at the time of the collision, while the driver of the Model S sustained minor injuries.
Tesla's position in electric cars is strong, but its challenges with autonomy are becoming more pressing. And now it's starting to look like Tesla may not have a strong business model for its autonomous technology.
Tesla has repeatedly said Autopilot is meant to be used with an attentive driver whose hands are on the wheel, but in selling Autopilot through test drives, media appearances, and on its website, Tesla has taken steps that could create misconceptions about the feature.
Tesla has confirmed that the Model S which crashed into a fire department vehicle in Utah on Friday had Autopilot engaged at the time of the collision, according to a report from the South Jordan Police Department.