Tesla fatal crash rate with Autopilot still no better than with human drivers

Green Car Reports

Since Tesla’s Autopilot was introduced back in October 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made extravagant claims about its superior safety. Last month, reacting to what Musk considers sensationalized media coverage of Tesla accidents, the company released the first of its promised quarterly safety updates. self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2018 81

Tesla drivers log 1 billion miles on Autopilot

Green Car Reports

Tesla announced in a Tweet on Thursday that its cars logged 1 billion miles driving on Autopilot. That's a key milestone, since Teslas driving on Autopilot (and driven by humans) send data about what they see on the road back to Tesla, so the company can address problems. self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotSelf-driving systems are like teenage drivers: They get better with practice.

2018 63

Tesla owners will commute "with no driver input" soon, Musk says

Green Car Reports

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla is testing new features on its Autopilot "self-driving" system, that will allow its cars to recognize stoplights and stop signs and negotiate traffic on roundabouts. Your Tesla will soon be able to go from your garage at home to parking at work with no driver input at all," Musk tweeted. Elon Musk Tesla Autopilot

2018 62

Nikola Tesla drives Tesla Model S: amateur fan video imagines

Green Car Reports

As an auto company that exclusively produces electric cars, Tesla Motors has a very appropriate name. It is, of course, named after Nikola Tesla, a famed engineer who pioneered technologies related to electricity. So what might Nikola Tesla think of his namesake?

2017 83

Musk announces more and faster Tesla Superchargers on the way

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is tweeting again, this time about expanding and potentially upgrading the company's Supercharger network. The news comes on the heels of Tesla's announcement that it will ship Model 3s to Europe and Australia. Elon Musk Charging Networks Tesla SuperchargerOn Monday, Musk tweeted that the company will start deploying "much faster" Version 3 Superchargers early next year.

2018 65

Tesla will soon be compatible with all DC fast charging—in Europe

Green Car Reports

When the Tesla Model 3 arrives in Europe in early 2019, it will carry a special toolkit: the ability to charge—quickly—in more places than any other electric vehicle. Tesla revealed this week that Model 3 sedans sold in Europe will come with a CCS charge port (inlet). Supercharger Tesla Supercharger

2018 78

Tesla + Toyota

Revenge of the Electric Car

Tesla has breathed new life into the recently shut down NUMMI plant in Fremont, announcing its plans last week to team up with Toyota to start making its $50,000 electric Model S at the NUMMI plant. Resurrection of NUMMI auto plant by Tesla and Toyota lifts spirits all over Fremont. Resurrection of NUMMI auto plant by Tesla and Toyota lifts spirits all over Fremont. Tags: EV Economics Production News NUMMI Plant Tesla Toyota

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Tesla removes Full Self Driving option from website for all models

Green Car Reports

Friday marked exactly two years since Tesla announced that every one of its cars was being produced with the hardware needed for Full Self-Driving. Friday was also the first full day that Tesla removed the option from its configurator—at the same time that it introduced a new $45k Model 3 Mid Range, effectively splitting the difference. Autonomous cars Tesla Autopilot

2018 77

Did you just say Mommy?

Plugs and Cars

Tags: tesla

2010 141

What a prototype self-driving Tesla 'sees' on public roads

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: Tesla's own numbers show. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotLike a human driver, a self-driving car needs to "see" its environment in order to navigate through it.

2016 110

Volt guy drives a Tesla

Plugs and Cars

Tesla Motors seems to have decided he could use a day with a Tesla. Tags: dr lyle dennis gm-volt.com tesla roadster tesla motors To Dr Lyle Dennis, a NY physician, the GM Volt seemed a good idea so he started a website, gm-volt.com.

2009 130

Tesla IPO: Taking the dream for a ride

Plugs and Cars

For a couple of years now, the dream ride has been in a Tesla Roadster. The next ride won't be the Tesla S Sedan, it will be Tesla the stock. Tesla Motors has filed an IPO plan with the SEC to raise $100,000,000 in a public offering. Tesla will stop production of the Roadster in 2011. Tags: tesla tesla ipo tesla roadster tesla model s

2010 100

Tesla bumps price of Autopilot post-delivery

Green Car Reports

After removing its former Full Self-Driving Mode feature, Tesla is doubling down on selling Enhanced Autopilot. Tesla AutopilotIn a new software rollout, the company has temporarily enabled Enhanced Autopilot on all the cars that have the hardware to run it in a 14-day free trial that chief executive officer Elon Musk announced in April at the company's annual.

2018 49

Standard dash cams coming to Teslas

Green Car Reports

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that the company plans to make dash cams standard in its products with a new software update rolling out in the next few weeks. Since most Teslas already have forward cameras for the Autopilot system, it seems it should be simple for Tesla to enable the feature. Many Tesla owners have been asking

2018 83

Tesla Model 3 preview

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3 electric car is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated new-car launches in recent memory. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3Unveiled in prototype form last April after a drawn-out teaser campaign, the Model 3 quickly generated an unprecedented response from the public. As of last August, around 400,000 people had put down refundable $1,000 deposits.

2017 64

Tesla reports profit, explains $46k Model 3 Mid Range model, hints about leasing

Green Car Reports

Tesla’s quarterly earnings call today was shaping up to be, at long last, an earnings call. Tesla reported a net income of $312 million for the third quarter of 2018. Elon Musk Tesla MotorsThe all-electric vehicle maker made money. It also claimed that, given its financial results—and some creative number-crunching—it has the best-selling car in the.

2018 73

How often do you use Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a tweet over the weekend imploring Tesla drivers to try the company's new Navigate on Autopilot system. "If If you have a Tesla built in past 2 years, definitely try Navigate on Autopilot. Tesla Autopilot PollsIt will blow your mind. Automatically passes slow cars & takes highway interchanges & off-ramps," he tweeted on Sunday.

2018 41

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 better, still needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

Green Car Reports

The magazine Consumer Reports has been one of the most vocal critics of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system. It has called for Tesla to disable Autopilot's automated-steering feature, calling the technology "too much, too soon." It also called on Tesla to stop using the "Autopilot" name, claiming it could be misleading. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports plug-in cars Tesla Autopilot

2016 82

Why new Tesla 100D battery may be crucial for the Tesla Model 3

Green Car Reports

Last month, when Tesla Motors announced new, even larger battery packs for its Model S sedan and Model X crossover utility vehicle, reaction was less than ecstatic. While even faster, even longer-range electric cars are nice and all, commentators said, shouldn't Tesla be sticking to its knitting? lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic Tesla Model 3

2016 86

Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL to test Tesla Semi: 1,200-plus reservations?

Green Car Reports

An Instagram post by an "outdoor living design and construction firm serving the Chicago Southland" seems to confirm a total of 1,230 reservations for Tesla's new all-electric truck. Elemental Landscapes of Illinois posted a screenshot of its reservation for three Tesla Semi trucks, showing a reservation number EO000001230. Trucks Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle freight Tesla Semi

2017 83

Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

Green Car Reports

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his event producers are not masters of showmanship. Last night's launch of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty commercial truck tractor came with a surprise: a new Tesla Roadster emerged from the back of the trailer. DON'T MISS: Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Semi

2017 63

Tesla Gigafactory: Drone Flyover Shows How Huge It Really Is

Green Car Reports

The very word "gigafactory" makes Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery assembly plant sound quite large. Videos Tesla Motors plug-in cars gigafactory Tesla Powerwall

2015 114

The approaching Tesla dry spell

Plugs and Cars

Interesting piece by Katie Fehrenbacher about Tesla and the period of limited revenue that approaches. ". this latest funding underscores how Tesla will be transitioning into a period where the company will be generating a lot less revenue for several months — hence part of the reason it needs to raise more funds now." Tesla doesn’t have any signed agreements for powertrain component sales after 2011." tesla katie fehrenbacher gigaom

2011 100

Tesla drivers say latest software update disabled Autopilot

Green Car Reports

Since Tesla began rolling out the latest version of Autopilot, many drivers have said the new software hasn't been so much an upgrade as a defeat of the system. A report in Jalopnik Thursday cited several owners on Tesla user forums reporting that their cars' Autopilot systems no longer work since the update. Tesla Autopilot

2018 55

Tesla Roadster does Dan

Plugs and Cars

The Tesla Roadster made sweet sweet love to Dan Neil one recent weekend. Neil is lyrical about everything you want to know about the performance ("explosively quick") and packaging ("[t]he Tesla interior is rather bare and ungracious") of the most anticipated electric car ever. Tags: tesla tesla roadster battery electric car dan neil God has grabbed me by the jockstrap and fired me off his thumb, rubber band-style.

2009 100

Judge approves Tesla SEC settlement

Green Car Reports

A federal judge in New York gave final approval Tuesday to the $40 million settlement between Tesla, its chief executive officer Elon Musk, and the SEC over Musk's tweets about plans to take the company private. 29, in which he agreed to step down as chairman of Tesla's board of.

2018 65

Tesla to roll out Autopilot self-driving capabilities 'very soon'

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors will soon begin rolling out software to restore lost Autopilot driver-assistance features, its CEO says, as a prelude to what the company claims will be the launch of genuine self-driving capabilities. Last month, Tesla announced that it was equipping new Model S and Model X electric cars with a more elaborate suite of sensors, known. software Tesla Motors Autonomous cars software update self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2016 82

Tesla Model Y coming in 2020; Roadster and Semi still on the way, says Musk

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told shareholders Tuesday that the last few months have been "hellacious" for building the Tesla Model 3, but that the automaker expects by the end of this month to build 5,000 of the mid-size luxury sedan each week and beyond. Production Tesla Motors Tesla Semi

2018 62

Tesla Semi, Roadster battery claims prove puzzling: beyond current knowledge?

Green Car Reports

Since Tesla’s reveal of its new Semi and Roadster models, many technical analysts have been left scratching their collective heads. How can Tesla promise performance metrics far exceeding what’s currently physically and economically possible? Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla SemiAccording to one analyst, it may not be a matter of what batteries can do now, but what they.

2017 63

The Tesla Roadster is NOT Dead. Right??

Electric Cars are for Girls

Tesla is "discontinuing" the Roadster we've all come to love, and they're concentrating their attention on the new Model S. It seems the Tesla Roadster is being revamped and a new 2.0 Click for more info" below to see photos of the Model S at Mashable. Don't worry, Roadster fans! version will be coming out. Eventually. Quote: "In the next several years

2011 174

Is the latest Tesla Autopilot 'smooth as silk' as Musk claims? Video shows results

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the latest iteration of Autopilot would be the most refined variation of the software yet. In fact, the Tesla chief recently tweeted that the new Autopilot algorithm would be "smooth as silk."

2017 79

Tesla Model S race car revealed for Electric GT series

Green Car Reports

Earlier this year, a group called Electric GT Holdings announced plans for a race series exclusively for the Tesla Model S electric car. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

2016 113

Most Tesla Engineers Now Working On Model 3: Executive

Green Car Reports

Elon Musk has said that the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be shown to the public in March 2016. Tesla Motors will begin taking orders for the car then, and production will start in 2017, the Tesla CEO has said. That means that right about now, Tesla should be hard at work on its volume, 200-mile electric car. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 Affordable. Green Future Cars Tesla Model 3 Tesla Motors plug-in cars

2015 81

Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reports

Green Car Reports

Amidst nine months of "production hell" for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, the company's next vehicle has somewhat fallen off the radar. According to a report Wednesday by Reuters, Tesla has now put out requests to suppliers for initial bids on parts for the Tesla Model Y, its high-volume crossover utility intended to be more affordable than the. Elon Musk Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model Y

2018 79

Tesla electric-car software version 8.0: what's new, what's improved

Green Car Reports

On Wednesday, Tesla released its version 8.0 Tesla has been. Infotainment software Tesla Motors plug-in cars software update Tesla Autopilotsoftware to Model S and Model X owners through an over-the-air update. Announced by the carmaker earlier this month, the software update includes hundreds of changes to vehicle functionality—with most relating to the Autopilot driver-assist system—according to the company.

2016 81

Tesla expands Supercharger network as Model 3 rolls out

Green Car Reports

As Tesla works to ramp up Model 3 output to two-three times the levels of its previous models, the company is apparently anticipating the need for more Superchargers to charge them. According to the crowdsourced website Supercharge.info, Tesla added 121 new Supercharging stations since the beginning of the year, with 1,324 new individual. Charging Networks Tesla Supercharger

2018 62

Tesla to stop Roadster production

Revenge of the Electric Car

Tesla's Model S. As Tesla files for its IPO, the company reveals that it will stop production of the Roadster — and will focus on the Model S. More details after the jump: Tesla to stop selling electric sports car next year. Tesla to stop selling electric sports car next year. Tesla Motors vehicle technician Chris Yap readying Tesla Roadsters at the development facility in San Carlos, Calif.

2010 116

Tesla Model Y to be based on Model 3 after all; Musk 'reeled back' from 'insanity'

Green Car Reports

It's fair to say that Tesla CEO Elon Musk probably raises more eyebrows more often than all other automaker CEOs combined. One case in point came in early May, when he mentioned during a financial-results call that the upcoming Tesla Model Y compact crossover utility would be based on a new platform. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y

2017 63

Tesla To Offer Auto Leases

Revenge of the Electric Car

2010 Tesla Roadster. Tesla is hoping its new leasing strategy will help usher in a new round of early adopters into the mainstream. Read more in the article: Tesla to Offer Auto Leases. ‘Starting Wednesday, the 2010 Roadster, which competes against exotic sport cars like the Porsche 911, will be available on a three-year, 30,000-mile lease based on the manufacturer’s price of $111,005, Tesla said. Tesla To Offer Auto Leases.

2010 141

Life with Tesla Model S: musings on new Tesla Roadster

Green Car Reports

Like almost everyone else, I was blown away by Tesla’s surprise introduction of the second-generation Roadster at the recent semi-truck reveal event. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Zero to sixty in 1.9 seconds, a 620-mile range, gorgeous sleek lines, and a price of $200,000. Mind-blowing indeed. But a few of the new Roadster’s numbers didn’t add up for me.

2017 59

Tesla Announces IPO

Revenge of the Electric Car

According to their SEC filing, California electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. Read more in the LA Times story: Tesla Motors plans $100-million IPO. From the article: “California electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. Tesla Motors plans $100-million IPO. California electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. Tesla currently sells its signature all-electric Roadster sports car for $109,000 — a price tag that’s slimmed some after federal tax credits.

2010 126

Tesla Autopilot milepost, Kia electric strategy, China's EV spying: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla announced at the show that its cars have now covered a billion miles driving on Autopilot. China General Motors Tesla AutopilotAs the 2018 LA Auto Show winds down, we explore some questions that came out of it, starting with why Kia plans two electric models with the same long-range battery. Electric cars in China send a lot more data to authorities than gas cars do. And the.

2018 50

When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3, a mass-priced electric car that's not yet on sale, has had a huge impact on the auto industry. The fact that Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors could get more than 350,000 people to put down $1,000 each for a vehicle they wouldn't receive for 18 months or more was astounding enough. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk's goal of boosting. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Polls

2016 86