Tesla Limits Self-Driving to Max Speed of 45MPH

Your brand-new Tesla is missing some self-driving features that were available last year, but that's promised to change.

Tesla Decides It's OK for Autopilot to Speed

Well, that idea lasted less than a month.

Tesla Updates Autopilot to Obey Posted Speed Limit
On surface roads and non-divided highways, Autopilot will no longer …
Here's What Tesla's Autopilot Sees When It Drives

Four-wheeled cyborg vision.

Tesla Demonstrates Full-Autonomous Hardware
Tesla says every new vehicle it builds will come equipped to be upgr…
Every New Tesla, Including Model 3, To Get Hardware For Full Autonomy

As of today, every Tesla comes with the hardware for full self-driving capability.

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Former Tesla Supplier Says Autopilot Pushed Safety Envelope

Mobileye and Tesla are in a very public feud.

Tesla Updating Autopilot to Rely More Heavily on Radar

Elon Musk says these changes could have prevented a fatal crash earlier this summer.

<p>Introduced in 2012, it made our 10Best Cars lists for <a href="" target="_blank">2015</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">2016</a>. It's both a large luxury car and a performance car with an available, aptly named <a href="" target="_blank">"Ludicrous Mode."</a> At 4600 to 5000 pounds packed with 70 to 90 kWh of lithium-ion cells, the Tesla Model S is its own kind of moonshot with an entirely different take on what that means than did the GM EV1. There's even an <a href="" target="_blank">optional Autopilot system</a> that goes most of the way toward autonomous driving ability. <br><br>Thirteen years since its incorporation and eight orbits of the sun since introducing its first production car, in those terms, Tesla has outlasted nearly every other new startup auto company since Porsche and Ferrari and Lamborghini were born after WWII. It has 20 years of battery and electronics development beyond EV1 to draw upon with its latest products. But range anxiety and the need for careful trip planning around recharge locations are still issues for this electric car, as has been cost (it starts at $71,200 but it's easy to spend much, much more). <br><br>The Model S, despite its price disadvantage, is outselling the Leaf nearly every month. It's a "halo car" for the entire class, and credit goes to Elon Musk for making it happen, even if his mouth sometimes speaks as loudly as the big money he's been spending. Next on the docket for Tesla: <a href="" target="_blank">the Model X crossover</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">the more-affordable Model 3 sedan</a>.</p>
Tesla Employees Raised Concerns About Autopilot Long Before Fatal Crash

Engineers raised numerous concerns about the safety of Autopilot, only to be told by Elon Musk not to worry.

NTSB Publishes First Report on Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash
The preliminary report indicates Joshua Brown's Tesla was doing 74 in a 65 zone, though speed is not indicated as a factor in the crash…
Consumer Reports Calls for Tesla to Disable Autopilot Auto Steering, Rename Tech

Is Tesla's deployment of Autopilot irresponsible? CR thinks so.

SEC Investigating Tesla for Not Disclosing Fatal Autopilot Crash to Investors
The fatal accident occurred on May 7th, but Tesla did not disclose it until June 30th—after it had sold more than $2 billion in stocks …
Now a Third Tesla Crash Is Being Blamed on Autopilot

Thanks to Autopilot, it seems every Tesla crash will go under the microscope now.

Fatal Tesla Model S Crash While In Autopilot Triggers NHTSA Investigation

This is the first fatal crash that has occurred while a Tesla has had Autopilot engaged.

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Tesla Owner Claims Model S Crashed Itself Into Trailer After Being Parked
A Utah man says his parked Model S crashed itself into a trailer. Tesla Motors claims it was an inadvertent activation of Summon self-p…