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Americans are Too Afraid to Use Self-Driving Cars

Waiting for autonomy to take over for good? It'll be awhile.

Tesla Limits Self-Driving to Max Speed of 45MPH
Your brand-new Tesla is missing some self-driving features that were…
Feds Close Case on Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash
After months of investigation, the feds have decided not to take act…
Tesla Demonstrates Full-Autonomous Hardware
Tesla says every new vehicle it builds will come equipped to be upgr…
Every New Tesla To Get Hardware for Full Autonomy
As of today, every Tesla comes with the hardware for full self-drivi…
Tesla Updating Autopilot to Rely More Heavily on Radar

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

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<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…
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 …
<p>Electric cars were always a joke until Elon Musk and his partners started Tesla Motors. The disruptive Tesla Roadster ripped from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. When the Model S appeared in 2012, it wasn't much slower. And last year Tesla gave us the P85D. Hell's a-blazin'! </p>
Elon Musk Says He's About to Reveal a "New Secret Master Plan" for Tesla

It's been 10 years since the Tesla Motors CEO rolled out the last one. A lot has changed since then.

Police Say Laptop, DVD Player Weren't Running in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Wreckage
Investigators refute the claim that the driver killed in the Tesla Model S Autopilot crash was watching a movie at the time of the acci…
Tesla Autopilot First Ride: Almost as Good as a New York Driver

We got to take a brief spin behind the wheel of Tesla's new semi-autonomous Autopilot feature in the thick of New York City traffic.