Thursday, October 29

Tesla Autopilot

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Consumer Reports Ranks Tesla Autopilot a “Distant Second” to GM’s Super Cruise

In your latest evaluation of vehicles with driver assistance systems, Consumer Reports has ranked Tesla's autopilot a "distant second" to General Motors' Super Cruise, Tesla North is reporting. Experts compared an autopilot-equipped Tesla Model Y to a Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise. Consumer Reports gave the Cadillac a score of 69 out of 100, while the Tesla Model Y could only score 57. The main reason they say GM's Super Cruise outperforms the Tesla autopilot is its ability to control whether the driver is paying attention or not. The Super Cruise system uses a small camera in front of the driver's eyes to assess whether they are looking at the road ahead.“If the system determines that a driver is not paying attention, it issues multiple warnings, such as bright red l...
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Tesla Open to Supplying Batteries, Autopilot Software to Competitors Says Musk

In response to an article highlighting how German automakers are trying to catch up with Tesla’s multi-year lead in the EV industry, Elon Musk announced that Tesla is open to the idea of licensing its autopilot software and batteries to other companies as the electric car maker is not looking to ‘crush competitors,’ Tesla North is reporting.Tesla is open to licensing software and supplying powertrains & batteries. We’re just trying to accelerate sustainable energy, not crush competitors! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 29, 2020Earlier this year, Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen’s board member for electromobility said that Tesla has a 10-year start on rivals when it comes to building electric cars and software. “Tesla is an impressive manufacturer,” Ulbrich said. “It is a motiva...