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Tesla’s latest full self-driving car went for a drive: Watch how it did

Tesla’s latest full self-driving car went for a drive: Watch how it did

Tesla has released a new video of its latest full self-driving car prototype in action, showing an autonomous Model 3 complete a full journey without human interaction. The demo was released following Tesla's first Autonomy Investor Day on Monday, where the automaker detailed some of the work it has been undertaking on driverless technologies.

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NVIDIA corrects Musk’s math in self-driving supercomputer showdown

NVIDIA corrects Musk’s math in self-driving supercomputer showdown

NVIDIA has pushed back against Tesla's Full-Self Driving Computer claims, praising the upstart automaker for its chip handiwork, but denying that the EV-maker is ahead. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, revealed the latest iteration of the car company's computer for assisted and - eventually, or at least so the promise goes - fully-autonomous driving yesterday, at an event in California.

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Tesla custom Full Self-Driving Computer is already in all new cars

Tesla custom Full Self-Driving Computer is already in all new cars

Tesla, particularly CEO Elon Musk, isn't exactly popular for its estimates and predictions. It has recently admitted its failure to meet expectations and demand in shipping its Model 3 electric cars. So when the carmaker actually does get the estimate right, it's a pleasant surprise. Even better, however, Musk has said that its custom Full Self-Driving Computer promised 6 months ago isn't just here, it is actually already hiding inside all Tesla models made within the past weeks.

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Tesla’s 2020 Robotaxi plan is peak Elon Musk

Tesla’s 2020 Robotaxi plan is peak Elon Musk

Tesla believes it can have a Robotaxi service operating as soon as 2020, with owners of the company's EVs able to add their cars to a ride-sharing Tesla Network fleet. Speaking at Tesla's first Autonomy Day, at which the automaker pulled back the curtain on some of the work it had been doing on self-driving vehicles, CEO Elon Musk outlined an aggressive - and at times confusing - vision of self-driving taxis.

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Tesla Autopilot is getting aggression settings

Tesla Autopilot is getting aggression settings

Tesla plans to allow drivers to make Autopilot more aggressive on the road, Elon Musk has revealed, even if doing so also dials up the risk of accidents. Musk confirmed the upcoming setting at the Tesla Autonomy Day, the automaker's first public deep-dive into the work it has been putting into creating self-driving vehicles.

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VW ID. ROOMZZ three-row electric SUV teases autonomous nap-time

VW ID. ROOMZZ three-row electric SUV teases autonomous nap-time

The latest member of VW's electric car family, the ID. ROOMZZ, has broken cover, a beefy zero-emissions three-row SUV that's set to spawn a production version. Joining cars like the VW ID. city hatchback and the ID. BUZZ Microbus, it's another example of Volkswagen's flexible MEB platform.

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Audi AI:ME teases an autonomous curated cocoon for the mean city

Audi AI:ME teases an autonomous curated cocoon for the mean city

Congested city driving is something most of us would prefer to avoid, and the Audi AI:ME concept offers one vision of how we might go about that. A new Level 4 autonomous concept car developed for Auto Shanghai 2019, it's a smaller, more personal vision of how tomorrow's Audi might handle jam-packed roads and impatient passengers.

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Elon Musk spills the Model 3 cabin camera’s secrets

Elon Musk spills the Model 3 cabin camera’s secrets

Tesla has confirmed just what the interior camera in the Model 3 is for, with Elon Musk revealing how the sensor will play into the electric automaker's future roadmap. The camera is positioned up above the rear-view mirror inside the EV, facing into the cabin rather than out of it.

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Tesla will demo its self-driving progress this month

Tesla will demo its self-driving progress this month

Tesla has made some big promises about autonomous driving, and the electric automaker plans to show off some of the fruits of its efforts at an Autonomy Investor Day later this month. The company has invited investors to visit Tesla HQ in Palo Alto on April 19, for test drives of prototype self-driving EVs and more.

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VW built a fleet of self-driving e-Golf for a groundbreaking smart city trial

VW built a fleet of self-driving e-Golf for a groundbreaking smart city trial

Volkswagen has set loose a fleet of autonomous cars in Hamburg, Germany, with the self-driving Golf EVs testing out new systems to deal with unpredictable and congested urban traffic. It's the first Level 4 trial for the automaker in a major German city, putting not only the vehicles themselves through their paces, but new connected infrastructure systems that allow the urban environment to communicate with the cars traveling through it.

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Tesla Autopilot hack raises new self-driving car concerns

Tesla Autopilot hack raises new self-driving car concerns

Tesla's Autopilot could be misled by rogue markings on the road, security researchers have found, though the EV-maker insists that it's no concern if the driver-assistance technology is used correctly. Although focusing on Tesla's systems, the investigation raises further questions about the resilience of systems that will form the basis of truly autonomous cars in general, when such vehicles become available.

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Waymo to open 85,000sqft technical service center in Arizona

Waymo to open 85,000sqft technical service center in Arizona

Self-driving car company Waymo is planning to open an 85,000-square-foot "technical service center" in Mesa, Arizona, the company announced on Tuesday. According to Waymo, this new service will more than double its current capacity for servicing, maintaining, and growing its Waymo One fleet. As well, the company says it will hire "up to" hundreds of new employees in the city.

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