A Tesla on autopilot crashed into a Connecticut State Police cruiser before rear-ending a disabled car while the suspected driver was 'checking on his dog in the back seat.' The Connecticut State Police said in a press release that two troopers dispatched to Interstate 95 in Norwalk to help a disabled vehicle that was stuck in the center lane. They maintain that both police cruisers had their emergency lights activated and an additional flare pattern behind the vehicles. A Tesla Model 3 (pictured) driving on autopilot accidentally rear-ended a Connecticut State Police cruiser and a second vehicle on Saturday While waiting for a tow truck to remove the disabled vehicle, a 2018 Tesla Model 3 was driving northbound slammed into one of the police cruisers and then collided with the disabled car. The Tesla driver continued to slowly travel down the highway for several hundred feet before being stopped by the second state trooper at the … [Read more...] about Tesla on autopilot rear-ends a cop car and then slams into a pedestrian vehicle as the driver ‘checked on their dog in the backseat’
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The alarm went off at 6am to kickstart our journey, and I was full of trepidation. Driving 706 km (439 miles) in a car with three other adults and enough luggage for a week’s holiday might already feel like a modern labour of Hercules for some, but this trip had an extra challenge: the car would be all electric. The chariot to take us from the south of London to the middle of France would be a Tesla Model S 90D. Fortunately, unlike most other electric cars, the Model S is not a small car, so fitting everyone and everything in wouldn’t be an issue. But a quoted range of just under 350 miles per charge, though one of the longest available, left me a little worried. Would we really get anything like that much milage, with a fully laden car, and at motorway speeds? Would there be enough chargers along the way? And after the fourth recharging stop, would my passengers mutiny? I put those fears aside as we plugged the destination into the large 17in touchscreen that sits in the … [Read more...] about Chargers, châteaux and the Channel Tunnel: can you really do a driving holiday in a Tesla?
Khaki and olive green camouflage paint still sticks to the brick exterior of the South Works at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull, West Midlands car plant. It’s a fading reminder that this facility started out as a Second World War shadow factory building Bristol Hercules 14-cylinder, 39-litre sleeve-valve radial engines for the RAF’s Bristol Beaufighters and Handley Page Halifax heavy bombers. Rover car production took over at Solihull in 1946, and the Land Rover was built there from 1948. Though Jaguar and Land Rover have been married together in the Tata-owned vehicle group since 2008, the 308-acre (124-hectare) Solihull site has remained a Land Rover stronghold in recent years, with Jaguars built at the nearby Castle Bromwich factory. But Solihull is the home for two key new Jaguar models, the XE and the F-Pace, which between them represent a £1.5 billion investment in a modular, aluminium-intensive vehicle architecture and new production facilities. The most … [Read more...] about 2015 Jaguar XE review: Finally, a British car that competes with its German rivals
After years of hype about its autonomous driving system, the facts are coming out about how safe Tesla and Autopilot really are. Elon Musk’s company admits three of its vehicles have crashed while Autopilot was engaged, including one fatal accident in which Joshua Brown’s vehicle ran directly into a semi truck. In the wake of Brown’s death, Musk claimed Autopilot would save thousands of lives if it was deployed universally today. That bold claim is based on insufficient data and flawed comparisons between Tesla vehicles and all other cars that stack the deck in favor of the company. Musk’s fame as a self-described “applied physicist” and serial entrepreneur have generated a seemingly inexhaustible public faith in his intelligence and leadership, but by promoting such a flawed statistical comparison of his firm’s controversial system he calls that confidence into question. Autonomous drive technology was never mentioned in Musk’s ambitious … [Read more...] about How Tesla and Elon Musk Exaggeraged Safety Claims About Autopilot and Cars
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Android Auto Tuned Plus other minor updates being tested here and there Philip Berne 6 Dec 2019 0 Source: Android CentralWhat you need to know Android Auto has been updated to let users customize apps on the home screens. Updates to Assistant UI and some new interface changes are also being seen. Some updates are rolling out widely, while others are available only with some hacks. The app wizards at Android Police have been investigating changes to the Android Auto interface and discovered some noteworthy improvements. The ability to customize the apps on the home screen has been added, and that feature should be rolling out to users currently (though Android Police has a download link if you want to push the update now). Users can also add the current temperature to the status bar — making it easier than ever to see how chilly or hot it is outside. Source: Android Police Additionally, a few other … [Read more...] about You can finally customize your app layout in Android Auto
His life oscillates, as everyone's does, not merely between two poles, such as the body and the spirit, the saint and the sinner, but between thousands and thousands. ― Hermann Hesse, The Steppenwolf1 Contrary to common belief, our results reveal that cooperation can emerge among selfish individuals because of selfishness itself: if the final reward for being part of a society is sufficiently appealing, players spontaneously decide to cooperate. ― Bravetti & Padilla, An Optimal Strategy to Solve the Prisoner's Dilemma In a little while ― Thom Yorke, Radiohead, How to Disappear Completely We enter 2019 as residents of a world full of constant changes, persistent annihilation-level threats, and exhaustive information overload. Our attempts to keep up — with an avalanche of tweets and social media posts, with news breaking by the hour, with a seemingly endless scroll of political scandals — are futile. And when we find ourselves unable to … [Read more...] about The One Big Reason America Feels Disintegrated