Consumer groups call on feds to investigate Tesla’s Autopilot

27 Jul
Tesla Autopilot sensor systemConsumer groups reignited calls to open a probe into Tesla's Autopilot system and accused the Silicon Valley-based automaker of using deceptive practices to market the system as a fully autonomous. The Center for Auto Safety leads the charge and said Thursday it will press the Federal Trade Commission to take action. The CAS called on the FTC to...

Tesla Model X using Autopilot self-driving tech sped up automatically before fatal crash

7 Jun
2018 Tesla Model XA report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board said that a Tesla Model X fitted with the automaker's Autopilot self-driving car tech accelerated on its own before striking a damaged highway barrier near Mountain View, California, in March. The impact killed the Tesla's driver and severed the electric crossover SUV. Federal...

Tesla partners with British insurer for Autopilot discount

14 Dec
Tesla AutopilotBritish insurer Direct Line is now offering a 5 percent discount to Tesla drivers to encourage them to use semi-autonomous driving tech. The offer is part of a collaboration between the insurance company and Tesla, which is estimated to have sold over 2,500 vehicles equipped with its Autopilot tech in the U.K. to date. The tie-in is part of the...