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Tesla

Founded by Elon Musk, Tesla Motors develops the Autopilot Level 2 autonomous driving system that uses a combination of cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors and data to automatically steer down the highway, change lanes, and adjust speed in response to traffic.

Tesla
3500 Deer Creek Road
Palo Alto, California 94304
United States

Tesla Autopilot also offers digital control of motors, brakes, and steering to help drivers avoid avoid collisions from the front and sides, as well as preventing the car from wandering off the road. Your car can also scan for a parking space, alert you when one is available, and parallel park on command.

Tesla Autopilot relieves drivers of tedious and potentially dangerous aspects of road travel. While truly driverless cars are still a few years away, Tesla Autopilot functions like the systems that airplane pilots use when conditions are clear. The driver is still responsible for, and ultimately in control of, the car. What’s more, drivers always have intuitive access to the information the car is using to inform its actions.

 


Tesla News, Products & Resources
Tesla Crashes Down 40% with Autopilot, Feds Say
The US government exonerates Tesla for the May 2016 fatal accident that killed Joshua Brown. In fact, the NHTSA crash report found Tesla’s crash rate has dropped 40 percent after the company installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.

How Tesla Autopilot Sees the Road in Real Time
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweets a video that shows how Tesla Autopilot sees the road in real time, sharing views from three cameras mounted on the self-driving car.

All Teslas Will Have Built-in Self-Driving Hardware
Tesla will produce its cars with all the "hardware needed for full self-driving capability." However, the self-driving system won't be turned on until further testing is performed. This is a major move for Tesla as it moves away from the semi-autonomous nature of its Autopilot system to a fully autonomous system.

Tesla Autopilot 2.0 a Step Closer to Autonomous Driving
Tesla Autopilot 2.0 is reportedly coming soon, and it will feature a new front-facing triple camera array and additional radar to achieve level 3 autonomous driving.

Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash
Due to the semi-autonomous nature of Tesla Autopilot, a Google self-driving car executive says it was the responsibility of Joshua Brown, who was killed in an accident while his Model S was on Autopilot, to be cautious.

Mobileye, Tesla End Self-Driving Car Relationship
Mobileye, the largest supplier of camera-based advanced driver assistance safety systems, will no longer work with Tesla on its Autopilot system beyond the current product cycle.

Tesla Self-Driving Buses, Trucks Part of Musk’s Master Plan
Elon Musk's Master Plan, Part Deux includes Tesla self-driving trucks and buses, both of which are in the early stages of development and should be unveiled some time in 2017.

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