The catch was that the autonomous technology may have made a few alterations to the car. For instance, it might have altered
"A lot of the public discourse to date about the capabilities of vehicle automation has been based on unrealistic expectations
Instead of apologizing, Musk just doubled down with comments on a conference call late-Wednesday, when announcing software for all his new Teslas that will immediately automate them, essentially turning them into a robot car for a $5,000 to $8,000 fee.
I'm all for innovation. I love new gadgets. My mantra is "up with technology." Still, I do foresee problems, or shall we call them challenges, with a new invention that's careening out of the pages of science fiction novels and onto the raceways of our neighborhood highways: the Driverless Car.
A century ago, touring the Paris world's fair, Henry Adams was extraordinarily prescient in predicting our current debate about ethics and technology.
"Platooning" - where a group of vehicles follows each other very closely on a highway - can increase fuel efficiency by 5
This may be a setback for driverless cars.
It's one of the thorniest moral dilemmas in tech right now.
Is that enough to transform us into nondriving enthusiasts? Maybe not yet. But public unease could turn into acceptance -- and
The race to build smarter cars is heating up.