Tesla owner spotted 'sleeping' at the wheel while driving down a busy road

#artificialintelligence

A video appearing to show a Tesla driver asleep while his vehicle drove on auto-pilot has prompted criticism online. The footage, posted on Twitter by US journalist Clint Olivier and filmed by his wife Alisha, was filmed on Los Angeles' busy interstate 5 last Saturday morning. As Mr Olivier drives past the car, which is travelling steadily along the middle lane, Ms Olivier can be heard saying: "He's totally asleep. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


Tesla owner spotted 'sleeping' at the wheel while driving down a busy road

#artificialintelligence

A video appearing to show a Tesla driver asleep while his vehicle drove on auto-pilot has prompted criticism online. The footage, posted on Twitter by US journalist Clint Olivier and filmed by his wife Alisha, was filmed on Los Angeles' busy interstate 5 last Saturday morning. As Mr Olivier drives past the car, which is travelling steadily along the middle lane, Ms Olivier can be heard saying: "He's totally asleep. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


AK47 gun maker moves into electric cars to take on Tesla

The Independent - Tech

The maker of the world's most popular assault rifle is aiming to take on the maker of the world's most popular electric car with the launch of its own vehicle. Kalashnikov Concern, which is most famous for producing the AK47, unveiled the CV-1 "super car" at an event near Moscow on Thursday. "This technology will let us stand in the ranks of global electric car producers such as Tesla and be their competitor", a spokesperson for the Russian manufacturer said. The spokesperson said that Kalashnikov hoped its electric car was "at least able to keep up" with Tesla, though it is unclear what advantages the CV-1 has over Tesla. The CV-1 is based on the Soviet hatchback Izh, a popular vehicle in the 1970s that was noted for its durability and off-road capability.


Tesla to slash tenth of workforce as Elon Musk says 'profit is obviously not what motivates us'

The Independent - Tech

Tesla plans to slash its workforce by nearly one-tenth as the electric car manufacturer faces rising pressure to achieve profitability. CEO Elon Musk wrote in an internal email that the nine per cent staff reduction was in part a matter of cutting redundant roles. But he also acknowledged cash-flow issues that have raised eyebrows on Wall Street. "Given that Tesla has never made an annual profit in the almost 15 years since we have existed, profit is obviously not what motivates us", Mr Musk wrote. "What drives us is out mission to accelerate the world transition to sustainable, clean energy, but we will never achieve that mission unless we eventually demonstrate that we can be sustainably profitable".


Misleading?: Tesla under fire over Autopilot name

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

USA TODAY tech reporter Marco della Cava takes his hands off the wheel of a Tesla Model S sedan while driving down the 280 Freeway north of the Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Pressure is building on Tesla Motors in Europe to stop using the name "Autopilot" to designate its partial self-driving system -- and the concerns could reverberate to the U.S. The issue is that Tesla's designation can encourage drivers to put too much reliance on Autopilot to protect them from crashing and not pay proper attention behind the wheel. Although Tesla says it repeatedly tells drivers that they need to stay in charge, a Tesla owner was killed in May when his car broadsided a tractor-trailer that turned in front of him. The Autopilot system was engaged at the time. Over the weekend, it was reported that Germany's Transport Ministry sent a letter to the California-based automaker telling it to stop using the name in advertising.