Tesla’s first safety report has good news for Autopilot, but is lacking in detail

Tesla has published its first safety report.Image: Chesnot/Getty Images Tesla has released its first Autopilot safety report on Thursday, following promises from CEO Elon Musk in May that the company would do so quarterly after highly-publicised crashes involving its cars. The one-page report claims that in the third quarter of…

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Picking Up the Pieces

August would be slow, they promised. Catch up on sleep, leave work a little early on Fridays, start tackling those long-term projects you’ve been pondering. It was not to be. This month—and this week!—have been full of transportation action. Of companies (and cities) making deals and decisions. Of public figures…

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Fully autonomous cars are still years away, if these tests are any indication

Tesla's Autopilot and other driver assistance programs are far from flawless.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Don’t start planning for your self-driving commute anytime soon. Human drivers are still very necessary as a recent road test for five cars’ driver-assistance features showed. The vehicles, 2017 BMW 5-series with “Driving Assistant Plus,” 2017…

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Astronauts Explain Why Nobody Has Visited The Moon In More Than 45 Years And The Reasons Are Depressing

Landing 12 people on the moon remains one of NASA’s greatest achievements, if not the greatest. Astronauts collected rocks, took photos, performed experiments, planted some flags, and then came home. But those week-long stays during the Apollo program didn’t establish a lasting human presence on the moon. More than 45…

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When It Comes to Tipping, Millennials Are Cheapest

U.S. millennials are quick to whip out their wallets for pricey avocado toast and craft beer. But when it comes to rewarding the waiters and bartenders who serve them, those wallets often stay closed. Ten percent of millennials don’t tip at all when dining out compared with only three percent among the…

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Boeings Proposed Hypersonic Plane Is Really, Really Fast

Aviation enthusiasts yearning for ultra-fast, ultra-sleek intercontinental transportation—rather than 18-hour flights on stuffed-to-the gills widebody behemoths—might finally get their wish. At least, if the airplane concept Boeing unveiled this week becomes reality. The company revealed renderings of its proposed hypersonic, passenger-carrying airliner Tuesday at the annual American Institute of Aeronautics…

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