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Self-Driving and Driver-Assist Technology Linked to Hundreds of Car Crashes

Over the course of 10 months, nearly 400 car crashes in the United States involved advanced driver-assistance technologies, the federal government’s top auto-safety regulator disclosed Wednesday, in its first-ever release […]




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How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot? No One Knows.

Every three months, Tesla publishes a safety report that provides the number of miles between crashes when drivers use the company’s driver-assistance system, Autopilot, and the number of miles between […]




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Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?

In the fall of 2019, Google told the world it had reached “quantum supremacy.”It was a significant scientific milestone that some compared to the first flight at Kitty Hawk. Harnessing […]




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Inside Tesla: How Elon Musk Pushed His Vision for Autopilot

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.Elon Musk built his electric car company, Tesla, around the promise that it […]




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Inside a Fatal Tesla Autopilot Accident: ‘It Happened So Fast’

George Brian McGee, a finance executive in Florida, was driving home in a Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot, a system that can steer, brake and accelerate a car on […]




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Tesla Autopilot Faces U.S. Inquiry After Series of Crashes

The U.S. auto safety regulator said Monday that it had opened a broad investigation of the Autopilot system used in hundreds of thousands of Tesla’s electric cars.The investigation was prompted […]




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Tesla Says Autopilot Makes Its Cars Safer. Crash Victims Say It Kills.

Benjamin Maldonado and his teenage son were driving back from a soccer tournament on a California freeway in August 2019 when a truck in front of them slowed. Mr. Maldonado […]




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Flying Car Makers Want to Build ‘Uber Meets Tesla in the Air’

It was sleek, cone-shaped, a little confusing — like something Hollywood would give a sci-fi villain for a quick getaway.It wasn’t a helicopter. And it wasn’t an airplane. It was […]




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The Costly Pursuit of Self-Driving Cars Continues On. And On. And On.

It was seven years ago when Waymo discovered that spring blossoms made its self-driving cars get twitchy on the brakes. So did soap bubbles. And road flares.New tests, in years […]




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G.M. Wants to Make Electric Cars. China Dominates the Market.

SHANGHAI — The business of making cars has reached a critical juncture — and it looks as if China is in the driver’s seat.General Motors’ surprise announcement on Thursday that […]