Wayve set to take on US AV tech giants

British autonomous vehicle firm Wayve has announced that it is hiring staff who would be responsible for “supervising and directing a team of drivers and safety operators, and overseasing on-road experimentation and development” based out of Mountain View in the San Francisco Bay Area. The London-based driverless vehicle oioneers are planning to put cars on […]

“Only 2% of Tesla Full Self-Driving trial users buy it” says report 

According to credit card data, only about 2% of the Tesla owners who used Full Self-Driving in the free month trial ended up buying it after. Starting in March, Tesla offered a month of free trial of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package to all its owners in North America. At the same time, the automaker slashed the […]

Tesla ‘pushes to legalise driverless cars in UK’

Tesla is pushing to legalise its self-driving system in the UK and Europe, launching a charm offensive with regulators as Elon Musk bets the carmaker’s future on autonomous driving. The company demonstrated its “full self-driving” (FSD) technology to officials on European roads last month, taking attendees at a safety conference on test drives around Munich, says The […]

Tesla reveals autonomous ride-hailing service plan

During a first-quarter earnings presentation on Tuesday, Tesla provided glimpses of what “robotaxi” users could expect from their future app designed to summon driverless cars through an intuitive interface, says IoT Tech News. The upcoming ride-hailing service will allow users the ability to conveniently call for a Tesla vehicle, adjust the temperature inside the car, track its […]

Robotaxi regulators: No contact from Tesla after Musk teases plans

Two California agencies that regulate robotaxis said they haven’t heard from Tesla about its plans for the cars, even though Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last week that he’ll reveal a new robotaxi product in August, says NBC News. The California Department of Motor Vehicles and the California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, said in separate […]

Musk announces Tesla robotaxi unveil on 8 August

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has issued a very short tweet announcing that he will unveil the carmaker’s robotaxi on 8 August. Investopedia reports that shares of Tesla surged nearly 4% to $171.19 (around £136) in extended trading on Friday following the announcement, after sinking 3.6% during the regular session. The announcement came just hours after […]

Tesla FSD “crushingly good”, states Musk

Elon Musk has spoken out about the capability of Tesla’s FSD software. “Most people still have no idea how crushingly good Tesla FSD will get,” he declared. “It will be superhuman to such a degree that it will seem strange in the future that humans drove cars, even while exhausted and drunk! Cars will take […]

Tesla: Full Self Driving mode activated in US models

All new Tesla Models S, X and Y bought in the United States will now come with free access to Full Self Driving, says IOT World Today. CEO Elon Musk confirmed on X: “All US cars that are capable of FSD will be enabled for a one-month trial this week.” The trial also extends to current owners […]

Campaigners use Super Bowl to target Tesla for second year in a row

Two TV adverts broadcast during the Super Bowl in the US on Sunday have targetted Tesla’s self-driving technology, urging viewers to boycott the company and claiming that its vehicles are unsafe. The website The Hill reports the Dawn Project’s ads follow a 2023 Super Bowl ad campaign that featured what it claimed was an Autopilot-driven […]

Musk says Chinese automakers could “demolish” rivals

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is warning Chinese automakers will “demolish” global rivals without trade barriers. US News reports that Mr Musk’s comments, made during an earnings call, “underscores the heat the US electric vehicle market leader faces from the likes of BYD (pictured), who are racing to expand worldwide.” The report adds he said the […]


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