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      Cette nouvelle version alléchante du Tesla Model Y arrive bientôt en France

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · 6 days ago - 07:41

    Tesla a lancé une nouvelle voiture, ou plutôt une nouvelle version du Model Y. Avec son unique moteur (propulsion) et sa grosse batterie, il a tout du modèle idéal sur un segment hyper concurrentiel.

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      Tesla settles Autopilot wrongful death suit, avoiding court trial

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 9 April - 13:19

    A photograph from the <a href="https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/HSR1901.pdf">NTSB report</a> into the crash.

    Enlarge / A photograph from the NTSB report into the crash. (credit: NTSB)

    Yesterday, trial was due to begin in the case of Huang v. Tesla , a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man killed in his Tesla Model X in 2018. But the case will now not be heard by a judge—Tesla has settled with the family for an undisclosed sum.

    Walter Huang was driving to work in his Model X on March 23, 2018, when his car drove headlong into a concrete divider at an exit on US Highway 101. Tesla's partially automated driving system, Autopilot, was active at the time, and Huang trusted it enough to play video games on his phone, despite having noticed that the car got confused at that particular intersection more than once.

    The National Transportation Safety Board investigated Huang's death and published its findings in 2020 . The NTSB found plenty of parties to blame. Tesla's misleading marketing of Autopilot, such as video interviews where the Tesla CEO operated the system without keeping his hands or eyes on the road , and a staged self-driving demonstration contributed to Huang's mistaken trust in Autopilot.

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      Tesla settles lawsuit over 2018 fatal Autopilot crash of Apple engineer

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 8 April - 22:43


    Walter Huang was killed when his car steered in to a highway barrier and Tesla will avoid questions into its technology in a trial

    Tesla has settled a lawsuit over a car crash which killed an Apple engineer in 2018 after his car veered off a highway near San Francisco, court documents showed on Monday.

    The settlement would help Tesla avoid a lengthy jury trial over what role its Autopilot driver-assistance technology may have played in the crash.

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      Wrongful death trial for Apple engineer killed in Tesla gets underway

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 8 April - 15:26

    A crashed sedan has been torn in half.

    Enlarge / Walter Huang's Model X in a tow yard days after his fatal crash. (credit: NTSB )

    Tesla and its controversial Autopilot driver assistance system goes on trial again today in California. It's fighting a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Walter Huang, an Apple engineer who was killed in 2018 when his Tesla Model X drove head-first into a highway gore. But despite the findings of a highly critical National Transportation Safety Board investigation, Tesla may well win in court—California juries let the automaker off the hook in two separate trials last year.

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    Huang died on March 23, 2018, when his Model X crashed at 70 mph into a concrete divider on US Highway 101, apparently confused by an interchange with State Highway 85 to its left.

    Huang trusted Tesla Autopilot, the carmaker's partially automated driving system that, at the time, combined forward-looking radar and optical sensors to control the car's speed on the road relative to other vehicles and keep it centered within the lane. (In the years since, Tesla has abandoned the use of forward-looking radar, relying on just optical cameras instead.)

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      Elon Musk annonce l’arrivée d’une nouvelle Tesla cet été, sans volant !

      news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Monday, 8 April - 11:36

    Tesla Hiver

    Elon Musk vient d'annoncer que Tesla allait présenter de nouvelles voitures cet été. Le rendez-vous est pris pour le 8 août prochain.
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      Annuler la Tesla Model 2 serait la pire idée d’Elon Musk

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Saturday, 6 April - 08:47

    Tesla aurait annulé son projet de voiture plus compacte, un produit qui serait pourtant un sacré succès commercial. Le constructeur miserait plutôt sur un robotaxi, ce qui n'a pas beaucoup de sens.

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      Elon Musk fait contrefeu des rumeurs en annonçant une date pour le futur robotaxi Tesla

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Friday, 5 April - 23:10

    Il faudra suivre Tesla le 8 aout prochain pour tout savoir du robotaxi de la marque américaine. Le futur modèle de Tesla, que le grand public n'attend absolument pas, est apparemment la nouvelle priorité.

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      Tesla scraps its plan for a $25,000 Model 2 EV

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 5 April - 19:12

    In this photo illustration the American electric car manufacturing company brand Tesla logo is seen on an Android mobile device with a computer key which says cancel and cancelled

    Enlarge (credit: Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Tesla has abandoned plans to develop an affordable electric Model 2, according to a report in Reuters . The news organization says it has reviewed company messages that say the affordable Model Y, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed would sell for $25,000 or less, has been axed.

    Musk has been talking about an affordable Tesla Model 2 for some time now. An affordable mass-market EV was supposedly always key to the company's long-range "master plans," and in December 2023 he said the company was working on a "low-cost electric vehicle that will be made at very high volume." Then, this March , Musk told Tesla workers that the Model 2 would go into production at the company's factory in Berlin, Germany.

    In light of this news, that statement certainly raises eyebrows—Reuters reports that one of its three unnamed sources told it that the decision to scrap the Model 2 was made in late February. Instead, Musk is allegedly "all in on robotaxi," Tesla's plan to create an autonomous driving system that could allow its cars to compete with Uber or Lyft without a driver in the equation.

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      Tesla aurait renoncé à la Model 2, sa voiture à 25 000 dollars

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Friday, 5 April - 16:03

    Selon Reuters, Tesla aurait pris la décision de ne pas s'attaquer au marché des voitures abordables. La Model 2, après des années de rumeurs, pourrait être sacrifiée au profit d'un projet de robotaxi, un des grands rêves d'Elon Musk.