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Sunday, July 5, 2020
Tesla driver blames Autopilot for crash, faces negligent driving charge

Tesla driver blames Autopilot for crash, faces negligent driving charge

Enlarge / Tesla Model S driving on the freeway in Silicon Valley. A Massachusetts man is facing a negligent-driving charge after his Tesla slammed into a police car that was parked by the side of the road. According to a state trooper, the man had Tesla's Autopilot technology turned on and said that he "must…
This is what Ford’s new F-150 display and infotainment system looks like

This is what Ford’s new F-150 display and infotainment system looks...

The most conventional view shows you your engine revs on the left and speed on the right, with other pertinent information in the middle. I've just noticed in this screenshot, the truck is doing 104mph. It must be a German-spec F-150 ;) Ford Here, the display is showing how much the truck is pitching. Ford…
This is what the new Ford F-150 display and infotainment look like

This is what the new Ford F-150 display and infotainment look...

The most conventional view shows you your engine revs on the left and speed on the right, with other pertinent information in the middle. I've just noticed in this screenshot, the truck is doing 104mph. It must be a German-spec F-150 ;) Ford Here, the display is showing how much the truck is pitching. Ford…
Amazon pays $1.2 billion for self-driving startup Zoox

Amazon pays $1.2 billion for self-driving startup Zoox

Enlarge / People examine a Zoox test vehicle in 2019. The company has yet to show off the custom-designed vehicle it plans to use for its commercial service.Andrei Stanescu / Getty Zoox, one of the most lavishly funded independent self-driving startups, has been acquired by Amazon, the companies announced on Friday. Venture capitalists, hungry for…
Will the Lordstown Endurance electric truck beat the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T to market?

Will the Lordstown Endurance electric truck beat the Tesla Cybertruck and...

In the developing electric truck market there seem to be five key players emerging: the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Hummer EV, Nikola Badger, and the all-electric Ford F150. But a sixth just burst onto the scene, and its ambitious plans could see it being the first to market. Lordstown, the electric car startup that was…
The Kia Telluride is the most surprising SUV of the year

The Kia Telluride is the most surprising SUV of the year

A nice combination of clean lines and gentle curves. BradleyWarren Photography Downplaying the Kia badge while taking a page from the Range Rover style guide. BradleyWarren Photography This is not your typical Kia body styling. BradleyWarren Photography The Telluride has some classic SUV styling. BradleyWarren Photography I love the inverted L taillights on the Telluride,…
Everything we know about the new Ford F-150 truck—including the hybrid

Everything we know about the new Ford F-150 truck—including the hybrid

When the new F-150 arrives this fall, it will be Ford's most technologically advanced truck yet. But did you also know there are 11 different styles of front grille? These are just three of them. Ford says that over a thousand hours of customer research went into the improvements for the F-150, which will now…
Study: Tesla likely the US’ worst carmaker for reliability and build quality

Study: Tesla likely the US’ worst carmaker for reliability and build...

When it comes to vehicle reliability, it’s not been a good week for Tesla. There’s been reports that the electric vehicle maker knowingly sold cars with faulty battery packs, and in a recent industry survey the marque ranked very poorly for build quality. Let’s start with the battery packs. According to a Business Insider exclusive,…
Tesla included in J.D. Power survey for the first time, and it’s bad

Tesla included in J.D. Power survey for the first time, and...

On Wednesday, J.D. Power has just released its Initial Quality Survey for 2020. Conducted annually for the past 34 years, the survey queries buyers of new cars of that model year to find out what, if any, problems they encountered within the first 90 days of ownership. Each brand is then ranked on the number…
The key differences between Tesla’s driving aids: Autopilot and Full Self-Driving

The key differences between Tesla’s driving aids: Autopilot and Full Self-Driving

Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. Tesla is perhaps the most well-known electric vehicle maker in the world. Whilst it’s perhapiss best known for its EV tech, it’s also talked about for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) driver aid systems. There’s…

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