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Tesla files patent for sourcing self-driving training data from its fleet

  Tesla has filed a patent on how to source training data from its large fleet of customer vehicles in order to train its self-driving neural network. The patent was filed for Tesla, but Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s head of AI and Autopilot software, is named as the sole inventor on the application. He describes the…
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Tesla Partners With Baidu for In-car Map Service

Tesla has switched from Tencent Maps to Baidu Maps as its provider of in-car mapping data services in China, the US-based electric vehicle (EV) company announced Friday on its official Weibo account. Baidu, the company behind China’s largest search engine, will provide map display, real-time traffic conditions, point of interest searches, and other map data…
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Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ feature may get early-access release by the end of 2019

Elon Musk says select Tesla owners will get a ‘feature complete’ version Tesla may grant certain customers early access to a “feature complete” version of the company’s “full self-driving” (FSD) capabilities by the end of 2019, Elon Musk said in a call with investors Wednesday. Musk said that this wasn’t “for sure” — but that…
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Tesla is buying computer vision start-up DeepScale in a quest to create truly driverless cars

Tesla is acquiring DeepScale, a computer vision start-up that could help it develop fully driverless vehicles, according to CNBC. The deal could help Tesla’s goal to deliver cars with advanced driver-assistance systems that are good enough for owners to rent them out as “robotaxis” on an Uber-like platform without drivers. However, like all automakers, Tesla…
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Musk’s radical rethink of electric transport, and the value of Tesla and its cars

Three figures stood out late last week when Tesla CEO Elon Musk invited us to rethink the future of electric transport, and the worth of Tesla cars and the company itself. Musk has already turned the trillion-dollar automotive industry on its head and served notice to the multi-trillion fossil fuel suppliers by making EV driving…
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Tesla’s new Autopilot is amazing. But please keep your eyes on the road

Tesla’s new Navigate on Autopilot technology can do amazing things but, even with all the car’s cameras, sensors and computer brains, you’d better keep your eyes on the road because, seriously, there are crazy people out there. On a highway, the Navigate on Autopilot software feature can take over most of the driving. Available on…
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Tesla Will Use Model 3 Lease Returns For Its Own Autonomous Ride-Hailing Network

Tesla broke the news on its blog today that it would be using lease returns from its new Tesla Model 3 lease program in “the Tesla ride-hailing network.” The blog post is the first confirmation that Tesla will actually own and operate its own fleet of fully autonomous ride-hailing vehicles. “Beginning today, customers in the…
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