Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Tesla Roadster's "SpaceX option package" may come with rocket thrusters

Tesla Model 3 Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ is getting an upgrade
Priscilla Morrison | 14 June, 2018, 14:24

Tesla Inc. (TSLA) is rolling out the next version of its software in August, and it will include a focus on self-driving features, CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet.

"It's super messed up that a Tesla crash resulting in a broken ankle is front page news and the (approximately) 40,000 people who died in U.S. auto accidents alone in past year get nearly no coverage", Musk said last month.

Media coverage of the most recent crash triggered a weekslong Twitter crusade against the press by Musk, who argued that coverage of Autopilot-linked wrecks ignored the larger fact that such features were already safer than unassisted driving. Despite its name, Tesla's existing Autopilot technology is not true self-driving capability, but a set of advanced safety features that have also helped Tesla gather data for training its self-driving software. With V9, we will begin to enable full self-driving features.

It has not been made clear which self-driving features would be included in the August update.

All of this functionality is "dependent upon extensive software validation and regulatory approval, which may vary widely by jurisdiction".

More news: Selection of North American bid could bring tournament to Edmonton

The Autopilot feature, which includes auto-steering, lane assist and automatic braking must now be used with the driver remaining ready to take full control and keep hands on the wheel.

As a remake of one of Tesla's very first vehicles, the new Roadster has been kept under wraps for the past few months and from the outside at least, the Tesla Roadster continues the design language we've seen on the Model X, Model 3 and updated Model S, with a somewhat more aggressive edge.

Tesla's shares were last up 3.3 per cent at $327.93 on Monday after touching a high of $333.

General Motors said last week that its driver assistance feature, Super Cruise, will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive.

Recommended

  • England's Marcus Rashford misses World Cup training after knee injury

    England's Marcus Rashford misses World Cup training after knee injury

    He struggled for form during England's dismal Euro 2016 campaign when they were knocked out by Iceland in the Round of 16. On Rashford's display, Three Lions boss Southgate said: 'What pleased me most is that he enjoyed his football tonight.
    Reaction to Trump-Kim summit

    Reaction to Trump-Kim summit

    US soldiers hang a South Korean flag on top of their tank during a military exercise north of Seoul, South Korea, on May 30, 2013. But Trump's joint statement falls short even when compared with smaller, piecemeal agreements made before the 1994 accord.
    Prime Minister hit by dramatic resignation as MPs debate Brexit

    Prime Minister hit by dramatic resignation as MPs debate Brexit

    The issue seen as most likely to provoke a rebellion was that of giving MPs a "meaningful vote" on the final Brexit deal. Today the government avoided an embarrassing defeat on a key Brexit vote by offering concessions to Remainer Tory MPs.
  • Don’t get pregnant for World Cup guests, MP warns Russian women

    Pletneva previously criticised the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, tentatively spreading in Russian Federation . Why should we copy everything?
    Court slashes Rebel Wilson payout by $3.9 million

    Court slashes Rebel Wilson payout by $3.9 million

    She took to social media on Wednesday night to say regardless of the outcome she had "already won the case". A court had ordered Bauer to pay her A$4.5m (£2.7m; $3.6m) - a record for an Australian defamation case.
    Volkswagen fined $1.18B for diesel emissions cheating

    Volkswagen fined $1.18B for diesel emissions cheating

    Further steps would be taken to overcome the diesel cheating scandal and to restore trust in the company, Diess said. Hausfeld represents aggrieved VW owners and shareholders on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

    Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

    He shares his story with first responders and other groups to help spread awareness about treatment and to help prevent suicide . The two states also experienced the second and third biggest increases, more than 48 percent, in the period studied by the CDC.
    New 200PS petrol engine for Jaguar E-Pace

    New 200PS petrol engine for Jaguar E-Pace

    Jaguar has updated the all-new E-Pace with a "self-learning" Smart Settings technology and an Adaptive Dynamics suspension set-up. Smart Settings is offered as part of Jaguar's Connect Pro Pack, which also includes a Wi-Fi hotspot and satellite navigation.
    Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe at music festival

    Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe at music festival

    He's already fully fixed his exhaust pipe, and he said that she didn't even have to pay for it. Firefighters were called in and had to use a power saw to cut the Ms Strom free.
  • ‘The Nun’ trailer: First look at ‘Conjuring’ prequel the stuff of nightmares

    ‘The Nun’ trailer: First look at ‘Conjuring’ prequel the stuff of nightmares

    The music is by Abel Korzeniowski ("Nocturnal Animals"). " The Nun " opens in theaters on September 7th. This trailer is mighty effective, and I love the atmosphere that director Corin Hardy conjures here.
    WH adviser Navarro apologizes for 'special place in hell' slam at Trudeau

    WH adviser Navarro apologizes for 'special place in hell' slam at Trudeau

    Canada is the U.S.'s largest trading partner, and the US economy would struggle to make up for Canada's absence, Heyman noted. After Kudlow's comments, Trump added to his string of criticisms against Canada in a series of tweets on Sunday night.
    John Cena, Jackie Chan Team Up for Unnamed Action Film 'Project X'

    John Cena, Jackie Chan Team Up for Unnamed Action Film 'Project X'

    The movie focuses on a Chinese-operated oil refinery that is attacked by terrorists in the Middle East. In case you've been living under a rock, Cena is quickly becoming a hot commodity in entertainment.

Half of Americans back Trump's handling of North Korea Half of Americans back Trump's handling of North Korea Bush administration, suggested in an interview that it's "a little premature" for Trump to say Kim is someone the US can trust. So Pompeo had some explaining to do as he travelled to Seoul to brief the allies on what transpired in Singapore .

Volvo Teases Polestar Engineered S60 Model Volvo Teases Polestar Engineered S60 Model Polestar emblems, black-chrome tailpipes and gold-coloured seat belts also serve to identify these flagship models. A new strut bar and the adjustable shock absorber design are brought over from the larger Polestar 1 coupe.

David & Victoria Beckham: Us? Divorce? Never! David & Victoria Beckham: Us? Divorce? Never! Despite the fact that the married pair arrived separately at the fashion event, they stayed together for the rest of it. Victoria Beckham, Edward Enninful and David Beckham looked relaxed and happy at the Fashion Week lunch.

Sarah Sanders and Raj Shah planning to leave White House Several White House staffers have left the administration over the last several months, some voluntarily and some involuntarily. The biggest concern over such a high turnover rate is the fact that nobody stays long enough to learn the job and do it well.

Rafael Nadal leads Roger Federer after French Open victory Rafael Nadal leads Roger Federer after French Open victory Only Nadal, Pete Sampras and Ken Rosewall have managed the feat of winning Grand Slam titles in their teens, 20s and 30s. He headed home to Barcelona after being beaten in qualifying, then learned he could sign up for a spot in the field.

Tesla to cut 9pc of jobs as it seeks profitability Tesla to cut 9pc of jobs as it seeks profitability While confirming that no factory or production employees would be cut, the company did not clarify how much the move would save. With today's layoff news, Tesla's stock is back on the rise - up roughly 3.2 percent from yesterday's price at market close.

Rising fuel prices spur inflation in May Rising fuel prices spur inflation in May The corresponding twelve-month year-on-year average percentage change for the urban index is 15.10 percent in May 2018. This, it noted was down by 0.2 per cent from the rate recorded in April, which was 10.9 per cent.

Story Mode, Stranger Things game may be in development Story Mode, Stranger Things game may be in development "We can confirm Minecraft: Story Mode is a licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series coming to our service this fall". Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service".

Activision Update Their FAQ Regarding The BLOPS IIII Season Pass Activision Update Their FAQ Regarding The BLOPS IIII Season Pass The pack includes Jungle, Summit, Slums, and Firing Range, all of which are fan favorite maps from previous Black Ops titles. Whether you're a veteran of the series or a newcomer, there's more than enough content to warrant checking out Black Ops 3 .

'OPEC is at it again': Trump renews Twitter attack on oil nations The committee chairman, Rep. "It's confusing why the president would come out with a statement like this now", Smith said. Domestically, more crude was burned in Saudi power plants during the month, partly due to higher air-conditioning use.

Scotland lose to Pakistan in first of two T20 internationals Scotland lose to Pakistan in first of two T20 internationals Former Durham and Warwickshire batsman MacLeod said Scotland's first global cricket win over England was a "massive statement". Australia might have found their best XI by now after emerging victorious in a couple of warm-up matches.

History-maker Kolisi leads South Africa to thrilling win over England History-maker Kolisi leads South Africa to thrilling win over England It was such a great game of rugby and you are anxious about one little conversation in the tunnel about a bottle of red wine". You could see what England's coaches had been working on in the build-up to the game.

Kim nuclear summit praised, but big questions loom Kim nuclear summit praised, but big questions loom Trump's own chest-thumping tweet seemed reminiscent of the "Mission Accomplished" banner flown behind President George W. The president sat down with Baier on Air Force One shortly after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .

Palestinians urge UN to condemn Israel over Gaza Palestinians urge UN to condemn Israel over Gaza The assembly then voted on the original Palestinian-backed resolution which was approved by a vote of 120-8 with 45 abstentions. Canada's ambassador Marc-André Blanchard spoke - in addition to Haley - in favor of the US amendment before the vote.

Afghanistan join Test ranks with maiden tie against India Afghanistan join Test ranks with maiden tie against India The Bengaluru pitch is expected to have some grass on it, but Simmons hopes it will assist the spinners. Putting speculations to rest, the team fielded all three openers - Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, K.