The Future of Self-driving Cars

I have researched the major self driving car companies. We know Argo AI failed. They were ranked 5th in California based upon disengagement miles. Disengagement miles is a misleading statistic. It is only somewhat predictive. Argo had $4 billion or so of funding and 2100 employees. Ford after pulling the plug said Argo was over …

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DARPA Offroad Self Driving Races

DARPA’s Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) program has had several off road races. Experiment 1 took place March-April 2022 on six courses of combat-relevant terrain. The teams did more than 40 autonomous runs of about 2 miles each and reached speeds just under 20 miles per hour. The biggest challenge the teams …

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Stringent Tesla FSD Tester Says FSD 10.69.1.1 Feels Ready $TSLA

Chuck Cook performs some of the most stringent testing of Tesla’s Full Self Driving software. He has performed many tests on unprotected left turns and roundabouts. Based upon his latest batch of tests for version FSD 10.69.1.1 he feels FSD feels ready for wide release. He says it is still early to jump up and …

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Tesla Killers or Tesla Kills Competition

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation when we look at electric vehicle competition. There are many common mistakes or problems in reported EV data and analysis. * there is the inclusion of plug in hybrid vehices with battery electric vehicle sales Plug in hybrids (PHEV) have combustion engines. Norway has seen PHEV sales …

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DARPA Unmanned Cars Will Have Offroad Race

The DARPA RACER program’s goal is to develop and demonstrate autonomy technologies that enable unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to maneuver in unstructured off-road terrain at the limit of the vehicle’s mechanical systems and at, or beyond, human-driven speeds and efficiencies. “RACER is intended to disruptively advance the integration and fielding of autonomy for robotic combat …

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Elon Musk Is Using Trillion Dollar Power to Create AGI

Elon Musk does not drive new programs at Tesla because he wants to, he drives them because he has to. Elon is currently driving the FSD (Full Self Driving) and the Teslabot program at Tesla. Long term, every car will have FSD. And so — and the value of that will be a very big …

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Tesla Roadmap Change is FSD and Teslabot Focused Roadmap

If people listened and believed what Elon said in the 2021 earnings call then they would hear the message that the tipping point for full self driving is this year. The annual report says there are 60,000 FSD beta users. This is out of about 300,000 US FSD beta purchasers. Elon says he would be …

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