Another Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash and More Car News This Week

In March, on a Florida highway, the 50 -year-old driver of a Tesla Model 3 turned on his car’s Autopilot feature and then made his hands off the wheel for eight seconds, according to an NTSB report liberated this week. Times last-minute, his automobile conflicted with a semitrailer. The move died, and now Autopilot faces new scrutiny. That’s the worst kind of collision.

Other sorts are also bad, even though they are they don’t kill you. Just a few weeks ago, the Middle for Disease Control reported that the majority of scooter-share equestrians who ended up in Austin hospitals during a study period last-place transgression were first-time riders–and that the majority had hurt their heads. This week, our Gear team wonders: Is this an argument for buying your own scooter?

Others are more symbolic. This springtime, Uber, Lyft, and other companionships that are now in the scooter-share businesses have been engaged in a hushed struggle with the city of Los Angeles over scooter data and privacy. The friction might end up determining how local government think about data, we copied this week.

Fun events happened this week, more: Big predicts about electric vehicles, and about flying taxis. Let’s get you caught up.


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The National Transportation Safety Board says a Tesla Model 3’s Autopilot aspect was engaged when it crashed into a semitrailer on a Florida highway in March, killing its driver–an incident eerily same to another Florida incident three years ago. The “Lilium Jet”–a five-seat, 36 -motor “flying taxi” that its producers say can smack 186 miles per hour–takes its first test flight. VW makes its battery functionings in home, promising to spend $1.12 billion on a artillery yield design near its German headquarters to support its electrical vehicle proposals. Also in Germans becoming promises: Daimler says EVs will account for more than half of its automobile sales by 2030, though didn’t offer many details. Why a weird regional push about scooter data precisely might determine how cities manage your private information–and why ride-hail companionships like Uber and Lyft are getting in the action. Is it time to buy your own electrical scooter?Posted in NewsTagged , , , ,

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