Posts by Eric Loveday

Kia Soul EV (autonomous test prototype)

NADA Wants Mandatory Autonomous Vehicle Inspections

The National Automobile Dealers Association is calling for mandatory inspection of all vehicles with autonomous driving features. Much like cars are required to pass emissions tests in some states, NADA believes that any vehicle equipped with autonomous driving systems should be subject to routine inspections of items such as sensors…

1 day ago by Eric Loveday 26

Tesla Model S On Autopilot

Hackers Trick Tesla’s Autopilot System (w/video)

There’s a highly detailed article posted over at Wired on how a group of researchers at the University of South Carolina, China’s Zhejiang University and the Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 managed to rather easily trick Tesla’s Autopilot system. As Wired reports on the group of researchers: “… [they] found that…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 26

Batmobile

Hacked Tesla Model S Displays Batmobile

Well known Tesla hacker “Hermera” has found her way into the Model S’ main screen earlier this month and was able to swap out the normal Model S image with the Batmobile. More specifically, the Batmobile seen here is known as the Batman Tumbler. “Hermera” says she accomplished this by…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 1

Autonomous Bolts Testing In Arizona

Autonomous Chevrolet Bolts Now Testing In Arizona

The General Motors Cruise LLC partnership has been testing autonomous Chevrolet Bolts out in San Francisco since May of this year. Now, Cruise Automation announced last week, via Twitter, that the testing has expanded to Scottsdale, Arizona too. “We’re testing @Cruise autonomous tech on @Chevrolet Bolt EVs on roads in…

4 days ago by Eric Loveday 8

BMW i8 Prototype

BMW i8 Prototype Spotted Sporting Performance Upgrades

There’s been some recent chatter suggesting that a high-performance BMW i8 S is in the works and now Bimmertoday is suggesting that these images provide us with visual confirmation that an i8 S is in development. According to BimmerToday, this prototype belongs to BMW ans was spotted near the automaker’s…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 3

Talkie talkie

Bob Lutz On Tesla Motors 20 Years From Now

Bob Lutz has been known to make some rather outlandish comments from time to time, some of which seem to pour negativity towards pure electric cars. Despite being partially responsible for the Chevrolet Volt, Lutz appears to be pessimistic when it comes to most plug-in electric cars. Recently, when Car…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 156