Episode 18. CA allows driverless cars; Model X crash recreated; another Chinese EV launches!

Today! The CA DMV allows testing and deployment of FULLY driverless cars on its roads; two Tesla owners post videos testing and recreating the recent Model X crash (yes, really); a(nother) Chinese EV startup is born; and more.

CA DMV allows driverless vehicle testing

So this is a pretty big deal: California will begin issuing permits to allow automakers to test fully driverless cars on California roads; yes they will need to have at least a remote backup driver monitoring at all times.

Testing and recreating Tesla crashes

After the few recent Tesla Autopilot crashes — e.g., the Model X on the 101 freeway south of San Francisco — some people are testing their Autopilot systems to see if they (mis)behave accordingly.

A(nother) Chinese EV startup is born

Here’s  another example of how China will soon become the leader in electric vehicles.


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