Fatal Autopilot Crash, VW Settlement, Autonomous EV Charging, T.E.N. Future Car News 1st July 2016

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash; Proterra makes its charging technology open source; Tesla Software Update 8.0 now in testing; VW reaches proposed agreement with U.S. regulators concerning Dieselgate; Tesla settles in Model X Lemon Law Case; UK Gov. Predicts plug-in dominance by 2027; Plug-in Prius, Nissan LEAF, and Tesla Model S crowned the fastest-selling used cars of 2016; Audi trash-talks Tesla’s way; Nissan confirms unnamed range-extended EV for launch later this year; Tesla fan makes his own autonomous charger for the luxury sedan.

  • NHTSA Investigation – NHTSA investigates fatal autopilot crash
  • Open Door – Proterra opens up three patents in an attempt to accelerate electric bus development.
  • In Testing – Tesla’s latest major vehicle operating system adds off-ramp autopilot capabilities and more.
  • Closure – First wave of Volkswagen Dieselgate settlement finally proposed in the U.S.
  • Lemonade – Tesla settles with Model X owner over Lemon Law case
  • Market Dominance  – Despite Brexit, UK gov. Agency predicts EV domination by 2027
  • Quick to move – Plug-in Prius, Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S fastest selling used cars this year so far.
  • Trash Talking  – Audi tries to trash-talk Tesla, claims it has upper hand for EVs
  • Expanding Horizons  – Nissan to launch range-extended EV later this year, but continues long-range EV plans
  • Charger Valet – Tesla owner makes robotic assistant to plug his car in.


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  • Jeff Laurence

    The owner of the Tesla was negligent. He had ample warnings and refused to follow them.

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