Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Have Humanoid Robots Next Year, And That’ll Definitely Happen

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is no stranger to making bold promises with little follow through, but maybe this time will be different. He just posted on his social media site X that Tesla will have humanoid robots in “low production” for the automaker’s internal use sometime next year. Then, they’ll “hopefully” be rolled out to … Read more

Tesla Pushes Back Robotaxi Reveal, Surprising No One

Photo: Apu Gomes (Getty Images) Just like Elon Musk’s perpetual promises of Full Self-Driving, Tesla is delaying the reveal of its wishfully lucrative Robotaxi from its planned August 8 date all the way to October. Musk is all-in on the autonomous taxi project to reinvigorate the struggling electric automaker, reportedly at the cost of the … Read more

Self-Driving Taxi Drives Into Oncoming Traffic, Takes Off From Cop Trying To Pull It Over

Cops in Arizona had a shock last month when they attempted to pull over a car that was driving the wrong way. When they spotted a car heading the wrong way in traffic, they raced after it to pull the car over and ticket the driver, only to find that there was nobody behind the … Read more

Volkswagen And Rivian Will Work Together On EVs

Happy Tuesday! It’s June 26, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Rivian Unveils Trio of New Electric Vehicles 1st Gear: Volkswagen And Rivian Are Collaborating On EVs Rivian makes very … Read more

Rimac’s Verne Is A Two-Seat Robotaxi With Sliding Doors, No Steering Wheel And An Amazing Round Sunroof

Not even a full week after Bugatti unveiled its new V16 hybrid–powered Tourbillon, CEO Mate Rimac is unveiling another new car from another newly formed company of his, this one on the total opposite end of the spectrum. This is the Verne, a fully autonomous robotaxi run by former Rimac employees that is set to … Read more

Self-Driving Cars Still Only Safer Than Humans When Driving In Straight Lines Under Perfect Conditions

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 09: A Waymo self-driving car stops while driving as people stand in the middle of the street to photograph the sunrise on April 09, 2024 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of people came out to see and photograph the biannual phenomenon dubbed “California Henge” when the sun falls perfectly between … Read more

Elon Musk Says He Has The Votes For His $56 Billion Tesla Pay Package

Good morning! It’s Thursday, June 13, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Tesla Had A Very Interesting Week 1st Gear: Musk Says Shareholders Love His $56 Billion Pay Package  Tesla … Read more

Tesla’s ‘Full-Self Driving’ Software Doesn’t Understand New York City

Driving in Manhattan is not difficult. It’s slow, often frustrating, and can put you at risk of horse-related mishaps, but it’s not hard in the way that tourists often describe. There’s a flow to things, a set of rules that — while perhaps unique to the city — make sense with a bit of observation. … Read more

98 Percent Of Tesla Owners Who Try ‘Full Self-Driving’ Demo Never Actually Buy It

Tesla had the idea back in March to begin giving new Tesla buyers a free month of access to its so-called “Full Self-Driving” software that doesn’t actually make the car capable of full self-driving. So now that it’s been a few months, how has that program gone? As it turns out, not so great. Futurism … Read more

Video Of Waymo’s Robotaxi Driving In Oncoming Lane Gets The Attention Of The Feds

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary investigation on Monday into Waymo and incidents involving its driverless vehicles. The probe comes after footage of a Waymo robotaxi driving in the oncoming lane to avoid unicyclists on a San Francisco street went viral. The general public has seemingly had it with self-driving cars, considering … Read more