Tesla News

‘Flying Taxi’ Successfully Tested in Germany by Start-Up Lilium Jet

A Bavarian start-up is developing a five-seat “flying taxi” after successful test flights over Germany of a smaller version of the electric jet, the company said on Thursday. Munich-based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, said the …

‘Self-Driving’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Hands-Free’ – Lessons of Tesla Autopilot Crash in China

Tesla said last week that one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in ‘autopilot’ mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as ‘self-driving’, overplaying its actual capabilities. Tesla said it had reviewed data to confirm …

Autopilot Warning May Not Help Tesla in Crash Defense

Telling Tesla drivers its Autopilot feature doesn’t mean their cars can drive themselves may not be enough to keep Elon Musk off the hot seat if the technology comes up short. This month, two Teslas equipped with Autopilot veered into …

Insurers Could Find an Early-Mover Advantage from Telematics: Fitch

The motor insurance industry faces a significant shake-up from two waves of technological innovation – the growth of telematics and the development of driverless cars, according to Fitch. Over the short term, telematics will have a bigger impact on the …

U.S. to Ease Safety Rules to Accelerate Driverless Cars

f- Self-driving cars will get closer to appearing on American roads under a U.S. Transportation Department plan to speed their rollout. Regulators will allow automakers that can demonstrate they have a safe autonomous vehicle to apply for exemptions to certain …

Most Popular Insurance Journal Midwest Stories of 2014

The most popular InsuranceJournal.com news stories in the Midwest ranged from groundbreaking lawsuits to research into making people safer from storms. With an understanding that stories appearing later in the year have less time to rise to the top of …

Most Popular Insurance Journal West Stories of 2014

The year’s most popular InsuranceJournal.com news stories in the West ranged from the tragic to the silly and from matters of great importance to the industry to the ongoing saga of innovative-yet-controversial ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. With an understanding that stories appearing …

2 New Mexico Cities Opening Car Charging Stations

Two New Mexico cities are preparing to begin operating public charging stations for electric vehicles. Last week, Gallup opened a Tesla Motors supercharger station and Farmington is scheduled to open one next month, The Farmington Daily Times reported. The two …