Tesla’s Cheap Approach To Autopilot Might Not Lead Anywhere

Summary More reports of Tesla autopilot users getting into accidents are emerging. While many have already commented on Tesla’s handling of these incidents, I comment on the technical side of the autopilot technology Tesla is using. Aside from product management issues, Tesla’s approach might not lead to fully autonomous driving in principle. A self-driving car […]

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SpaceX Attempted Monopoly

The most bitterly contested issue in Senate floor debate of the National Defense Authorization Act this year was whether the Department of Defense would be allowed to continue using Russian rocket engines to lift national-security satellites into orbit.  The engines, called RD-180s, provide first-stage thrust for Atlas launch vehicles built by United Launch Alliance, a […]

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