FAST ‘N’ CURIOUS
TESLA A LIFESAVER
A Missouri lawyer claims his Tesla saved his life. Joshua Neally, 37, felt sharp chest pains while driving home and phoned his wife. She told him to go straight to hospital and — struggling to breathe — he engaged the car’s Autopilot. He claims his Model X drove him to the hospital, negotiating more than 30km of highway.
A New Jersey dealership is being sued for refusing to sell a car to a man because “they were afraid he would sell it to the Taliban”. Surjeet Bassi, 50, was refused service because he came from a “high risk” area for terrorist sympathisers. Bassi undertook not to export the car for three years but the dealer still refused.
CARING AND SHARING
Autonomous vehicles are coming — but are drivers ready to share the road with them? A study in Britain will look at the “unwritten rules” that govern driver interactions with pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles. The team is looking to infuse human “common sense” into self-driving cars.