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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.

TALIBANNED

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.

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