Stories by Lucas Mearian

Tesla wants to end fossil fuel use, make self-driving cars 10X safer

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's plans for his company's future, spelled out today, include integrating solar power and battery storage, expanding Tesla vehicles to new markets and making self-driving vehicles 10X safer than other vehicles.

Written by Lucas Mearian22 July 16 03:05

Tesla to make 'significant' upgrades to Autopilot

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Sunday his firm will send over-the-air upgrades to its vehicles with Autopilot capability, after a crash involving the technology resulted in the death of a driver.

Written by Lucas Mearian19 July 16 00:55

Tesla needs to rethink its Autopilot technology

Tesla should consider adding more comprehensive detection technology to its semi-autonomous driving system, and change the name of Autopilot, automotive experts said.

Written by Lucas Mearian15 July 16 20:30

Tesla: Autopilot was operating as designed in fatal crash

In a scathing response to a Fortune magazine article, Tesla defended its advanced driver assistance technology, saying its latest SEC filing, which stated it could become the subject of product liability claims, is not unusual for any company nor an indication that any claims have been filed.

Written by Lucas Mearian08 July 16 02:58

It’s not technology, but humans that may not be ready for self-driving cars

It seems clear that advanced driver assistance systems can prevent accidents by reacting faster than humans in many situations, but after the first recorded fatal crash of a Tesla Model S while operating in Autopilot mode, automakers should be asking themselves if drivers are ready to use the technology responsibly.

Written by Lucas Mearian07 July 16 06:11

Hackers are coming for your healthcare records -- here’s why

Because access to patient information can be so lucrative, healthcare organizations and insurance companies are being targeted by cyberattackers and should expect their security to eventually be breached.

Written by Lucas Mearian01 July 16 05:54

Hacker puts 650K U.S. patient records up for sale

A hacker is holding three healthcare organizations up for ransom, threatening to sell hundreds of thousands of their patient records for up to $411,000 for each database.

Written by Lucas Mearian29 June 16 02:50

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