Auto News: Corvette Z06, Tesla04/17/2019
Chevy Corvette Z06 Class Action Lawsuit Moves Forward
A Chevy Corvette Z06 class action lawsuit will proceed for certain plaintiffs who allege GM knew the cars overheated from faulty cooling systems.
According to the lawsuit, the engine "will overheat if it operates on the track during a typical track session, which causes the Z06 to go into 'Limp Mode' to prevent permanent damage, or causes the driver to see the overheat gauge and pit the car before it goes into Limp Mode.” read more »
Elon Musk said Tesla cars will probably be better than humans at driving by the end of 2019
"I think it will become very quickly — maybe even towards the end of this year, but I would say I'd be shocked if it's not next year, at the latest — that having a human intervene will decrease safety," Musk said.
But Musk has missed projections about autonomous-driving technology on multiple occasions. In 2015, Musk said Tesla would have fully autonomous driving technology ready in about two years, and Tesla has passed multiple deadlines set by Musk to send a self-driving vehicle across the US.
Some experts are skeptical of Tesla's ability to convert semi-autonomous technology into a fully-autonomous system. A 2019 report from the research and consulting firm Navigant Research ranked Tesla 19th out of 20 companies developing self-driving technology in strategy and execution. read more »