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I drove a Tesla Model 3, and it was pretty damn awesome

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Elon Musk knows it's awesome.Image: Lance Ulanoff/mashable This is how an electric car should feel. Hell, this is how all cars should feel. Those were my initial thoughts after test-driving one of the very first Tesla Model 3 all-electric cars to roll off the assembly line Friday before the company’s big reveal. That exhilarating, yet short-lived experience, started inauspiciously. In fact, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. I mean, it’s just a sedan, right? From a distance, the Tesla Model 3 looks like most other small sedans on the road. SEE ALSO: We finally know what the inside of Tesla’s […]

In autonomous driving, real-world testing is taking a backseat

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Image: imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock To date, some of the hottest players in the autonomous arena have put their energy into driving endless miles in order to fine-tune their AI-based technology. Its time consuming and expensive, and most approved test driving sites have been in parts of the world with sunny skies and dry roads, hardly indicative of common driving conditions. With this mile-by-mile method, its hard to imagine self-driving could become commonplace anytime soon. However, there is another approach to training and tuning AI for optimized self-driving – cutting-edge simulators that enhance deep learning and offer any number of driving scenarios to […]