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Authorities investigating if Tesla violated safety regulations

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California regulators are continuing to investigate the safety of Tesla’s ‘autopilot’ feature


A California regulator says it’s reviewing whether Tesla has violated safety regulations by falsely promoting its advanced driver assistant system as being “full self-driving.”

Tesla’s driver assistant features, which it describes as “Autopilot” have come under growing scrutiny.

It follows a series of accidents and online videos of Tesla cars driving with no one in the driver’s seat

Now Tesla charges $10,000 for its semi-automated features such as lane changing and parking assistance under its full self-driving software.

But the carmaker states on its website that the features do not make the vehicle fully automatic.

Consumer groups and experts have criticised Tesla for misleading consumers.

They also claim the cars don’t drive themselves, saying that Tesla has violated rules.

As for what this means for the Elon Musk owned company – it could lead to the suspension of their occupational license, among other administrative actions.

Elon Musk confirms Tesla safety modifications

This comes after Elon Musk confirmed Tesla is tweaking its self-driving software to eliminate a phantom braking problem.

Musk says Tesla may release a significantly improved version within the next two to three weeks.

US state regulators have been scrutinising Tesla’s semi-automated driving system following accidents in Texas and other areas.

Musk says the two to three week timeframe is right now an estimate – and acknowledged things are hard to predict accurately. 

READ MORE: Elon Musk hypes Tesla’s new self-driving beta modification

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Netflix expands use of ads despite slow subscriber growth

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Netflix is intensifying its efforts to introduce an ad-supported tier amidst a plateau in subscriber growth.

The streaming giant hopes to attract new users and boost revenue by offering a cheaper alternative that includes advertisements.

This move marks a significant shift from its traditional ad-free model, reflecting Netflix’s response to competitive pressures and evolving consumer preferences.

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Boeing face delivery delays following guilty criminal charge plea

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Boeing’s deliveries are down after months of controversy, is it because they can’t make the planes, or because airlines right now don’t want them?

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the investigation into two fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing reported a significant 27% decrease in deliveries for June compared to the same month last year, possibly attributing the decrease to the companies ongoing controversies.

Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas joins to discuss. #featured

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Blockchain sparks a transformative influence in Australia

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Professor unveils blockchain’s role in transforming the economy and innovative projects taking place at RMIT University.

Crypto Corner explores the latest market movements, expert insights and the influence of macroeconomic factors on the crypto industry.

Crypto Corner is hosted by Caroline Bowler, CEO of BTC Markets.

In this episode, BTC Markets CEO Caroline Bowler interviews Professor Chris Berg, Director of RMIT Digital3 and Co-Founder of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University. They discuss RMIT’s cutting-edge projects and the transformative impact of blockchain technology in Australia.

Professor Berg shares insights into RMIT’s Digital3 philosophy, which combines research, innovation, and collaboration to drive the digital economy. Learn about groundbreaking initiatives in blockchain, cyber security, and AI, and how these disruptive technologies are reshaping business, government, and society.

Discover how RMIT is leading the charge in rethinking and regenerating the way we work through world-class research and tailored education, offering a glimpse into the future of technology and its potential to benefit both the economy and society. #crypto corner

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