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GM and Tesla diverge on autonomous paths

DETROIT — Autopilot. The name connotes a futuristic vision, the automotive equivalent of soaring carefree through open skies. Contrast that with Super Cruise, which suggests an enhanced version of cruise control, relief from road-trip tedium, like a good audiobook. The two brand names reflect the diverging visions of autonomy that …

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As Elon Musk promises ‘full self-driving,’ experts worry Tesla is ‘using consumers as guinea pigs’

Tesla’s cars will in August suddenly activate “full self-driving features,” the company’s chief executive Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday, three days after federal investigators said a Tesla SUV driving semi-autonomously had accelerated over 70 mph and smashed into a highway barrier. Musk’s promotion to his millions of followers — that …

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