As a follow up to yesterday's story about Tesla's soon-to-be-unveiled electric, self-driving big rigs on California highways, a story in the Verge reports on Tesla's Plan B, provided the automaker cannot follow through on its recent self-driving promises to consumers: that Tesla vehicles get upgraded to all-systems-go on auto mode.
"It's going to be a cool product and will defy people's expectations on what an electric truck can do."
In all likelihood, there was very little this family could have done to prevent what happened.
"The problem is, people go out on a waterway, and they think, you know, they're on vacation. [...] They're relaxing. Sometimes they're drinking alcohol. And they just don't associate potential dangers with being on vacation."
"I want to make sure that the guy in the truck next to me, driving 60,000 pounds, is not going to run me over because he falls asleep."
Intersections, by their very nature as a focal point for traffic, are the site of many crashes every year. As it turns out, L.A.'s are some of the most dangerous.
Is legal marijuana playing a role in the number of car crashes? An insurance industry study indicates that is so.