Perhaps you heard that the owners of the Tesla Model S woke up one morning last month to discover a new software update in their cars, one that included something called “Autosteer”. Interesting! It was indeed a hands-free driving feature. However, Tesla’s people made it abundantly clear its new Autosteer feature wouldn’t work without the driver keeping his hands on the steering wheel at all times.
Nick Jaynes over at Mashable found out they were wrong! Nick said. “While some skeptics might point out that several carmakers offer similar systems right now, including Mercedes-Benz and Honda, none, however, work quite as seamlessly or as competently as the Tesla Autopilot. “Where Honda’s system ping pongs between freeway lane markings and Mercedes’ requires drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times, I sat back and enjoyed the ride in the Tesla, despite warnings against going completely hands-free. Essentially, for the 20 minutes I was behind the wheel of the Autopilot-fitted Model S P90D, I felt I was driving in a not-too-distant all-autonomous future.” Here’s the video of his experience!
If your car ever breaks down and leaves you stranded on the side of the road, rescue may not come for several hours. If you’re left sitting in extreme heat or cold, you may become uncomfortable very quickly, especially if you can’t start the car. If you have young children or elderly passengers, the extreme temperatures can become deadly. This is why it’s very important to have a roadside emergency kit stored in the trunk of your car.
Here at Elite Auto Repair we all love a great high performance car, and the Corvette is no exception. It was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car, and still creates that same excitement all these years later. A Corvette has been selected as the Indianapolis 500 pace car 11 times, the latest time being in 2012 with a Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 pace model driven by Guy Fieri. On January 13, 2012, Chevrolet will be unveiling the all-new 2014 Corvette, and you can watch it LIVE right here on this page! Click on the video below to see the countdown to the live event.