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The first fatality involving an auto-piloted car occurred last month...

https://www.teslamotors.com/blog/tragic-loss

It was of course inevitable there would be a death involving an auto-piloted car one day. You can't draw any firm conclusions about how safe auto-piloted Teslas are from this though. Is 130 million miles until the first death better or worse than what you should expect? We won't know that until many more millions of miles have been driven under auto-pilot.

Questions have been asked about Tesla referring to the auto-pilot system as a 'beta'. With software, that can mean use with caution, which is obviously how they felt drivers should be using it. Regardless of how well something is tested before the public uses it, there is always a time when the public does start to use it, at which point you will find out how it works in the real world. That can't be avoided. However, if you feel the need to call a feature that could have life or death consequences a beta, then it probably shouldn't be released yet.
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"Eventually, your Tesla will be able to drive anywhere across the country to meet you, charging itself along the way. It will synch with your calendar to know exactly when to arrive."

For the moment though, it'll just come to you from its garage when you call it.

From here: https://www.teslamotors.com/blog/summon-your-tesla-your-phone

Never mind getting picked up - this could turn your car into your own autonomous delivery service.
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A Tesla Supercharger spotted in the wild. (Click for a bigger view.) I'm sure they're safe, but electrics open to the weather give me the heebee jeebees!

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