Tesla Model 3 Interactive 3D Render

Play with the first interactive 3D render of the Tesla Model 3

By on May 14, 2016 at 11:12 AM.

Play with the first interactive 3D render of the Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s affordable new Model 3 electric car is the talk of the town at the moment, but you can’t actually play with a real one just yet. More than 400,000 excited fans already paid $1,000 towards the purchase of a Model 3, which is an impressive accomplishment for the relatively young carmaker (even though not all of them will end up buying the Model 3). One especially eager Model 3 buyer took it upon him to build the first interactive 3D render of the Model 3, and it’ll keep you occupied while you wait for the Model 3 to become a reality. More →

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Google Self Driving Car Jobs $20

Google will pay you $20 an hour to sit in a car

By on May 14, 2016 at 9:24 AM.

Google will pay you $20 an hour to sit in a car

How would you like to make some pretty easy money? Per The Arizona Republic, it seems that Google is paying people in Arizona $20 an hour to sit in the company’s driverless cars as they go back and forth between certain destinations. You won’t just be sitting by passively for hours on end, however, as you’ll have to be paying enough attention to take control of the wheel if something goes wrong. More →

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Dash Cam Amazon

Amazon’s best dash cam is on sale for $57, and it can save you thousands

By on May 13, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Amazon’s best dash cam is on sale for $57, and it can save you thousands

You’re driving along at the posted speed limit, operating your vehicle as any responsible motorist would, when all of a sudden an SUV blows through a red light and smashes into your car. There are no witnesses around and when the police arrive, the driver of the other car says you were the one who ran through the light. You argue but it’s your word against his so the police can’t state clearly in their report who was at fault.

In the end, you have to pay your deductible to get your car fixed. Even worse, your insurance premium balloons for the next five years. It could end up costing you thousands. But if you had spent $57 on an AUKEY Dash Cam HD 1080P Real View Rotatable Car DVR with Wi-Fi, it would have taken 10 seconds to prove who was at fault and this whole debacle would have been avoided. More →

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Tesla Model X Vs McLaren 650S

Watch a Tesla Model X in Ludicrous Mode go head to head with a McLaren 650S supercar

By on May 13, 2016 at 9:29 AM.

Watch a Tesla Model X in Ludicrous Mode go head to head with a McLaren 650S supercar

When it comes to raw acceleration, it’s no secret that the Tesla Model S and Model X provide more bang for the buck than any other car on the market. While a tricked out Model S in Ludicrous Mode is capable of going from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds, the Model X, despite being an SUV, is no slouch in the speed department either. Specifically, a Model X in Ludicrous Mode can rocket from 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds and can complete a quarter-mile in 11.7 seconds. And remember, this is an SUV we’re talking about.

With Tesla now getting a better handle on Model X production, deliveries have been increasing at a rapid clip all around the country. In turn, it’s no surprise that we’re finally starting to see the proliferation of Model X racing videos sprout up across the web.

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Apple Invests In Uber Of China

Here’s why Apple just invested $1 billion in Uber’s biggest rival

By on May 13, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Here’s why Apple just invested $1 billion in Uber’s biggest rival

With some investors and analysts clamoring for Apple to make a bold acquisition, Tim Cook & Co. recently decided to go in a different direction. According to a report from Reuters, Apple this week confirmed that it made a $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese ride sharing company often referred to as the Uber of China.

Of course, with persistent rumors indicating that Apple has plans to jump into the auto industry, the company’s investment in a ride sharing company is particularly intriguing.

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Tesla Model S

LAPD is evaluating Tesla’s Model S for use in ‘high-pursuit situations’

By on May 12, 2016 at 8:35 AM.

LAPD is evaluating Tesla’s Model S for use in ‘high-pursuit situations’

When Elon Musk boasts that Tesla doesn’t know how to make slow cars, he absolutely means it. Speed wise, Tesla’s crowning achievement has to be the Tesla Model S P90D. With Ludicrious Mode enabled, a top-of-the-line Model S can go from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds. At the same time, the Model S is also notable for being one of the safest cars on the road. In fact, a Tesla Model S with 5 passengers recently got into an accident and flew 82 feet in the air. The Tesla was utterly destroyed but the car’s safety features managed to save the lives of everyone inside.

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Tesla Model S Summon Crash Logs

Tesla keeps incredibly detailed logs of how you use a car’s autonomous features

By on May 12, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Tesla keeps incredibly detailed logs of how you use a car’s autonomous features

A few days ago, a Model S parked itself using the Summon auto-park feature, crashing into a trailer in the process. The car’s sensors and software did not detect the trailer’s high bed and the car crashed into it. The driver discovered everything when he and a second person came out of a nearby building. When asked to explain the event, Tesla blamed the driver, saying that the Summon feature is activated by the user and that any Tesla driver looking to take advantage of it agrees to supervise the vehicle while it’s parking itself, to take control in case something unexpected happens.

While the driver wasn’t happy with Tesla’s response, it turns out that the company keeps incredibly detailed logs of how you interact with your car. More →

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Tesla Model S Summon Crash

Model S software crashes car, but Tesla blames the driver

By on May 11, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Model S software crashes car, but Tesla blames the driver

You may love your Tesla, but that doesn’t make it any less prone to accidents than other cars. If you want an example, consider that a Tesla driver in Utah recently found that his Model S loaner had parked itself automatically into the back of a trailer.

After analyzing logs, the carmaker told him that he’s the only person to blame for the accident. Apparently, the car’s auto-parking feature was initiated, which is why the car hit the back of the trailer. More →

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Tesla Model 3 Production Challenges

Tesla’s ambitious Model 3 production plan faces steep hurdles

By on May 11, 2016 at 1:46 PM.

Tesla’s ambitious Model 3 production plan faces steep hurdles

Even Tesla has been surprised by just how popular its Model 3 has been. With around 400,000 preorders, Tesla recently adopted a new production plan that would see it manufacture half a million vehicles a year in 2018, or two years faster than initial projections. Tesla also set an internal deadline for producing the Model 3, one that it confirmed it won’t be able to meet. As Tesla said, Model 3 production will actually depend on a lot of factors, many outside its reach.

And in a recently filed SEC document, Tesla went into further details about the challenges it will face when producing the Model 3.
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Tesla Model 3 Motor Trend

Motor Trend scores an exclusive look at Tesla’s Model 3

By on May 10, 2016 at 1:28 PM.

Motor Trend scores an exclusive look at Tesla’s Model 3

Regardless of how long it will actually take to ship, the Tesla Model 3 is definitely the talk of the auto industry so far this year. After racking up over 400,000 reservations, the Model 3 has shown it has the potential to significantly disrupt the auto industry and pave the way for the future of electric cars.

Motor Trend recently took a trip to Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada and got some exclusive photos and video footage of the Model 3, while also getting some new commentary from Tesla representatives explaining the car’s design. More →

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Electric Ferrari

Company creates the world’s first all-electric Ferrari

By on May 10, 2016 at 12:30 AM.

Company creates the world’s first all-electric Ferrari

Despite the increasing popularity of Tesla, and despite the fact that even luxury automakers like BMW and Porsche have warmed up to the idea of EVs, Ferrari remains principally opposed to the idea. Not too long ago, Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne said that the idea of developing a Ferrari without a standard internal combustion engine would be “an almost obscene concept” and something Ferrari would never even contemplate.

Thankfully, a company called Electric GT not only contemplated the idea, but actually put together an all-electric Ferrari. The team at Electric GT managed to find a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS that was burned in a fire and was destined for the scrapyard, the car seemingly burned beyond repair. Seizing the opportunity, Electric GT rescued the car and swiftly got to work.

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