Tesla Autopilot Video Driver Sleeping

Welcome to the future: Video shows Tesla driver sleeping at the wheel while Autopilot drives

By on May 24, 2016 at 1:29 PM.

Welcome to the future: Video shows Tesla driver sleeping at the wheel while Autopilot drives

Tesla’s Autopilot feature is awesome, and it’ll surely be a great way to “drive” your car once self-driving cars are regulated, and once Tesla deploys a more advanced version of its software. However, people driving Tesla cars should remember that Autopilot is in beta right now. That means drivers should still keep their eyes on the road and be ready to take control on a whim. It almost definitely does not mean that you can fall asleep behind the wheel and let Autopilot do its thing — we’re definitely not there yet.

But that’s exactly one driver did, and someone recorded it on video. More →

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Lyft NYC Promo

Right now, Lyft is cheaper than the subway in NYC

By on May 23, 2016 at 3:43 PM.

Right now, Lyft is cheaper than the subway in NYC

Uber and Lyft have made taking a car to get around a surprisingly affordable method of transportation. But right now, the rivalry between the two is driving prices to be ludicrously cheap.

Starting today, all weekday Lyft rides in Manhattan will be 50 percent off. And before you point out that this will screw over drivers, don’t worry — they’re getting to keep 100 percent of the non-discounted fare, with no commission going to Lyft.

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Tesla Model 3 Release Date

Will the Model 3 really ship on schedule? Some Tesla suppliers are skeptical

By on May 22, 2016 at 9:37 AM.

Will the Model 3 really ship on schedule? Some Tesla suppliers are skeptical

With a reported 373,000 reservations for the Model 3 on the books, Tesla will have to engage in a full-on production sprint in order to meet its updated production deadlines. And given that Tesla has a history of delivering cars much later than promised, not everyone is optimistic that Elon Musk and co. can make good on an unquestionably aggressive production timeline.

Just a few weeks ago, Tesla said that immense demand for the Model 3 compelled them to accelerate their manufacturing plans. Whereas Tesla initially planned to reach a manufacturing capacity of 500,000 cars by 2020, the company now hopes to reach that milestone by 2018. And to help fund such an ambitious production schedule, Tesla just this week announced its intention to raise $1.4 billion in capital via a stock sale.

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Tesla Model X Quality Control

Tesla has a serious quality problem, and it needs fixing

By on May 20, 2016 at 5:47 PM.

Tesla has a serious quality problem, and it needs fixing

There’s no denying that Tesla is an incredibly forward-thinking and innovative company that’s made some big changes to the status quo. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Tesla not only managed to normalize the concept of electric vehicles, but it also changed the way we think about the driving experience altogether.

As a direct result, Tesla is a beloved company with an adoring and exceedingly passionate fan base. But there’s only so much crap even the most passionate fans will tolerate, and with Tesla anticipating rapid growth into a much cheaper market, its quality control issues need to be sorted out — fast.

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Lamborghini Murcielago Video

Watch a Lamborghini Murcielago leave the track behind and tear up a glacier

By on May 19, 2016 at 11:15 PM.

Watch a Lamborghini Murcielago leave the track behind and tear up a glacier

Why is professional skier Jon Olsson flying around a glacier in a snow camo Lamborghini Murcielago? I think the better question would be, why wouldn’t professional skier Jon Olsson fly around a glacier in a snow camo Lamborghini Murcielago? Welcome to the Fonna Glacier Ski Resort in Jondal, Norway, which recently played host to what appears to be one of the most fun and exhilarating joyrides of all time. I hope you’re strapped in… More →

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Uber Self-Driving Car

This is Uber’s first self-driving car

By on May 19, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

This is Uber’s first self-driving car

Remember when Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that Uber rides can be expensive because you’re paying for the “other dude in the car,” hinting that self-driving car technology would make the taxi-alternative service even cheaper? Well, Uber is indeed working on self-driving cars of its own, and we now have our first look at the company’s progress. More →

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Tesla Model 3 Preorder Numbers

Tesla: 373,000 customers waiting for the Model 3

By on May 19, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Tesla: 373,000 customers waiting for the Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 has been a huge success from the moment the company started preorders in early April. In the weeks that followed, Tesla execs kept saying the reservations number is approaching 400,000 units, without revealing an exact figure. More information has been made available since, and it looks like Tesla has some 373,000 Model 3 reservations, well below that 400,000 mark.

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Android Auto App Update

You’ll soon be able to use Android Auto in any car

You’ll soon be able to use Android Auto in any car

By on May 18, 2016 at 3:50 PM.

Just because the Google I/O 2016 keynote ended doesn’t mean that Google is done making announcements. Shortly after the keynote wrapped up, the company revealed that an upcoming update for the Android Auto app will bring the entire experience to the phone, allowing anyone to use the platform in their car. More →

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Tesla Summon Crash

Tesla has updated its Summon auto-park to stop cars from crashing

By on May 18, 2016 at 12:15 PM.

Tesla has updated its Summon auto-park to stop cars from crashing

Last week, a Telsa owner got in a spat with the company after his car crashed while parking itself. Tesla blamed the owner for the accident and said there was nothing wrong with the Summon feature. Regardless of who is at fault, Tesla has modified the software to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Summon is a feature that will auto-park a Tesla Model S or X without the driver being inside, and then un-park the vehicle when it’s time to go. The accident recent accident was during the parking phase: a driver in Utah watched on while his Model S parked itself into the back of a trailer.

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Renault Samsung Electric Light Commercial Car

Tesla, beware: Renault Samsung wants to make the world’s first electric light commercial car

By on May 18, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Tesla, beware: Renault Samsung wants to make the world’s first electric light commercial car

Tesla may be the leading electric car manufacturer right now, but competition is only increasing. Renault Samsung Motors just threw its hat into the ring, announcing that it plans to make the world’s first electric light vehicle. More →

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Tesla Summon Feature

Dad uses Tesla’s Autopilot software to scare the heck out of his son

By on May 17, 2016 at 2:39 PM.

Dad uses Tesla’s Autopilot software to scare the heck out of his son

Shortly after introducing its innovative Autopilot software to the world, Tesla, as it’s prone to do, issued a software update for the Model S which included a new ‘Summon’ feature. As the name implies, the feature allows owners to summon their car even when they’re not inside it. When activated, a Tesla will autostart, open up a user’s garage door if need be, and slowly roll out to greet the driver.

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Tesla 2019 Roadster Model 3

Tesla’s 2019 Roadster will be ‘different, faster and bigger’

By on May 16, 2016 at 6:05 PM.

Tesla’s 2019 Roadster will be ‘different, faster and bigger’

Tesla’s Model 3 might be the most interesting electric vehicle coming out in the next two years, but it’s not the only hot new car the company is working on. It looks like a “different, faster and bigger” 2019 Roadster is also in the works. More →

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