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Elon Musk reveals purpose of Tesla Model 3’s mysterious camera

Elon Musk reveals purpose of Tesla Model 3’s mysterious camera

Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally revealed via tweet the purpose of the mysterious camera above the rear-view mirror of the Model 3. The camera is related to Tesla's planned ride-sharing fleet, and it may also serve as an extension to Sentry Mode through a future update.
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Tesla’s latest over-the-air update lets its cars change lanes on their own

Tesla’s latest over-the-air update lets its cars change lanes on their own

Tesla released an over-the-air software update that lets compatible cars change lanes on their own, without asking the driver for confirmation. It's a feature that owners need to manually engage. Motorists who are not comfortable with the idea of the car deciding when to change lanes can turn the feature off.
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Tiny red stickers managed to trick Tesla’s Autopilot software

Tiny red stickers managed to trick Tesla’s Autopilot software

Tesla's Autopilot is a long way off from taking over driving duties entirely. New research published by Tencent Keen Security Lab found that it was possible to trick the autonomous vehicle software by placing small stickers on the ground that fooled the car into changing lanes when it didn't need to.
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Truck, yeah! Tesla is using its electric Semi to deliver cars in California

Truck, yeah! Tesla is using its electric Semi to deliver cars in California

Tesla has been quiet about the Semi since unveiling the truck in 2017. The project is alive and well, and the California-based company released a video showing a prototype of the truck towing a load of cars on the freeway. Pricing starts at $150,000, and deliveries are tentatively scheduled for 2019.
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Tesla Model 3 vulnerability exposed at Pwn2Own; hackers take home the car

Tesla Model 3 vulnerability exposed at Pwn2Own; hackers take home the car

A Tesla Model 3 vulnerability was exposed at the Pwn2Own hacking competition, which is run by Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative. The hackers, who were able to display a message on the electric vehicle's internet browser through a JIT bug in the renderer, won $35,000 and took home the car.
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Tesla ends scheduled servicing because electric cars need less maintenance

Tesla ends scheduled servicing because electric cars need less maintenance

Tesla will longer offer scheduled maintenance plans, switching to an "as needed" model. This reflects the fact that electric cars need less regular maintenance than gasoline or diesel cars. Tesla is undertaking many policy changes as it looks to increase profitability while launching more vehicles.
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Tesla revives its referral program with chances to win a Roadster

Tesla revives its referral program with chances to win a Roadster

Tesla has revived its referral program that ended in February because of cost pressures. This time around the perks aren't quite as diverse, though it does offer regular chances to win a Roadster or Model Y signed by Elon Musk, together with 1,000 miles of free Supercharging.
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Digital Trends Live: Tesla Model Y, The Missing Link, and good digital hygiene

Digital Trends Live: Tesla Model Y, The Missing Link, and good digital hygiene

On episode 89 of Digital Trends Live, we discussed trending topics such as the unveiling of the Tesla Model Y and Google's keynote at the Game Developers Conference. We were also joined by Andrew Rossow to discuss good digital hygiene in the age of online trolling and cyberbullying.
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Tesla wirelessly gives the Model 3 a 5-percent increase in power

Tesla wirelessly gives the Model 3 a 5-percent increase in power

Tesla again showed the potential of its innovative over-the-air software updating system, this time by making the Model 3 five percent more powerful via a firmware update. The Performance model gained 23 horsepower, which should make it peppier off the line and around town. The update was free for all Model 3s.
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Unrestrained by heritage, Polestar sets its sights on becoming a digital brand

Unrestrained by heritage, Polestar sets its sights on becoming a digital brand

With no heritage to worry about, Polestar is free to move full-speed ahead towards its goal of becoming a digital brand. All of the company's upcoming models will be electric, and they will inaugurate an Android-powered infotainment system. Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman explains what the brand stands for.
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Automakers are spending billions on self-driving technology people are afraid of

Automakers are spending billions on self-driving technology people are afraid of

Automakers are spending billions of dollars on developing the technology that will power self-driving cars, but research shows consumers have no interest in giving up control. Will they ever recoup their investment? The future doesn't look bright in 2019, but the next decade will bring major perception changes.
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Can electric cars be S3XY? Tesla says yes with the new Model Y crossover

Can electric cars be S3XY? Tesla says yes with the new Model Y crossover

Tesla introduced a new crossover named Model Y at its design studio in Los Angeles. It's a more spacious alternative to the Model 3, and a smaller sibling to the Model X. All-electric, the Model Y is on-sale now through a reservation system, and the first deliveries are tentatively scheduled for 2020.
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Tesla won’t close its stores after all, but its sales model remains digital

Tesla won’t close its stores after all, but its sales model remains digital

Tesla has backpedaled on its plans to close a vast majority of its stores as it shifts toward an online-only sales model to save money. The company will reopen some of the stores it already closed, and give others a second chance in the coming months. The cost of most of its cars will go up accordingly.
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Tesla’s new V3 Superchargers power a Model 3 at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour

Tesla’s new V3 Superchargers power a Model 3 at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour

Tesla introduced three developments for faster charging: No more power splitting at Superchargers, On-route Battery Warmup, and V3 Superchargers that can charge a Model 3 Long Range at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour. Tesla claims the U.S. will have 99 percent network coverage by Q4 2019.
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Google and Volvo helped Polestar craft its answer to the Tesla Model 3

Google and Volvo helped Polestar craft its answer to the Tesla Model 3

Volvo sister company Polestar has introduced the 2, its second model. It's a tall sedan with a fastback-like design that's aimed right at the Tesla Model 3. It comes with a 400-horsepower, all-wheel drive electric powertrain, and its battery pack delivers up to 275 miles of range. Production will begin in China in 2020.
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Tesla app now keeps track of electric vehicle’s repair status

Tesla app now keeps track of electric vehicle’s repair status

The updated Tesla app will now provide owners with real-time status updates for their electric vehicles under service, and will also alert them once the repairs are done. The move is part of a wider initiative to improve Tesla's service system, in preparation for the arrival of the $35,000 Model 3.
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Tesla finally announces $35,000 Model 3, moves to online-only sales model

Tesla finally announces $35,000 Model 3, moves to online-only sales model

Tesla's long-promised $35,000 standard Model 3 is finally available. A new $37,000 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus with greater range, more power, and a fancier interior is also on sale. To achieve cost savings needed to sell the base model, Tesla is closing all stores and switching to online sales worldwide.
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Electric luxury sedan face-off: Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3

Electric luxury sedan face-off: Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3

Volvo sister company Polestar isn't shy about its intentions to take on Tesla. Its second model, which is called 2, is aimed directly at the Model 3. We take a look at how the 2 and the Model 3 compare in terms of range, performance, price, and tech. The Model 3 is on-sale now, but the 2 won't arrive until early 2020.
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The coolest police cars from around the world

The coolest police cars from around the world

Not every police car is created equal. It's true, most cops drive the same thing -- a Ford Explorer or a Dodge Charger, in many cases -- but law enforcement agencies sometimes think outside the box. That's when things get really wild. Here are some of the coolest and most unexpected police cars to date.
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Consumer Reports bumps the Tesla Model 3 off of its list of recommended models

Consumer Reports bumps the Tesla Model 3 off of its list of recommended models

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the six new cars that have lost their coveted Recommended rating from Consumer Reports over reliability concerns. In 2018, Model 3 owners reported body trim falling off and problems with the car's glass. Tesla has improved the 3's build quality so it may fare better in 2019.
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Tesla will release fully self-driving cars in 2019 — with a big asterisk

Tesla will release fully self-driving cars in 2019 — with a big asterisk

Tesla reaffirmed its goal of releasing a fully self-driving car by the end of 2019, but it warned the system won't work perfectly 100-percent of the time. Convincing regulators that it's safe to use will require some effort, too. Elon Musk predicted Tesla owners will be able to sleep behind the wheel by 2020.
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Tesla’s Dog Mode lets good Samaritans know that Fido’s A-OK

Tesla’s Dog Mode lets good Samaritans know that Fido’s A-OK

Tesla's latest over-the-air software update adds two clever features called Sentry Mode and Dog Mode, respectively. Both were requested by Tesla owners on Twitter. Sentry Mode records footage and alerts the owner if someone breaks in, while Dog Mode runs the A/C so owners can safely keep their dogs in their car.
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Model X owner claims confused Autopilot causes crash; Tesla rejects blame

Model X owner claims confused Autopilot causes crash; Tesla rejects blame

The driver of a Tesla Model X told New Jersey police he veered off the road and crashed after the Autopilot system malfunctioned. He wasn't hurt or charged, but the crossover sustained significant damage. Tesla denies the claims and it stresses Autopilot is safe to use and easy to override if needed.
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Zero DS police edition electric motorcycle stops a Telsa Model S

Zero DS police edition electric motorcycle stops a Telsa Model S

A powerful and quiet Zero DS electric motorcycle police edition pulled over an also silent and fast Telsa Model 3 the Bay Area recently. Zero's electric motorcycles require no drivetrain maintenance and fuel costs are a fraction of gas-powered motorcycles, both big pluses for police department budgets.
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Tesla cuts the price of the Model 3 again, this time by $1,100

Tesla cuts the price of the Model 3 again, this time by $1,100

The Tesla Model 3 is getting its second price cut of 2019. Tesla reduced the price by $1,100, bringing the base price of the electric car down to $42,900 before government incentives. That's still above the $35,000 base price Tesla has been aiming for since the Model 3's launch.
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Tesla buys a company that could help make the next breakthrough in batteries

Tesla buys a company that could help make the next breakthrough in batteries

Tesla purchased a company named Maxwell Technologies that specializes in battery tech and capacitor technology. Tesla co-founder Elon Musk is a big fan of capacitors because they store and release energy much faster than a conventional battery pack. We could one day see this tech in Tesla's cars.
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Tesla Model 3 handles are stylish but can freeze shut in cold temperatures

Tesla Model 3 handles are stylish but can freeze shut in cold temperatures

The Tesla Model 3 is undoubtedly a high-tech vehicle, with futuristic features built in an elaborate and innovative construction process. But owners of the cars who are currently living through the polar vortex-induced cold are having a rather old-fashioned problem: the door handles are freezing in place.
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Redesigned Jeda Wireless Pad charger for Tesla Model 3 piles on new features

Redesigned Jeda Wireless Pad charger for Tesla Model 3 piles on new features

Redefined and redesigned, the second generation Jeda Wireless Pad charger for the Tesla Model 3 adds new functionality and user convenience features. Users can position smartphones in portrait mode on the Wireless Pad in the Model 3 console for everyday use, but switch to landscape mode for Google Maps or Waze.
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Tesla’s profitable fourth quarter sets the pace for the EV sector

Tesla’s profitable fourth quarter sets the pace for the EV sector

Palo Alto, Califrnia-based Tesla released its fourth-quarter 2018 earnings statement, reporting that the EV company turned a profit for the second consecutive quarter. Tesla's long-sought profitability is a bellwether for the electric vehicle industry as it maintains pressure on other brands.
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Tesla: Model Y to share 75 percent of its parts with Model 3, coming in 2020

Tesla: Model Y to share 75 percent of its parts with Model 3, coming in 2020

Tesla boss Elon Musk on Wednesday confirmed the Model Y crossover is expected to arrive in 2020, with the vehicle sharing about 75 percent of its parts with the Model 3. He said the Model Y is likely to be made at its massive Gigafactory 1 facility in Nevada. The tentative unveil date is March, 2019.
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Tesla revamps pricing, naming system for Model S and Model X

Tesla revamps pricing, naming system for Model S and Model X

Tesla is changing its naming scheme for the Model S and Model X trim levels, dropping the old system based on battery-pack capacity. The automaker is also cutting prices on both vehicles by $1,000. The naming changes bring the Model S and Model X in line with the Model 3.
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The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California

The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California

The police department in Fremont, California, will soon add a 2014 Tesla Model S 85 to its fleet as part of a pilot program. The agency worked with suppliers to install equipment like a light bar, a prisoner partition, and a push bumper. Police officers will test the Model S in real-world conditions during 2019.
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Tesla’s Advanced Summon feature will soon turn vehicles into ‘giant RC cars’

Tesla’s Advanced Summon feature will soon turn vehicles into ‘giant RC cars’

You never know what is going to happen when Elon Musk takes to Twitter. Thankfully, his most recent venture onto the platform was just to announce a new feature called Advance Summon. It will allow Tesla owners to have their car come to them or control it like a big RC car.
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Tesla given go-ahead to start deliveries of Model 3 to Europe

Tesla given go-ahead to start deliveries of Model 3 to Europe

Tesla has been given the green light to start deliveries of its Model 3 electric sedan to Europe. The launch of its most popular and competitively priced vehicle give it the chance to compete more effectively with the likes of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz in Europe's premium car market.