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Tesla crashes into parked police car in California; driver says Autopilot was on

Tesla crashes into parked police car in California; driver says Autopilot was on

On May 29, a Tesla Model S crashed into a parked police car in Laguna Beach, California. The driver -- who sustained minor injuries -- reported he was using Autopilot before the impact. The investigation into the crash remains ongoing so it's too early to blame it on a malfunction or driver distraction.
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Tesla settles Autopilot class-action lawsuit with Model S, Model X owners

Tesla settles Autopilot class-action lawsuit with Model S, Model X owners

Tesla settled an Autopilot class action suit filed by Model S and Model X buyers. The suit claimed the $5,000 Autopilot option was "essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous." Tesla will put aside $5 million+ for payments to owners and lawyers. Owners won't get paid much in the settlement.
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Elon Musk Tweets Tesla Model Y will be revealed on March 15, 2019

Elon Musk Tweets Tesla Model Y will be revealed on March 15, 2019

Word on the street via some tweets is that Elon Musk has set a date for the reveal of its next vehicle, the Model Y. That date is supposedly March 15, 2019, after a curious and inquisitive Tesla fan tweeted Musk himself regarding the new model.
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Latest selfie spot? In front of a Tesla Semi hooked up at a Supercharger station

Latest selfie spot? In front of a Tesla Semi hooked up at a Supercharger station

A prototype Tesla Semi electric truck powering up at a Tesla Supercharger station in Kettleman City, California attracted social media attention this week. People posed for pictures with the silver hauler to post online. Tesla plans to start selling the Semi in 2019. Reservations for the 300-mile range model are $20K.
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Performance option pushes Tesla’s mass market Model 3 into Model S territory

Performance option pushes Tesla’s mass market Model 3 into Model S territory

Posting on Twitter, Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk has announced two new variants of the Model 3. The first is the all-wheel drive variant, which gets a dual-motor drivetrain. The second is the Performance model, which Musk bills as a BMW M3-slapping sports sedan. Both offer up to 310 miles of range.
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Police blame Tesla crash on distracted driving, not tech, though questions remain

Police blame Tesla crash on distracted driving, not tech, though questions remain

The 28-year-old driver of a Tesla Model S survived hitting a parked fire truck at 60 mph. The accident happened on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the investigation is still on-going. Police officers are trying to determine whether the driver had engaged Autopilot at the time of the impact.
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Is the revolutionary Tesla Semi dead? Some analysts believe so

Is the revolutionary Tesla Semi dead? Some analysts believe so

With Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk caught up in a bit of a crazy media and PR whirlwind from launch issues with the Model 3, it seems that such troubles have market analysts and investors convinced that the electric vehicle company’s next biggest prospect, the Tesla Semi, may be dead.
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Tesla’s giant Australian battery reduced service costs by 90 percent

Tesla’s giant Australian battery reduced service costs by 90 percent

Elon Musk's Tesla has switched on the world's biggest battery in Australia, thereby ensuring Musk didn't lose a $50M bet. In the first four months of service, the battery has reduced service costs by as much as 90 percent.
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California prepares to lead the nation in solar-equipped housing

California prepares to lead the nation in solar-equipped housing

California is making a huge investment in solar power by mandating that all new homes, condominiums, and apartment buildings be outfitted with solar panels beginning in 2020, a move that will cost homeowners more up front but also boost energy savings in the long run.
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Tesla requires all contractors to have an employee vouch for them

Tesla requires all contractors to have an employee vouch for them

Elon Musk is sick of Tesla's over-reliance on contract labor. The CEO recently sent out a series of emails warning that the company would be firing the majority of its contract workers
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Elon Musk hung up on NTSB chairman during a call regarding deadly Model X crash

Elon Musk hung up on NTSB chairman during a call regarding deadly Model X crash

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk reportedly grew frustrated with the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NSB) and hung up on him. This decision reportedly resulted in Tesla's representatives being kicked off the investigation.
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Elon Musk is sick of Tesla’s bad press, so he’s going to do something about it

Elon Musk is sick of Tesla’s bad press, so he’s going to do something about it

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is tired of reading stories that question Autopilot's safety. The company will begin releasing quarterly reports that outline the system's performance, though Musk stopped short of revealing what they'll contain. Tesla still plans to launch a fleet of fully autonomous cars by late next year.
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An unusually combative Musk talks Tesla profits, gives Model Y launch window

An unusually combative Musk talks Tesla profits, gives Model Y launch window

Musk shed insight into Tesla's future during a call. It's not profitable yet -- it's burning an immense amount of cash -- but it will be this year. It will also build a new factory to assemble the Model Y, its next crossover. Musk refused to answer "boring, bonehead" questions by top Wall Street analysts.
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Tesla driver loses license after moving to passenger seat with Autopilot on

Tesla driver loses license after moving to passenger seat with Autopilot on

A U.K. Tesla owner starred in a video that cost him driving privileges for 18 months when he was seen riding in the passenger seat with autopilot turned on. The driver was fined $2,480 and must do 100 hours of community service. The driver told police officers his car was amazing but admits what he did was "silly."
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Tesla Model X crashes into gym, driver says it accelerated by itself

Tesla Model X crashes into gym, driver says it accelerated by itself

A Tesla Model X recently crashed into a gym after it suddenly accelerated. The driver said it happened without warning, though Tesla suspects the gas pedal may have been pressed accidentally. It's now examining the car's computer logs to find the cause and to discover if Autopilot was engaged at the time.
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Who pays for autonomous driving fatalities?

Who pays for autonomous driving fatalities?

Human drivers are still far more dangerous than autonomous cars, but if you’re not really at the wheel, whose fault is it if there’s an accident, or worse, a fatality? The insurance industry has been slow to respond, and nothing has yet been decided in the courts.
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From robotic bees to bacteria, the tech that is making for a greener tomorrow

From robotic bees to bacteria, the tech that is making for a greener tomorrow

Humans have had an undeniable impact on the world, but that doesn't mean they've forsaken it. From cyborg bacteria to chimneys that are currently working to clean up our air, here are the top environmental projects making a difference on our planet (and changing industries in the process).
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DT Daily: Amazon, Best Buy buddy up to sell each other’s smart TVs

DT Daily: Amazon, Best Buy buddy up to sell each other’s smart TVs

Amazon and Best Buy make nice in a bid to sell more TVs, a cool electric concept car from an unexpected source, and WTF is the deal with the Fortnite comet?
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DT Daily: Tesla pauses Model 3 production to untangle robot assembly lines

DT Daily: Tesla pauses Model 3 production to untangle robot assembly lines

Tesla hits the brakes on Model 3 production just when it needs to ramp it up, Apple eyes a broader news focus (and business), we explain that ever-mysterious 'blockchain' thingie.
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Owner survey suggests Tesla’s batteries see only limited degradation

Owner survey suggests Tesla’s batteries see only limited degradation

Tesla's batteries display less than 10 percent degradation of their energy capacity after 160,000 miles. That means, by extension, that their cars could also travel farther than previously believed. That is great news for Tesla, which has received more than its fair share of bad news in recent weeks.
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Tesla boss admits company had been too reliant on robots

Tesla boss admits company had been too reliant on robots

In a recent interview, Tesla's Elon Musk admitted that the company relied too much on robots which slowed down production. "Humans are underrated," the CEO tweeted.
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Citing broken rules, agency boots Tesla from fatal accident investigation

Citing broken rules, agency boots Tesla from fatal accident investigation

The NTSB removed Tesla from the investigation of a March 23 fatal accident involving a Tesla Model X. Tesla agreed to NTSB restrictions from releasing opinions or analyses regarding the accident until the final report is released, but was removed from the investigation after it claimed the driver was at fault.
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Xing Mobility promises an electric supercar quicker than a Tesla Roadster

Xing Mobility promises an electric supercar quicker than a Tesla Roadster

Taiwan-based Xing Mobility is developing a 1,341-horsepower "rally inspired" electric supercar that it claims will out accelerate the upcoming Tesla Roadster. But, as with all claims from new automotive companies, these should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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Tesla Model 3 sales rev up in first quarter, outpace other electric cars in U.S.

Tesla Model 3 sales rev up in first quarter, outpace other electric cars in U.S.

Tesla released 2018 first-quarter figures that show the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling electric car in America.
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Want solar panels but hate their look? Tesla’s low-profile panels are now working

Want solar panels but hate their look? Tesla’s low-profile panels are now working

Tesla's new streamlined solar roof panels have now been installed in customer homes and are fully functional.
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Tesla just made it easier to access Autopilot in your Model 3 sedan

Tesla just made it easier to access Autopilot in your Model 3 sedan

Tesla released an update that adjusts the controls for the self-driving option from the center infotainment console to the easier-to-access steering wheel.
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Tesla’s biggest recall to date will fix 123,000 early Model S cars

Tesla’s biggest recall to date will fix 123,000 early Model S cars

Tesla has issued its biggest recall to date to fix an issue with more than 120,000 Model S cars. No accidents have been reported in connection with the problem.
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Elon Musk deleted Facebook after a challenge from another tech titan

Elon Musk deleted Facebook after a challenge from another tech titan

Elon Musk has joined the #deletefacebook movement, announcing that SpaceX and Tesla would remove their accounts from the social media platform after the backlash from the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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HTC Vive Pro features big VR resolution boost, audio upgrade, more

HTC Vive Pro features big VR resolution boost, audio upgrade, more

The new HTC Vive Pro VR headset breaks cover for pre-orders, Apple has been secretly making their own screen tech, we take the new Tesla Model III for an e-spin.
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Tesla Model 3 review

Tesla Model 3 review

Our Tesla Model 3 review reveals whether the most exciting vehicle on the market lives up to all the hype. Is this the electric vehicle we've all dreamed of?
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Billionaire to build world’s biggest battery, beating Elon Musk’s effort

Billionaire to build world’s biggest battery, beating Elon Musk’s effort

Elon Musk and his Tesla team switched on the world's biggest battery in South Australia last year. But there's an even bigger one on the way.
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Elon Musk calls for colony on Mars to prevent new dark age

Elon Musk calls for colony on Mars to prevent new dark age

During his speech at SXSW, Elon Musk warned that humanity could fall into a third dark age in the event of a third world war
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Tesla’s Model 3 rings in mixed reviews, still faces production delays

Tesla’s Model 3 rings in mixed reviews, still faces production delays

It seems Tesla's much-anticipated Model 3 continues its rocky launch with mixed feedback and criticism, and continuing production woes.
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Waymo jumps into the high-tech truck competition with Uber and Tesla

Waymo jumps into the high-tech truck competition with Uber and Tesla

Waymo's self-driving semi trucks to join Uber and Tesla on the open road, Fortnite heads for smaller screens, Jon Favreau is set to pilot a new Star Wars series for Disney.