A Tesla Model S caught fire earlier this week in a parking lot in Los Gatos, California. It then reignited a few hours later after it had been brought to a tow yard.
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Police in California on Friday arrested a 45-year-old man who was spotted by officers cruising in a Tesla Model S down highway 101, fast asleep behind the wheel, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
It’s unclear if the car was in Autopilot mode at the time, but authorities believe that had to be the case, as it took seven minutes, over several kilometres, to successfully stop the Model S.
It's no secret that the Tesla Model S shares a lot of components with other cars, especially when it comes to modules that control various features inside of the cabin. Using parts from cars like the Ford Fusion and the Mercedes E-Class made sense for Tesla's first mainstream sedan outing as a small but growing manufacturer. Yet one of the questions with the Model 3 was whether Tesla would follow the same pattern or use more in-house components.
One of the 2018 Tesla Model 3’s most distinctive features is its spartan interior, a virtually button-free environment with most controls confined in a horizontal touchscreen. Now, the automaker is planning to introduce a similar interior for its more expensive vehicles, the Model S and X, according to a new report from Electrek.
Tesla is a bit of a control freak when it comes to repairing its electric vehicles. If you try to buy parts to make your own repairs, they won't let you. The company views it as a way of protecting its reputation and ensuring quality. But YouTuber Rich Benoit believes Tesla owners should be able to work on their own cars, so he found a way to do it.
A truck merges in front of me - definitely closer than the three-car gap I had programmed. My car responds by braking somewhat suddenly. A horn beeps from behind. A small hatchback is riding the rear. It changes lanes, speeds past and continues to weave in between the other vehicles that are going about their business.
The automatic breaking wouldn't be a problem if the driver behind me wasn't driving so close.
I swallowed the Wollongong-shaped urge in my gut to flip him off, and instead reflect on the scenario.
See, I'm about 4 hours into testing Autopilot on a brand new Tesla Model S. And what just happened on the Pacific Highway at 11pm was the problem with the entire system. People are dickheads.
No matter how close the electric takeover of the auto industry seems, there’s always the occasional reminder that the future isn’t as perfect or as within reach as we imagine. Take this Tesla-based Electric GT Championship race car, which only made it a lap and a half at full power recently before getting too hot.
According to a story that appeared in the Los Angeles Times, seasoned former auto executive Bob Lutz had some nice words to say about the Tesla's Model S but some less-than-shining comments about Tesla itself.
In December 2016, Tesla settled a lawsuit with over 100 Model S P85D owners in Norway, who had accused them of inflating power numbers in the car's marketing. Tesla settled for about $10,000 for each owner, or they could get some car upgrades or other forms of relief. Now, nearly 80 more Norwegian customers say they also want in on the action.
Tesla unlocked its range-limited vehicles for Florida customers, extending the range of their vehicles to facilitate an easier evacuation from the storm.
The roll out from Tesla Autopilot 1.x to 2.0 has been, uh, less than smooth. The program is still very much in beta, and out of the car's eight cameras in its new hardware suite, only one actually gets used in the new Autopilot software, as one intrepid owner armed with painter's tape discovered.
The Tesla P85D was an absolute monster when Dragtimes strapped it to their dyno a couple of years ago, cranking out a staggering 392kg-ft of torque. But now the YouTube channel and blog has hooked up a brand new P100D with Ludicrous Plus mode to their dyno, and the results make even the toughest heavy-duty trucks quake in their boots.