Automotive

Tesla Full Self-Driving option will get a big price increase next month

Tesla Full Self-Driving option will get a big price increase next month

Back in July, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the auto company would be increasing the price of its 'Full' Self-Driving option by $1,000 on August 16, something that would happen as part of the regular price increases the option will experience 'every few months.' Once August arrived, however, Musk said Tesla would postpone the price increase -- and now the time has come to roll it out.

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Dyson scraps its electric car, ends automotive project

Dyson scraps its electric car, ends automotive project

Back in September 2017, Dyson surprised everyone by announcing its intention to enter the electric vehicle space. Things seemed to be moving along swimmingly on that front, with the company providing updates on the development of that car at various points, but unfortunately, today we've hit the end of the road. Dyson announced today that it has scrapped plans for its electric vehicle and the end to its automotive project overall.

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Turo now renting out a DeLorean, Mystery Machine, and Ghostbusters ECTO-1

Turo now renting out a DeLorean, Mystery Machine, and Ghostbusters ECTO-1

This Halloween, someone at Turo found a perfect way to bring some eyeballs to their peer-to-peer car sharing platform, via pop culture references. They teamed up with owners of a Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, a Ghostbusters Ecto-1, and a DMC DeLorean*, and made them all available for rent. This might be the best Halloween costume accessory idea ever conceived of by a car sharing organization in the history of the world.

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Tesla deploys huge version 10 update with Netflix, Cuphead, Spotify

Tesla deploys huge version 10 update with Netflix, Cuphead, Spotify

Tesla is rolling out its big software version 10.0 update, adding new entertainment options beyond what one might expect for a vehicle, including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and more. In addition to being able to watch videos (when it's safe to do so, of course), the latest update also brings 'Car-aoke' for singing along with a library of songs, Smart Summon for certain customers, and more.

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Nissan ‘ultimate’ gaming chair concepts are designed for esports

Nissan ‘ultimate’ gaming chair concepts are designed for esports

In honor of National Video Games Day, Nissan has unveiled its new concept 'ultimate esports' gaming chairs, ones designed to offer professionals both comfort and pleasant designs. The company detailed its chairs alongside concept sketches, explaining that the models were inspired by the GT-R NISMO, Armada SUV, and its LEAF EV.

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Apple MFI Certified iPhone car charger from Satechi delivers 72W USB-C action

Apple MFI Certified iPhone car charger from Satechi delivers 72W USB-C action

I don't often write about car chargers for smartphones, largely because the technology just... doesn't change all that often. Since the last time I wrote about a car charger, a significant amount's changed - enough that it makes sense to point out a product from a brand that I've come to trust over the past half-decade via their Apple MFI Certifications, top-notch industrial design, and long-lasting materials.

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Airbnb Wienermobile rental photos: One night encased in sausage

Airbnb Wienermobile rental photos: One night encased in sausage

It would seem that the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been put up for rental - sort of. Users can now "relish a stay in the real Oscar Mayer Wienermobile" now, so long as they keep the place clean and don't disturb the neighbors. While this may appear to be a marketing stunt, all the checks for actual reality with Airbnb seem to be cleared - you can almost certainly go stay a night in the Wienermobile, for real.

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Waymo is testing free WiFi in its self-driving taxis

Waymo is testing free WiFi in its self-driving taxis

Waymo is aiming to make its autonomous taxis even more appealing by adding WiFi connectivity in them, according to a new report. The WiFi option would enable passengers to use their gadgets without relying on their own mobile service, potentially appealing to customers who want to spend their commuting time getting work done.

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Tesla set new production and delivery records in Q2 2019

Tesla set new production and delivery records in Q2 2019

In an announcement on Monday, Tesla revealed record vehicle production and deliveries during its second fiscal quarter of the year. According to the automaker, it produced 87,048 vehicles during Q2 2019 and shipped around 95,200 vehicles during the same quarter. Of its quarterly deliveries, 77,500 were Model 3 and the remaining 17,650 were Model S and Model X cars.

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Nissan’s electric ice cream van concept packs treats and solar panels

Nissan’s electric ice cream van concept packs treats and solar panels

Traditional ice cream trucks are incompatible with a world where environmental concerns take precedence over highly convenient treats. Here with a solution is Nissan, which has unveiled a concept fully electric ice cream van. Unlike traditional models, which burn gas or diesel while idling for long periods of time, the Nissan ice cream van is emission-free and utilizes second-life batteries.

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Waymo self-driving trucks return to Arizona freeways

Waymo self-driving trucks return to Arizona freeways

Waymo is bringing its self-driving trucks back to Arizona freeways, the company has announced, marking the return of its big rig testing in the Phoenix region. The company previously tested these autonomous semi-trucks in Arizona in 2017, later deploying the same large vehicles in Atlanta, Georgia. The self-driving vehicle company describes this as a continuation of its testing effort.

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Lyft customers have taken more than 50,000 rides in self-driving cars

Lyft customers have taken more than 50,000 rides in self-driving cars

In May 2018, Aptiv launched more than two dozen self-driving cars in Las Vegas where they operate on the Lyft network. By August 2018, according to the ridesharing company, more than 5,000 self-driving rides had taken place through its app, a number it has greatly exceeded in the months since. In an announcement on Friday, Lyft said that it has provided more than 50,000 self-driving rides to the public.

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