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Tesla software update recognizes speed limit signs and more

Tesla software update recognizes speed limit signs and more

Tesla has begun to roll out an updated version of the software for its vehicles that adds the ability for the car to visually detect speed limit signs and more. There had been speculation on if Tesla automobiles could detect speed limit signs in the past or was simply using GPS data for Tesla's famed Autopilot. Tesla's latest software is 2020.36 and adds "Speed Assist Improvements."

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Cheaper Tesla tipped as Musk hunts new electric expansion

Cheaper Tesla tipped as Musk hunts new electric expansion

Tesla could release an even cheaper electric car, a new report claims, with Elon Musk telling investors that "our cars aren't affordable enough" as the automaker hunts more of the market. Although the Tesla Model 3 finally made good on Musk's original promise for a $35,000 price tag - albeit several years after the EV first went on sale - the audience is there for a lower cost version.

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Tesla patches hack that upgraded Model 3 capabilities at half price

Tesla patches hack that upgraded Model 3 capabilities at half price

One of the concerns that come with connected and complex, computer-controlled modern cars is their vulnerability to hacking. It turns out, however, that there are some hacks that are being done for the benefit of car owners rather than for their harm. One prime example is the Tesla Model 3 that has an "Acceleration Boost" that's already part of the car but disabled only via software. Unsurprisingly, a company was already selling unofficial ways to remove that limitation at half the price Tesla is asking for. Unsurprisingly, Tesla is not amused.

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Tesla needs FCC go-ahead for tech trial to prevent forgotten child deaths

Tesla needs FCC go-ahead for tech trial to prevent forgotten child deaths

Tesla has developed a new system that could help warn parents if they're about to leave their children in the car, potentially helping avoid situations where kids have died due to extreme temperatures. The proposal, currently being considered by the US FCC, wouldn't be the first "forgotten child" system on the market, but the electric car company argues that it's more nuanced than what's currently available.

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This Aviar R67 is a Tesla Model S with classic Mustang styling

This Aviar R67 is a Tesla Model S with classic Mustang styling

Yes, you read it right. The Aviar R67 is a Tesla Model S underneath. However, Russian EV maker Aviar has fitted it with the body style of Ford’s iconic first-gen Mustang fastback. Or, you can think of it as a Mustang EV that goes faster than Tesla’s Model S sedan, but you get the drift.

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Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Tesla's backup plan should the Cybertruck flop is something a lot more straightforward, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed, again insisting that gut reaction rather than any sort of traditional market research shaped the still-divisive pickup. Unveiled in November 2019 - though not expected to go on sale until late 2021 at the earliest - the Cybertruck certainly isn't styled to suit everybody and nor, Musk has said, is it really intended for every market.

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Tesla could get a 20% boost in battery energy density thanks to Panasonic

Tesla could get a 20% boost in battery energy density thanks to Panasonic

One of the major partners for Tesla and its electric vehicles is Panasonic. Panasonic is the company who creates the critical batteries for the EV's Tesla sells. Panasonic has announced that it plans to boost the energy density of its 2170 battery cells that are supplied to Tesla by 20% over the next five years.

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Tesla just sued Rivian

Tesla just sued Rivian

Tesla has sued EV startup Rivian, accusing it of poaching employees and asking them to bring confidential information with them, a charge the Amazon-backed automaker denies. While Tesla acknowledges that it's commonplace for people in the industry to move between car companies - and indeed has swelled its own ranks with talent lured over from other automakers - it alleges that Rivian encouraged new hires to bring trade secrets along with them too.

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Tesla Model Y price cut as Elon confirms new version in testing

Tesla Model Y price cut as Elon confirms new version in testing

Tesla has quietly cut the price of its newest car, with the Model Y electric crossover trimmed by as much as $3,000. Deliveries of the Model Y only began in March 2020, amid close scrutiny by industry observers and investors alike as to how smooth the manufacturing process would be. Now, it's already seeing a model shake-up.

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Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Elon Musk is headstrong about his vision for a world where sustainable energy fulfills a major chunk of our life’s needs. Elon kick-started his vision with the first-ever Tesla Roadster making it to production lines in February 2008 and then completing a batch of 500 cars by June 2009. That was an eye-opener for the world as Tesla’s battery technology and the electric powertrain for cars displayed what was coming in the future.

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Tesla Level 5 autonomy “very close” Musk insists but the true roadmap is murky

Tesla Level 5 autonomy “very close” Musk insists but the true roadmap is murky

Elon Musk is confident that Tesla will have "the basic functionality" of fully autonomous vehicles by the end of the year, though it's uncertain whether the outspoken CEO's predictions will result in an electric car able to truly drive itself on public roads any time soon. Musk has been a vocal proponent of the feasibility of so-called Level 5 self-driving, countering broader skepticism of just how close to deployment autonomous vehicles actually are.

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Tesla shocks market with Q2 2020 electric car numbers

Tesla shocks market with Q2 2020 electric car numbers

Tesla has surprised stock-watchers with unexpectedly impressive vehicle deliveries in Q2 2020, despite COVID-19 putting production on hold for at least part of the quarter. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has been an outspoken skeptic regarding the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, had pushed aggressively to reopen the facilities in California, at times finding himself at loggerheads with officials there.

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