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Tesla makes self-driving tech standard on all cars

Tesla makes self-driving tech standard on all cars

Every Tesla car produced from today, including the most affordable Model 3, will be equipped with "full self-driving capability" the EV automaker has announced today. The news makes Tesla the first mainstream car company to commit to self-driving technologies, though it will likely be a piecemeal rollout as the engineers fettle the software. Still, it's a hugely significant step, not least because the Model 3 - deliveries of which are expected to begin toward the end of next year - is going to open Tesla's technology up to a far broader audience than the current Model S sedan and Model X SUV.

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Tesla’s planned product unveiling hit with last-minute delay

Tesla’s planned product unveiling hit with last-minute delay

Those of you who count yourself among the Tesla faithful were likely looking forward to the company's planned product unveiling today. As it turns out, Tesla needs just a little longer to prepare for this reveal. Tesla CEO Elon Musk delayed the event at the last minute, announcing via Twitter that the company won't be showing off this new product until Wednesday.

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Tesla and Panasonic team for solar panel and module production

Tesla and Panasonic team for solar panel and module production

Tesla and Panasonic have announced that they intend to extend their partnership in solar power generation and storage. The two firms are currently working together to produce electric vehicle and grid storage battery cells at the Tesla Gigafactory. The new letter of intent signed between the two firms focuses on production of photovoltaic cells and modules.

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Germany tells Tesla not to use misleading “Autopilot” term

Germany tells Tesla not to use misleading “Autopilot” term

Tesla may already be having problems at home related to its autopilot features, especially after a string of incidents involving mishaps and at least one death, but now it might also be facing troubles abroad simply because of the jargon it uses. In Germany, transport minister Alexander Dobrindt sent the car maker a missive requesting Tesla to stop referring to its driver assistance systems as “Autopilot”. His point: that the word could be misinterpreted, leading drivers to sit back and relax and get into accidents or, worse, legal trouble.

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Germany warns Tesla drivers on use of Autopilot feature

Germany warns Tesla drivers on use of Autopilot feature

While dubbed "Autopilot," the well-known feature in Tesla's cars is far from a fully automated driving system and more of a driver assistance tool. But a fatal car accident earlier this year involving a Tesla driver with the feature activated has triggered criticism and investigations, and now enough concern has been raised that Germany is issuing warnings on the use of Autopilot.

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2008 Tesla Roadster prototype being auctioned with $1M starting price

2008 Tesla Roadster prototype being auctioned with $1M starting price

Tesla may be on the verge of turning the electric car into a staple in the US, but almost ten years ago it was just an automotive startup with a flashy, all-electric 2-door coupe. When the Tesla Roadster debuted in 2008, it was fast and exciting, but who could've guessed that the Elon Musk-founded company would go on to upend the car industry and spur every major manufacturer into producing an EV. Well, if you have $1 million burning a hole in your pocket, now you have a chance to own a potentially historic Roadster model.

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Tesla and SolarCity have a month to convince investors on merge

Tesla and SolarCity have a month to convince investors on merge

Tesla and SolarCity shareholders will get to have their say on the controversial merger plans in November, with a deadline for the investor vote now set. Holders of stock in either the electric car and battery firm, or the solar panel specialist, will have until November 16 to have their say as to whether Elon Musk's two ventures join forces.

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Tesla pulls Model X 60D listings after just three months

Tesla pulls Model X 60D listings after just three months

The entry-level price for Tesla's Model X line just got a fair amount more expensive, as the automaker has pulled listings for the Model X 60D. This leaves the 75D as the entry-level Model X, weighing in at $85,500 as compared to the 60D's asking price of $74,000. That's a sizable difference for two already expensive cars.

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Tesla hit with age discrimination lawsuit from former engineer

Tesla hit with age discrimination lawsuit from former engineer

Tesla Motors is being sued by a former engineer who claims he suffered discrimination — and was ultimately fired — because of his age. Thomas Flessner, age 69, was hired by Tesla in 2012 to work as a materials engineer at a company facility in Fremont, California. While there, Flessner’s lawsuit alleges he was subjected to harsher treatment than his younger peers, and that his supervisor repeatedly singled him out or made it difficult to correct issues, reportedly cancelling scheduled meetings and more. Flessner was fired this past February.

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Modified Tesla Model S hearse offers EV ride to the afterlife

Modified Tesla Model S hearse offers EV ride to the afterlife

Do you really, really like electric cars? And by that I mean do you believe it's past time all mass-market cars abandon the combustion engine? Well, when the time finally comes for you to depart this world, take comfort in the fact that your remains can take their final car ride in an all-electric hearse made from a modified Tesla Model S.

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Telsa and SolarCity’s solar roof slated for October reveal

Telsa and SolarCity’s solar roof slated for October reveal

Hot on the heels of the announcement that it intends to buy alternative energy company SolarCity, Tesla is wasting no time getting to work. We've already heard of Tesla plans to utilize SolarCity's expertise to produce a new solar roof, and now we have a date for when we can expect to see it. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today that the company is aiming for an October 28 reveal of the new roof, planning to show it off at an event in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Tesla version 8.0 update begins going out over-the-air tonight

Tesla version 8.0 update begins going out over-the-air tonight

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced via Twitter that the company's anticipated version 8.0 update will begin downloading to all cars in the Tesla lineup tonight. The new version will arrive as an over-the-air update to all cars around the world, and in a later tweet, Musk promises that this update will be a "major overhaul on almost every level compared to V7."

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