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Tesla limits Autopilot top speed in latest update

Tesla limits Autopilot top speed in latest update

It's update season for Tesla right now, with a new Autopilot upgrade being pushed out to the electric cars that caps top speed on certain roads. Autopilot is Tesla's take on piloted or semi-autonomous driving, capable of maintaining pace with the rest of the traffic on a road, keeping to lanes, and even changing lane with a tap of the indicator. However, there's always been some leeway in what speed it will allow owners to travel at.

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Tesla tops 2016 owner satisfaction survey as VW plummets

Tesla tops 2016 owner satisfaction survey as VW plummets

Tesla has taken the top spot in a customer satisfaction survey, with more owners of the electric car saying they'd buy another than any other automaker brand. The results of Consumer Reports' 2016 Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey see Tesla once again in pole position, with Porsche and Audi keeping hold of their second and third place spots. However, there's some sizable movement elsewhere in the rankings, particularly after this year's "dieselgate".

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Tesla Enhanced Autopilot: What 8.1 is (and isn’t) and 2016 will bring

Tesla Enhanced Autopilot: What 8.1 is (and isn’t) and 2016 will bring

Tesla's 8.0.2 software is rolling out, bringing new convenience features, though not the Enhanced Autopilot which will grant the electric cars autonomous driving. The update, details of which Tesla has confirmed to SlashGear today, is focused on getting more out of roadtrips, in addition to better personalizing the EVs and enhancing the Summon feature for the Model X SUV. It comes as anticipation is higher than ever for the self-driving abilities many owners are now expecting from Autopilot 8.1, which has become a subject of some confusion. Read on for how it all breaks down.

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Tesla price rise as Brexit makes EV more expensive in UK

Tesla price rise as Brexit makes EV more expensive in UK

Tesla will raise prices of its Model S and Model X electric cars in the UK, blaming Brexit for its impact on the country's economy. The UK's controversial vote to exit the European Union - aka "Brexit" - has already been cited as a cause for price increases or even leaving operations in the country altogether by a number of technology firms. Now, it seems Tesla's California-made cars are next to feel the pinch.

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Tesla just grabbed Volvo’s ridiculously good cabin designer

Tesla just grabbed Volvo’s ridiculously good cabin designer

Tesla has snatched Volvo's head of interior engineering, importing Swedish designer Anders Bell to California to presumably give its future electric cars better cabins. Bell confirmed the move on his LinkedIn profile this week. At Tesla, he will be senior director of engineering.

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Tesla Supercharger network adds idle fee to boost availability

Tesla Supercharger network adds idle fee to boost availability

Recharging an electric car while out and about is, unfortunately, still a hassle at times. It’s not just a matter of finding an electric car charging station, but also finding a free spot within that station. For this reason, Tesla has announced a new idle fee that will bill car owners who continue to take up a Supercharger spot after their car has finished charging.

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Faraday Future prototype beats Model X P100D to 60MPH in video

Faraday Future prototype beats Model X P100D to 60MPH in video

Ambitious electric car company Faraday Future has released a video showing a prototype it has created beating a few cars in a short race from 0 to 60MPH. The prototype, of which no details are provided, races the Tesla Model X P100D, the Ferrari 488 GTB, and the Bentley Bentayga. As you’d expect, considering it’s Faraday Future’s own video, its unnamed, shrouded prototype beats all three.

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Tesla settles “Insane” P85D lawsuit over lack of power

Tesla settles “Insane” P85D lawsuit over lack of power

Tesla's "Insane" and "Ludicrous" branding for its performance upgrades might be tongue-in-cheek, but power confusion has forced the EV automaker to cough up cash for unhappy owners. The Californian car company had been taken to task by drivers in Noway, who weren't convinced by how Tesla had branded one of its high-performance Model S sedans. Turns out, not all horsepower calculations are created equal.

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Tesla Autopilot 8.1 release date revealed to restore missing features

Tesla Autopilot 8.1 release date revealed to restore missing features

Tesla's latest update, AutoPilot v8.1, should begin rolling out in three weeks time Elon Musk has confirmed, good news for those frustrated by what the very latest EVs can actually do. The update will be pushed out as an over-the-air upgrade, taking advantage of the Model S and Model X's integrated connectivity. Still, not every owner will necessarily get it straight away.

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Tesla grabs top Microsoft HoloLens designer

Tesla grabs top Microsoft HoloLens designer

Tesla has snagged one of Microsoft's top designers, with former HoloLens industrial designer Andrew Kim leaving to join the electric car company. Kim will take up the role of Lead Designer at Tesla, his LinkedIn confirms. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design, the designer spent three and a half years at Microsoft.

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Tesla and SolarCity revolutionize island with solar and battery tech

Tesla and SolarCity revolutionize island with solar and battery tech

Tesla and SolarCity have revolutionized life on one small island using solar and battery technology. According to SolarCity, life on the island of Ta’u in American Samoa — located 4,000 plus miles from the US’s west coast — was made difficult due to the diesel and generators residents were forced to use. Power outages and the need to ration fuel were common, but thanks to more than five thousand solar panels and dozens of Tesla Powerpacks, all of that is a thing of the past.

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How a combined Tesla and SolarCity make sense

How a combined Tesla and SolarCity make sense

With the Tesla acquisition of SolarCity complete as of today, Elon Musk's vision of an integrated solar energy business is ready to go. The deal, approved by shareholders late last week, sees Tesla's expertise in electrified vehicles join forces with SolarCity's energy generation and storage. In Musk's world, that means not only a cleaner way to live, but the chance for early-adopters to actually make some cash, too.

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