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Tesla camera hack shows how your EV might monitor driving habits

By autopilot, camera, cars, distracted driving, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, Model 3, Model Y, News, robotaxi, safety, semi-autonomous, tesla, Transportation

Elon Musk said the driver-facing camera in Tesla cars was to monitor future robotaxi service, but a sleuth suggests the company might be open to checking human drivers as well. Code investigator Green says they’ve found (via Electrek) the in-c…

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Tesla delivered 139,300 vehicles last quarter, breaking its previous record

By Business, deliveries, electric vehicle, electric vehicles, electricvehicle, electricvehicles, engadget, ev, gear, Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y, News, shipments, tesla

Tesla delivered more vehicles than it has in any quarter to date between July and September. In its Q3 vehicle delivery and production report, Tesla said it shipped 139,300 vehicles during those three months.That’s 45 percent more than the num…

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Tesla Powerwall knows when to stop charging your EV during power outages

By charging, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, home, household, Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y, News, power outage, powerwall, smart home, tesla

Tesla’s Powerwall can ironically create problems if you’re all-in on the company’s ecosystem. What happens if there’s a power outage and the battery pack has to juggle the needs of both your home and your EV? You might rest a little easier fro…

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Elon Musk explains why Tesla’s Model 3 has an in-cabin camera

By camera, cars, electric car, electric vehicle, elon musk, engadget, ev, gear, Model 3, News, robotaxi, self-driving, self-driving car, tesla, Transportation

Tesla’s Model 3 has shipped from the start with a camera pointing at the cabin, but it has gone unused ever since. What’s it for? You won’t have to wonder much longer. Elon Musk has confirmed that the camera is there to support Tesla’s eventua…

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Senator calls on Tesla to make Autopilot safety changes

By autopilot, ed markey, edward markey, engadget, gear, Model 3, Model S, Model X, politics, safety, semi-autonomous, senate, tesla, Transportation

Tesla’s Autopilot driving assist technology has come under fire over safety concerns, and now a US politician wants changes to put drivers’ minds at ease. Senator Ed Markey has issued recommendations for Autopilot changes after Tesla both answered q…

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Tesla code hints Model 3 might get 100kWh battery and Ludicrous Mode

By car, cars, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, green, ludicrous, ludicrous mode, Model 3, tesla, Transportation

Tesla’s Model 3 might get features normally reserved for its larger, more expensive siblings. Code sleuth Green has discovered references in Tesla’s software to a number of potential improvements to the ‘entry’ EV, most notably a 100kWh battery. It…

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Musk: Holiday Tesla update adds ‘Stardew Valley,’ self-driving preview

By autonomous, autopilot, elon musk, engadget, full self-driving, gear, Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y, self-driving car, stardew valley, tesla, Transportation

It’s been a few months since Tesla’s 10.0 update brought Cuphead, Netflix and YouTube to some of its in-car systems, and it appears more options are around the corner. Elon Musk tweeted tonight that a “holiday” update will add farming RPG Stardew Val…

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Tesla will start charging $10 per month for ‘Premium’ in-car data

By car, cars, connected car, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, Internet, Model 3, Model S, Model X, tesla, Transportation

Tesla wasn’t entirely accurate when it said it would start charging for some in-car data on July 1st of last year, but it looks like owners have finally been asked to cough up. The automaker is notifying customers who ordered on or after July 1st, 2…

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If your family needs a second car, make it a fun, compact EV

By design, e-golf, engadget, ev, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, green, honda e, honda fit, id3, Model 3, Opinion, tesla, Transportation, Volkswagen

Earlier this month, Volkswagen began production of the ID.3. It’s a small, electric four-door hatchback with three different battery sizes, meant for a variety of driving lifestyles. The interior feels like the future, and if it drives anything like…

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Elon Musk: Berlin ‘gigafactory’ will build Teslas starting with the Model Y

By berlin, Business, electric, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, Germany, gigafactory, manufacturing, Model 3, Model Y, tesla, Transportation

After launching manufacturing facilities in the US and China, Tesla’s next location is apparently in Europe. Reuters and CNBC report that while speaking at an awards ceremony in Germany, Elon Musk announced the company’s ‘Gigafactory 4’ will be locat…

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Consumer Reports finds Tesla’s Smart Summon ‘glitchy’

By autopilot, car, consumer reports, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, Model 3, Model S, Model X, smart summon, tesla, Transportation

Consumer Reports and Tesla have had a rocky relationship over the years, and it doesn’t look like they’re about to patch things up any time soon. CR has declared Tesla’s Smart Summon feature “glitchy” after several days of testing both at its own fa…

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Tesla update with Netflix, ‘Cuphead’ and Smart Summon is rolling out now

By caraoke, cuphead, engadget, entertainment, gear, hulu, iQiyi, Model 3, Model S, Model X, netflix, services, smart summon, smartsummon, spotify, Streaming, Tencent Video, tesla, Transportation, Ximalaya, youtube

Tesla is rolling out its biggest software update yet via an over-the-air update. Version 10.0 should be particularly welcome if you’re looking for more ways to pass the time while you’re waiting for your battery to charge up at a Supercharger station…

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Tesla delays price hike for self-driving upgrade

By autonomous, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, enhanced summon, ev, full self-driving, gear, Model 3, Model S, Model X, self-driving, smart summon, tesla, Transportation

You’ll still have at least a few more weeks to order a Tesla with the Full Self-Driving upgrade before the price hike kicks in. Elon Musk said Tesla had “postponed” the $1,000 increase until cars received version 10 software with “smart summon” (aka…

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