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Tesla Believes Its Dojo AI System Will Help It Win the Self-Driving Car Race

Tesla Believes Its Dojo AI System Will Help It Win the Self-Driving Car Race

The all-electric automaker’s newest artificial intelligence system, which is called Dojo, is being used to help the brand come out with self-driving vehicles before anyone else.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-08-27 07:30 PT

Ralph Nader Calls for NHTSA to Remove Tesla Full Self-Driving

Ralph Nader Calls for NHTSA to Remove Tesla Full Self-Driving

The former Presidential candidate and consumer protection advocate called on federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remove Tesla’s Full-Self Driving system from the automaker’s electric cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-08-15 08:15 PT

California DMV Accuses Tesla of Making False Claims About its Driver-Assist Systems

California DMV Accuses Tesla of Making False Claims About its Driver-Assist Systems

The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles declares that the all-electric automaker exaggerated the capabilities of its systems.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-08-14 06:00 PT

Tesla’s Battery Supplier Panasonic is Working on New EV Battery Technology That Can Boost Range by 20%

Tesla’s Battery Supplier Panasonic is Working on New EV Battery Technology That Can Boost Range by 20%

Tesla’s battery supplier Panasonic says it's working on new technology that can improve a battery’s energy density and boost EV range by 20 percent. If Panasonic achieves its goal, it could boost the range of the Tesla Model 3 for example, by 100 km (62 miles), without increasing the size of the battery pack.

Eric Walz2022-07-13 13:10 PT

Munro and Associates Offers a Detailed Look of How the Front Seats of the Tesla Model Y Are Bolted to its Battery in New Video

Munro and Associates Offers a Detailed Look of How the Front Seats of the Tesla Model Y Are Bolted to its Battery in New Video

The Tesla Model Y SUV built in Austin, Texas is equipped with a structural battery pack using new 4680 battery cells. But the design of battery, which includes the vehicle's front seats and center console, is one of the reasons that electric automaker is leading the auto industry in EV engineering. A new video from automotive consulting firm Munro and Associates provides a detailed first look of the unique design.

Eric Walz2022-07-06 11:00 PT

Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot Returns With Some Features From 'Full Self-Driving'

Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot Returns With Some Features From 'Full Self-Driving'

Someone asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk to bring Enhanced Autopilot on Twitter and he was more than happy to oblige with the new Enhanced Autopilot package that costs $6,000.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-07-02 06:45 PT

Tesla Shutters its San Mateo, CA Office, Lays Off Roughly 200 Autopilot Staff Without Notice

Tesla Shutters its San Mateo, CA Office, Lays Off Roughly 200 Autopilot Staff Without Notice

Tesla shuttered its Silicon Valley office in San Mateo, California this week and laid off roughly 200 employees out of 275 that were primarily working on Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assistant system. Tesla’s cost cutting moves come as the company, along with other automakers, deals with rising inflation, chip shortages and supply chain disruptions, which have resulted in production slowdowns and delayed vehicle deliveries.

FutureCar Staff 2022-06-29 08:30 PT

The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 Take the 1st and 2nd Place Spots in the Annual Cars.com ‘American-Made Index’

The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 Take the 1st and 2nd Place Spots in the Annual Cars.com ‘American-Made Index’

The Tesla Model Y electric SUV, which is built in both California and Texas, was named the most American-made vehicle in the annual Cars.com American-Made Index (AMI). The Model 3 sedan took the second place spot in this year's AMI. Each year, Cars.com tallies a list of vehicles creating the greatest impact on the U.S. economy through factory jobs, manufacturing plants and parts sourcing.

Eric Walz2022-06-21 13:00 PT

Tesla Raises Prices in the U.S. as Inflation Chips Away at its Profit Margins

Tesla Raises Prices in the U.S. as Inflation Chips Away at its Profit Margins

Faced with rising inflation that’s driving up the cost of raw materials, electric automaker Tesla has raised prices of all its models in the U.S. by roughly 5%. The price of the Tesla Model Y SUV increased by $3,000 from $62,990 to $65,990. The Model Y now costs 25% more than it did in Jan 2021.

Eric Walz2022-06-16 08:30 PT

Tesla Vehicles Operating in Autopilot Mode Involved in 273 Crashes in Under a Year, the NHTSA Reports

Tesla Vehicles Operating in Autopilot Mode Involved in 273 Crashes in Under a Year, the NHTSA Reports

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released on Wednesday shows that Tesla vehicles operating in Autopilot have been involved in 273 crashes since last July. Of these crashes, 125 occurred in California. The number is much higher than previously reported and shows how far the nascent technology needs to advance to become safer than a human driver.

Eric Walz2022-06-15 08:30 PT

Tesla’s Battery Supplier Panasonic is Close to Selecting the Site of its New U.S. Battery Plant

Tesla’s Battery Supplier Panasonic is Close to Selecting the Site of its New U.S. Battery Plant

In March, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported that Panasonic Corp was looking to purchase land in the United States for a "mega-factory" that will churn out advanced electric vehicle batteries for electric automaker Tesla. Now after two months, the Japanese company is reportedly close to selecting which U.S. state will be the home of its new factory.

FutureCar Staff 2022-06-03 12:10 PT

Major Tesla Investor Urges the Electric Automaker to Issue Stock Buyback After Share Price Plummets 30% Since April

Major Tesla Investor Urges the Electric Automaker to Issue Stock Buyback After Share Price Plummets 30% Since April

One of Tesla’s biggest shareholders is not happy with the electric automaker’s tumbling stock price since last month. Billionaire Leo KoGuan, co-founder of IT provider SHI International Corp and a major individual investor in Tesla, is publicly calling on the company to buy back shares in order to return some cash back to shareholders.

Eric Walz2022-05-19 13:40 PT

Tesla is Recalling 130,000 Vehicles to Address Touchscreen Display Malfunctions Caused by Overheating, its 11th Recall This Year

Tesla is Recalling 130,000 Vehicles to Address Touchscreen Display Malfunctions Caused by Overheating, its 11th Recall This Year

Tesla is recalling about 130,000 vehicles in the U.S. following an overheating issue involving the CPU that powers the center-mounted touch screen display in the 2021 and 2022 Tesla S and X vehicles, as well as the 2022 the Model 3 sedan and Model Y SUV. The overheating issue can cause the center display to malfunction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Tuesday.

FutureCar Staff 2022-05-10 10:35 PT

Tesla Aims to Make China the ‘World’s Largest Vehicle Export Hub’ with a Second Factory

Tesla Aims to Make China the ‘World’s Largest Vehicle Export Hub’ with a Second Factory

Electric automaker Tesla Inc plans to build a second factory in China which would double its production capacity in the world’s biggest auto market. The plans were confirmed in a letter sent to local officials this week, which outlined how Tesla planned to further expand its plant in Shanghai.

FutureCar Staff 2022-05-05 10:15 PT

Tesla is ‘Virtually Recalling’ Roughly 64,500 Model 3 Performance Sedans in the U.S. and China for a Missing Speedometer Display While in Track Mode

Tesla is ‘Virtually Recalling’ Roughly 64,500 Model 3 Performance Sedans in the U.S. and China for a Missing Speedometer Display While in Track Mode

Electric automaker Tesla is recalling approximately 48,000 Model 3 Performance sedans vehicles in the U.S. and another over 14,600 more in China to address a problem where the vehicle’s speedometer doesn’t show when the vehicle is put into “Track Mode”. The recall covers vehicles from the 2018 through 2022 model year Model 3 Performance Models. Tesla inadvertently removed the speedometer display after a firmware update in Dec 2021.

FutureCar Staff 2022-04-29 07:00 PT

Tesla Drops Standard Charging Cable for New EVs

Tesla Drops Standard Charging Cable for New EVs

Tesla becomes the second automaker to not offer its electric vehicles with a standard charging cable.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-04-24 19:00 PT

­­­­Tesla CEO Elon Musk Makes New Claim To Introduce Robotaxi by 2024

­­­­Tesla CEO Elon Musk Makes New Claim To Introduce Robotaxi by 2024

Previously, Musk had stated that Tesla would come out with an autonomous vehicle without a steering wheel or pedals by 2020. Now, that date has been moved back to 2024.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-04-23 06:55 PT

Tesla Beats Revenue and Profit Estimates for Q1 With Deliveries of 310,048 Electric Vehicles

Tesla Beats Revenue and Profit Estimates for Q1 With Deliveries of 310,048 Electric Vehicles

Electric automaker Tesla announced its first quarter deliveries and revenue on Wednesday. The world’s most valuable automaker managed to beat earnings and profit estimates in Q1 2022 despite the semiconductor shortages and supply chain interruptions that have been hampering global auto production.

FutureCar Staff 2022-04-20 14:15 PT

Tesla Added 27 More V3 Supercharger Stations to its Charging Network in China Last Month

Tesla Added 27 More V3 Supercharger Stations to its Charging Network in China Last Month

Electric automaker Tesla continues to build out its charging network in China at a rapid pace. The company added 27 new Supercharger stations last month comprising 147 charging piles, local media outlet CnEVPost reported on Friday. The new Tesla Superchargers are located in 20 Chinese cities, including Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shanghai. All of the new chargers are Tesla's more powerful V3 Superchargers.

FutureCar Staff 2022-04-15 06:45 PT

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk Has a New Role, Twitter Board Member

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk Has a New Role, Twitter Board Member

Following Monday's news of Elon Musk’s multi-billion dollar investment in Twitter, which helped fuel rumors of a possible takeover of the social media platform, the Tesla chief will now take a seat on Twitter's board. As an official board member, Musk vowed to make "significant" improvements at Twitter, though it’s still unclear what they'll be.

FutureCar Staff 2022-04-05 09:15 PT

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