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Tesla shows off solar roof tiles

October 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The tiles, made from glass, are intended to be a more attractive way to add solar panels to homes, compared with currently-used solar technology. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37809151

Tesla to make all new cars self-driving

October 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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But despite the cameras, sensors and radars being introduced, it is still expected to be years before the vehicles become fully self-driving. Tesla introduced its Autopilot system last year, allowing some self-drive functions such as auto-braking. But it is now temporarily disabling Autopilot on all new cars to allow “robust” testing with the new systems. […]

Tesla ordered to dump Autopilot brand in Germany

October 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla has been ordered to drop the Autopilot brand name, which it uses to promote its driver-assistance software, in Germany. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) confirmed it had told Tesla to scrap the “misleading” term. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37676858

Tesla sees jump in car deliveries

October 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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US electric carmaker Tesla, which has yet to make a profit, has reported a sharp rise in car deliveries for the past quarter. The firm said it shipped 24,500 cars in the third quarter, up 70% on the second quarter and more than double the number delivered in the same period in 2015. It also […]

Tesla updates software after car hack

September 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla has updated its software after researchers from China hacked into the operating system of its electric cars. The team from Keen Security Lab remotely manipulated the brake system on a Tesla while it was on the move, from a distance of 12 miles (19km). Using a laptop, the hackers also managed to open a […]

Tesla criticised over Autopilot safety

September 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla has “pushed the envelope” on safety, former business partner Mobileye has said. Its zeal to extend its Autopilot system had led Mobileye to stop working with Tesla, said the chairman of the computer vision company. Autopilot has been under scrutiny since a fatal crash in May caused by the technology missing a lorry. Responding […]

Tesla Autopilot update seeks better safety

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla will update its cars’ Autopilot function with new safety features designed to prevent collisions, the company has announced. Chief executive Elon Musk told reporters on Sunday that his cars would soon make greater use of the on-board radar to detect obstacles ahead. The car will also do more to make sure drivers are paying […]

Inside Tesla’s gigantic Gigafactory

July 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Does Elon Musk have more money than sense? Or could it actually be more sense than money? The chief executive of Tesla is, in a post-Steve-Jobs world, the stand-out visionary voice in Silicon Valley. There’s no question about that. But with each product launch – or, in this case, a building launch – it seems […]

Tesla: Elon Musk reveals latest ‘masterplan’

July 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, has published the second part of his self-titled “masterplan”. He said Tesla would be branching out into creating a “solar-roof-with-battery product” that people can have fitted to their homes. He wants the Tesla electric car range to cover all types of ground vehicles, specifically buses and lorries. And once […]

Tesla says autopilot involved in second car crash

July 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla has admitted that its autopilot feature was activated when one of its cars crashed on Sunday. However, the electric carmaker has suggested that the function was not being used correctly at the time. The motorist survived the accident, but another Tesla owner died in an earlier crash blamed on the driver-assist function failing to […]

Electric car pioneer Tesla misses production targets

July 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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US electric carmaker Tesla has said it will fall short of its annual shipment targets, sparking worries about its production capabilities. Tesla shipped 14,370 cars in the second quarter, missing its target of 17,000. The missed production goals come at a crucial time for Tesla. The company is still in the headlines after the driver […]

US opens investigation into Tesla after fatal crash

July 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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US authorities are investigating the first death potentially caused by self-driving technology. The driver of a Tesla car died in Florida in May after colliding with a lorry. Under scrutiny is Tesla’s Autopilot feature, which automatically changes lanes and reacts to traffic. In a statement, Tesla said it appeared the Model S car was unable […]

Tesla Model 3 electric car orders accelerate to 276,000

April 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk says pre-orders of the firm’s much-anticipated Model 3 electric car currently total 276,000. The California-based firm unveiled the five-seater car – its lowest-cost vehicle to date – on Thursday. Mr Musk tweeted the total reflected the orders received by the end of Saturday. Pre-orders of the Model 3 […]

Tesla Model 3 pitched as an ‘affordable’ electric car

April 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla has unveiled its much-anticipated Model 3 electric car – its lowest-cost vehicle to date. The company’s chief executive Elon Musk said the five-seater would start at $35,000 (£24,423) and have a range of at least 215 miles (346km) per charge. He added that his goal was to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year once […]

Tesla chief Elon Musk says Apple is making an electric car

January 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla’s owner, Elon Musk, has said it is an “open secret” that Apple is making a rival electric car. He also predicted vehicles that could not drive themselves would become a “strange anachronism” before too long. The tech entrepreneur’s comments were made during an exclusive interview with the BBC at his design studio near Los […]

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