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Watch a Tesla Model S autonomously drive itself into a parked van

Tesla Model S TACC Accident
If you just got yourself a shiny new Tesla and you can’t wait to test its self-driving capability, you really should remember that driverless cars aren’t quite ready for primetime yet and Tesla’s Autopilot features are still in beta. That means you definitely shouldn't fall asleep behind the wheel like this guy, and you always need to be ready to take control if something goes wrong. The following video shows you what can happen with car software that’s not finalized even when the driver is actually paying attention to the road. In it, we see a Tesla Model S crash itself into a van that’s parked partially in the lane the Model S is traveling in.

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Chris Smith

May 26th

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LAPD is evaluating Tesla’s Model S for use in ‘high-pursuit situations’

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When Elon Musk boasts that Tesla doesn't know how to make slow cars, he absolutely means it. Speed wise, Tesla's crowning achievement has to be the Tesla Model S P90D. With Ludicrious Mode enabled, a top-of-the-line Model S can go from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds. At the same time, the Model S is also notable for being one of the safest cars on the road. In fact, a Tesla Model S with 5 passengers recently got into an accident and flew 82 feet in the air. The Tesla was utterly destroyed but the car's safety features managed to save the lives of everyone inside.

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Yoni Heisler

May 12th

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Model S software crashes car, but Tesla blames the driver

Tesla Model S Summon Crash
You may love your Tesla, but that doesn't make it any less prone to accidents than other cars. If you want an example, consider that a Tesla driver in Utah recently found that his Model S loaner had parked itself automatically into the back of a trailer. After analyzing logs, the carmaker told him that he’s the only person to blame for the accident. Apparently, the car’s auto-parking feature was initiated, which is why the car hit the back of the trailer.

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Chris Smith

May 11th

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Watch a Tesla driver’s 70-year-old mom freak out after activating Autopilot

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This has undoubtedly been one of the most significant months in Tesla's relatively short history. Not only did the company unveil the brand new Model 3, it also managed to secure over 300,000 preorders in a matter of hours. Then, days later, Tesla returned with a sleek refresh of its popular Model S. But despite all of that momentous news, the best thing to happen in a Tesla this month might be an elderly woman losing her mind after activating Autopilot.

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Jacob Siegal

April 14th

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Tesla launches new Model S with updated design

Model S Update - 5 This is the new Tesla Model S. And it looks like a Model S, but slightly different — gone is the false grille. The new Model S features a Model X-like nose, in line with the recently announced Model 3. Instead, Tesla has opted for a subtle mustache-like black T like the one on the Model X. Read More

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Romain Dillet

April 12th

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5 new features expected in this week’s Tesla Model S refresh

Tesla Model S Refresh
The world is still abuzz following Tesla's recent Model 3 unveiling, which marked the beginning of the next phase of Tesla's mission. The company's first few models were high-end cars with a somewhat narrow addressable market, but Tesla will now look to offer a car that is far more affordable. More than 300,000 Model 3 preorders have been taken at this point, and the car is expected to send electric vehicle adoption soaring following its release. But despite the fact that the upcoming new Model 3 is the talk of the town right now, Tesla is still focused on its popular Model S sports sedan as well. A Model S refresh is expected to be announced as soon as this week, and new reports may have detailed the biggest new upgrades the company plans to offer.

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Zach Epstein

April 11th

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Watch Tesla’s Autopilot feature prevent an accident with a merging truck

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While we're not quite there yet, Tesla's Autopilot features may very well embody the future of vehicle transport. Released in 2015 for the Model S, Tesla's Autopilot hardware is comprised of a vast array of advanced sensors and cameras that, working in unison, can successfully steer a car "down the highway, change lanes, and adjust speed in response to traffic." Of course, autonomous driving isn't just about convenience, it's also about safety. Indeed, one of the more important aspects of Autopilot is its automatic emergency steering and side collision warning feature. In other words, a Tesla equipped with Autopilot hardware can detect an impending side collision and automatically adjust accordingly to avoid it.

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Yoni Heisler

April 10th

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Tesla planning to make the Model S more expensive alongside new luxury upgrades

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The Model 3 may be all the rage at the moment, but Tesla hasn't forgotten about the car that helped make it a household name while also establishing the company as force to be reckoned with in the auto industry - the Model S. Since its 2012 release, it's hardly an overstatement to say that the Model S has been a game-changer. Not only was the Model S lauded for its performance, safety features and striking design, it also forced other auto manufacturers to take EVs seriously. More than that, the Tesla Model S effectively reshaped the way we think about cars and what the driving experience should be.

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Yoni Heisler

April 9th

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Tesla blames its own arrogance for delivery shortfall last quarter

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Amidst all the understandable hoopla surrounding the recently unveiled Model 3, Tesla yesterday quietly put out a press release detailing the number of vehicles it delivered to customers during the first quarter of 2016. At the close of the quarter, Tesla reported deliveries of 14,820 cars, a figure which includes the Model S and the Model X. Of that figure, 12,420 deliveries were of the Model S while the Model accounted for 2,400 of the company's quarterly deliveries. The larger takeaway, though, is that Tesla for the quarter missed its delivery goal of 16,000 vehicles.

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Yoni Heisler

April 6th

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Leak reveals a Tesla Model S P100D with an even bigger battery

Tesla Model S P100D

White-hat hacker and Tesla P85D owner Jason Hughes recently found out an interesting detail while digging through the code in the latest firmware version of his Model S: A new model is in the works, and it’ll pack a battery bigger than ever.

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Chris Smith

March 8th

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