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Everything we know about the fatal Tesla Model S crash

Tesla Model S Crash
Last week, word emerged that Tesla's Autopilot software was being investigated by  the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) in the wake of a tragic auto accident wherein a Tesla Model S crashed into a tractor-trailer, killing the driver of the Tesla in the process. The accident occurred in Florida this past May but was only brought to the public's attention a few days ago.

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Yoni Heisler

July 5th

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Tesla is planning a major Autopilot update following fatal crash

Tesla Autopilot Crash
Tesla continues to change the game, pushing the auto industry away from unsustainable gas-powered tech faster than we ever would have seen otherwise. But it's not just the general electric vehicle market where Tesla is a leader. Elon Musk's EV giant is also at the forefront of exciting new technologies including autonomous driving. Though the company's fast-paced software updates are adored by fans and the tech media, Tesla has also been scrutinized for using its end user base as a mass beta test, so to speak. Those criticisms boiled over recently when Tesla confirmed that its Autopilot software was active at the time of a fatal crash in Florida. Now, the company is reportedly prepping a major update to its Autopilot software following that widely publicized crash.

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Zach Epstein

July 4th

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Images of Tesla Model S crash emerge as investigation continues

Tesla Model S Crash
This past May, a driver of a Tesla Model S was tragically killed when his car slammed into a tractor-trailer that had veered into his lane. At the time, the Tesla had its Autopilot software engaged, a fact which has since prompted an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) so that they can  examine "the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." Recently, ABC Action News ran a news segment that happens to include images of the aftermath of the crash while also providing some new details surrounding what happened before and following the fatal accident.

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Yoni Heisler

July 3rd

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Tesla Model 3: Samsung batteries not included

Tesla Model 3 Samsung Batteries
There’s probably no objective way to quantify the value of tweets, but when the social network is used by execs to express official business-related opinions, tweets can be incredibly valuable. Take Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently clarified via Twitter that Tesla is working exclusively with Panasonic for Model 3 batteries. That single tweet is valued at either $580 million or $800 million, depending on whom you ask.

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Chris Smith

June 9th

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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’

Tesla Model S
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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