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Tesla admits its autopilot feature was on in a car that crashed recently

Tesla admits its autopilot feature was on in a car that crashed recently

In a crash that happened on Sunday involving Tesla car, the company has admitted that its autopilot feature was activated at that time. But the carmaker has mentioned that autopilot feature was not being used correctly at the time of the accident.

In the accident, the motorist survived. But in another accident, a Tesla car owner died when the driver-assist function failed to find another vehicle in the way. These incidents do not make Chief executive Elon Musk to look out for option to disable autopilot.

Tesla Crash could Boost Self-Driving Vehicle Startups’ Valuation

Tesla Crash Might Boost Self-Driving Vehicle Startups’ Valuation

The first reported death in a semi-automated car led to the possibility of accelerated implementation to more advanced sensitive technology to ensure that vehicles can see and self-operate themselves with higher safety levels. This expectation is likely to boost the demand for the innovative independent vehicle technology industry, according to investors and analysts.

Questions arise after another crash involving Tesla Motors vehicle equipped with Autopilot

Questions arise after another crash involving Tesla Motors vehicle equipped with Autopilot

New questions have been raised following the crash that included a Tesla Motors Inc. vehicle equipped with Autopilot, regarding how the feature and other upcoming technologies are going to figure into accident investigations, was it driver’s fault or that of the autopilot of the vehicle?

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders in launch week surpass 325,000

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders in launch week surpass 325,000

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has received more than 325,000 pre-orders for its mass-market Model 3 electric sedan within a week of its official unveiling. The Model 3 pre-orders involve a deposit of $1,000 by prospective buyers of the vehicle which is expected to cost $35,000.

The surprisingly high launch-week preorder numbers for Tesla Model 3 underscore an unparalleled consumer response to a new vehicle, even despite the fact that consumers are aware of a potential wait of at least around two years – or even more - before the vehicle is delivered to them.

Tesla sends invites for Model 3 unveiling event in California

Tesla sends invites for Model 3 unveiling event in California

Tesla Motors has started sending invites to media and automobile experts for showcasing of Model 3, its latest car aimed at customers looking for a cheaper version of Tesla’s electric sedans. Tesla Model 3 will be unveiled on March 31 by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Tesla has not revealed all about the event and the venue yet. Tesla Model 3 would cost $35,000 before incentives, according to the company.

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Tesla Model S P85D electric car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

Tesla Model S P85D electric car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car has gone beyond the levels being set by Consumer Reports Ratings system. The car has performed great in Consumer Reports Ratings system than any other ever has. The modified version of the Tesla S sedan has received the best-ever vehicle ratings.

Mark Rechtin, automotive editor for the consumer group, was of the view, "With a six-figure price-tag, the P85D is expensive, meaning its virtues will be experienced by a rare few. But its significance as a breakthrough model that is pushing the boundaries of both performance and fuel-efficiency is dramatic".

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Tesla has reportedly hired away nearly 150 employees from Apple

Tesla has reportedly hired away nearly 150 employees from Apple

According to a Bloomberg report, electric-vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla has reportedly been poaching employees from electronics giant Apple; with nearly 150 employees having reportedly left Apple to join Tesla.

The Bloomberg figures related to ex-Apple employees joining Tesla mark the highest number of employees that Tesla has poached from any other single company thus far. The former Apple employees who have been hired by Tesla include engineers, legal counsels and human resources staffers, among others.

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