Tag: Tesla

Tesla driver in Germany fell asleep with autopilot on

Earlier this month, it was reported that a Tesla driver in Bavaria, Germany was chased by police for 15 minutes after had fallen asleep with the autopilot self driving system switched on. The driver, 45 had reclined his seat and was driving along the A70 road near Bamberg. The traffic officers ad noticed that the driver was tailing the police car at the exact same distance in front, at 68mph […]

Tesla announces a new wireless phone charger that rivals the never-released AirPower

Tesla has this week revealed an all new wireless phone charger that seems to closely resemble the technical undertaking that Apple had planned for the AirPower back in 2017. Apple never got round to actually launching the wireless charger and was ultimately scrapped a few years later. However, the new Wireless Charging Platform from Tesla has managed to do what Apple couldn’t. Tesla say that the charger can charge up […]

Apple Music now, finally supported natively on Tesla cars

Tesla this week, has announced that Apple Music is now available on Tesla vehicles, as part of the new holiday update that is rolling out to Tesla owners this week. The version ID is 2022.44.25 and allows support for Apple Music natively from within the Tesla UI, without having to use bluetooth from a smartphone. To access it, it will be required that the car has a subscription to Premium […]

Tesla is reported to be redesigning Model 3 in order to cut costs

Tesla has been reported to be cutting production costs for the Model 3, with a new redesigned version in the works. The news comes to us from Reuters and will be one of the first thorougher reworkings of the car since the company launched it back in 2017 and will affect the exterior and powertrain performance of the car. Reuters has also reported that the Shanghai Gigafactory will start production of the new […]

Tesla recalls 30,000 Model X units, due to faulty airbags

Tesla has recently recalled 29,348 Model X vehicles due to a software issue that could affect the functionality of the airbag. This recall affects vehicles in the US and ones that were manufactured between 2021 2022. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a PDF outlining the specifics. According to the NHTSA, this issue could cause the airbag to deploy in some low-speed collisions when it wasn’t needed. The […]

Tesla is aiming to produce around 100 all electric Semi trucks this year

Tesla is working to produce around 100 all electric Semi trucks this year, which is higher than previously expected. We reported earlier in October that the company had started production, after many years of delays and setbacks. Tesla is now ready to ramp things up, with 50,000 units per year on the target for 2024. Tesla is going to be holding a delivery event for the Tesla Semi on 1st […]

Tesla recalls 40,000 cars due to power steering issue

Tesla has this week has recalled around 40,000 cars, which include the Model S and Model X – coincidently, the two most expensive models the company makes. BBC News reported the information yesterday and it affects exactly 40,168 units. The issue is down to a software issue which can detect potholes and other road imperfections as steering assist torque, which according to the NHTSA can be so serious, it could result in […]

Zoom is coming soon to Tesla vehicles

Today, Zoom has revealed that soon, Tesla vehicles will have native access to the video conferencing app. The news came via the company’s annual Zoomtopia 2022 event today. The Zoom app will run natively on Tesla vehicles and utilise the cabin camera that is located just above the rear-view mirror. To date, the interior camera has gone unused and hasn’t really served a purpose. Earlier this year, some people noticed […]

Tesla adds some of its prototypes and unreleased vehicles to the Petersen museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has announced that it is going to be exhibiting some of the most rare and unreleased vehicles from Tesla. The new exhibit is to be called “Inside Tesla” and show off the likes of the prototype Model 3 from 2016, the original Tesla Roadster and much more. Cars in the exhibit Original Tesla Roadster Tesla Roadster Prototype (2005) Tesla Roadster (2020) Tesla’s 1,000,000th […]

Tesla Model Y was the best selling car in Europe in September

The Tesla Model Y hit the top of the charts for sales in September in Europe, with 29,367 units registered, up by 227% since September 2021. Tesla has seen explosive growth in the UK and Europe, becoming the best selling cars in various markets here. This is the first time Tesla has had a best selling car in Europe, selling more than the Peugeot 208 and Dacia Sandero in September […]