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7 New Tesla Software Updates Show Why Owners Love ❤️ Tesla

June 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There are many things about Tesla ownership that are different from conventional car ownership, and even different from ownership of other electric cars. However, I think one is both particularly special and also hard to convey effectively to non-owners

Tesla Rolls Out New Features That Improve Safety Without Autopilot

May 3rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla pushed out a new software update for its vehicles tonight that adds two active safety features that work whether or not Autopilot is activated, or even installed on the car. The free update pushes two new Active Safety features to all vehicles built since October 2016 and make the vehicles even safer by working to keep them in their lanes

Tesla’s Over-The-Air Software Updates Have Big Auto Playing Catchup

March 29th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Journalists have been calling cars “computers on wheels” for at least a decade, but there’s a problem with that metaphor: these days, even the simplest of computers can update their software remotely, with little or no user input required. Other than the ones made by a certain California company, cars don’t do that. Today’s most “advanced” non-Tesla vehicles can do little more than update their software to fix problems, and even that usually requires a trip to the dealership

Tesla’s Software-First Approach Foreshadows The Future Of Cars

January 6th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Everyone knows that Tesla is an innovative company, and almost everyone knows that its cars don’t need gasoline. But as Lou Steinberg points out in a recent article entitled "Some of the Greatest Innovations are not What You Think," electrification is not Tesla’s only innovation, and when it comes to competing in the global auto market, it may not even be the most important

FCA Recalls 4.8 Million Cars For Cruise Control Fault

May 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles because of a possible short circuit that could preventing cruise control from shutting off when required. How good a job is the press doing at getting the word out? How would the press have responded if Tesla was in these shoes

Why Tesla Autopilot Will Continue To Set The Pace In The Self-Driving Vehicle Industry

May 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla took an early lead in the race to offer customers vehicle autonomy, and its Autopilot system remains the state of the art. However, the technology is advancing more slowly than the company predicted — Elon Musk promised a coast-to-coast driverless demo run by the end of 2017, and we’re still waiting. Meanwhile, competitors are hard at work on their own autonomy tech — GM’s Super Cruise, is now available on the CT6 luxury sedan

Tesla Service Is On Another Level — Now Getting Even Better

July 12th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The Model 3 is going to level up Tesla's game in many ways, with the first and foremost being the lower price point. Bringing a Tesla to market that is on par with the average sales price of a new car in the US changes everything and truly opens up the brand to the mass market for the first time in its existence

The Features Electric Car Drivers Demand & Desire (CleanTechnica Report)

May 27th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the more interesting things for me in our annual EV surveys is how much people want various special features — auto lane change, all-wheel drive, superfast charging, fast charging, etc. The extra fun in our new 93-page electric car driver report is that we got these responses segmented by type of EV and region. Jump down below the line for the results

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