While Hayes and other reservation holders wait, Tesla’s expanding fan base fills its online message board and subreddits with speculation and predictions. Sites like Tesla Motor Club and Teslarati contain posts parsing every Musk quote and every snippet of code for clues about this hotly anticipated vehicle. Wading through all this content, one loses perspective on the Model 3. It becomes less of a car and more of a catalyst — but for what? Hayes says he’s trying to stay grounded. … [Read more...] about What do Tesla Model 3 buyers want from the most important electric car ever built?
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The safety assessment is just one aspect of the Obama administration’s hotly anticipated new rulebook for self-driving cars. Last January, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx promised to release a set of guidelines designed to bring some order to the flurry of activity surrounding automated vehicles. Since then, most of those companies have expressed plans to put self-driving cars on the roads — a clear sign that the Obama administration was racing against time with the release of these new rules. … [Read more...] about New rules of the road for self-driving cars have just been released
This isn’t the first time that Tesla has faced accusations of malfunctioning vehicles. In November 2018, the electric automaker resolved a class action lawsuit from customers who claimed their Model S and X vehicles would suddenly accelerate without warning. Another lawsuit was filed last year by Mena Massoud, star of Disney’s live-action Aladdin, who claimed a faulty suspension caused the wheel of his Model 3 to come off a day after he bought it. And most recently, NHTSA opened an investigation into complaints about vehicle fires connected to the battery management systems in some Model S and X vehicles. … [Read more...] about Tesla cars are allegedly accelerating without warning, prompting government scrutiny
These vehicles almost certainly won't be upgraded when that happens, since Musk believes that a "more comprehensive sensor suite" is needed. He doesn't believe in those big LIDAR domes on the tops of Google cars, though. "I'm not a big fan of LIDAR, I don't think it makes sense in this context," he said, noting that it's used on the SpaceX Falcon for spaceflight but can be replaced with more traditional optical sensors on the road. From the appearance of the latest cars Google has putting around Mountain View and Austin, it would seem that they'd disagree — but engineers still have several years before this becomes a commercial decision anyway. … [Read more...] about Tesla’s cars can drive themselves starting tomorrow
“Car2Go is already the most popular carsharing service in the world,” said Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Now it will be even more attractive to small groups of friends and families who want to conveniently travel around cities in style, safety, and comfort.” … [Read more...] about Car2Go thinks we’d rather share luxury Mercedes-Benz sedans than Smart cars