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Tesla on October 31 won the first U.S. trial over allegations that its Autopilot driver assistant feature led to a death, a major victory for the automaker as it faces several other lawsuits and federal investigations related to the same … Continue reading
Tesla’s vehicles include what the company calls a “panoramic glass roof,” letting users see a clear view directly upward from within their cars. In a recent post, Tesla highlighted one rather unique use of the glass roof, as one user … Continue reading
Video from Bavaria circulating on social media shows a Tesla being no match for a hailstorm as the pellets easily break through the rear window of the car and continue shattering pieces of glass with every falling piece of ice. … Continue reading
A new video of the Tesla Cybertruck has popped up online, giving us a look at its new infotainment graphics plus other interior features like the panoramic glass roof, oddly shaped cupholders, and steering wheel. Piecing together shreds of information about the … Continue reading
State Farm, a defendant in a lawsuit before the U.S. District Court of Maryland, filed a motion last week to dismiss Total Recon Auto Center’s (Total Recon) complaint against it. Total Recon, a collision center in Rockville, Md., provides services … Continue reading
Daniel Wheelwright says he has had three such chips grow into big-time cracks. He says when the windshields could not be repaired, they had to be replaced: three of them in two years. That third claim, apparently damaged his relationship … Continue reading
‘Our Tesla Insurance is DOUBLE What We Pay for Our Gas Car!’ Married Couple is Shocked to Discover High Cost of Covering Electric Vehicles
When Brent Shreve and his wife Molly bought new cars in April they spent around $50,000 each on a Tesla Model Y for him and a Volkswagen Atlas for her. Despite the models being almost-identical in size and costing virtually … Continue reading
Getting back to this particular crashed Cybertruck, the video (and screenshots) show how the top of the roof bent after the impact, how the airbags deployed, and what windows and trim elements were affected. Read the article at InsideEvs.com
Despite many thinking that the Tesla Model Y’s glass roof is one of its weak points, it is actually extremely strong, as evidenced by a recent accident in China where a wall collapsed onto it. Read more at Drive Tesla … Continue reading
A Canadian family was having dinner when a dead bird fell from the sky and hit the roof of their Tesla. Despite being designed to withstand the weight of an elephant, as Tesla brags, the bird caused it to break, … Continue reading
The Model X has something other manufacturers were afraid to implement–the beautifully complicated falcon wing doors. However, the detailer points out a design flaw that creates the potential for the glass to shatter when opening the door completely. Read more … Continue reading
In the latest update, you can open the windshield wiper menu and set the wiper speed only with a long press on the scroll wheel. While this may make life a little easier for those who often drive in rainy … Continue reading
Tesla’s 15 years in the automotive industry have come with immense success and a notable share of criticism. The automaker is a renowned pioneer of not only modern electric vehicles but also associated innovations like Autopilot. Tesla first introduced the … Continue reading
Tesla has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a new windshield wiper system that takes aim at conventional designs. As opposed to an electric motor, the company’s electromagnetic windshield wiper system utilizes a linear … Continue reading
Tesla has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a technique for making automotive glass that involves using localized heat to generate “aggressive” curves and folds. The company says its method allows the formation of … Continue reading
Tesla Inc. has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will perform a free-of-charge, over-the-air (OTA) software update with respect to the window automatic reversal system on various models from 2017-2022. The safety recall may affect as … Continue reading
The long-lead times Tesla is experiencing with respect to securing glass for its automobiles is not the only challenge currently facing the automaker. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has taken issue with Tesla’s advertisement of ADAS features, including usage of … Continue reading
Tesla has finally put an end to its unlimited “Standard Connectivity” internet connection included in all Tesla vehicles with now a new generous eight-year time limit. Click here to read more.
Omead Afshar, the Tesla executive in charge of the company’s factory in Austin, Texas, is reportedly one of the subjects of an internal investigation into a plan to purchase construction materials that are difficult to obtain. The material in question … Continue reading
Elon Musk Says the Difference Between Tesla Being ‘Worth a Lot of Money or Worth Basically Zero’ all Comes Down to Solving Self-Driving Technology
Tesla founder Elon Musk said the key to his electric automaker’s value is whether it can achieve self-driving technology, adding that the firm would be “worth basically zero” without it. Click here to read more.
The Wall Street Journal discovered that the safety regulator would also release information on crashes involving driving assistance technologies. NHTSA said it wanted to offer more transparency on crashes involving new ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). Not by chance, two of the most famous ones … Continue reading
According to Drive Tesla Canada, the request was made by multiple people on Twitter, but the only one that Elon Musk himself replied to was Brandonee916, a beta tester for Full Self-Driving. Click here to read more.
Jamil Jutha’s 2021 Model Y suddenly shut down and lost all power. A cause of the fire that engulfed the vehicle is under investigation. Jutha said he encourages Tesla owners to familiarize themselves with the vehicle’s manual window latch. Click … Continue reading
Autopilot is Tesla’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that performs automated functions such as steering, accelerating and automatic braking. Click here to read more.
Tesla says it is the second largest insurer of Teslas in Texas, one of its first auto insurance markets. Click here to read more.
The United States Patent Office published Tesla’s patent for laser windshield wipers. The patent application describes a five-step process in which the laser wipers begin by detecting debris accumulated on a region of vehicle glass and ends with removing the … Continue reading
With all that the automobile has advanced in just a century and a half, there are elements that have undergone significant changes. From, for example, the propellants themselves, the energy systems, the starter, the batteries, or the technology itself of … Continue reading
Tesla is recalling some 2021-2022 Model 3, Model S, Model X and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles after tests determined that the cabin heating system can fail if temperatures are below 14 degrees Fahrenheit. This can cause the windshields in these … Continue reading
We got the closest look yet at alleged prototype of the Tesla Cybertruck, thanks to a walkaround video posted to an online forum. We get to see a good deal of the vehicle, including its giant windshield and wiper. Click … Continue reading
Tesla said Sunday it delivered more than one million vehicles in 2021, almost twice as many as in the previous year, results that were better than expected despite global supply challenges. Click here to read more.
Tesla is recalling more than 356,000 Model 3 vehicles based on potential issues owners may encounter with the rearview camera cable, which could be damaged when the trunk is closed. This can cause the camera to malfunction, documents state. Click here … Continue reading
Tesla has issued voluntary recalls for nearly half a million vehicles to address potential failures in its trunk latching systems, as first reported by Barron’s. The recalls apply to all Model 3 units released between 2017 and 2020, as well … Continue reading
Sam Fursey shared his story on YouTube this week about how the glass roof of his Tesla Model 3 saved his life. In a typical scenario, when a tree weighing 2,000 pounds crushes your car, you will most likely be … Continue reading
Unlike the Ford F-150 Lightning, which is set for production in spring 2022, the Cybertruck is not headed to production anytime soon. There’s a chance that both GM with its Silverado EV and Ram with an EV truck could beat it … Continue reading
Strictly producing cars has proven to not be enough for electric car company Tesla. The revolutionary brand is now trying to take the auto insurance world by storm. Click here to read more.
Uswitch research is available on the highest-earning car brands in the world, and Toyota, Volkswagen and Daimler top the list. Toyota made $275 billion in 2020, which breaks down to $31.34 million per hour and more than $523,889 per minute. … Continue reading
Tesla is working on integrating vehicle sharing into its app, which could be a step further toward the long-awaited “Tesla Network” launch. Click here to read more.
After a month of safe and cautious driving, I finally achieved a Safety Score of 99 last week, and shortly thereafter, I was granted access to the Full Self-Driving Beta for my 2021 Model Y. The experience with the FSD … Continue reading
Tesla Full Self-Driving beta testers will need to give up a little more privacy if they want to test the Level 2 driver-assist system. Electrek first reported Wednesday that the carmaker has updated its terms of agreement for FSD usage, … Continue reading
When a dozen small children crossed in front of our Tesla with “full self-driving,” I had good reason to be nervous. I’d spent my morning so far in the backseat of the Model 3 using “full self-driving,” the system that … Continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla’s self-driving software after someone filed a complaint that a car caused a crash while employing it. Click here to read more.
Apple hasn’t been all that vocal about its electric car project, but according to Bloomberg, the iPhone maker is hiring Tesla’s Autopilot software engineer to work on its EVs. Sources close to the matter told Bloomberg that Apple scooped up … Continue reading
Most of today’s cars come standard with advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS), and Tesla is no exception. The technology has improved over the years, and now some of it is required by safety organizations for vehicles to earn top ratings. This is … Continue reading
On the Tesla Motors Club community page, Tesla vehicle owners shared stories last week of challenges getting repairs done. A Tesla Model Y owner in Marietta, Ga., posted about a spider crack in the glass roof that Tesla would not … Continue reading
Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng released updates for its semi-autonomous driving system as its looks to up its challenge to Tesla in China. Xpeng released Xpilot 3.5, the latest version of its advanced driver-assistance system, or ADAS. This refers to a driving … Continue reading
Many technologists and automotive experts are cheering a Cummings appointment to NHTSA. But an extremely online community of Tesla fans is furious. A couple of hours after the news broke, Omar Qazi, a Tesla booster with a large online following, tweeted, “If they try … Continue reading
Tesla’s new insurance product—based on “real-time driving behavior”—could help drivers save money, the company claims. Click here to read more.
Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software lived up to its “beta” label this weekend. On Saturday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a delay for the 10.3 update after internal quality-assurance testers discovered that the new version performed worse at left turns … Continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s deputy administrator since February is expected to be President Joe Biden’s pick to head the auto safety group. The nomination was confirmed Tuesday for Steven Cliff, who has played a vital role in … Continue reading
The hits keep right on coming for the U.S. economy thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment benefits were provided for those whose jobs the pandemic eliminated, but now restaurants cannot find enough staff to stay open for customers. Prices went … Continue reading
Tesla will launch its own brand of auto insurance in Texas this week, founder Elon Musk said during a October 7 shareholders call addressing the company’s headquarters relocation from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas. In January the state insurance department … Continue reading
Tesla HQ is getting a new home. “I’m excited to announce that we’re moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas,” CEO Elon Musk said Thursday during a Tesla shareholders meeting. Click here to read more.
The phrase “asleep at the wheel” could soon lose all meaning as Tesla and other automakers push self-driving cars closer to reality. CEO Elon Musk says select Tesla drivers could get their hands on “full self-driving” software as early as … Continue reading
A wider group of Tesla owners who paid up to $10,000 for what the company calls its “full self-driving” software can now ask the automaker for access to a test version of the feature. But they’ll first have to show … Continue reading
Tesla Drivers Can Now Request Full Self-Driving Beta With the Press of a Button, Despite Safety Concerns
Electric vehicle maker Tesla rolled out a long-awaited software update Friday night that allows customers to request access to its controversial Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software. Click here to read more.
Tesla Insurance is poised to launch in Texas next month and New York in 2022, according to CEO Elon Musk, who gave additional details regarding the electric automaker’s insurance initiative on Twitter last night. Click here to read more.
By the end of this week, potentially thousands of Tesla owners will be testing out the automaker’s newest version of its “Full Self-Driving” beta software, version 10.0.1, on public roads, even as regulators and federal officials investigate the safety of … Continue reading
When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in late 2019, Elon Musk brought out a prototype of the vehicle that featured flat panels everywhere, from its thick steel body to its massive glass components. The truck’s windshield was a great example of … Continue reading
It is fairly rare for Tesla to produce marketing videos about its technology outside of actual special events, but the automaker decided to release one today about ‘Tesla Glass’. Click here to read more.
Tesla’s insane laser windshield wiper patent has been officially granted by the United States Patent Office this week. Filed in May 2019, the U.S. Patent Office granted the application, giving Tesla an exclusive right for the invention. Click here to … Continue reading
Tesla started deliveries of the Model Y in Europe last month, and within a week it became the best-selling vehicle in Norway. Click here to read more.
It’s still unclear if Tesla will be able to sell cars directly to customers in Texas when a local factory opens, but the company is now looking to become an electricity supplier in the Lone Star State. Click here to … Continue reading
Tesla Owners say Their Cars Increasingly Targeted for Break-ins
What Will Come Out of NHTSA’s Tesla Autopilot Investigation?
Musk’s ‘AI Day’ Confronts Tough Questions About Tesla’s Technology
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls from Tesla Inc. (Tesla) and Toyota. Tesla Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016 Model X vehicles. According to NHTSA, the front and spine cosmetic roof trim may have … Continue reading
As more states continue reopening the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) took a closer look at the current landscape of the industry. The association hosted a webinar titled “Back to the Future of Collision Repair & How CIECA Brings … Continue reading
Fortune 500 magazine ranked the biggest American companies in its June/July 2020 issue, a few of which are related to the auto glass and insurance industries. Several were in the top 100: Ford Motor landed the 12th spot earning $155,900 … Continue reading
Entewan Faragalla recently filed a class action complaint in California against Tesla Inc. and Tesla Motors (collectively Tesla). Faragalla alleges the auto manufacturer’s vehicles are “defective insofar as they are equipped with defective touchscreen media control units (MCU(s)) which routinely fail … Continue reading
A Federal Judge recently ruled to grant parts and deny parts of Tesla’s motion to dismiss, in its lawsuit with plaintiff, Marlen Mesutovich Izzetov and his minor child. Izzetov has alleged the electric auto manufacturer is responsible for injuries his … Continue reading
When it comes to the latest developments driving the future of glass manufacturing, Glass Performance Days (GPD), which takes place biennially in Tampere, Finland, is the place to be. Around 1,000 participants representing a wide range of the architectural glass … Continue reading
Fortune 500 magazine, ranked the biggest American companies in its June 2018 issue, a few of which are related to the auto glass and insurance industries. Three were in the top 100: State Farm Insurance landed the 36th spot earning … Continue reading
It’s been a tough year for Tesla. Earlier this year, consumers reported visibility issues with the Model X windshield and now reports are coming out about the glass taking on a reddish color after rain. “Is this normal? This is … Continue reading
Ten automakers have committed to making automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles built, according to a joint statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation, its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Many of the cameras integral to AEB require calibration once a windshield has been replaced. Continue reading