Tesla patent hints at possible Model S, X refresh with new HVAC system

Details coming out of a new international patent application filed by Tesla reveals an infotainment-controlled HVAC system that could be intended for an upcoming Model S and Model X refresh. A similar HVAC control system has already been rolled out by Tesla in its compact electric sedan, the Model 3. The Model 3 uses two […]

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Tesla’s latest Autopilot update improves vehicle detection in adjacent lanes

Tesla has begun rolling out a new iteration of Autopilot, which includes improvements to the electric cars’ vehicle detection capabilities and a more assertive Autopilot “nag”.   Recent comparison videos posted about the latest Autopilot update show that Autopilot-equipped Model S, Model X and Model 3 with the newest software update now display far more vehicles on […]

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Tesla is adjusting screen alerts to address Autopilot “nag” complaints

Elon Musk has noted that Tesla would be adjusting the screen alerts on its electric cars, addressing complaints from Model S, Model X, and Model 3 owners about the persistent Autopilot nag in the software’s current iteration. Musk’s Twitter update came as a response to Peter McCullough, a Tesla owner who aired his grievances about […]

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Tesla’s “responsible sourcing” policy for cobalt and other exotics

Tesla Batteries 18650 Li-ion Cells
How do you solve a problem like cobalt? The blue metallic element is used in significant quantities in EV batteries, but half the world’s supply of comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a war-torn land in which child labor is common. Several automakers are already taking steps to reduce their use of the costly… Read more »