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Tesla Model 3 Owner Recharges Car by Having It Towed

The Tesla Model 3, like most electric vehicles, uses regenerative braking to help trickle charge the car’s battery and extend the range. In theory, one could use the regenerative powers of the car’s motors to charge the battery by having the whole thing towed, and now a Model 3 owner has put that to the test.

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Here’s What It’s Like to be Passed By a Tesla Semi on the Highway

Somebody spotted an electric Tesla Semi in the wild and all I can think is that conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with these giant silent future-looking trucks.

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The Future of Safe Self-Driving Cars Is Thermal Imaging

By the end of this year, Google’s Waymo self-driving program plans on expanding its public self-driving ride-sharing program in Arizona, and in the next decade there are about 46 companies working to do the same. Many of these systems don’t yet use thermal imaging, but after a demonstration of how effective it is at…

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Do You Work as a Self-Driving Car Operator? Tell Us Your Story

This week’s New Yorker features a scathing article on Google’s self-driving car program, detailing the stories of nightmarish mismanagement and at least one crash involving self-driving cars that went mostly unreported. We want to shine more light on what happens behind closed doors in our race to get self-driving…

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The Engineer in the Google vs. Uber ‘Stolen Tech’ Case Really Was Terrible

Anthony Levandowski, the controversial former Google engineer at the center of the major lawsuit between Uber and Waymo over trade secrets last year, is the subject of a new extensive, scathing, head-spinning story featured in this month’s New Yorker. One of the many incredible details is an alleged crash where…

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Google’s Waymo Self-Driving Car Crashed After Driver Dozed Off Back in June

A Chrysler Pacifica test car outfitted with technology from Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo crashed into a median back in June after the operator meant to be monitoring the system in the driver’s seat reportedly fell asleep and inadvertently disabled the self-driving system, The Information reports.

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Kanye West Jumps on Table at Detroit College to Rant About Leaving Elon Musk Alone

Kanye West took a tour of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies yesterday afternoon, posting videos of himself touring various student projects. And then he apparently hopped up on a table and started ranting about Elon Musk’s troubles over alleged stock fraud, telling his audience to “leave that man the fuck alone.”

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Cop Pulls Tesla Model 3 Driver Over For ‘Computer’ Mounted On Dashboard

We’ve spoken at length about the merits and disadvantages of the super minimal interior in the Tesla Model 3, which focuses all of the car’s information and controls on a single touchscreen. It’s hard to believe the system is road legal, and it’s something one unlucky owner caught on video trying to explain to the…

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Azealia Banks Has Gone Offline Following Elon Musk Controversy [Updated]

Following a wild month of allegations after Azealia Banks claims she was stranded at one of Elon Musk’s California properties, including speculation on his sex life, claims he tweeted while on acid, an accusation that his attorneys took her phone to delete evidence and conflicting statements on whether she actually…

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Driver Faces Charges After Tesla Model S Goes Airborne

Security footage captured a Tesla Model S getting an incredible amount of air after speeding over railroad tracks in Barrie, Ontario yesterday. The car lost control on landing, and crashed into the parking lot of an elementary school. The driver was reportedly charged with dangerous driving.

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