Tesla rolls out automatic braking following Consumer Reports’ criticism
If you’re a Tesla owner, you might have noticed an update this weekend that adds limited use of automatic emergency braking (AEB), a safety feature that was first announced some six months ago. That’s because the electric car maker was pressured to start rolling out the feature after Consumer Reports lowered their scores of the Model S and Model X … Continue reading...
Musk confirms Tesla semi truck reveal in September, pickup truck in 18 to 24 months
The Tesla electric semi truck will be unveiled in September, with a pickup truck following in 18 to 24 months, says Elon Musk. Both vehicles present major engineering challenges for Tesla. The post Musk confirms Tesla semi truck reveal in September, pickup truck in 18 to 24 months appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tesla has lost its top safety ranking to Lexus as Model S slumps to third spot
Tesla Inc has lost its top safety rating from Consumer Reports, which said the electric carmaker failed to install an emergency braking feature that it promised to owners as standard equipment. The magazine, which provides an annual rating of vehicles sold in the United States, said the Tesla Model S sedan was losing its top ranking in the ultra-luxury car category, falling to third place behind the Lexus LS and BMW 7 Series. In a statement, Tesla said it had begun enabling the automatic emergen...
Grilling the guys behind the Lucid Air, the lux EV that makes Teslas look tame
Lucid Motors CTO Peter Rawlinson and design boss Derek Jenkins walk us through the Lucid Air electric car, and what they think makes this new, high-performance luxury sedan so disruptive. The post Grilling the guys behind the Lucid Air, the lux EV that makes Teslas look tame appeared first on Digital Trends....
2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Review: Uncompromising track star
Ford should make you sign a contract committing to go to the track every weekend before they’ll sell you a 2017 Shelby GT350. This 5.2-liter V8 Mustang may be related to the affordable coupe that bears the same nameplate but, by the time Ford Performance is through, it’s a very distant cousin. To be worthy of the rearing snake badge, … Continue reading...
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Electric all-rounder
All it took was one road trip and I was a Bolt EV convert. Chevrolet’s all-electric car may not be the automaker’s first attempt at the category – and indeed it joins the similarly-named Volt hybrid on dealership forecourts – nor the first to market, but it’s undoubtedly the first that feels ready not only for electric early-adopters but the … Continue reading...
Tesla is increasing the speed of Model 3 production by changing assembly line strategy
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company’s cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co’s market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them. Most automakers test a new model’s production line by building vehicles with relatively cheap, prototype tools designed to be scrapped once they deliver doors that fit, body panels with the right shape and dashboards that don’t have gaps or seams. Tesla,...
Tesla recalls 53,000 of its 2016 models over parking brake issues
Electric car maker Tesla has announced it’s issuing a voluntary recall for its 2016 year models, affecting 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles. The cause for concern has to do with potential parking brake problems, however there have been no accidents or injuries reported in relation to the issue. The company says it believes the problem to be present … Continue reading...
Baidu has announced the launch of the self-driving car technology in July 2017
Baidu Inc said on Tuesday it would launch its self-driving car technology for restricted environment in July before gradually introducing fully autonomous driving capabilities on highways and open city roads by 2020. The project is named Apollo after the lunar landing program, the Chinese search giant said, adding it would work with partners who provide vehicles, sensors and other components for the new technology. As part of its push into artificial intelligence (AI), the company in J...
Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: On the shoulders of giants
In the cat and mouse game between Samsung and Apple, the user is the real winner, and never has that been so apparent as with the new Samsung Galaxy S8. Undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated Android smartphone of 2017, the Galaxy S8 is Samsung’s first big opportunity to put the Note 7 battery debacle behind it, and instead wow consumers with … Continue reading...
Tesla drops price on 75kWh Model S, upgrades for 60kWh batteries
The past few days have seen some pretty big changes to Tesla‘s EV lineup. Tesla kicked things off by discontinuing its 60kWh Model S, which saw its last day of availability yesterday. Now that it’s no longer being offered, Tesla is making some pricing and feature changes to the rest of its lineup. For starters, the 75kWh Model S has … Continue reading...
Tesla’s low-profile solar energy panels blend in with your rooftop
Panasonic will manufacture Tesla's new streamlined solar roof panels at Gigafactory 2 in New York for Tesla's exclusive use. The panels have no visible mounting hardware and are designed to blend with existing roofs. The post Tesla’s low-profile solar energy panels blend in with your rooftop appeared first on Digital Trends....
Tesla, Panasonic “inconspicuous” solar panels unveiled
While best known for its electric vehicles, Tesla, much like its founder Elon Musk, is a company with many interests. As part of its venture into batteries for its cars, Tesla has also dabbled in alternative sources of energy, particular solar energy. Together with Panasonic, it has embarked on a quest to not only make solar roof panels more efficient … Continue reading...
Snipperclips review: A great Nintendo Switch co-op puzzle game
Despite my love for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and its numerous brain-teasing shrines, I have to say that I’ve never been much of a puzzle game fan. Video games, in my mind, have always been about the adventure or competition or relaxation. Working through puzzles never seemed like something I’d want to do to wind down … Continue reading...
2017 Jaguar F-PACE 35t Prestige Review: A crossover with claws
Jaguar knows how to make a handsome car, and the 2017 F-PACE is no different. The British automaker’s crossover borrows liberally from the design language of the slinky F-TYPE coupe and the imposing XJ sedan, no bad thing in either case, and the result is a striking and aggressive SUV. Still, the styling isn’t the only thing Jaguar poached from … Continue reading...
Sonos PLAYBASE Review: A flat soundbar with big sound
Sonos is the first to admit it made a mistake. The PLAYBAR, its home entertainment-focused soundbar speaker, was an audio marvel back in 2013 when it was first announced, but the ergonomics didn’t live up to the sound. Turns out, Sonos belatedly realized, that while the PLAYBAR works best when wall-mounted, only the minority of people actually wall-mount their TVs. … Continue reading...
LG G6 Review: The display is the key
After the ill-fated modular excesses of 2016, LG has found its head in 2017, and the LG G6 is all the better for it. Owners of the G5 may be left frustrated that the vision of interchangeable accessories and growing functionality they were promised has failed to pan out, but the rest of us are getting a far more rational … Continue reading...
According to the stock market, Tesla is now worth more than Ford
 Tesla’s market capitalization is now higher than Ford’s. Tesla is trading up on the day, sending its market cap to $47.46B. And then there’s Ford, the blue chip automaker that’s exactly 100 years older than Tesla, which is trading down on the day, causing its market cap to dip to $44.89B. General Motors’ market cap is only a stone throw away at $51B. This… Read More ...
2017 Toyota 86 Review: A lesson for supercars
The Scion FR-S is dead, long live the 2017 Toyota 86. Claiming a new badge and assuming the same name as the affordable coupe already sported outside of the US, the refreshed version of the 2-liter two-seater sticks with its winning formula. In the process, it underscores a lesson many more expensive sports cars could do worse than learn. I … Continue reading...
YouTube needs your help translating video titles and descriptions
YouTube's community-contributed subtitles are great for people who could actually find content in foreign languages. But now, "Community Contributions [can] translate your video’s titles and descriptions in addition to your captions." The post YouTube needs your help translating video titles and descriptions appeared first on Digital Trends....