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Panasonic wants to partner with Tesla on more than batteries

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Panasonic has announced its intention to expand its current partnership with electric car marker Tesla, beyond the battery manufacturing deal the two currently have together. CEO at the company, Kazuhiro Tsuga said in an interview that he would like to see the company expand into autonomous driving sensors that could …

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Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 is starting to get pretty damn big

When Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 lithium-ion production facility is complete it will be the largest building by floor space in the world. It’s not quite there yet and isn’t expected to be finished until sometime in 2018, but it’s coming on apace. Even with just 14 per cent of it completed, …

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Tesla has been hiring Hololens developers

Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, has been making waves over the past year for its Model 3, its acquisition of Solar City and its push for power storage technology, but its future cars could be rather eye catching too. Tesla has recently hired on its second ex-Microsoft and more …

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Tesla buys up autonomous manufacturing specialist

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Tesla has purchased one of the companies that helped it develop the Model 3 affordable electric car, Grohmann Engineering. The German firm is well known for its pedigree in automation and electronics manufacturing and will form the basis for the newly announced Tesla Advanced Automation Germany headquarters. Although Tesla has …

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Tesla to take on Uber in ride sharing program

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Although there are still plenty of car manufacturers pumping out new designs for human controlled, combustion equipped vehicles, many believe the writing is on the wall for the car industry. Along with being electric, our cars are going to drive us around autonomously and we may not even own them …

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Tesla doubles year on year production for third quarter

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Electric car maker Tesla has announced that it has managed to more than double its production capacity for vehicles year on year. With just 50,000 cars shipped in the entirety of 2015, Tesla has managed to deliver 24,500 in the past three months alone. That also represents a stark 70 …

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Tesla patches remote braking hack flaw found in Model S

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Tesla has released a hotfix for its Model S electric car to close a potentially nasty hole in its security, which could have allowed hackers to remotely take control of the vehicle’s Controller Area Network. The researchers who discovered it even showed themselves remotely activating the brakes of a Model S …

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Musk claims new Tesla autopilot could have prevented death

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Tesla’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk, has said of the company’s latest autopilot software update, that with the on board radar now utilised as a major sensor rather than a complimentary one, it’s very possible that the recent in-car fatality of a Tesla customer could have been prevented. The incident …

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Musk buying Musk, in possible Tesla merger with SolarCity

Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, has announced a $2.8 billion bid for another Musk company, SolarCity. With several billion dollars worth of debt, the solar cell firm is in a prime position for a takeover and Musk hopes that by combining the two companies, the electrically compatible businesses of both can …

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China is gunning hard for driverless cars too

We’ve heard a lot about western companies like Google, Tesla and various traditional manufacturers working on autonomous vehicle technology, but China is making a big play for it too. Along with Baidu, many Chinese firms have been working on developing self-piloting vehicles, many of which showed off their latest efforts …

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