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Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Crashing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. 698 more words

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The Wonders of Technology - only wonderful when they work

First we have the Amazon Echo inanity. Amazon Echo sent family’s private conversation to another user | CBC News

It turns out the Amazon echo that recorded a private conversation and then emailed the MP3 to an “acquaintance” wasn’t hacked. 302 more words

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Elon Musk Unloads On Media In Twitter Rant

(CBS News)  — Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is ratcheting up his war with the press, accusing media companies in a tweet of hypocrisy and of having lost the public’s trust. 487 more words

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Musk: Tesla Will Fix Model 3 Problems That Sparked Negative Review

(CNN Money) — Stung by a negative review of the Model 3 by Consumer Reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is promising to fix problems cited by the magazine. 446 more words

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Consumer Reports: Tesla Model 3 Not Good Enough To Recommend

(CNN Money) — The Tesla Model 3 is not good enough to earn a recommendation from Consumer Reports, the magazine said. While the car is exciting to drive, difficult controls and weak brakes prevented it from getting the publication’s much-sought-after approval. 343 more words

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AP Fact Check: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

DETROIT (AP) — For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. 1,010 more words

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Car Data: Utah Tesla Driver Had Hands Off Wheel Before Crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah driver turned on the semi-autonomous functions of her Tesla vehicle and then didn’t touch the steering wheel again for 80 seconds before slamming into a firetruck stopped at a red light last week, a summary of data from the car released Wednesday showed. 471 more words

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