The Cupertino-based company was granted a permit by the California DMV to test cars on public roads in April, but the details on just what exactly it had planned were few and far between. We knew the permit applied to three self-driving Lexus RX540h SUVs, but not much more. 

Thanks to documents obtained by Business Insider, we now have a preliminary — emphasis on preliminary — look at how Apple intends to challenge Uber and Google in the race for self-driving dominance.  Read more...

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New documents provide a glimpse into Apple’s self-driving car program

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Apple's secretive self-driving car project just got a little less mysterious. 

The Cupertino-based company was granted a permit by the California DMV to test cars on public roads in April, but the details on just what exactly it had planned were few and far between. We knew the permit applied to three self-driving Lexus RX540h SUVs, but not much more. 

Thanks to documents obtained by Business Insider, we now have a preliminary — emphasis on preliminary — look at how Apple intends to challenge Uber and Google in the race for self-driving dominance.  Read more...

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The Cupertino-based company was granted a permit by the California DMV to test cars on public roads in April, but the details on just what exactly it had planned were few and far between. We knew the permit applied to three self-driving Lexus RX540h SUVs, but not much more. 

Thanks to documents obtained by Business Insider, we now have a preliminary — emphasis on preliminary — look at how Apple intends to challenge Uber and Google in the race for self-driving dominance.  Read more...

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New documents provide a glimpse into Apple’s self-driving car program

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Apple's secretive self-driving car project just got a little less mysterious. 

The Cupertino-based company was granted a permit by the California DMV to test cars on public roads in April, but the details on just what exactly it had planned were few and far between. We knew the permit applied to three self-driving Lexus RX540h SUVs, but not much more. 

Thanks to documents obtained by Business Insider, we now have a preliminary — emphasis on preliminary — look at how Apple intends to challenge Uber and Google in the race for self-driving dominance.  Read more...

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Tesla’s app now reflects the company’s move beyond cars

By merging Tesla and Solarcity, Elon Musk has sought about creating an "end-to-end clean energy" solution that starts in the home and extends onto the road. The idea is simple: harness solar energy via photovoltaic cell-embedded rooftop panels, store...
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Tesla’s app now reflects the company’s move beyond cars

By merging Tesla and Solarcity, Elon Musk has sought about creating an "end-to-end clean energy" solution that starts in the home and extends onto the road. The idea is simple: harness solar energy via photovoltaic cell-embedded rooftop panels, store...
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Tesla recalls 53,000 vehicles for potential parking brake issue

Tesla is recalling 53,000 of its Model X and Model S vehicles built between February and October 2016. Some of these might have a manufacturing flaw that prevents the electronic parking brake from being switched off. While it hasn't been linked to sa...
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Tesla recalls 53,000 Model X and Model S cars over parking brakes

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Tesla announced on Thursday a recall of 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles due to problems with electronic parking brakes. 

The company announced the recall on its website, noting that a the issue "could prevent the parking brake from releasing." Tesla noted that it did not consider the problem a safety issue, nor has the company found any accidents or injuries related to the safety brake malfunction.

The recall affects Model S and Model X cars built between February 2016 and October 2016. 

"If you own a Tesla vehicle that was built during this period, we will soon be sending you an official recall notice by mail, which will include information on how to have your parking brakes replaced. In the meantime, it is safe to continue regular use of your vehicle," the company said in a notice on its websiteRead more...

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Tesla’s Autopilot lawsuit ends with a ho-hum settlement

Tesla's lawsuit over the alleged theft of Autopilot trade secrets is coming to a quick end. The electric car maker has settled its lawsuit against Sterling Anderson, who was accused of violating his contract by making off with Tesla technology and fo...
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Tesla settles lawsuit against ex-Autopilot lead’s self-driving startup Aurora

 Tesla has settled a lawsuit it filed against Sterling Anderson, a former employee and past director of Autopilot. Anderson was a key leader of Tesla’s semi-automated highway driving features, prior to leaving the company to found his own self-driving startup, Aurora, along with former Google self-driving car project CTO Chris Urmson. Read More
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Tesla cuts the starting price of Model S by $5,000

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If you're thinking of buying the entry-level Tesla Model S, we've got good news for you: Not only is it cheaper, it also comes with some free extras. 

The changes, which went live Monday, are as follows: Tesla Model S 75, which comes with a 75kWh battery, and the all-wheel drive variant 75D, are now $5,000 cheaper and cost $69,500 and $74,500 (before incentives), respectively. 

Furthermore, both variants now come standard with automatic rear liftgate and a glass roof.

The changes in pricing come a month after Tesla discontinued the 60 and 60D versions of Model S, which were are little cheaper at launch than the freshly priced 75 and 75D.  Read more...

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Tesla cuts the price on its entry-level Model S by $7,500

Just because Tesla is ditching the Model S 60 and 60D doesn't mean that you'll be paying dramatically more to own the luxury electric sedan. Tesla has cut the price on its current entry-level models, the 75 and 75D, by $7,500. It's still $1,500 more...