Tesla To Voluntarily Recall Every Model S Because One Seat Belt Came Apart

Tesla Motors announced this morning it is issuing a voluntary recall for every Model S ever made to inspect the front seat belts after a customer’s seat belt came apart. No one was hurt or injured, but the automaker is still asking customers to bring their cars in to check out a bolt in the seat belt assembly. »Friday 12:05pm11/20/15 12:05pm

Having lots of fun with Tesla’s Autopilot system, are you?

Having lots of fun with Tesla’s Autopilot system, are you? Trying to see what it will and won’t manage to hit in your own near-suicidal frenzy? Tesla CEO Elon Musk just said on the company’s earnings call that he’s seen some “crazy videos” on Youtube, and some constraints on the system are coming. »11/03/15 6:55pm11/03/15 6:55pm

We Set A Cross-Country Record In A Tesla That Drove Itself

Records, as they say, are meant to be broken. I once blitzed across the country in 31 hours and 4 minutes. Ed Bolian beat that run. Earlier this year Carl Reese, Deena Mastracci and a team of their friends set an EV Cannonball record in a Tesla Model S. I have to say then when Team Polizei raced across the U.S. in… »10/29/15 2:58pm10/29/15 2:58pm

Autopiloted Teslas Screwing Up Proves Self-Driving Cars Aren't Quite Here Yet

Hey, Tesla owners: know that bit in the instruction manual where it says the new Autopilot feature will only work on highways, and only under certain conditions? That’s not there just to cover ass, as this compilation of Autopiloted Teslas shitting the bed nicely demonstrates. »10/22/15 1:43pm10/22/15 1:43pm

Alex Roy And Two Members Of The Tesla Record Team Just Broke That Coast-To-Coast Record With Autopilot

You may remember Carl Reese and Deena Mastracci, two members of the team who drove from Los Angeles to New York in a record 58 hours and 54 minutes in April. You may also have heard of Alex Roy, no stranger to records himself and someone who’s been very interested in autonomous driving lately. Those worlds just… »10/21/15 5:56pm10/21/15 5:56pm

Attorney Says Tesla Security Fucked Up Newspaper Photographers, Not The Other Way Around

Just last week two Reno Gazette-Journal staffers were arrested after allegedly sneaking onto the grounds of Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory and tangling with corporate security. Tesla said the journalists attacked their guards as they tried to escape, but an attorney from their paper, not surprisingly, has a different side… »10/20/15 5:41pm10/20/15 5:41pm

Tesla's Autopilot System Is Awesome And Creepy And A Sign Of A Beautiful Future

The Tesla Model S isn’t the first truly autonomous car on the road and available for sale to the public. We’re not there yet, just as a society. But it is the first car with what Tesla’s calling its “Autopilot” system. And if this is the future not of driving, but of sitting in traffic, then please sign me up. »10/14/15 5:41pm10/14/15 5:41pm

Journalists Spying On Tesla's Gigafactory Rammed Security With A Jeep: Police

A photographer with the Reno-Gazette Journal was arrested last week and charged with a felony after police say he and another journalist from the paper were caught trespassing at Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory. And when they were busted, the journalists ran down security employees with their Jeep until the local cops… »10/13/15 2:06pm10/13/15 2:06pm

Bioweapon Experts Aren't Buying the Tesla Model X's Bioweapon Defense Mode [Updated]

The air conditioning system in the new Tesla Model X has three modes: circulating air from outside the car, re-circulating air that’s already inside the cabin, and a “bioweapon defense mode,” triggered by a button on the dashboard, which creates positive pressure inside the cabin to keep outside particles at bay. So,… »10/01/15 8:15am10/01/15 8:15am