A recent report has emerged stating that US-based convenience store chain Wawa is looking to double the number of Tesla Superchargers in its outlets by the end of 2020. The update comes amidst Wawa’s ongoing initiatives to support Tesla’s proprietary charging network, which are already deployed in a number of stores across the United States today.
According to CEO Elon Musk, Tesla will is close to releasing version 10 of its software and it will include a lot of new features.
Tesla released its version 9 software update back in September 2018.
It was Tesla’s first full software revision in years, but now it sounds like the automaker is going to release its next full number revision, version 10, a lot quicker.
Musk has been talking about it since before releasing version 9 last year and he said that a streaming feature and car karaoke are going to be part of the update, but he never said when Tesla planned to release it.
Considering Tesla previously took a few years before releasing new full revisions, it wasn’t expected to be any time soon.
However, the CEO said yesterday that the new video streaming capability could come as soon as next month and he later confirmed that it will be part of Tesla’s version 10 software, along with a lot of new features.
There’s a new rash of vandalism that involves an individual jumping on cars and kicking the windshield. A brand new Tesla Model 3was attacked (as were some other cars) and it recorded the entire incident thanks to the owner-installed dashcam.
While no car can prevent all accidents, we work every day to make them less likely to occur. The massive amount of real-world data gathered from our cars’ eight cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and forward-facing radar, coupled with billions of miles of inputs from real drivers, helps us better understand the patterns to watch out for in the moments before a crash.
As our quarterly safety reports have shown, drivers using Autopilot register fewer accidents per mile than those driving without it. That’s because Autopilot is designed to reduce fatigue by helping drivers stay in their lane, while also ensuring that they keep their hands on the wheel. While lane-keeping and hands-on monitoring can be extremely effective at helping to reduce the likelihood of an accident when Autopilot is in use, we believe that these precautions can also be extremely effective for preventing accidents when Autopilot is not in use.
Elon Musk set an aggressive deadline for Tesla to achieve full self-driving capability, but the electric automaker might have an ace up its sleeve that mostly went under the radar: project ‘Dojo’.
This weekend, Musk hinted that it could make the difference.
During Tesla’s Autonomy Day earlier this year, Musk and other Tesla executives gave presentations about what the company is doing to try to achieve full self-driving capability by the end of next year.
While most people were focused on the unveiling of Tesla’s new HW3 ‘Full Self-Driving Computer’, which was being explained for the first time and is now installed in all new Tesla vehicles, there was a brief mention of another computer, the Dojo computer, that Tesla is working on and it could be a game-changer
Tesla has announced that all of its inventory Model S and Model X today will be granted with Free Unlimited Supercharging, a perk that was previously retired when the electric car maker ended its long-running Referral Program ( http://ts.la/hectorr3948 ). The Free Unlimited Supercharging offer will run until June 30, the end of the second quarter.
The plan is to sell them at 38 percent less than the US average.
Tesla plans to sell its solar panels at a price that’s 38 percent lower than the national average in an attempt to halt the decline of its solar business. The New York Times notes that the head of Tesla’s solar department, Sanjay Shah, wants to sell panels for between $1.75 and $1.99 a watt, compared to the national average of $2.85.
Tesla’s newest theft deterrent, Sentry Mode, is proving itself to be quite a useful feature. Recently, a vandal who reportedly keyed a Tesla Model 3happened to be caught by the surveillance system and was promptly arrested for causing the damage.
J. Emilio Flores | Corbis | Getty ImagesElon Musk, Tesla CEO
“I think we will be feature complete — full self-driving — this year,” Musk said. “Meaning the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up and take you all the way to your destination without an intervention, this year. I would say I am of certain of that. That is not a question mark.”
Tesla released a new feature called ‘Dog Mode’ that aims to keep unattended pets inside a vehicle at a comfortable temperature while also informing passersby of their safety.
It can take a matter of minutes for a vehicle’s interior cabin temperature to climb to lethal levels for dogs and other pets that are left without air conditioning turned on. Each year, hundreds of dogs die from heatstroke as a result of their owners leaving them inside a vehicle while running out for a ‘quick errand’.