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Tesla Model S is bundled up at CES, we unwrap it (video)

Engadget: We'll get this out of the way up front: no, we didn't get to drive it. In fact we didn't even get to sit in its creamy white seats, a tragedy that we're still a little sensitive about. But we did get to open the door of the Tesla Model S, testing out the trick powered door handles that motor themselves out after a touch and then, when the door is closed, zip back flush to the sheet metal.

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A Tesla Model S literally burst into flames in a Chinese parking garage

If there's one thing Telsa doesn't want you to see, it's certainly this video of one its Model S vehicles bursting into flames in a parking garage in China.

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Cobra9511615d ago

RIP Audi too. This battery tech is too prone to thermal runaway. It needs computer chips to keep it stable, and what happens when those fail?


There has been another Tesla crash, this time involving a fire truck

The Model S hit the fire truck while going 60mph through a stop light. The driver of a Tesla Model S survived a crash in South Jordan, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. The Tesla crash, which happened last Friday, May 11, might have been caused by the car’s autopilot system

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thorstein1957d ago (Edited 1957d ago )

So, setting the cruise control doesn't drive the car for me?!

(please note: the previous comment is hyperbolic* sarcasm. I must add this note for those readers who lack simple reading comprehension skills.)
*hyperbolic - of or pertaining to hyperbole*
*hyperbole - exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

Cobra9511956d ago

Was it a cruise control, or was it an autonomous piloting system. Huge difference.

ravinash1956d ago

Woman crashes into the back of a truck.
tells police "oh, I turned on the auto pilot system".
hmmmm....we'll see.


Hackers Fool Tesla S’s Autopilot to Hide and Spoof Obstacles

Researchers try out methods of jamming and spoofing the car's radar, ultrasonic sensors, and cameras---with disturbing results.