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But drivers won’t be able to activate self-driving mode right away.

  • Oct 20
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A driver uses the map navigation feature on a touchscreen control panel just prior to the Tesla Motors Inc. 8.0 software update inside a Model S P90D vehicle in New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. The latest overhaul of the car's operating system, known as Tesla 8.0, biggest change is how Autopilot shifts towards a heavier reliance on its radar than its camera to guide the car through traffic. Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

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Live online discussion with Real Wheels columnist Warren Brown about car-buying and the auto industry.

The Tesla Model S sedan is now the third-fastest car in the world, the luxury electric automaker announced Tuesday in a series of upgrades.

The electric automaker removes, then adds back, a word on its Chinese website.

Elon Musk says the Model 3 factory will someday look like an "alien dreadnought."

One big benefit Didi Chuxing, Uber's archrival in China, may get from the deal are software algorithms that Uber has developed.

Soon, your entire car could become a mapping device.

Specifically, Consumer Reports asked Tesla to disable autopilot’s “autosteer” system, issue new guidance to drivers about the system’s use, discontinue beta releases of semiautonomous technology and rename the autopilot feature.

Using Bugcrowd, a platform that connects researchers to firms looking to eliminate technical defects, FCA will award hackers up to $1,500 for reporting vulnerabilities in its so-called “bug bounty” program.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba introduced its first automobile last week, the RX5 sport utility vehicle, set to be delivered to customers in August.

The automaker said the recall affected some Prius, Lexus and other models.

Drivers lost control of their radios, GPS systems and air conditioning because of a rogue data stream.

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