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Tesla investigation deepens after more than a dozen US ‘Autopilot’ crashes

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US federal regulators are deepening their investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot function after more than a dozen Tesla cars crashed into parked first-responder vehicles over a period of four years. The National Highway...

Tesla cars on autopilot have stopped on highways without cause, owners report

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More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to US safety regulators that cars operating on the automaker’s partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason. The National High...

Canada investigates after Tesla catches fire, forcing driver to ‘smash the window’

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Canadian authorities are investigating an incident in which a Tesla caught fire in Vancouver, reportedly forcing the driver to smash his way out of the vehicle. Transport Canada, the Canadian auto safety agency, said ...

Tesla halts most production in Shanghai over supply problems

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Tesla has halted most of its production at its Shanghai plant because of problems securing parts for its electric vehicles, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, the latest in a series of difficulties for the...

Tesla shareholders are forgotten constituent in Elon Musk’s Twitter deal

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Elon Musk’s public description of how he plans to run the Twitter show could currently be transcribed in fewer than 280 characters, so it’s not surprising that everybody, from EU commissioners down, is fretting about ...

Britain’s Tesla hopes for big things from ‘microfactories’

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The last year has been tricky for electric vehicle startups. After a burst of investment mania in which companies raised billions on the mere promise of battery propulsion, valuations have come back down to earth. One...

Forget Twitter: Elon Musk has his hands full keeping Tesla on the road

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Spare a brief thought for Elon Musk’s bankers and lawyers. One week he is posting earnest polls about freedom of speech on Twitter, and the next he is spending billions of dollars on a major stake in the social media ...

Elon Musk donated $5.74bn in Tesla shares to charity last year

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Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, donated a total of 5,044,000 shares in the world’s most valuable automaker to a charity from 19 November to 29 November last year, its filing with the US Securities and Exchange Com...

Tesla recalls 579,000 US cars and SUVs over ‘Boombox’ safety violations

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Tesla is recalling nearly 579,000 vehicles in the US because a “Boombox” function can play sounds over an external speaker and obscure audible warnings for pedestrians. The recall is the fourth made public in the last...

Tesla recalls 54,000 vehicles with ‘Full Self-Driving’ over ‘rolling stop’ feature

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Tesla is recalling nearly 54,000 cars and SUVs because their “Full Self-Driving” software lets them roll through stop signs. Documents posted on Tuesday by US safety regulators say Tesla will disable the feature with...

Tesla driver charged with vehicular manslaughter over fatal Autopilot crash

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California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appears to b...

Tesla criticised for opening showroom in Xinjiang despite human rights abuses

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Tesla has opened a new showroom in the capital of Xinjiang, a region at the heart of years-long campaign by Chinese authorities of repression and assimilation against the Uyghur people. Tesla announced the opening in ...

Tesla recalls half a million cars in US over rearview camera and trunk defects

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Tesla has recalled close to half a million vehicles in the US to fix rearview camera and trunk issues that the regulators said could increase the risk of crashes. The electric vehicle manufacturer is recalling 356,309...

UK police trial Tesla cars as fleets prepare for shift to electric

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British police have been testing out Tesla cars as part of a drive to electrify more of their fleet, and the results so far are promising, according to a Tesla spokesperson. Early findings show “great results” around ...

Tesla, bowing to pressure, stops allowing drivers to play video games while driving

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Under pressure from US auto safety regulators, Tesla has agreed to stop allowing video games to be played on center touch screens while its vehicles are moving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says ...

US investigates claim Tesla drivers can play video games while driving

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The US has opened a formal investigation into a report that Tesla vehicles allow people to play video games on a center touch screen while they are driving. The investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Adm...

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