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Don't mess with Autopilot: Tesla's updated safety alerts demonstrated in new video
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Don't mess with Autopilot: Tesla's updated safety alerts demonstrated in new video

Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system recently received a pretty significant software update, and one of its new features makes sure you don’t get complacent behind the wheel - like an angry parent. Demonstrated in the above video, Autopilot Version 8...


Tesla Autopilot version 8.0 announced with new emphasis on radar - UPDATE
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Tesla Autopilot version 8.0 announced with new emphasis on radar - UPDATE

Update - Tesla's local arm has confirmed the rollout of the Version 8.0 software in Australia over the coming weeks. See bottom of article for more details. Tesla has announced a Version 8.0 software update, which for its Autopilot driver-assistance system, switches the car’s primary sensor to radar technology as opposed to the camera and image processing system...


2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview
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2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview

Read the full article here. With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range, a top speed of 210km/h, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100km/h time of just 6...


2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview - video
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2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview - video

With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range on one charge...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV
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Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV

The full Australian-market configurator for the Tesla Model X all-wheel-drive pure electric crossover is now live, revealing more information on arguably the market’s most eagerly anticipated SUV. The celebrate the occasion, Tesla flew two US-spec cars to Australia this week for an early preview, inviting hundreds of prospective buyers to get a feel for the car...


2017 Tesla Model S P100D 'world's quickest production car', Model X also announced
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2017 Tesla Model S P100D 'world's quickest production car', Model X also announced

New Tesla Model S P100D and Model X P100D variants have been unveiled overnight, debuting as the latest flagship upgrade in the electric car maker's line-up. Equipped with a new 100kWh battery pack, the P100D variants have a greater driving range and improved performance capabilities. So much so that the company claims the new Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode is the world's quickest production car...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


Tesla Autopilot 2.0 will have three cameras, more radar units - report
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Tesla Autopilot 2.0 will have three cameras, more radar units - report

The next iteration of Tesla's Autopilot system will reportedly require a lot more detection hardware. According to anonymous sources who have spoken to Electrek, the updated hardware suite will include radar units at each corner of the vehicle, as well as a new forward-facing triple camera setup...


Tesla Model Y SUV and Model X-based minibus confirmed
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Tesla Model Y SUV and Model X-based minibus confirmed

Elon Musk, Tesla's outspoken CEO, has once again taken to Twitter to make some product roadmap announcements, stating on the social media service: "Model Y (compact SUV) off Model 3 chassis. Tesla Bus/Minibus/Spacebus off Model X." The Model Y name would complete the 'Model' naming scheme, which Musk had initially envisioned as spelling SEXY once the Model S, Model E, Model X and Model Y were all launched...


2015 Tesla ‘Allterrain’ speculative rendering could hint at confirmed ute
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2015 Tesla ‘Allterrain’ speculative rendering could hint at confirmed ute

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk released part two of his ‘masterplan’ for the all-electric company, which included mention of ‘a new kind of pick-up truck’. The ‘Tesla Allterrain’ concept above - a speculative rendering crafted by a former Tesla design intern - could give clues as to what this new ute may look like...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Tesla's master plan, part two: solar power, pick-up trucks and more
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Tesla's master plan, part two: solar power, pick-up trucks and more

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has this week revealed ambitious plans for more models, fully-autonomous mobility - and huge expansion outside of the automotive world. Following a tweet last week where Musk hinted that he was planning 'the next big thing' from the American electric brand, the Tesla boss has finally published 'Part Deux' of his master plan - a decade after the first installment...


2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed
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2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed

Initial Australian pricing for the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV has been announced today, starting with the Model X 60D. That entry model will be joined by more powerful variants that will include the 75D, 90D, P90D and P90D with Ludicrous Mode. As with the existing Model S sedan, those numbers and letters represent battery energy capacity, all-wheel drive (D for 'dual motor', one at each axle) and P for performance...


2017 Tesla Model S Walk Around
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2017 Tesla Model S Walk Around

Read the article here. The facelifted Tesla Model S has arrived in Australia and we have a look at the new model to see what the changes are in greater detail. The new car features a revised front end to improve aerodynamics, a revised rear and changes to the interior. New to the car also is a high-end air filter to prevent pollutants from entering the cabin...


Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade priced at $47,000
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Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade priced at $47,000

The Telsa Roadster 3.0 upgrade has begun its slow roll out, with local owners set to pay just a little over $47,000 if they want the revised battery pack.


Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push
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Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push

In a move that further highlights the closing gap between cars and technology, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is now offering financial incentives to hackers that successfully expose flaws in the company's software systems. Using a third-party code-sharing platform called BugCrowd, FCA is offering bounties between $150 and $1500 to participants who identify security gaps in vehicle and customer-facing software architecture...


Elon Musk hints at Tesla's "Top Secret Masterplan, Part 2"
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Elon Musk hints at Tesla's "Top Secret Masterplan, Part 2"

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has used Twitter to hint at a big announcement for the Silicon Valley brand, saying he hopes to publish part two of his “Top Secret Tesla Masterplan” this week. The tweet, which reads “Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish later this week”, comes amid a dark cloud that has hovered over the brand over the last few weeks...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...