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Tesla deletes a feature after data revealed customers weren’t using it
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15th Jun 2021
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Tesla deletes a feature after data revealed customers weren’t using it

The saying “use it or lose it” now rings true for Tesla customers. The electric car specialist has deleted a handy feature from the latest versions of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and Tesla Model Y SUV sold in the US. As initially reported by VehiclesSuggest.com, customers in North America noticed power lumbar adjustment for the front passenger seat had been removed as a standard feature from Tesla’s two biggest selling models – the Model 3 sedan and Model Y SUV – even as prices increased.
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The secret Australian ingredients powering Tesla electric cars
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6th Jun 2021
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The secret Australian ingredients powering Tesla electric cars

Three-quarters of all lithium – and one-third of the nickel – used in Tesla electric cars is sourced from Australia, the company’s Chair Robyn Denholm has revealed.
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Ford patents in-car advertising, safety expert warns against the tech
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18th May 2021
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Ford patents in-car advertising, safety expert warns against the tech

Ford has filed a patent for new in-car software that would deliver 'pop-up' advertising on in-car infotainment systems, official documents reveal. Dubbed 'billboard interface' by the American manufacturer, the patent filing – which was lodged in 2016 but only became public earlier this month – says the technology would be capable of "obtaining, via a camera, an image of a billboard and identifying, via a processor, a segment of that image."
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William Davis
Yamaha announces production of compact electric hypercar powertrain
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13th Apr 2021
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Yamaha announces production of compact electric hypercar powertrain

Yamaha has announced it will begin production of 350kW electric hypercar motors. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the prototype has an operating voltage of 800V, and its compact construction allows multiple units to be fitted to a single vehicle.
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William Davis
Toyota e-Palette autonomous vehicles to be rolled out “within the next few years”
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11th Feb 2021
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Toyota e-Palette autonomous vehicles to be rolled out “within the next few years”

Toyota will roll out its all-electric e-Palette autonomous vehicles for commercial applications during the first half of this decade, according to the Japanese manufacturer. The box-like delivery and mobility apparatus are set to undergo rigorous testing this year at Toyota's prototype Woven City – in the foothills of Mount Fuji – to refine the advanced onboard operations management system, which governs logistics, safety, maintenance, and efficiency.
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William Davis
Autonomous Toyota GR Supra learns to drift
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22nd Jan 2021
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Autonomous Toyota GR Supra learns to drift

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William Davis
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22nd Jan 2021
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Autonomous Toyota GR Supra learns to drift

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