Apple is a company best known for its consumer electronics like phones, tablets, and computers. However, if the rumors are true, Apple could soon be moving into the automotive industry by making their own car, an area which save for CarPlay, Apple has not much experience or expertise in.
Tesla’s Model S and Model X cars have been around for a while now, but it seems that after all this while, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking the company to recall both vehicles from the roads. This is apparently due to issues with the cars’ display, backup camera, window defogger and defroster, and more.
As some of you know, Tesla has been expanding their offerings beyond electric cars and have also started to sell its Solar Roof system. While solar panels installed on roofs aren’t new, Tesla’s solution offers up a more aesthetic solution where the Solar Roof tiles are designed to look like regular tiles so that they blend in better.
While it might be a while before we see fully autonomous cars become mainstream, Tesla’s efforts are certainly evidence that we are progressing rather nicely. This is thanks to Whole Mars Catalog who recently shared a video on YouTube where they put Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta feature to the test somewhat successfully.
If there is one thing we can appreciate about smarter cars is that they can receive software updates. This means that over time, your car can gain certain new features that will make driving it more enjoyable. Take for example Tesla, who recently released its promised holiday update.
The word on the street is that Apple is apparently working on their own car that could debut in the next 4-5 years. It seems like a massive undertaking for a company that has never produced a car before, and it seems that Apple could have actually made their lives a lot easier because according to the Elon Musk biography written by Ashlee Vance, Tesla’ CEO confirmed that he had […]
In order to help deal with the lack of native apps, Apple allows macOS Big Sur users on its M1 computers to run iPhone and iPad apps. While it might not necessarily be optimized for a laptop’s dimensions and UI, the idea is that it will bring about functionality and usability until more native apps arrive for the M1 chipset.
Pretty much all cars have some kind of alarm system that will go off when someone tries to break into your car, but if you can’t hear it, then that’s just too bad. However, with smarter cars like Tesla, its security system is obviously a lot more comprehensive, something that these thieves probably did not anticipate.
There are many reasons why a car’s bumper might fall off. It usually has to do with accidents, where if you accidentally scraped the underside, it might loosen it and cause it to fall off. Or if someone hit your car or you’ve hit someone else’s car or an object. But falling off due to heavy rain? That’s a new one.
We’ve all accidentally made a “butt dial” at some point in our lives where by we’ve called people without meaning to. However, have you ever accidentally “butt-purchased” anything before? Unfortunately for Dr. Ali Vaziri, he’s now on the hook for a $4,280 bill from Tesla after he allegedly claims he accidentally purchased an upgrade for his vehicle.
For a while, Tesla’s electric cars were viewed as premium vehicles due to their high price tags. However, in recent years, the company has started to offer more affordable models, like the Tesla Model 3 which is priced starting at $35,000. This is by no means cheap, but it is more affordable compared to some of the company’s other electric cars.
Tesla has always been pretty careful when marketing its Autopilot feature, which they have insisted in the past does not turn their vehicles into self-driving cars, even though for the most part it does have certain autonomous capabilities. However, it has not stopped Tesla owners from treating it as such.
One of the features of Tesla’s cars is its Autopilot feature, which the company has insisted is not a self-driving feature. However, it does more or less function like a self-driving car, where it can detect obstacles, make turns, and also speed up or slow down. However, there have been some wondering about the latter feature.
Every year, we hear stories about kids who have been left in cars while it’s parked outside. Sometimes these kids are lucky where passersby see them and get help, but sometimes it’s tragic and the kids die as a result of being stuck in a hot car. There are many reasons for this happening in the first place.
While we do welcome the technology that makes our cars smarter and better than they ever were, it in turn creates a new set of problems, namely security issues where they can be hacked. However, if you own a Tesla car, you might be pleased to learn that the iOS version of the app is about to get a lot more secure.
While Tesla is known for their electric cars, the company does launch products every now and then that raises eyebrows. For instance, the company launched iPhone cases, surf boards, and power banks, and now it looks like Tesla could soon be expanding to smartwatches, or at least have some kind of involvement with it.
The majority of cars these days tend to be sold in somewhat plain and almost boring colors. Part of the reason is because these colors are more generally accepted and makes the car easier to be resold, but at the same time, the downside is that it lacks a bit of personality.
Ever wondered how fast a car could potentially go if it had rocket thrusters installed on them? We’re not sure how safe it would be, but thanks to @Pslavi on Twitter, he has put together a concept video that uses a bit of video editing to imagine how fast a Tesla Roadster could go (and what it looks like) if it had SpaceX thrusters fitted onto it.
Solar panel installations don’t necessarily come cheap, but the idea is that because they’re designed to potentially save you money on your electricity bills, it will eventually help offset the initial costs. For those who are looking to hop on board the solar bandwagon, then Tesla’s solar panels might be of interest to you.
Unlike gas-powered cars, electric cars rely heavily on its battery where it pulls multiple duties at keeping the lights on and also providing the range, the latter of which would have typically relied on gas for regular cars. This means that the battery in an EV is doubly as important and can be pretty expensive.