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Tesla Launches Its Full Self-Driving Subscription Plan For $199 A Month
It might still be a while before we can expect to see full self-driving cars hit the road, but if you’re the owner of a Tesla vehicle, you can get pretty close to that reality if you’re willing to pay for it. This is because Tesla has announced its new Full Self-Driving  subscription package which will give Tesla owners the chance to experience a self-driving car.

Tesla Will Start Accepting Bitcoin Again When Miners Use Clean Energy
It has been suggested that due to the energy required to run a bitcoin mining system that in some cases, it’s actually better to just buy bitcoin instead of mining for it yourself. Also, a downside to mining for bitcoin is that the energy consumed might not always be clean, which is why months after announcing they would accept bitcoin, Tesla walked back on their plan.

Tesla Has Started Shipping Cars Without Radar Sensors
One of the methods that carmakers have been using to build self-driving cars would be to include the use of radar sensors. This is used to help detect things like objects that could be in front of the car so that it knows what to do, like slow down, stop, drive around it, and so on, but for Tesla, they will no longer be using it.

Tesla Driver Arrested After Being Found Riding Backseat While The Driver Seat Was Empty
Tesla’s Autopilot mode is genuinely impressive for a piece of tech that is commercially available, but we wouldn’t go as far as calling Tesla’s cars fully self-driving just yet. However, not all of Tesla’s owners agree, because according to a statement by the California Highway Patrol, they have arrested a 25-year old man for riding in the backseat of his Tesla while the driver seat was empty.

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Tesla Will No Longer Accept Bitcoin
A couple of months ago, Tesla announced that they will be accepting bitcoin as payment for their electric cars. It sounded like a good idea, especially with Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk seemingly making a push for cryptocurrency to be more mainstream with his stream of tweets over Dogecoin.

Autopilot Could Have Played A Role In Fatal Tesla Accident
Tesla has long stated that its Autopilot feature is not meant to be taken as a self-driving feature, but yet people seem more than willing to put it to the test all the same. There are built-in mechanisms and features to ensure the driver keeps their hands on the wheel, but sometimes accidents can happen too quickly.

You Can Now Buy A Tesla If You Have Enough Bitcoin
Based on the prices of bitcoin, it seems that the market really believes that bitcoin is a valuable commodity. However, spending your bitcoin, at least directly, isn’t as widely available yet so it’s not as if you’ll be able to walk into your local supermarket and pay for groceries using the cryptocurrency.

China Bans Government Employees From Driving Teslas Over Spying Concerns
Tesla’s electric cars are pretty popular around the world and many are trying to get their hands on them. This is due to how futuristic Tesla’s cars are, where they come with a host of sensors and cameras that can even help the car drive by itself. However, it seems that it is exactly these sensors that has China’s government worried.

Analyst Thinks The Apple Car Could Pose A Threat To Tesla
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.

NHTSA Asks Tesla To Recall Its Model S, Model X Cars
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.

This Could Be The Largest Tesla Solar Roof Installation To Date
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.

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta Makes It From SF To LA With (Almost) No Help
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.

Tesla’s Latest Update Turns Your Car Into A Moving Boombox
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.

Elon Musk Revealed That He Tried To Sell Tesla To Apple
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 […]

Someone Took Apple’s M1 MacBook Air And Turned It Into The World’s Largest Tesla Key
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.

Thieves Try To Steal A Tesla, Gets Trolled By Its Owner Instead
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.

Tesla Warns Some Model 3 Bumpers Might Fall Off While Driving During Heavy Rain
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.

This Guy Accidentally ‘Butt-Purchased’ A $4,000 Tesla Upgrade
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.

Tesla Has Plans For An Even Cheaper Electric Car In The Next 3 Years
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.

A Tesla Owner Was Charged By The Police For Sleeping While Driving
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.