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NHTSA wants Tesla to recall 158,000 Tegra 3-equipped vehicles

chameleonseye via Getty Images Years ago, Tesla touted that the large touchscreens in its electric vehicles were powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset. However, as configured in certain cars, the infotainment setup has a known issue that causes the 8GB eMMC NAND flash memory device to wear out after it has been overwritten too …

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Tesla’s latest update turns your EV into a boombox

Xinhua/Ding Ting via Getty Images Your Tesla could soon broadcast your taste in music to the world — if you have the right car, at least. Electrek notes that Tesla has released its promised holiday update, and the centerpiece appears to be a Boombox mode that pumps media outside as long as you have a …

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Tesla will halt Model S and X production for 18 days

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Tesla has plenty of demand for its electric cars despite the pandemic, but that doesn’t appear to extend to its highest-end EVs. CNBC has obtained an internal Tesla email revealing that the automaker will shut down production for the Model S and Model X between December 24th and January 11th, or 18 days. …

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Tesla may offer remote access to your car’s Autopilot cameras

Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images As helpful as Tesla’s Sentry Mode may be, it doesn’t provide much insight from the car’s cameras until there’s an incident. What if you could take a peek at any moment? You just might. Electrek reports that code sleuth Green has discovered hints at remote live access to …

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Tesla’s updated Full Self-Driving beta needs fewer human interventions

Xinhua/Ding Ting via Getty Images Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta is already making some significant (and arguably needed) strides forward. Electrek says the automaker has rolled out an update that, according to Elon Musk, should reduce the need for human intervention by about a third. He didn’t elaborate on what led to the improvements besides more …

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Tesla Autopilot now detects speed limit signs

REUTERS/Amanda Voisard Tesla cars are now smarter about recognizing street signs. Electrek reports that the automaker is pushing a software update that lets Autopilot detect speed limit signs using the EV’s cameras. Your car should stick to the limit more accurately than it did before, when it was relying solely on GPS data. You shouldn’t …

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