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Tesla Cybertruck Walkaround Video Shows the Absurdly Huge Windshield Wiper in Detail

We got the closest look yet at alleged prototype of the Tesla Cybertruck, thanks to a walkaround video posted to an online forum. We get to see a good deal of the vehicle, including its giant windshield and wiper. Click … Continue reading

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Tesla Delivers Almost 1 Million Cars Globally

Tesla said Sunday it delivered more than one million vehicles in 2021, almost twice as many as in the previous year, results that were better than expected despite global supply challenges. Click here to read more.  

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Tesla to Recall 365K Model 3 Cars with Malfunctioning Rearview Cameras

Tesla is recalling more than 356,000 Model 3 vehicles based on potential issues owners may encounter with the rearview camera cable, which could be damaged when the trunk is closed. This can cause the camera to malfunction, documents state. Click here … Continue reading

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Tesla Recalls Nearly Half a Million Model 3 and Model S Cars

Tesla has issued voluntary recalls for nearly half a million vehicles to address potential failures in its trunk latching systems, as first reported by Barron’s. The recalls apply to all Model 3 units released between 2017 and 2020, as well … Continue reading

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Tesla Owner Saved by Glass Roof When Car Crushed with 2,000-Pound Tree

Sam Fursey shared his story on YouTube this week about how the glass roof of his Tesla Model 3 saved his life. In a typical scenario, when a tree weighing 2,000 pounds crushes your car, you will most likely be … Continue reading

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Tesla Cybertruck Prototype Morphs Again, Shows Curved Windshield

Unlike the Ford F-150 Lightning, which is set for production in spring 2022, the Cybertruck is not headed to production anytime soon. There’s a chance that both GM with its Silverado EV and Ram with an EV truck could beat it … Continue reading

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Tesla Charges Into Auto Insurance Market

Strictly producing cars has proven to not be enough for electric car company Tesla. The revolutionary brand is now trying to take the auto insurance world by storm. Click here to read more.    

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Big Money: Toyota Tops Research of Highest Earning and Most Vehicles Sold in 2020

Uswitch research is available on the highest-earning car brands in the world, and Toyota, Volkswagen and Daimler top the list. Toyota made $275 billion in 2020, which breaks down to $31.34 million per hour and more than $523,889 per minute. … Continue reading

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Tesla is Integrating Car Sharing in its App, Hinting at ‘Tesla Network’

Tesla is working on integrating vehicle sharing into its app, which could be a step further toward the long-awaited “Tesla Network” launch. Click here to read more.

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Full Self-Driving Diary: A Longtime Tesla Driver’s Perspective on FSD Beta

After a month of safe and cautious driving, I finally achieved a Safety Score of 99 last week, and shortly thereafter, I was granted access to the Full Self-Driving Beta for my 2021 Model Y. The experience with the FSD … Continue reading

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Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta Now Attaches Video Recordings to Testers

Tesla Full Self-Driving beta testers will need to give up a little more privacy if they want to test the Level 2 driver-assist system. Electrek first reported Wednesday that the carmaker has updated its terms of agreement for FSD usage, … Continue reading

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CNN Tried Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving.’ Here’s What Happened

When a dozen small children crossed in front of our Tesla with “full self-driving,” I had good reason to be nervous. I’d spent my morning so far in the backseat of the Model 3 using “full self-driving,” the system that … Continue reading

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US Investigating Tesla’s Self-Driving Software After Collision

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla’s self-driving software after someone filed a complaint that a car caused a crash while employing it. Click here to read more.

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Apple Hires Tesla’s Former Autopilot Software Director

Apple hasn’t been all that vocal about its electric car project, but according to Bloomberg, the iPhone maker is hiring Tesla’s Autopilot software engineer to work on its EVs. Sources close to the matter told Bloomberg that Apple scooped up … Continue reading

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Amid Controversy Over Tesla’s FSD Beta, it’s Already Saving Lives

Most of today’s cars come standard with advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS), and Tesla is no exception. The technology has improved over the years, and now some of it is required by safety organizations for vehicles to earn top ratings. This is … Continue reading

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Is Safelite No Longer Servicing Tesla Vehicles?

On the Tesla Motors Club community page, Tesla vehicle owners shared stories last week of challenges getting repairs done. A Tesla Model Y owner in Marietta, Ga., posted about a spider crack in the glass roof that Tesla would not … Continue reading

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Chinese EV Maker Xpeng Launches Upgraded Semi-autonomous Driving Features in a Challenge to Tesla

Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng released updates for its semi-autonomous driving system as its looks to up its challenge to Tesla in China. Xpeng released Xpilot 3.5, the latest version of its advanced driver-assistance system, or ADAS. This refers to a driving … Continue reading

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The Anger of Tesla Fans is Becoming a Problem

Many technologists and automotive experts are cheering a Cummings appointment to NHTSA. But an extremely online community of Tesla fans is furious. A couple of hours after the news broke, Omar Qazi, a Tesla booster with a large online following, tweeted, “If they try … Continue reading

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Tesla’s New Insurance Uses Real-time Car Data to Decide the Likelihood of an Owner Crashing

Tesla’s new insurance product—based on “real-time driving behavior”—could help drivers save money, the company claims. Click here to read more.  

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Tesla Pulls Full Self-Driving Update After Sudden Braking Spooks Drivers

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software lived up to its “beta” label this weekend. On Saturday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a delay for the 10.3 update after internal quality-assurance testers discovered that the new version performed worse at left turns … Continue reading

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Biden Nominates Steven Cliff to Steer NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s deputy administrator since February is expected to be President Joe Biden’s pick to head the auto safety group. The nomination was confirmed Tuesday for Steven Cliff, who has played a vital role in … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Shortage Requires Creativity to Persevere

The hits keep right on coming for the U.S. economy thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment benefits were provided for those whose jobs the pandemic eliminated, but now restaurants cannot find enough staff to stay open for customers. Prices went … Continue reading

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Tesla Auto Insurance Expanding Into Texas This Week

Tesla will launch its own brand of auto insurance in Texas this week, founder Elon Musk said during a October 7 shareholders call addressing the company’s headquarters relocation from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas. In January the state insurance department … Continue reading

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Tesla Will Move its Headquarters to Texas, Elon Musk Says

Tesla HQ is getting a new home. “I’m excited to announce that we’re moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas,” CEO Elon Musk said Thursday during a Tesla shareholders meeting. Click here to read more.

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Tesla’s Self-Driving Cars a Step Toward a Future Without Auto Insurance

The phrase “asleep at the wheel” could soon lose all meaning as Tesla and other automakers push self-driving cars closer to reality. CEO Elon Musk says select Tesla drivers could get their hands on “full self-driving” software as early as … Continue reading

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Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Could be Days Away. Here’s What You Need to Know

A wider group of Tesla owners who paid up to $10,000 for what the company calls its “full self-driving” software can now ask the automaker for access to a test version of the feature. But they’ll first have to show … Continue reading

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Tesla Drivers Can Now Request Full Self-Driving Beta With the Press of a Button, Despite Safety Concerns

Electric vehicle maker Tesla rolled out a long-awaited software update Friday night that allows customers to request access to its controversial Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Insurance Could Launch in Texas Next Month, New York in 2022

Tesla Insurance is poised to launch in Texas next month and New York in 2022, according to CEO Elon Musk, who gave additional details regarding the electric automaker’s insurance initiative on Twitter last night. Click here to read more.

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MIT Study Finds Tesla Drivers Become Inattentive When Autopilot is Activated

By the end of this week, potentially thousands of Tesla owners will be testing out the automaker’s newest version of its “Full Self-Driving” beta software, version 10.0.1, on public roads, even as regulators and federal officials investigate the safety of … Continue reading

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Tesla Shares Rare Look at Cybertruck’s Giant Updated Windshield in New Video

When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in late 2019, Elon Musk brought out a prototype of the vehicle that featured flat panels everywhere, from its thick steel body to its massive glass components. The truck’s windshield was a great example of … Continue reading

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Tesla Unveils its ‘Secret to a Quiet Cabin’: Proprietary ‘Tesla Glass’

It is fairly rare for Tesla to produce marketing videos about its technology outside of actual special events, but the automaker decided to release one today about ‘Tesla Glass’. Click here to read more.

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Tesla’s Laser Windshield Wipers Have Been Granted by U.S. Patent Office

Tesla’s insane laser windshield wiper patent has been officially granted by the United States Patent Office this week. Filed in May 2019, the U.S. Patent Office granted the application, giving Tesla an exclusive right for the invention. Click here to … Continue reading

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Tesla Model Y Takes Over Norway, Pushes all-Electric Car Sales to 72% Market Share

Tesla started deliveries of the Model Y in Europe last month, and within a week it became the best-selling vehicle in Norway. Click here to read more.

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Might Tesla Sell Electricity in Texas Before It Can Sell Cars There?

It’s still unclear if Tesla will be able to sell cars directly to customers in Texas when a local factory opens, but the company is now looking to become an electricity supplier in the Lone Star State. Click here to … Continue reading

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Tesla Owners say Their Cars Increasingly Targeted for Break-ins

Tesla Owners say Their Cars Increasingly Targeted for Break-ins

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What Will Come Out of NHTSA’s Tesla Autopilot Investigation?

What Will Come Out of NHTSA’s Tesla Autopilot Investigation?

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Musk’s ‘AI Day’ Confronts Tough Questions About Tesla’s Technology

Musk’s ‘AI Day’ Confronts Tough Questions About Tesla’s Technology

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Adhesion and Visibility Issues Cause Recalls for Two Manufacturers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls from Tesla Inc. (Tesla) and Toyota. Tesla Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016 Model X vehicles. According to NHTSA, the front and spine cosmetic roof trim may have … Continue reading

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Webinar Highlights What the Industry’s Future in Repair Could Be Like

As more states continue reopening the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) took a closer look at the current landscape of the industry. The association hosted a webinar titled “Back to the Future of Collision Repair & How CIECA Brings … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Related Companies Make Fortune 500 Listing

Fortune 500 magazine ranked the biggest American companies in its June/July 2020 issue, a few of which are related to the auto glass and insurance industries. Several were in the top 100: Ford Motor landed the 12th spot earning $155,900 … Continue reading

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Tesla Owner Sues Automaker Over Alleged Defects

Entewan Faragalla recently filed a class action complaint in California against Tesla Inc. and Tesla Motors (collectively Tesla). Faragalla alleges the auto manufacturer’s vehicles are “defective insofar as they are equipped with defective touchscreen media control units (MCU(s)) which routinely fail … Continue reading

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Court Grants Parts and Denies Parts of Tesla’s Motion to Dismiss in Injury Lawsuit

A Federal Judge recently ruled to grant parts and deny parts of Tesla’s motion to dismiss, in its lawsuit with plaintiff, Marlen Mesutovich Izzetov and his minor child. Izzetov has alleged the electric auto manufacturer is responsible for injuries his … Continue reading

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Tesla Director Brings Big Glass Discussion to International Conference

When it comes to the latest developments driving the future of glass manufacturing, Glass Performance Days (GPD), which takes place biennially in Tampere, Finland, is the place to be. Around 1,000 participants representing a wide range of the architectural glass … Continue reading

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How the Auto Glass Industry Stacks Up In The Fortune 500

Fortune 500 magazine, ranked the biggest American companies in its June 2018 issue, a few of which are related to the auto glass and insurance industries. Three were in the top 100: State Farm Insurance landed the 36th spot earning … Continue reading

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Utah Supreme Court Rules Against Tesla in Push to Sell Cars

Utah Supreme Court Rules Against Tesla in Push to Sell Cars

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Tesla Inc (TSLA) to Benefit From Self-Driving Law in Germany

Tesla Inc (TSLA) to Benefit From Self-Driving Law in Germany

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Reports Surface about Rain Leading to Odd Color of Tesla Model X Windshield

It’s been a tough year for Tesla. Earlier this year, consumers reported visibility issues with the Model X windshield and now reports are coming out about the glass taking on a reddish color after rain. “Is this normal? This is … Continue reading

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10 OEMs to Offer Automatic Emergency Braking on New Models

Ten automakers have committed to making automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles built, according to a joint statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation, its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Many of the cameras integral to AEB require calibration once a windshield has been replaced. Continue reading

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Reno AGRR Market on the Rebound

Reno AGRR Market on the Rebound Reno, Nev., home of Auto Glass Week 2015, is one of the hottest cities in the U.S. right now—and not just because it’s surrounded by a desert. Two of the world’s most noteworthy companies—Apple … Continue reading

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