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You read that right, yet another Tesla owner has been filmed asleep at the wheel with the Autopilot driving assist system activated on a busy highway. Filmed by Instagram user srm_flex, who goes by Shawn Miladinovich, was traveling down California’s Interstate 405 when he encountered this Model 3. Unfortunately, law enforcement didn’t quite catch up to the Tesla before they took the exit for Interstate 110. Read more to watch the incident.
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Sure, there’s Tesla apps for both iOS and Android, but they do have their limitations. What if Elon Musk decided to release a smartphone designed to accompany his company’s vehicles? Introducing the Model P. Its sleek exterior is finished in a glossy red, and instead of a hole-punch or teardrop display, there’s a cutout that resembles a Tesla Model S / X front grille, while carbon fiber adorns the charging port area. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Want to try out the new Tesla Arcade yourself, even without owning one of the company’s vehicles? Just head on over to a showroom between now and June 30th. That’s right, Beach Buggy Racing 2, which was unveiled in Los Angeles at E3 2019, can be tried out in-person, complete with steering wheel control. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it’s “a kart racing game where you can careen, blast and launch your way through 22 tracks. Players can recruit new drivers (see if you can find our favorite) and use the steering wheel controls for the most immersive gaming experience,” according to Tesla. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Inventor and YouTube sensation Simone Giertz was tired of waiting for Tesla’s official all-electric pickup truck, so she bought a new Model 3 and went to work. To kick off the project, they hacked off the back of the Tesla 3 by first removing the back passenger seats and replacing the with a truck bed. “The truck itself is going to be great, but the process is going to be scrappy AF,” said Giertz. Read more for a 30-minute making of video and additional information.
Elon Musk has hidden several Easter eggs in the touchscreen infotainment center over the years, and even more so now, as Bethesda Studios executive producer Todd Howard said that the free-to-play Fallout Shelter game that was originally released on mobile devices back in 2015, is coming to Tesla vehicles. This mean in addition to the Atari games currently available, owners will be getting platformer Cuphead, Fallout Shelter, and Beach Buggy Racing 2, an Android racer from mobile developer Vector Unit. Read more to watch the entire E3 2019 panel with Elon Musk.
Investors who attended the annual Tesla Annual Shareholder Meeting yesterday might have caught a glance at a 2020 Roadster prototype and its unique butterfly steering wheel. For those who weren’t able to attend, Electrek recorded a Tesla employee steering a red Roadster around in a parking lot, showing the steering wheel in action. Read more for a video and additional information.
Tesla’s first V3 Supercharging stations are now open to the public at their Fremont, California factory. Approximately eight stalls are available now to all Tesla owners and support charging speeds up of 250kW, which means that you can add 180-miles to a long-range Model 3, 130-miles to a Model S and 115-miles to a Model X in a mere 15-minutes. Read more for a video explaining the new charger and additional information.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the company’s upcoming all-electric pickup truck will be priced under $50,000. “You should be able to buy a really great truck for $49k or less,” said Musk in a recent podcast with Tesla community veteran Ryan McCaffrey. There’s no word yet on just how powerful the vehicle will be, but it’s rumored to have six seats, 400-500 miles of range on a single charge, and be powered by a dual-motor powertrain, while boasting up to 300,000 lbs of towing capacity. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Developed and published by StudioMDHR, Cuphead is basically a run and gun indie video game inspired by the rubber hose style of animation used in cartoons of the 1930s, such as the work of studios Fleischer and Walt Disney Animation, and aims to emulate their surrealist qualities. It was most recently ported to the Nintendo Switch, but now is confirmed to be heading to Tesla vehicles this summer. “Cuphead, we’ve got working. The developers have been helping us make it work. It’s a cool game. It’s insanely difficult. It’s sadistically difficult. It’s a twisted plot. It’s dark. It looks like some cute little Disney thing,” said Tesla community veteran Ryan McCaffrey in a podcast. Read more for a video showing all the game’s secret bosses and additional information.
The Boring Company has just released released dashcam footage of two Tesla vehicles racing — one using surface streets, and the other in the company’s 1.14-mile test tunnel. As you might’ve guessed, the one driving under Hawthorne won, and by a large margin. The Tesla in the tunnel took exactly 1-minute, 36 seconds to reach the destination, hitting 127 mph, and the car using the roads arrived in 4-minutes, 45 seconds, mainly due to being stuck at a red light. Read more for the video and additional information.