Tesla China and Tencent Games collaborated to bring both the new Cybertruck as well as the second-generation Roadster into Game for Peace (PUBGM). Speaking of the Cybertruck, Elon Musk announced that the production Tesla Cybertruck will be nearly exactly as shown when it debuted in 2019 from a design and engineering standpoint, but will include a four-wheel steering system that enables the vehicle to complete tight turns and maneuver with high agility. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Electric Classic Cars specializes in electrifying vehicles like the classic Land Rover Defender, and Mat Watson of CarWow recently got the chance to drive two of them: a 1996 Land Rover Defender and 2010 Land Rover Defender SVX Spectre. The petrol powerplant has been swapped out for a Tesla Model S 100D system that sits in the middle of the chassis, which means it has been rotated and connected to prop shafts, complete with electronic locking differentials at each end. Read more for a video and additional information.
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An entrepreneur’s brand new Tesla Model S Plaid spontaneously caught fire while the owner was driving, just three days after it was delivered following its June launch. Fortunately there are no injuries to report, but its owner was initially stuck inside because the electronic door system failed, which resulted in him having to use force to push it open. The vehicle continued to roll for about 35 feet before flames engulfed it in a residential area near the owner’s Pennsylvania home. Read more for the news report and additional pictures.
Tesla Model 3 owners have probably never thought about smashing their infotainment screen for any reason, and that’s why TechRax is here to show just what happens if you do so while driving. A handheld sledgehammer was used for the job, and the screen is quite resilient, taking many hits before eventually cracking. Eventually, enough of the glass came off to cause the display to have random RGB flashes. Read more for the video and additional information.
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After selling nearly all of his homes, Elon Musk has reportedly moved into a $50,000 prefab Boxabl Casita home in Starbase, Texas near SpaceX headquarters. The Tesla CEO still retains an events house in the Bay Area, but may even sell that one day to a big family who would actually make use of it. His current residence is essentially a 20×20 unit that spans 400 square feet inside. Read more for a tour and additional information.
Tesla first revealed a snake-like prototype charging robot back in 2015, but since then, nothing similar to that has hit the market. So, engineer Pat Larson decided to take things into his own hands by creating an automatic charging robot using off-the-shelf parts. How? The brain of the robot is powered by a Raspberry Pi 4, paired with a camera that uses computer vision and machine learning to detect where the charging port is. Read more for a video and additional information.
Tesla delivered 25 of their all-new Model S Plaid vehicles at a special event at the company’s test track near its factory in Fremont, California. Franz von Holzhausen, Senior Design Executive at Tesla, served as master of ceremonies and carried a sledgehammer on stage to introduce CEO Elon Musk who made a grand entrance by driving around the Tesla test track in a Model S Plaid and onto the stage before stepping out to a crowd of select customers and fans. Read more to see Cyberpunk 2077 running on its new AMD-powered infotainment system.
LOKI Basecamp’s new Falcon series of campers are designed with practicality in mind, and there’s even a model for the yet to be released Tesla Cybertruck. This all weather slide-in pickup camper sports aluminum shell, built-in heating, air conditioning, up to 360 watts of solar power, a 600 amp/h lithium battery bank with on-the-go charging, and an integrated 2,000-watt inverter / charger. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Tesla Model S Plaid delivery event is happening on June 10th, but for those who were holding out and waiting to get a Model S Plaid+, it may be a while (if ever) until you see the vehicle. Why? Elon Musk just announced that the Tesla Model S Plaid+ has been canceled because the standard S Plaid model is “just so good,” and understandably so. Even though the vehicle won’t have 1,100 horsepower, it’s only slightly slower. Read more for a video and additional information.
AMD introduced several powerful new solutions that take high-performance gaming to new levels at Computex 2021 this week, including the RDNA 2 gaming architecture powering the new Tesla Model S and Model X infotainment systems. Elon Musk claims that its performance is on par with the Sony PlayStation 5, which means that these vehicles double as gaming powerhouses. Read more for the presentation from Computex and additional information.