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Claims of Tesla hack wide of the mark—we dig into GNSS hacking

On Wednesday of this week, an Israeli firm called Regulus Cyber issued a press release stating that “spoofing attacks on the Tesla GNSS (GPS) receiver could easily be carried out wirelessly and remotely.” In the firm’s demonstration attack on a Model 3, “the car reacted as if the exit was just 500 feet away—abruptly slowing …

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Control a fake Tesla while charging your real Tesla

It’s easy to get caught up in the drama of Tesla. The weirdness runs the gamut from Robo-taxis, to CEO Elon Musk’s bizarre tweets, vehicle demand, manufacturing tents, and investor events. But if we step back for a moment, it’s worth reminding ourselves that it’s a company that enjoys having fun. Tesla’s vehicles have an …

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Survey: Autopilot name causes people to overestimate Tesla capabilities

Enlarge IIHS Does the name “Autopilot” cause people to overestimate the abilities of Tesla’s driver-assistance technology? It’s a question that comes up in the Ars comments almost every time we write about Autopilot. Critics warn that some customers will assume something called “Autopilot” is fully self-driving. Tesla’s defenders counter by pointing out that autopilot capabilities …

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People keep spotting Teslas with snoozing drivers on the freeway

Enlarge / Reddit user MiloWee uploaded a video of this allegedly sleeping Tesla driver. MiloWee / Reddit In the last week, two different people have captured video of Tesla vehicles traveling down a freeway with an apparently sleeping driver behind the wheel. Both incidents happened in California. Last week, local television stations in Los Angeles aired …

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Tesla’s mystery test car may be a Model S refresh

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget For the most part, Tesla’s Model S has maintained a familiar look since it was introduced in 2012 — the largest external change was the elimination of the fake grille back in 2016. There might be a refresh looming on the horizon, however. A driver near Tesla’s Fremont headquarters spotted a …

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Tesla starts selling used Model 3 cars online

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Until now, buying a used Tesla Model 3 has usually entailed tracking down a reseller or spotting a sale from an individual owner. Now, though, it’s just a matter of visiting Tesla’s website. The EV maker has started selling used Model 3s online in the San Francisco Bay Area, and some …

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Power Move Before Power Lunch: Tron CEO Switches Venue for Buffett Meeting

Tron CEO Justin Sun is moving his $4.6 million lunch date with Warren Buffett to “the heartland of tech” aka Silicon Valley. This is the first time since the annual “power lunch” tradition started in 2000 that meal will take place in San Francisco. “We want this lunch to be a bridge between the cryptocurrency …

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Tesla sold greenhouse gas credits to Fiat and… GM?

Jeffrey Sauger / Chevrolet GM and Fiat Chrysler have reported that they purchased federal greenhouse gas emissions credits from Tesla, according to filings made to the state of Delaware and viewed by Bloomberg. Both the US federal government and California offer automaker credits for selling zero-emissions vehicles. Those automakers can then sell those credits to …

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Some Tesla stations now limit Supercharging to 80 percent

Sponsored Links Lucy Nicholson / Reuters Tesla has started putting a limit on some Supercharger stations in an effort to reduce wait times. In an employee memo seen by Electrek, the automaker said it has released a feature that will limit customers’ State of Charge to 80 percent. It will only affect select high traffic …

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Thanks Autopilot: Cops stop Tesla whose driver appears asleep and drunk

Enlarge JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images Police in the Netherlands on Thursday arrested a Tesla driver who had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel while driving down the highway. A Dutch police agency reported the arrest on Instagram. A 50-year-old man was spotted driving close to the car ahead of him on the A27 road. “When we …

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