U.S. Traffic Deaths Down 2% in 2019

As we enter the age of autonomy, traffic fatalities in the United States have reached their lowest level since 2014, according to annual data released by NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System. NHTSA reported 36,096 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019, down 2 percent from 36,835 in 2018 even as travel rose 0.8 percent. […]

Autopilot Live Miles Counter Updated

At the request of several readers (thank you for the reminder), I’ve updated my Tesla Autopilot lives miles counter, based on Lex Fridman’s estimates. Don’t take this too seriously, it’s just an estimate. I think it reports different numbers on different browsers, so there’s probably some floating point bugs or something –– but it gives […]

New Video Services Coming to Tesla Entertainment Center

With the launch of Premium Connectivity coming in 2020, it looks like Tesla is making sure that subscribers get their money’s worth. Tesla hacker @greentheonly has discovered some image assets that hint at several new video services coming to the Tesla Entertainment Center: From the file system, it appears the OS contains image assets for […]

Tip to get software updates faster

The range and performance update is now is in wide release. Here’s a little tip on how to get it faster (unverified by me) Just found a new TESLATIP for an update! If you press advanced 5 times in the software menu it checks for updates then it works. Had 3 friends and me test […]

Der Spiegel: Will Tesla kill the German Car?

Oh man, this is just too good. If you read one article today, make it this one. In this amazing feature length cover story for German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel Germany begins to wake up and ask itself: Is it too late to save the German auto industry? You can read the full article […]