And Other Interesting Tidbits From Its Earnings Call
During its earnings call with financial analysts following the release of its 2015 Q3 results, Tesla appeared unfazed by the news of cheap batteries being made available to GM, and also announced it would constrain Autopilot use.
We demonstrate Autopilot on the 2016 Tesla Model S P90D during our Tech of the Year award testing. Autopilot enables self-driving in some situations by using onboard cameras, radar and 360-degree sonar to evaluate traffic and road conditions. In our experience, Autopilot still has a few bugs to work out.
Model X Configurator Comes Online In Three Weeks, Deliveries In September
The Tesla Motors Q2 earnings call with financial analysts revealed a number of interesting things about the company's current operations and future plans, including the possibility of creating its own autonomous ridesharing fleet.
Fans of the iconic 1980 comedy flick Airplane! may smirk at the image of a blow-up "autopilot" materializing on the controls of the not-quite-doomed aircraft. Those folks (c'mon, we know you're out there) may now imagine a similar site behind the wheel of a long-haul 18-wheeler. Think of it at Zucker Bros. meets B.J. and the Bear. Or something like that.
All-Wheel Drive, Autopilot Each Add $4,000 To Cost, Unless You're Talking P85D
Not mentioned during the much-hyped announcement event last night for the Tesla Model S Dual Motor "D" and Autopilot "A" options were how much those advancements will cost. Today, Tesla updated the Model S order page and those pesky little numbers are now available. As it turns out, opting for all of the features mentioned last night will add over $18,000 to the price of your $93,400 Model S P85.
At Reveal Event, Crowd Loves Autopark, Autoarrive Tech
To say that the Internet was excited about the mysterious Tesla D before tonight's official announcements were made is a terrible understatement. Amid a bunch of excited tweets and frustrating attempts at getting a livestream from the event, USA Today published the first story that described some of the new D's features. Automotive News followed suit, but both of those articles were quickly taken down. On site at the Hawthorne airport in Los Angeles, CA, our friend Zan Dubin-Scott tweeted about
Those Tesla Model S electric vehicles look good, but anyone worried about computers taking over our roads may want to steer clear of them starting next year. That's because 2015 may be when such vehicles will have autonomous-driving capabilities, according to an interview Tesla Chief Elon Musk conducted with CNN Money.