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Tesla Model 3 Explodes After Crashing into Tow Truck While on Autopilot

Tesla Model 3 Explodes After Crashing into Tow Truck While on Autopilot

A Tesla electric vehicle operating on autopilot exploded after crashing into a tow truck stopped to assist another vehicle on a highway near Moscow.
The driver, Alexey Tretyakov, was behind the wheel of his Model 3 EV on the Moscow Ring Road or Московская кольцевая автомобильная дорога, Moskovskaya Koltsevaya Avtomobilnaya Doroga, …

Apple Acquires Autonomous Driving Startup Drive.ai

Apple Acquires Autonomous Driving Startup Drive.ai

Apple announced the acquisition of Drive.ai, a developer of autonomous vehicle systems.
The Bay Area based company was reportedly days away from shutting down due to a lack of funding.
Drive.ai had already laid off 90 workers and notified the state of California it intended to shut down operations prior to the …

Audi Debuts ‘Audi Select’ New Car Subscription Program

Audi Debuts ‘Audi Select’ New Car Subscription Program

Audi Debuts ‘Audi Select’ New Car Subscription Program
Audi of America announced the launch of a new-vehicle subscription service, Audi select.
The new offering will have a single tier and drivers will be able to switch two times each month between different types of vehicles during the subscription period. The subscription will …

BMW Adds Lower-Cost ‘Icon’ Tier to Access New-Car Subscription Service

BMW Adds Lower-Cost ‘Icon’ Tier to Access New-Car Subscription Service

BMW announced that it will add a new tier to its Access by BMW new-car subscription service.
The new tier, Icon, includes the BMW 330i, the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid, the BMW i3 electric vehicle, the BMW X2, and the BMW M240i cabrio. The cost per month is $1,099.
Access by BMW is …

Tesla Reportedly Refunded 23% of Model 3 Deposits

Tesla Reportedly Refunded 23% of Model 3 Deposits

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla may have refunded some 23% of all deposits on its new Model 3 in the United States, according to new data released Monday.
Tesla began accepting $1,000 deposits for the new EV two years ago, promising customers that delivery would be in 2018. Tesla has repeatedly announced …