Autel Expands Tesla Diagnostics on Ultra Series Tablets
Autel announced it has added significant Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicle diagnostic coverage with a new software release and Tesla-compatible cable.
Spanesi Welders Included in Tesla Body Repair Program
Spanesi’s 14500A spot welder and Q5.2 three-torch synergic MIG/MAG welder have been included in the Tesla Body Repair Program-approved Global Tooling Master List.
Tesla Earns its First Safety Award from IIHS
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Tesla has picked up its first award from the institute for its 2019 Model 3 – its less expensive sedan – that qualifies for a TOP SAFETY PICK+.
Nissan, Nio to Enable Hands-Free Driver Assist
Nissan and Nio are the latest automakers to join the market of hands-off driver-assist systems.
Tesla Offers Auto Insurance in California
Tesla has launched an insurance service designed to give drivers in California – its biggest market – lower rates because of safety features on its electric vehicles, according to an article by Reuters.
Consumer Safety Groups Call for Investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot System, Marketing
Two consumer safety groups are calling for federal and state investigations of Tesla’s semi-autonomous technology following several fatal crashes linked to the system over the last few years, according to an article by CNBC.
Tesla Adds Bumper Replacement to Mobile Service Offerings
Tesla has announced that it is working to add even more capability to its mobile repair fleet, including the ability to change out bumpers, according to an article by Clean Technica.
California Highway Patrol Maneuvers to Stop Speeding Tesla with Sleeping Driver
A Tesla was cruising down Highway 101 in Redwood City, Calif., early one morning when a highway patrol officer pulled alongside it and realized the driver was asleep at the wheel, according to an LA Times article.
Tesla CEO Says Some Tesla-Owned Body Shops Completing Repairs in Less Than 24 Hours
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that there are some Tesla-owned body shops that are completing repairs in 24 hours, and hopes to eventually get that to same-day or even less than an hour.
Tesla Owner Suing Automaker, Service King Over Crash
Heather Lommatzsch is suing Tesla over allegedly misleading her about the vehicle’s autonomous features, and Service King because it serviced Lommatzsch’s vehicle within the year before the crash and replaced a sensor.
Tesla Body Shops Now Open
After announcing two months ago that it would be opening its own company-owned body shops in the top 10 metro areas by the end of June, Tesla now has Tesla Body Repair Centers open for light collision repair.
Auto Insurers Warn OEMs About ‘Misleading’ Self-Driving Features
Automotive insurance agencies are starting to warn carmakers against the use of the word “autonomous” in their marketing and vehicle features, according to a report by the Association of British Insurers.