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Elon Musk Debunks NYT Review About Model S, Presents Data Logs

Elon Musk Debunks NYT Review About Model S, Presents Data Logs

We recently reported that after a scathing review of Tesla’s Model S in New York Times, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk claimed that the review was based on inaccurate data. Now he has provided the data logs to prove his claim and in the light of this data, it does seem that NYT’s reporter was determined to give the impression that the car didn’t perform well enough.

By On February 16, 2013 Respond
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NYT Review Of Tesla Model S Is Fake, Claims Elon Musk

NYT Review Of Tesla Model S Is Fake, Claims Elon Musk

A recent NYT review cited the new Tesla Model S vehicle as somewhat lackluster. Responding to this, Tesla founder Elon Musk has stated that the review is based on inaccurate data, which can be proved through vehicle log data.

By On February 12, 2013 Respond
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Boeing Tests A 787 Dreamliner Flight, Lands Back Safely

Boeing Tests A 787 Dreamliner Flight, Lands Back Safely

Boeing was forced to ground its magnificent 787 Dreamliner planes when recently, the battery of one of these planes exploded. We recently reported that the aviation giant was working on tweaking the lithium-ion battery to make it safer. Now, the company has taken a 787 Dreamliner on a test flight which landed back safely without any untoward incident.

By On February 11, 2013 Respond
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Beta Version Of Tesla Model S App Now At Google Play Store

Beta Version Of Tesla Model S App Now At Google Play Store

Electric car maker Tesla ‘s Model S car hit the road last year. The car attracted people not only because it was “the quickest production vehicle” in quarter-mile tests, but also users could do a lot of things to the car through their iPhone or iPad. Android users were waiting when they would have the same capability in their devices. The good news is, now Android users can do a lot of things to the car through their Android devices.

By On February 4, 2013 Respond
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Consumers Rank Toyota As The Top Car Brand In US

Consumers Rank Toyota As The Top Car Brand In US

The results of the Car-Brand Perception Survey 2013 is out. Do you have any idea which brand topped the list this year? According to Consumer Reports, it’s none other than the Japanese automaker Toyota.

By On February 2, 2013 Respond
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Study: Using Cellphone While Driving Leads To Other Risky Habits

Study: Using Cellphone While Driving Leads To Other Risky Habits

In many countries, talking over cellphone or texting someone while driving is prohibited. Most states in the U.S. have passed laws in order to prohibit use of cellphone while driving. Still many people are found texting or talking over phone while driving. A new study has found that people who do multitask during driving tend to engage in other risky behaviors while driving.

By On January 28, 2013 1 Response
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Dutch Company Making External Airbags For Car: May Save Cyclist’s Life During Accident

Dutch Company Making External Airbags For Car: May Save Cyclist’s Life During Accident

There are many people in the world who prefer travelling on cycle rather than travelling on other vehicles. In Netherlands, 26 percent people prefer cycle for travelling around. But accidents happen may happen anytime during travelling on road, no matter whose fault it is. So, a Dutch company TNO is working on a car airbag that will deploy outside the vehicle when the vehicle hits a cyclist and will reduce bicyclist injuries.

By On January 24, 2013 Respond
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Detroit Auto Show Kicked Off Today: New Cars Debuted

Detroit Auto Show Kicked Off Today: New Cars Debuted

We have seen car makers unveiling new upcoming cars at auto shows which is been held at different places at different times. Today the North American International Auto Show Detroit Auto Show is kicking off. Let’s take a look at a glance what new cars will be unveiled before the show starts.

By On January 15, 2013 Respond
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CES 2013: Hyundai Announces Apple’s Siri Eyes Free Mode For Its Cars

CES 2013: Hyundai Announces Apple’s Siri Eyes Free Mode For Its Cars

Back in 2012, Apple revealed its plans of bringing its flagship voice-based personal assistant, Siri, to vehicles of notable auto vendors. Since then, the company has partnered with a number of companies, including Honda, Audi, BMW and others. Hyundai has now announced at CES 2013 that it will also be bringing Siri Eyes Free Mode to its cars.

By On January 8, 2013 Respond
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2013 Fiat 500e Gets 116 MPGe Rating And 87-Mile Range From EPA

2013 Fiat 500e Gets 116 MPGe Rating And 87-Mile Range From EPA

During Los Angeles Auto Show in 2012, Italian car maker Fiat unveiled its latest Fiat 500e electric car for 2013. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the 2013 Fiat 500e Electric Car (EV) at 122 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the city and 108 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) on the highway.

By On January 6, 2013 Respond
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Toyota Released A Short Video Of Its Autonomous Car

Toyota Released A Short Video Of Its Autonomous Car

Though autonomous (self-driving) cars are nothing new, Japanese automaker Toyota announced on December 20 that it’ll unveil its Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle (AASRV) at the CES 2013. Recently, the company has released a short video of its advanced safety features which is designed to minimize car crashes in a Lexus.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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Avis Budget Group Acquires Zipcar

Avis Budget Group Acquires Zipcar

Zipcar has amassed a whole lot of fame and popularity as a car sharing service. In the car sharing niche, Zipcar is certainly among the very few names that have made it big. In a recent statement released by both Avis and Zipcar, the former has acquired the company.

By On January 4, 2013 Respond
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Ford Fusion Energi Bags A 100 mpg EPA Fuel Economy Rating

Ford Fusion Energi Bags A 100 mpg EPA Fuel Economy Rating

In recent times, we have seen a number of rides which make use of alternate fuels. Many of these have earned great EPA fuel economy ratings. However, Ford’s Fusion Energi seems to have surpassed them all by taking home an EPA fuel economy rating of 100 mpg.

By On January 3, 2013 Respond
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Ford Focus Is The Top-Selling Car Globally During 2012

Ford Focus Is The Top-Selling Car Globally During 2012

Ford has taken a few hits in the recent past but the company has learned from its mistakes. It grasped at success with a renewed vigor when it launched the Focus compact. The model is all set to be the top-sold global car model during this year, outdoing all other vendors.

By On January 1, 2013 Respond
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NHTSA Wants All U.S. Cars To Have A Black Box By 2014

NHTSA Wants All U.S. Cars To Have A Black Box By 2014

A number of recent car models from notable auto vendors come equipped with event data recorders (EDRs), or ‘black boxes’ as they are popularly known. U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now wants all new lighter vehicles to contain a black box by 2014.

By On December 31, 2012 Respond
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