self driving cars pros and cons

Self-Driving Cars: Should You Buy One? Find Out

When it comes to self-driving cars, Tesla has w togged the limelight since launching its Autopilot technology in 2014. But lately there’s been a slew of contenders clamoring to get their self-driving cars on the road. How do self-driving cars work? In a nutshell, they use cameras, GPS, a slew of laser or radar sensors, and an onboard computer to create a computerized view of its surroundings. There aren’t any production … Continue reading

Like roller coasters? You’ll love Tesla’s “Insane Mode”

Tesla has a habit of making headlines, but one recent development that hasn’t gotten quite as much attention is “Insane Mode”. The Tesla Model S comes with different battery packages, and accordingly different performance specs. Larger batteries offer longer range and higher tip speed, but it’s the 0-60 speed that people are going insane over: Tesla Model S: 0-60 Mph Times 60 (60 kWh Battery): 5.9 seconds 85 (85 kWh … Continue reading

3 Ways Tesla May Be Driving the Future

The Tesla evolution continued last week with the unveiling of its new and improved Model S: the Dual Motor Model S. According to published reports, the long-awaited follow-up is pretty amazing. First, this electric car has dual motors, available with either a 60 kWh or an 85 kWh battery. Not only is it more efficient than its predecessor, but according to Tesla, it also “has the most capable road holding … Continue reading

A Trip to Detroit for NAIAS 2014

It’s a good thing I put winter tires on my Juke. Every year, my dad and I go to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. So this past weekend I drove back to my hometown just north of Detroit. And as you’ve surely heard by now, the roads are a mess in the Midwest lately. But luckily I made it there and back in one piece, so I get … Continue reading

Would You Buy a Car with Bitcoins?

Or do you even know what bitcoins are? Long story short, a bitcoin is a digital currency. You purchase bitcoins with real money, and you get digital money in return to spend wherever bitcoins are accepted. Many people spend bitcoins online, but a number of brick-and-morter retailers are starting to accept them. This bitcoin business is new territory and has a lot of people confused, but that isn’t stopping some … Continue reading

Tesla’s Big Event

Elon Musk and the rest of the team at Tesla Motors know how to create buzz. So it was no surprise that the Tesla Design Studio was packed with members of the auto industry and the media for a recent event. That event was the first public demonstration of a Tesla Model S battery swap. It’s been known for a while that the Model S was designed with the capability … Continue reading