Tesla ‘sentry’ alarm calls owner, plays loud music

NEW YORK – Elon Musk’s Tesla battery-car company has launched a Sentry Mode anti-theft system  to freshen the attraction of its vehicles. The feature will go into US Model 3 vehicles dating back to August 2017. Known auto thefts in the US through 2017 totalled 773 139 – the most since 2009 – according to…

EV specialist warns: Electric vehicles in majority by 2030

Battery-car survey throws up surprises Conventional automakers ‘should be worried” Pure-electric models preferred purchases LONDON, England – “Only five percent of people driving battery cars would ever go back to a conventional car.” That’s the conclusion of what claims to be the most comprehensive clean energy/electric vehicle survey yet conducted. The UK survey of battery-car…

Comment: Gumtree SA’s JEFF OSBORNE on US autonomous road death

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – March 19 2018 saw the second road death caused by an Uber autonomous vehicle and all the company’s autonomous tests have been halted. The previous death, in 2016, involved a self-driving Tesla in 2016 whose driver fell asleep and the car collided with a truck. In December 2016 one of Uber’s self-driving…