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Tesla Stock Is Up Despite a Bad Review. Thank China.

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A Tesla Model S Plaid.


Courtesy Tesla

Stock in the electric-vehicle pioneer

Tesla

is rising despite a terrible review for the company’s new Model S Plaid edition. The company’s Chinese production numbers in August appear to matter more than criticism of Tesla’s $130,000 muscle car.

Tesla (ticker: TSLA) stock was up about 0.7% in premarket trading, while futures on the

S&P 500

and

Dow Jones Industrial Average

futures were both down a little. The move in Tesla stock is small, for now, because the good news and the bad news offset each other. Neither issue seems important enough to change the minds of Tesla investors.

First, the bad news. Automotive data provider Edmunds reviewed Tesla’s Model S Plaid edition, which is billed as the fastest car ever produced in volume on an assembly line. In optimal conditions, it can accelerate from zero to 60 miles an hour in

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Launch 129i OBD2 Automotive Scan Tool review

Launch 129i OBD2 Automotive Scan Tool

REVIEW – Vroooom! Sputter sputter! Tick tick tick! Clunk! For those of us that what to know the reasons our cars whir and tink along, and are even more curious what to do when our beloved 4-wheel conveyances STOP making the sounds, the Launch 129i OBD2 Automotive Scan Tool comes to the rescue!

What is it?

The Launch 129i an automotive scan tool that communicates with the computer inside a car and provides diagnostic information and reset capabilities.

Hardware Specs:

  • 15 reset functions
  • Full OBD functions
  • Auto VIN detection
  • Battery voltage test
  • 4 in 1 live data stream graph
  • Generates automatic vehicle health report,
  • Print and share capabilities
  • Trouble code online search
  • 4100mAh  internal battery
  • Storage 12GB
  • 5″ touch HD screen, 720×1280, with keypad
  • 15 reset functions include Oil EPB SAS TPMS & Throttle Body Reset, BAT Match, Injector Coding, Gear Learn, Bleeding, Gearbox Learn, AFS, Sun Roof, Immobilizer. Among
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Android Automotive OS review: Under the hood with Google’s car OS

Please don't actually drive while wearing a giant Android mask.
Enlarge / Please don’t actually drive while wearing a giant Android mask.

Aurich Lawson / Polestar

Can Google do to car infotainment what it did to smartphones?

Every car manufacturer nowadays needs to include an infotainment system with its car, and that means developing an operating system, making a UI that isn’t terrible, building an SDK and app ecosystem, and doing a million other things car manufacturers have not typically needed to do. In the face of all that, Google is pulling out the Android smartphone playbook and tempting car manufacturers with a car-specific version of Android, called the “Android Automotive OS.”

“Let us build your operating system!” Google essentially tells the car manufacturers. “We’ve got great hardware and touch support, third-party apps, and a well-known developer SDK! We’ll provide Google Maps, Google Assistant voice commands, and the Play Store! We even update the codebase with monthly security updates! Best

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Nutson’s Weekly Auto News Review


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AUTO CENTRAL CHICAGO April 18, 2021 Every Sunday Larry Nutson, The Chicago Car Guy and Executive Producer, with able assistance from senior editor Thom Cannell from The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau, compile The Auto Channel’s
“take” on this past week’s automotive news, condensed into easy to digest news Nuggets.

LEARN MORE: Links to full versions of today’s news nuggets along with a million pages of the past 25 year’s automotive news, articles, reviews and archived stories residing in

The Auto Channel Automotive News Library can be found by just copying and then inserting the main headline into the News Library Search Box.

Want more automotive content than our million plus pages?, TV viewers can watch The Auto Channel-TV Network on Hulu, Google, You Tube and of course TUNA Digital Network and Old Fashioned “Free and Clear” OTA (Over the air)
TV in Boston and South Florida as well as local

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