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This week’s top stories: Tesla 2nd-gen Autopilot to reduce crash rate 90%, Model S 100D, upcoming EVs from Hyundai, Audi, & VW, & more


In this week’s top stories: Tesla 2nd-gen Autopilot could reduce crash rate by 90%, Model S 100D update, hints at upcoming EVs from Hyundai, Audi, and VW, and much more.

We kick things off this week with the release of the new Model S 100D with 335 miles of range, making it the longest range EV in the world. Tesla announces 2 new referral programs with new prizes as it listens to customers and walks back software performance reductions for frequent max power use. And Elon Musk says a second generation Tesla Autopilot could reduce the crash rate by 90%.

Hints at upcoming EVs with announcements and leaks for new vehicles in the pipeline from Hyundai, Audi, and VW. Electric GT shows off a stripped-down Tesla Model S P100D with 2.0-sec 0 to 60 mph acceleration. And the new Tesla Model S P100D runs a 0-60mph in 2.389-sec after ‘Ludicrous+’ update in this weeks’ top video.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.