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  1. Tesla Software Update Makes Car Faster

    Forget horsepower and hardware. Elon Musk announced via Twitter that his company’s Model S P85D — famed for its Insane acceleration button — will now zip from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds after a software update to its inverter algorithm. That puts it on par with McLaren’s MP4-12C, an industry-dubbed “supercar.” While technically only a 0.1 second improvement, it was achieved without tweaking the vehicle’s hardware. Analysts say it’s the first time a software adjustment could change the outcome of a race.

    Engadet, TechCrunch

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