AutoComplete: Porsche Macan Turbo Performance Pack shows there's always room for improvementTesla has a door issue on its hands, and Chinese company Baidu gets ready to test self-driving cars in the US.
Today is Thursday, September 1st and here is what's making news on Roadshow. If you think the regular Porsche Macan Turbo is a handful, you ain't seen nothing yet. The Macan Turbo now has an optional performance package, which brings the output up to 440 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. It's quicker, louder... Lower and it stops better thanks to a set of larger brakes. It's going to cost you $86,445, or about $10,000 more than the normal Macan Turbo. But for the right kind of speed freak, it's worth the price of admission. Most vehicle updates add features instead of taking them away. Tesla Model X have raised concerns after a recent software updates may have improved the functionality of its vulcan wing doors by disabling sensors that detect when items or body parts might be in the way. Tesla has only responded with boiler plate, saying the update was meant to improve the doors But it declined to say how Baidu is about to make a big splash in the US. The Chinese tech company received approval to test its autonomous vehicle software on California's public roads bringing it one step closer to bringing a product to market. [UNKNOWN] Already established its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, and is hiring researchers and engineers to help expand it's computing platform, which is being co-developed with Nvidia and will eventually be used to power a fleet of self-driving taxis. Find out more on these stories over at TheRoadShow.com, and we'll speak to you again tomorrow.