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Tesla Meetup group in St. Louis

A Tesla Meetup group in St. Louis, MO, gathers around their Teslas after a dinner spent talking about Autopilot.

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By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.