An open letter published by the Tesla Model X driver involved in a Montana crash where autopilot was engaged now alleges that he was never contacted before Tesla issued their conclusions on the accident, reports Electrek. He claims Tesla was not interested in learning why their system veered into a barrier at speed.
When Elon Musk finally emerged from pulling his small-amounts-of-crack-fueled all-nighter and finally delivered his new Master Plan Part II, it proved to be full of some interesting ideas. Of those ideas, I think the plan for Tesla to build a semi heavy-duty truck is by far the smartest, and offers some really…
The first and perhaps most salient point from Elon Musk’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” was to “create stunning solar roofs with seamlessly integrated battery storage.” While it was laid out as more or less as a bullet point, this is really the thesis that drives this whole Tesla-SolarCity-Powerwall love triangle.
One of the main barriers to car ownership these days—and especially among the Youths—isn’t so much the purchase price, but the cost of actually owning a car. Tesla’s second Master Plan looks like it’s aimed at changing that calculus, and it could mean more cars for everyone using solar power, ride-sharing and autonomy.
Elon Musk has finally published the details of his second “Tesla Master Plan” almost exactly 10 years after the automaker publicly revealed its first car. The new plan shifts Tesla’s focus towards expanding its energy endeavors with SolarCity, developing ride-sharing fleets and developing electric trucks.
With Tesla’s Master Plan, Volume II set to debut tonight, we’re about to find out the next big phase of Elon Musk’s grand vision for the company. There is one detail we’re pretty sure about already – the company will no longer be officially “Tesla Motors,” but just “Tesla.”
If you’e ever wondered how the Tesla Model X’s Falcon Wing doors worked, here’s a demonstration video complete with the greatest children’s (and adults’, let’s be honest) toys ever: Legos.
Both National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating a fatal crash that killed Joshua D. Brown back in May, where Brown’s Tesla Model S was cruising in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. We don’t know what the exact outcome of those will be just yet,…
When you’re the only Tesla owner in your entire city, in your entire region, things can get strange. For instance, your regional utility can end up building a charging station just for you alone.
Recent high-profile crashes involving Tesla’s autopilot feature prompted investigators to ask questions like “Was the driver paying attention?” and “Did the vehicle prompt the driver for input?” But now, Germany wants to make it easier to get answers to these questions by requiring a “black box,” Reuters reports.
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There’s no doubt that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk works a lot. The question is, rather, how he actually does it. In a recent Twitter conversation about his lack of sleep lately, he enlightened us all about his secret to keeping focused on the job at hand—“large amounts of crack.”
Last week, we learned of the tragic death of Joshua Brown, who died in a crash involving a truck crossing a divided highway and his Tesla Model S, which was cruising on its semi-autonomous Autopilot system. Today, Consumer Reports called on Tesla to disable the system until major tweaks are made, and to change the…
Tesla has announced that it missed its sales targets once more this year. Also coincidentally, it has a new, cheaper version of its Model X minivan for sale. I’m sure that’s all unrelated, right?
The Tesla Model X crash that occurred in Montana on Saturday, which was blamed on Autopilot, now might have a new element to it: the driver might not have had his hands on the wheel at the time of the incident. It remains unclear.
If you take nothing else from Elon Musk’s bizarre, conspiracizing beef with Fortune, know this: the CEO of Tesla is hilariously petty.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is currently investigating Tesla for a number of high-profile crashes recently, most prominently the fatal crash of Joshua Brown behind the wheel of his Model S on Autopilot. And NHTSA has published everything it wants Tesla to tell it.
Red seatbelt buttons—you see them in every car, including iced-out swankmobiles like Mercedes S-Classes and Bentley Continentals. That’s because they’re required by safety regulations. But Tesla has black, white and tan ones. Here’s why they can do it.
Last Saturday night, a Model X drove through a guardrail in Montana, reportedly also with Autopilot engaged.