Yet another member of Tesla’s self-driving executive team left the company in recent months — this time to join a competitor. The past seven months alone have seen three different heads of Autopilot, plus departures from other key leaders.
After getting incredibly excited to hear Volkswagen Chairman Herbert Diess confirm production of an all new electric Microbus, I decided to ask around at the Tiguan drive event this week—only to be told that VW won’t confirm or discuss it now. That’s pretty standard, if just a bit odd considering the chairman’s…
Former Apple guru and Tesla’s Vice President of Autopilot Software Chris Lattner left the company Tuesday after only six months with the automaker. Lattner is the third key member of Tesla’s self-driving team to leave the company in the last six months.
Tesla aims to rollout a Supercharger network that’s double in size later this year. It would be a sorely needed investment for electric vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. Now, the company is once again floating the possibility of opening up the network to other automakers. And it should.
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Joshua Brown, the Tesla driver killed last year while using the semi-autonomous Autopilot mode on his Model S, received several visual and audio warnings to take control of the vehicle before he was killed, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. Despite the warnings, Brown kept his hands…
Imagine you’re this guy. You wake up on a Saturday morning, and your Tesla is meowing. You do not have a cat. But there is definitely a cat inside of your car’s bumper. What do you do? Make a YouTube video, obviously.
Initial buyers to Tesla’s most anticipated model yet, the $30,000 Model 3 that’s supposed to bring Tesla to the masses, may be getting cold feet. One eBay seller has chosen to sell their reservation to the highest taker.
After conducting independent testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Tesla Model X five stars in its three crash test categories: frontal crash, side crash and rollover. And these crash test videos show just how well it can hold up.
General Motors’ new Bolt EV was set to be rolled out for sale nationwide in September, but the automaker decided to push that date up by a month, according to Automotive News. The move coincides with Tesla’s planned date to start production on the Model 3 sedan, widely seen as the Bolt’s biggest competitor.
Way back in the spring of 2016, Tesla announced that it had 373,000 reservations for the Model 3, which requires a $1,000 deposit form every prospective buyer. Ever since, the automaker has refused to officially give an updated tally. What gives?
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Tesla had its big annual shareholder call today with plenty of confirmations for things that were expected to be confirmed, but one little surprise was this sneak peek at the Model Y crossover.
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National insurer AAA said it’s raising rates for Tesla Model S and X vehicles, due to a high frequency of claims and costly repairs, according to Automotive News. Tesla decried the move in near Trumpian-fashion as being based on an analysis that’s “not reflective of reality.”
Maybe free frozen yogurt wasn’t enough. Tesla has been under fire in recent months over working conditions at the automaker’s California factory. To make amends (or a publicity stunt), Elon Musk says he’ll now jump in and work the line to perform the same tasks as every employee who’s injured on the job.
Tesla founder Elon Musk confirmed he’ll indeed step down from the president’s economic advisory council, after President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords. This comes months after Trump regularly boasted of his contempt for fact-based science, and signaled…
Tesla fired a female engineer this week, just months after she publicly raised concerns about sexual harassment and wage discrimination at the company. AJ Vandermeyden sued Tesla last year and went public with her allegations in a February interview with the Guardian, but continued working at Tesla until her firing…
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