Tesla unveils in-house driverless-car computer
MarketWatch · ClaudiaAssis · less than an hour ago
Tesla Inc. stock held to losses of around 3.6% as the company’s investor day, solely focused on its autonomous driving capabilities, got under way and the car maker unveiled hardware dedicated to driverless cars. Tesla’s Peter Bannon, vice president of hardware engineering and former Apple Inc. executive, introduced the Full Self-Driving computer, saying that the company set off to work on it three years ago after it realized there was nothing specifically designed for autonomous driving. The computer will fit behind a Tesla TSLA, -3.43% vehicle’s glove box and hold two independent chips that will run only Tesla-encrypted software. Chief...
UPDATE 2-Tesla reveals computer chip at heart of self-driving initiative
Reuters · less than an hour ago
Tesla Inc unveiled on Monday technical details on the computer chip at the center of its self-driving strategy as Chief Executive Elon Musk tries to show that the electric car maker's massive investment in the sector will pay off....
Elon Musk says the chances of Tesla's autonomous computer failing are 'substantially lower than somebody losing consciousness' (TSLA)
INSIDER · Nick Bastone · less than an hour ago
Fears around autonomous driving mostly center around what happens if the system fails, but on Monday at Tesla's "autonomous day," CEO Elon Musk tried to put those fears to rest.  "Any part of this could fail and the car will keep driving," Musk said. "The probability of this computer failing is substantially lower than somebody losing consciousness. That's the key metric, at least an order of magnitude," he said.  Elon Musk says the chances of Tesla's autonomous computer failing are 'substantially lower than somebody losing consciousness' Fears around autonomous driving mostly center around what happens if the system fails.  On...
Tesla showcases Autopilot, Full Self-Driving tech in Autonomy Day (Live Updates)
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 2 hours ago
Tesla is holding its Autonomy Day today, with the company inviting investors to its headquarters in Palo Alto, CA to get a deep dive into the company’s full self-driving initiatives. During the event, Tesla will be sharing its full self-driving roadmap to attendees. Several key executives involved in the company’s autonomous driving project such as CEO Elon Musk, VP of Engineering Stuart Bowers, VP of Hardware Engineering Pete Bannon, and Sr. Director of AI Andrej Karpathy will be addressing the event’s attendees as well. Investors will also have the opportunity to experience test rides in vehicles that are equipped with...
Tesla just kicked off a special event to show off its robo-taxi tech (TSLA)
INSIDER · Graham Rapier · 1 hour ago
Tesla kicked off its autonomy day on Monday morning at its Palo Alto headquarters.  Executives including CEO Elon Musk are expected to address investors at the event.  Wall Street expects the company to give more information on its Autopilot self-driving technology.  Some experts have warned that Musk's previous comments about Tesla's self-driving software could be unsafe and even unethical.  Tesla's "autonomy day" kicked off on Monday morning at the electric vehicle maker's headquarters in Palo Alto, California, where executives including CEO Elon Musk are expected to give investors more details about the company's self-driving technology, known as Autopilot. "Tesla is...
What the heck happened to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Capsule?
Fast Company · Melissa Locker · 1 hour ago
What was supposed to be the last test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule before NASA approved the company’s bid to put astronauts on board for a crewed test set has ended with plumes of smoke over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The test firing of the rocket’s engines experienced what SpaceX has dubbed an “anomaly,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. No one was hurt in the incident, but according to Florida Today, large plumes of smoke were seen emanating from the area, indicating that something had gone wrong. The accident was big enough to show up on radar. Dragon's static...
Tesla shows off self-driving technology to investors
Reuters · Alexandria Sage · 1 hour ago
FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo is seen in Los Angeles, California U.S. January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc broadcast a web presentation on Monday to update investors about its self-driving strategy as Chief Executive Elon Musk tries to show that the electric car maker’s massive investment in the sector will pay off. Global carmakers, large technology companies and an array of startups are developing self-driving - including Alphabet Inc’s Waymo and Uber Technologies Inc - but experts say it will be years before the systems are ready for deployment. Musk previously forecast that by 2018...
Boeing, Facebook and Tesla are about to play ‘Hold my beer’ amid earnings flood
MarketWatch · JeremyC. Owens · 1 hour ago
The chief executives of Boeing Co., Facebook Inc. and Tesla Inc. are all being targeted by government agencies amid difficulties, and their top executives are about to hand the microphone down the line to one another to talk about it. And that’s just Wednesday. About 30% of S&P 500 SPX, +0.04% index components are projected to announce earnings this week, a rush of hundreds of reports that reveal results from the calendar first quarter. After the big returns of the holiday season, first-quarter earnings reports can be sleepy, but not for companies already dealing with a white-hot spotlight. Don’t miss:...
What Should Investors Think About Tesla's Panasonic Pause?
The Motley Fool · Motley Fool Staff · 2 hours ago
Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) and Panasonic are suspending investment to expand the Gigafactory, the massive Nevada facility that was supposed to feed the automaker's ever-growing demand for battery cells. In this segment of Industry Focus: Energy , Motley Fool's Nick Sciple and Fool.com contributor Lou Whiteman discuss the ramifications of the move and how investors should react to this latest Tesla headline. To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our podcast center . A full transcript follows the video. This video was recorded on April 11, 2019. Nick Sciple: I follow you on Twitter...
Alleged Sabotage Attempt Leads to Restraining Order From Tesla
Inverse · Mike Brown · 2 hours ago
T esla was granted a temporary restraining order last week against a man accused of harassing employees and attempting to sabotage a video shot in preparation for an autonomous driving event scheduled for Monday. Tesla also claims the man in question is behind a Twitter account that is influential among a vocal online community of Tesla short-sellers — people who stand to profit from the company’s stock dropping in value — and also linked the account to an employee of rival Volkswagen. Documents filed on April 19 with the Superior Court of California in the county of Alameda claim that...
UPDATE 4-Tesla investigates video of parked Model S exploding in Shanghai
Reuters · 3 hours ago
* Incident comes as Tesla is trying to drive sales in China (Adds Evercore downgrade, autonomy conference details, share price)...
Traders are stocking up on Tesla 'crash protection' ahead of the electric-car maker's Q1 results (TSLA)
INSIDER · Rebecca Ungarino · 3 hours ago
Tesla's first-quarter earnings are due out on Wednesday. Ahead of the report, investors are mounting fresh bets against the electric-car maker. Notable trades executed last week suggest Tesla shares could fall to lows not seen since 2016. Watch Tesla trade live. Bets against Tesla are mounting ahead of the electric-car maker's highly anticipated first-quarter earnings due out on Wednesday. Investors executed notably bearish options trades last week, according to a Susquehanna Financial Group analysis. The two trades express investors' belief that the stock — already under pressure this year amid heightened concern from Wall Street analysts — could fall by...
Tesla’s self-driving future to take center stage at Autonomy Day: What to expect
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 4 hours ago
Tesla’s Autonomy Day is starting in a few hours, and the anticipation among the electric car community is reaching a fever pitch. Elon Musk has promoted Autonomy Day over the past week, even lightly hinting that the event will “free investors from the tyranny of having to drive their own car.” Tesla’s noted in its initial announcement that it will be providing investors a deep dive into its full self-driving initiatives. Several key Tesla executives involved in the development of the company’s full self-driving technology are expected to address investors at the event, including VP of Engineering Stuart Bowers, VP...
Tesla is investigating why a Model S appeared to explode in a Shanghai parking garage (TSLA)
INSIDER · Graham Rapier · 4 hours ago
A Tesla Model S appears to smoke and erupt into flames in a Shanghai parking garage in a video posted to Weibo over the weekend.  Tesla said it's investigating why the car, which was not charging at the time, appeared to spontaneously combust.  While Tesla sells some of the safest cars on the roads, its batteries can be particularly tricky for firefighters.  Tesla is investigating a fire that appears to have been started by a Model S in a parking garage in Shanghai. Video on the Chinese social networking platform Weibo first surfaced Sunday evening, and appears to show the...
Here’s how to watch Tesla’s investor day
MarketWatch · ClaudiaAssis · 4 hours ago
Tesla Inc. will live-stream its investor day on Monday starting at 11 a.m. Pacific. Tesla TSLA, -3.66% , which reports first-quarter results on Wednesday, will focus on its autonomous-driving capabilities, including showcasing a new in-house FSD, for full self driving, computer. Here’s the link to the webcast: Tesla autonomy day. Tesla shares are off more than 3% on Monday, bringing April losses to 6% so far. The stock is down 9% in the past 12 months, contrasting with gains around 9% for the S&P 500 index. SPX, +0.06% See also: For Tesla earnings, the big question is how big is...
The real reason Tesla is showing off its self-driving tech (TSLA)
INSIDER · Matthew DeBord · 4 hours ago
Tesla bears are insisting that the company is staging an event to showcase its self-driving technology because it wants to distract from weak Q1 earnings coming this week. But the markets have known Tesla earnings are likely to be weak for some time. What CEO Elon Musk really wants to do is pitch Tesla autonomous tech to investors who've thus far created multi-billion-dollar valuations for self-driving businesses from the likes of GM's Cruise and Uber. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla is staging a self-driving event on Monday for investors, to show off the evolution of its Autopilot...
Tesla Autonomy Event news hub
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 5 hours ago
Tesla is holding an event today called ‘Tesla Autonomy Investor Day’ at its headquarters in Palo Alto. Follow along here to get all the details about what is being announced. The automaker claims to be making a lot of progress in developing its fully self-driving software and it plans a ‘deep dive’ to give everyone a deep dive today: “Tesla is making significant progress in the development of its autonomous driving software and hardware, including our FSD computer, which is currently in production and which will enable full-self driving via future over-the-air software updates. With a number of very exciting...
Tesla is hosting a self-driving car event for investors to show off its tech, but Wall Street may need more convincing (TSLA)
INSIDER · Graham Rapier · 5 hours ago
Tesla's 'autonomy day' will kick off at 11 am PT on Monday.  The company said it will feature Autopilot test rides and keynotes from executives like CEO Elon Musk.  It's not clear what new tech the company may announce, and Wall Street analysts say there are more important things affecting the company right now. Musk's past comments about Tesla's "full self-driving" functions have been criticized by industry experts.  On Friday, Tesla disclosed that four of its directors will depart when their terms expire.  Tesla is set to host an 'autonomy day' for investors at its Palo Alto headquarters on Monday...
Tesla to Investigate Car That Appeared to Burst Into Flames in Shanghai
NYTimes · By RAYMOND ZHONG · 6 hours ago
The fire, involving a Tesla sedan in a parking garage, left no one injured, the fire department said. The automaker said it had dispatched a team “at once.”...
SpaceX preps for Cargo Dragon, Falcon Heavy launches despite setbacks
Teslarati · Eric Ralph · 9 hours ago
Despite suffering the loss of the first Falcon Heavy Block 5 center core and a catastrophic failure of the first flight-proven Crew Dragon spacecraft in nearly the same week, SpaceX’s core operations continue as usual to prepare for multiple launches in the coming months.The echoes of the past week’s failures and ‘anomalies’ will undoubtedly ring for months to come but SpaceX now finds itself in a unique situation. Despite the imminent start of a major failure investigation, it appears unlikely – at least for the time being – that it will impact the majority of Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy...
10 things Tesla (TSLA) retail investors want to know from Q1 2019 earnings call
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 7 hours ago
Tesla’s retail investors are aggregating a number of inquiries that will hopefully be addressed in the upcoming Q1 2019 earnings call. The questions are aggregated from verified TSLA investors by Say, a startup that aims to create and develop investor communication tools. Using the platform, Tesla investors have been submitting and voting on inquiries they wish to be discussed and clarified by the electric car maker. The crowdsourced initiative has garnered quite a lot of support from the TSLA investor community, with over 340 retail shareholders representing around $30 million worth of stock posting their inquiries on the platform. Here...
NASA Responds to SpaceX Crew Dragon's Static Fire Test Failure
Inverse · Mike Brown · 6 hours ago
S paceX has hit a snag in its plan to send humans into space. The company’s Crew Dragon capsule, expected to ferry NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station later this year, suffered a severe anomaly during tests on Saturday. A video of the incident was widely shared over social media. NASASpaceFlight explained that the test was meant to focus on a series of stages. The first stage would involve firing the Draco thrusters, used for maneuvering, in two tests before firing the SuperDraco thrusters designed for in-flight abort tests around an hour later. “Earlier today, SpaceX conducted...
Tesla is under pressure after shaking up its board and receiving a demand-fueled downgrade from Wall Street (TSLA)
INSIDER · Rebecca Ungarino · 7 hours ago
Tesla shares fell early Monday after the company announced a shakeup of its board of directors and a Wall Street firm released a downbeat report on the company. The electric-car maker is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings on Wednesday. Monday is "autonomy day." Watch Tesla trade live. Tesla shares slid nearly 2% early Monday as investors grappled with a negative report from a Wall Street firm and a significant board of directors shakeup just days ahead the electric-car maker's highly anticipated first-quarter earnings report. "We remain encouraged by Tesla's vision and future growth prospects (brand value, global Model 3 and...
EVs are blowing up on Turo, showing strong organic demand for electric cars
Electrek · Jameson Dow · 9 hours ago
We’ve written before about car sharing platforms being used by EV owners , particularly Tesla owners, to make a little side money with their cars. Turo is the biggest example of this, and they’ve shared some statistics with us about their platform showing that EVs are quite popular there and gaining steam much faster than the rest of the site. In 2018, Turo’s 11 most popular models included three EVs (all Teslas) and one conventional hybrid (Prius). The Prius came in at 3rd place, with the Model S in 6th and the Model X and Model 3 in 10th and...
Tesla investigates video of parked Model S exploding in Shanghai
Automotive News · BRENDA GOH and YILEI SUN · 8 hours ago
SHANGHAI -- Tesla Inc. said it has sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding, the latest in a string of fire incidents involving Tesla's cars. The video, time stamped Sunday evening and widely shared on China's Twitter-like Weibo, shows the parked EV emit smoke and burst into flames seconds later. A video purportedly of the aftermath showed a line of three cars completely destroyed. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the origins of the videos, which Weibo users said were taken in Shanghai. The cause of...
Musk takes on key supplier Panasonic in rare public battle
Automotive News · DANA HULL · 8 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO -- Elon Musk has engaged in Twitter spats with a long line of folks, from rival automakers to short-sellers and the Securities & Exchange Commission. He’s at it again, but this time the stakes could be even higher. He’s in a rare public dispute with a critical supplier: Panasonic Corp., the company that makes all of the lithium-ion battery cells that power Tesla Inc.’s electric vehicles. The rift started with reports the companies are tempering expansion plans at their jointly operated battery plant near Reno, Nev. Musk shot back in tweets that Panasonic is the culprit by operating...
Tesla takes a short seller to court, claiming he's stalking
Automotive News · PETER BLUMBERG · 8 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO -- Elon Musk’s war with Tesla Inc. short sellers just got weirder. The electric carmaker claims a California man who it says is part of an online group of short sellers has been stalking its Fremont factory and harassing its employees -- including dangerously swerving his car toward a Tesla Model 3 that was on a freeway test drive and injuring a Tesla security guard in a hit-and-run on company property. Tesla persuaded a state court judge on Friday to issue a temporary restraining order requiring the man to stay at least 100 yards away from its factory...
Tesla reportedly investigating apparent explosion of Model S in Shanghai
MarketWatch · BarbaraKollmeyer · 10 hours ago
Electric-car maker Tesla Inc. is reportedly investigating a video that appears to show a Model S exploding in a car park in Shanghai on Sunday. The video circulating on Chinese media shows the car bursting into flames, which some Twitter users identified as a first generation Model S. In a statement posted on China microblogging website Weibo.com, Tesla TSLA, +0.75% said it sent a team to Shanghai after learning about the accident. “We are actively contacting relevant departments and supporting the verification. According to current information, there are no casualties.” The company has had previous instances of autos catching fire....
Watch the video of a parked Tesla Model S exploding in China
Fast Company · Michael Grothaus · 9 hours ago
Yesterday a video began trending on Chinese social media that appears to show a parked Tesla Model S car exploding inside a garage. The 22-second video clip appears to originate from a security camera inside the parking garage. It starts with smoke suddenly billowing from underneath the Model S before the entire car ignites in a huge explosion. The user who posted the video originally on Chinese social media said the explosion took place in Shanghai, and the time stamp on the video says the explosion took place at 8:15 p.m. local time. A video that has gone viral shows...
10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, TSLA, GS, JPM)
INSIDER · Jonathan Garber · 9 hours ago
Here is what you need to know.  Oil spikes on report the US will end Iran oil waivers. West Texas Intermediate crude oil climbed 2.4% to $65.50 a barrel Monday morning after Bloomberg reported the US will end waivers that allow some countries, including China and India, to buy Iranian oil without facing sanctions.  Italy is trapped in a 'perma recession.' Italy has a 2 trillion euro debt load that threatens the eurozone itself, analysts told Business Insider. Carlos Ghosn faces new charges. The former Nissan Motors chairman on Monday applied for bail after being indicted with aggravated breach of...
Tesla Model S-based electric motorhome unveiled – disappointment?
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 9 hours ago
The idea of an all-electric Tesla motorhome is getting a lot of people excited and inspired an entrepreneur to build Tesla Model S-based electric motorhome. The prototype vehicle was unveiled and it is somewhat disappointing. Earlier this month, we reported on Travis Rabenberg’s project to modify a Tesla Model S into a motorhome . At the time, he released some interesting renders that looked encouraging. The backend of the electric vehicle had been completely modified to fit a camper box, which can open into a tent with the roof made of a large solar panel. It was announced that a...
UPDATE 2-Tesla investigating video of parked Model S exploding in Shanghai
Reuters · 10 hours ago
* Comes as Tesla is trying to drive sales in China (Adds analyst comment, background)...
Tesla investigating apparent explosion of parked car in Shanghai
CNBC · Evelyn Cheng · 18 hours ago
Tesla said Monday it immediately sent a team to investigate an apparent explosion of one of its cars that occurred in Shanghai on Sunday evening local time. There are no known casualties at this time, the electric car company said in a Chinese-language post on Weibo, China's version of Twitter. Tesla also said it is in active communication and cooperation with relevant departments about the situation. It was not immediately clear which Tesla model was affected, but reports indicated the car was parked at the time of the fire. In January, Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio said that there...
Tesla bears start GoFundMe page for TSLA short accused of harassing Fremont workers
Teslarati · Simon Alvarez · 12 hours ago
One of Tesla’s fiercest critics who was reportedly forced to cease his online initiatives against the company has returned to start a GoFundMe page for another TSLA bear, who was recently issued a temporary restraining order for stalking, harassing, and endangering a group of employees from the Fremont factory. The fundraiser has been successful so far, with 373 people raising over $81,000 in just one day. On Friday, the Alameda County Superior Court in CA granted a temporary restraining order against Randeep Hothi, the man behind @skabosshka, a prominent anti-Tesla account on Twitter. Tesla accused Hothi of committing several offenses...
REFILE-UPDATE 1-Tesla says investigating incident of parked car exploding in Shanghai
Reuters · 15 hours ago
U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc on Monday said it had sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding....
Tesla’s Seat Heaven — Home Of Tesla’s Cloud-Like Seats
CleanTechnica · Zachary Shahan · 15 hours ago
If you've ever ridden in a Tesla vehicle featuring the company's white vegan leather seats, you were surely impressed. They're as soft as a cloud. They're as white as Conan O'Brien's grandma (I assume). Beyond the smooth surface, they're so cushy you feel like you just sat on the marshmallow man. And on a cold day, they'll toast your buns quicker than a looney roadrunner can climb a mountain...
Will Tesla’s Leasing Program Disrupt The Ride-Sharing Market?
CleanTechnica · Guest Contributor · 17 hours ago
Tesla has been leading its customers through a merry little dance lately, shuffling its vehicle lineup around and raising and lowering prices. Buried among all the recent repricings is an announcement that has attracted little attention, but that offers a clue to Tesla’s future plans to deploy an automated ride-sharing network...
Tesla says investigating incident of parked car exploding in Shanghai
Reuters · 18 hours ago
FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo is seen on a wheel rim during the media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc on Monday said it had sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla car exploding. The video was widely shared on China’s Twitter-like Weibo, with the hashtag “Tesla self-ignites” becoming one of the most-read topics on the platform, being viewed over five million times. “After finding out about this incident in Shanghai, we immediately...
Can a Texas town move on 20 years after a black man was dragged to death in one of the most famous hate crimes in US history?
Business Insider · 19 hours ago
David J. Phillip, File via AP Citizens of Jasper, Texas have grappled for more than 20 years with the memory of an incident when three white men killed a black man by dragging him behind a pickup. James Byrd Jr. is remembered as the victim of one of the most gruesome hate crimes in US history.  The community, situated about 140 miles northeast of Houston near the Texas-Louisiana border, is trying to move on from its gruesome past.  JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in...
Taking An Electric Car For A Test Drive
Inside EVs · Jim Gorzelany · 19 hours ago
WHETHER YOU’RE AN EV VETERAN OR ARE SHOPPING FOR YOUR FIRST ELECTRIC CAR, HERE’S THE BEST WAY TO EVALUATE IT FROM BEHIND THE WHEEL. No matter how much research you do ahead of time with regard to an electric vehicle’s operating range, performance, and features, it’s essential to give any model you’re considering a thorough test-drive before sealing the deal. As it is, surveys indicate that only about a third of the general car-buying public bothers to spend time behind the wheel before buying or leasing a given vehicle. With most EVs being priced over $30,000, this is no small...
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon suffers catastrophic explosion during static fire test
Teslarati · Eric Ralph · 23 hours ago
Six weeks after the spacecraft completed its orbital launch debut, SpaceX’s first flight-proven Crew Dragon capsule suffered a catastrophic explosion seconds before a planned SuperDraco test fire. In the last nine years, SpaceX has successfully built, tested, launched, and recovered Cargo and Crew Dragons 18 times, including five instances of Cargo Dragon capsule reuse, all with minor or no issues. The April 20th event is the first time in the known history of SpaceX’s orbital spacecraft program that a vehicle – in this case, the first completed and flight-proven Crew Dragon capsule – has suffered a total failure. Regardless of...
Carmakers To Spend $255 Billion On Electrification By 2022, Some Are Skeptic
Inside EVs · Mark Kane · 21 hours ago
Some manufacturers invest heavily, others are reluctant According to the AlixPartners consulting firm, the collective spending on electrification will reach $255 billion by 2022, but opinions about how it will pay off are divided. The first example of the bullish strategy into all-electric is Tesla, which is the biggest manufacturer of BEVs and in recent years has become a noticable player in the premium segment. Not everyone shares optimism and actually, there are still plenty of big automotive groups that say that EVs are not profitable, battery costs are too high, and there is not a dense enough charging infrastructure....
Tesla Roadster’s incredible 0-60 mph acceleration teased in new official video
Teslarati · Dacia J. Ferris · 22 hours ago
Tesla has released a short video showcasing the next-generation Roaster’s blisteringly quick 0-60 mph acceleration of 1.9 seconds. “Zero to sixty faster than you can read this caption,” the all-electric car manufacturer posted on Twitter with video clip challenging viewers to do just that. Once in production, next-gen Roadster owners will enjoy several performance advantages beyond acceleration including a 250+ mph top speed and 620 miles of battery range. All-wheel drive, 10,000 Nm of wheel torque, and a quarter mile time of 8.8 seconds also make the list of what’s included. Even with all those features packed in for track-level...
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range — 1st Video Overview
CleanTechnica · Dr. Maximilian Holland · 23 hours ago
The base Tesla Model 3 Standard Range recently started getting delivered in the US and expert EV reviewer Alex Dykes ("Alex on Autos") received his personal vehicle just this weekend. Alex gives us a quick tour of the interior and finds that the trim, features, and materials appear to be largely the same as the Standard Range Plus version...
Tesla Model S caught on video bursting into flames seemingly on its own when parked
Electrek · Fred Lambert · 1 day ago
Another Tesla vehicle has caught on fire without being involved in a crash. A Tesla Model S parked in a garage was filmed bursting into flames seemingly on its own. There’s no statistical evidence that shows electric cars catch on fire at a higher rate than gasoline vehicles, but fires involving batteries can be more difficult to extinguish. Furthermore, the causes of fire can be fairly different. After a severe crash, there’s a higher chance of fire for any car regardless of the type of powertrain, but when a vehicle catches on fire seemingly on its own without being involved...
Video appears to show SpaceX's new spaceship for NASA exploding during a safety test
INSIDER · Andy Kiersz · 23 hours ago
On Saturday, SpaceX tested the emergency escape rocket system for its new human-capable Crew Dragon spacecraft, but an "anomaly" occurred during the test. On Sunday, an unverified video on Twitter claimed to show the space capsule exploding during the test. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. A test of the emergency escape system for SpaceX's new spacecraft designed to carry NASA astronauts into orbit went awry on Saturday, and an unverified video making the rounds on Twitter claims to show just how bad the anomaly was. On Saturday afternoon, SpaceX attempted a static-fire test of the emergency abort system on its...
The Robot Gig Economy: Will It Pay Off For Tesla Owners?
CleanTechnica · Jennifer Sensiba · 1 day ago
Tesla is taking bold steps toward launching the Tesla Network, an Uber-like transportation service in which a self-driving Tesla will give you a ride. Recent research indicates that this could make big money for not only Tesla, but also Tesla owners who are willing to let their car participate in the Network while they’re not using it. But will it be profitable for owners that do this...
Tesla’s Long-Term Hardware & Software Play — CleanTech Talk with Tasha Keeney, Part 2
CleanTechnica · Zachary Shahan · 1 day ago
For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with ARK Invest Analyst Tasha Keeney to discuss various aspects of autonomous vehicles, Tesla, Tesla, and Tesla...
SpaceX Astronauts Will Almost Certainly Beat Boeing to ISS
The Motley Fool · Rich Smith · 1 day ago
Boeing ( NYSE:BA ) is losing the space race. And worse than that, more-than-a-century-old Boeing is losing it to a company that didn't even exist until a couple of decades ago. Last month, Reuters cited "industry sources" warning that Boeing will need to postpone the first unmanned test launch of its CST-100 Starliner crew capsule, the spaceship Boeing bid to win a $4.2 billion NASA contract to run six loads of astronauts to the International Space Station over a period of years. Image source: Getty Images. As recently as last month, Boeing was hoping to get the Starliner launched on...
Speed Dating: Getting To Know Tesla’s Autopilot
CleanTechnica · Kyle Field · 1 day ago
Tesla's Autopilot has been hailed as the ultimate platform for developing a fully autonomous driving solution. After 8 months of owning our Tesla Model 3, Tesla shrunk down the base Autopilot package by removing a few features, and at the same time dropping the after-purchase price from $7,000 for Enhanced Autopilot to $4,000 for the new Autopilot package. It felt like the right time to pull the trigger on the update, so we made the purchase on March 1st...