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Washed-Up Influencer Arrested For Driving His Tesla From The Backseat, Says 'Elon Musk Really Knows What He’s Doing'

After the California Highway Patrol of a man who seemed to be riding from the backseat of his Tesla Model 3 while the car’s autopilot barreled down the highway, the CHP caught the man responsible on Tuesday, booking him into a local jail and towing his car from the scene. A day later, that man’s back on…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, California Highway Patrol, Nikola Tesla, CHP, Tesla Model 3, Motor Vehicles, Businesspeople, Sports Sedans, Param Sharma

China’s autonomous vehicle startups AutoX, Momenta and WeRide are coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

As the autonomous vehicle industry in the United States marches toward consolidation, a funding spree continues to exhilarate China’s robotaxi industry. Momenta,, WeRide and Didi’s autonomous vehicle arm have all raised hundreds of millions of dollars over the past year. And 21-year-old search engine giant Baidu competes alongside the startups with a $1.5 billion fund launched in 2017 to help cars go driverless. Their strategies are similar in some regards and diverge elsewhere. The bigg...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Technology, China, Events, Linkedin, Tech, Automotive, United States, Automation, Gm, Reid Hoffman, Search Engine, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Baidu

Elon Musk, Technoking of Tesla orders a halt to bitcoin car payments 

Tesla CEO and self-dubbed technoking is back peddling on the company’s stance about bitcoin and has suspended purchases of its electric vehicles with the cryptocurrency. The change of stance, which was delivered via tweet, comes just weeks after Tesla CFO and dubbed “master of coin” Zach Kirkhorn said the company believes in the longevity of bitcoin, despite its volatility. The tweet from Musk sent the price of bitcoin down more than 4% and falling. The price of bitcoin is down more than 7% for ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Russia, Tech, Tesla, Bitcoin, Automotive, United States, Musk, Dogecoin, Zach Kirkhorn, Kirkhorn, Tesla Bitcoin

Report: Tesla Won’t Be Buying More Land in Shanghai

Tesla has reportedly canceled plans to expand its Shanghai plant. The electric vehicle manufacturer originally intended to make a land purchase and create a global exportation center for its products. But tensions between China and the United States have persisted, making any vehicles shipped to our market substantially less profitable for the company. Automobiles exported from […] The post Report: Tesla Won’t Be Buying More Land in Shanghai appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Investment, Tesla, Industry, United States, Shanghai, Autos, Reports, News Blog, Tesla Inc, Factory News

Lidar startup Innovusion closes $64M round led by Temasek

More investors are joining the wave to bet on lidar, the remote sensing method that uses laser light to measure distances and has garnered ample interest from automakers in recent times. But it’s also a technology that has long been scorned by Elon Musk partly due to its once exorbitant costs. Innovusion, a five-year-old lidar company and a supplier to Chinese electric car upstart Nio, just landed a Series B funding round of $64 million. The new proceeds boost its total investment to over $100 m...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, China, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Volkswagen, Self-driving Cars, Baidu, Laser

NTSB: Autopilot could not have been engaged in fatal Tesla crash

Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system known as Autopilot could not have been engaged on the stretch of road where a Model S crashed last month in Texas, killing the two occupants, according to a preliminary report released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The results help clear up some of the mysteries around the crash, which has received widespread attention after police reported that there was no one in the driver’s seat, leading to speculation that Autopilot was functio...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Model S, Autopilot, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, ADAS, Lars Moravy, Constable 's Office

Elon Musk on SNL: Controversial Host Was Mostly Unremarkable, Unless You Own Dogecoin

I watched Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live and it was just…fine? The much-discussed episode wasn’t a disaster, nor was it a great and memorable evening of comedy. It’s just something that happened. Something that will likely be more or less forgotten by Memorial Day. Look, we can argue all day about whether SNL should’ve even given Musk […] The post Elon Musk on SNL: Controversial Host Was Mostly Unremarkable, Unless You Own Dogecoin appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, Snl, Saturday Night Live, Dogecoin, News Blog

The Station: Einride preps for a US expansion, Argo AI reveals its lidar specs and a Tesla Autopilot reality check

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. What a week! It’s too much to cover everything that happened in world of transportation, so here are some of the highlights. Oh, and yes, I know that the big story this weekend was ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Congress, California, Washington, La, Senate, China, Germany, US

Elon Musk on SNL: I Post Bad Tweets Because 'That's Just How My Brain Works'

Elon Musk’s bad tweets have gotten him into plenty of trouble over the years, costing him his position as Tesla chairman and landing him in federal court on more than one occasion. But during the Tesla CEO’s much-discussed appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, he offered a truly compelling reason for his…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Wario, Joe Rogan, Businesspeople, Vernon Unsworth, Views Of Elon Musk

Tesla refutes Elon Musk’s timeline on ‘full self-driving’

What Tesla CEO Elon Musk says publicly about the company’s progress on a fully autonomous driving system doesn’t match up with “engineering reality,” according to a memo that summarizes a meeting between California regulators and employees at the automaker. The memo, which transparency site Plainsite obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request and subsequently released, shows that Musk has inflated the capabilities of the Autopilot advanced driver assistance system in Tesla vehicles, as w...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, California, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, DMV, Autonomous Vehicles, Musk, Elon, Automated Driving, Moore, Acosta, FSD

Tesla Confesses to California DMV Self-Driving Tech is Overhyped

Back in January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he remained confident that his company would be able to deliver a self-driving vehicle exceeding the capabilities of an average human pilot by the end of 2021. But this has become a tired excuse used almost reflexively by automakers for years, making the inevitable shifting of the […] The post Tesla Confesses to California DMV Self-Driving Tech is Overhyped appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, California, Marketing, Tesla, Editorials, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Car, Avs, News Blog, Tesla Inc, SAE Level 5, SAE Level 2

Chinese EV startup Nio is entering the international market - and plans to start deliveries in Norway in September

Nio CEO William Li, stood next to a Nio car. STR/AFP via Getty Images Nio said it plans to start deliveries of its electric vehicles in Norway in September. This would be the Chinese company's first international market. It said the first vehicle on offer in Norway would be the Nio ES8, a seven-seater smart SUV. See more stories on Insider's business page. Electric-vehicle startup Nio announced plans to launch sales in Norway later this year, marking its first entry into a market ...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Norway, Electric, Electric Cars, Oslo, Nordic, Li, NIO

Tesla taps tiny startup’s tech to build cheaper, cleaner batteries

When Elon Musk stood on stage at Tesla’s Battery Day in September and promised to cut lithium-ion battery prices in half, he claimed some of the savings would come from reinventing the dirty and complex process of making their nickel metal cathodes. “It’s insanely complicated, like digging a ditch, filling it in and digging the ditch again,” he said at the event. So we looked at the entire value chain and said how can we make this as simple as possible?” The simplest route to appears to involv...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Elon Musk, Toronto, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Panasonic, North America, Lithium Ion Batteries, Musk, Shenzen, Fremont California, Dalhousie University, LG Chem

The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin

Elon Musk Takes Center Stage on Saturday Night Live

Billionaire Elon Musk will host “Saturday Night Live'” on May 8th, the comedy series announced last week. Known for his controversial, biting remarks, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO apparently did not win over any fans among the cast. Cast members were not happy with Musk’s invitation. Social media comments indicated their displeasure. The self-proclaimed techno […] The post Elon Musk Takes Center Stage on Saturday Night Live appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Media, Safety, Tesla, Quality, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Saturday Night Live, Liability, Sales And Marketing, Hot Takes, Musk

Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he's 'disappointed' Elon Musk is talking about a deadly crash involving a Tesla while it's under investigation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Elon Musk's decision to tweet about a deadly crash. Authorities in Texas said Tesla's Autopilot was engaged when two people were killed in a crash in Houston this month. Musk dismissed the connection between the Autopilot and the crash on Twitter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has called out Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his response to a fatal Tesla cras...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Senate, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Connecticut, Houston, Wall Street Journal, Electric Car, Cnbc, Musk, Nhtsa

Tesla Stans Can’t Handle the Truth

Last week, we reported about a crash in the Houston area involving a Tesla Model S – a wreck in which authorities claim there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the impact. It’s unclear if the car was equipped with Tesla’s Autopilot autonomous-driving system, and it’s also unclear if the […] The post Tesla Stans Can’t Handle the Truth appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Rants, Editorials, Autos, Houston, Autopilot, Tesla Autopilot, News Blog, Tesla Crash

Elon Musk says pandemic supply-chain issues and a global microchip shortage resulted in 'insane difficulties' for Tesla

Elon Musk NurPhoto/Contributor/Getty Images Elon Musk said Tesla experienced significant supply chain hurdles in the last quarter. Musk cited the global chip shortage, as well as port delays, and COVID-19 restrictions in China. Supply-chain disruptions have impacted many US companies, causing shortages and price hikes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk told investors during the Tesla's quarterly earnings call that the automaker has been forced to reckon with nu...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, California, China, Cars, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Electric Car, Musk, Tech Insider, Zach Kirkhorn Tesla

Tesla wants to make every home a distributed power plant

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to turn every home into a distributed power plant that would generate, store and even deliver energy back into the electricity grid all using the company’s products. While the company has been selling solar and energy storage products for years, a new company policy to only sell solar coupled with the energy storage products, along with Musk’s comments Monday, reveal a strategy that aims to scale these businesses by appealing to utilities. “This is a prosperous future b...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Texas, Utilities, California, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, GreenTech, Musk, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Powerwall, Electric Reliability Council of Texas It

A 2017 lawsuit shows how electric car startup Lordstown paid outside workers to gin up 10,000 pre-orders per year

Vice President Mike Pence at the unveiling of the Lordstown Endurance. Lordstown Motors A 2017 lawsuit shows how Lordstown Motors banked some pre-orders for its upcoming pickup truck. The case reveals the company paid outside workers to generate up to 10,000 pre-orders per year. Experts warn pre-orders and reservations are flawed measures of a startup's potential. See more stories on Insider's business page. Electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors has been paying salespeople to s...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Gartner, Start-up, Electric, Electric Cars, Securities And Exchange Commission, Burns, Mike Pence, Fisker

Consumer Reports Tricks Tesla’s Autopilot

We wrote earlier this week about a Tesla crash in Texas in which the car may or may not have been driving itself, although the driver’s seat was apparently unoccupied. It’s still not clear if Tesla’s Autopilot feature was activated or otherwise played a part in the crash. However, it does appear that while Autopilot […] The post Consumer Reports Tricks Tesla’s Autopilot appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Tesla, Autos, Model S, Autopilot, Tesla Autopilot, Autonomous Driving, News Blog, Tesla Crash, Consumer Reports Tricks Tesla

Tesla's top lawyer has left Elon Musk's company for a 26-year-old billionaire's self-driving startup

Ben Margot/Associated Press Tesla's acting general counsel has joined the self-driving startup Luminar Technologies. Alan Prescott, who joined Tesla four years ago, will lead the startup's legal team. Intel executive Trey Campbell also joined the startup, It said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla's top lawyer, Alan Prescott, has left the electric car company to join Luminar Technologies, a startup that develops laser sensors for self-driving cars, the co...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Ford, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Volvo, Billionaire, Prescott, Russell

Tesla mulls cars tailored to China amid mounting criticisms

Tesla is working on vehicles tailored to Chinese consumers as complaints about the quality of its electric vehicles send shock waves through the internet in the country. The American EV giant is mulling new products that will be designed from the ground up for China, Grace Tao, a vice president at Tesla, told 21st Century Business Herald, a Chinese business news outlet, during the Shanghai auto show this week. The vehicles developed in China will also be sold globally, she added. At the same aut...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Electric Car, Weibo, Tesla Model S

Elon Musk suggests Autopilot was off in fatal Texas Tesla crash

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the automaker’s early investigations suggest the Model S in Saturday's fatal accident in Texas didn’t have Autopilot enabled.
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Autopilot, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Full Self-driving, Texas Tesla

Authorities Claim No One Was in the Driver’s Seat in Tesla Crash

  A crash involving a Tesla Model S in Texas killed two passengers. We say “passengers” instead of “occupants” because it appears there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash. At least, that’s what authorities claim. “I can tell you our investigators are certain no one was in the […] The post Authorities Claim No One Was in the Driver’s Seat in Tesla Crash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Safety, Tesla, Autonomy, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Crashes, Model S, Tesla Model S, Autopilot, Autonomous Driving, FSD, Self Driving, News Blog, Tesla Crash

No one behind the wheel in deadly Tesla crash Saturday night, say authorities

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is opening an investigation into a crash involving a Tesla that authorities say was operating with no one behind the wheel, which left two men dead on late Saturday evening outside of Houston. The 2019 Tesla Model S went off the road after it failed to negotiate a slight curve, local CBS-affiliate KHOU-TV reported. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman told local reporters that the accident was unprecedented. “Our office has neve...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Cbs, Houston, Tesla Model S, Autopilot, Nhtsa, Herman, Houston Texas, KHOU TV, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, ADAS

Professional Troll Elon Musk At It Again

In addition to Elon Musk’s title as CEO — sorry, Technoking — of Tesla, along with his role as boss of SpaceX, we need to add professional troll to his resume. How else to explain his latest Twitter spat? For those who didn’t see it, Ford chief Jim Farley tweeted out a video touting the […] The post Professional Troll Elon Musk At It Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Tesla, Rants, Ford, Editorials, Autos, Never Tweet, Jim Farley, News Blog

Billionaire clown Elon Musk drags the late Chris Farley into Tesla’s feud with Ford

There’s never a dull moment in tech. Elon Musk and Ford CEO Jim Farley got into it on Twitter yesterday after a new Ford advertisement seemingly tossed shade at Tesla’s Autopilot. Heads up: The real lead here is that Ford’s new BlueCruise kit, a driverless car system, will launch on certain Mustang and F-150 models. Can we all take a moment to recognize how awesome the idea of an autonomous Mustang in the future is? But: Elon being Elon, there was no way the news was ever going to be about anyth...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Opinion, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Ford, Elon, Chris Farley, Jim Farley, Neural

Tesla is hiking the prices on its solar roof tiles for existing customers by as much as 70%

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Customers waiting on installations of Tesla's Solar Roof received were told the price was rising. Electrek reported customers receiving the same email with massive price hikes this weekend. Some customers had signed contracts over a year ago. See more stories on Insider's business page. Customers for Tesla's Solar Roof product are reporting they've suddenly been hit with massive price hikes. The Verge reported Monday t...
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electrek, Tech Insider, Price Hike, Solar Roof, Tesla Solar Roof, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Tesla Kevork Djansezian Getty Images Customers

China’s Xpeng in the race to automate EVs with lidar

Elon Musk famously said any company relying on lidar is “doomed.” Tesla instead believes automated driving functions are built on visual recognition and is even working to remove the radar. China’s Xpeng begs to differ. Founded in 2014, Xpeng is one of China’s most celebrated electric vehicle startups and went public when it was just six years old. Like Tesla, Xpeng sees automation as an integral part of its strategy; unlike the American giant, Xpeng uses a combination of radar, cameras, high-pr...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, White House, China, Cloud Computing, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Engineer, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Automation, Alibaba

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