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Elon Musk: Level 5 Autonomous Driving ‘Very Close’

Tesla is reportedly “very close” to achieving complete driving autonomy, according to CEO Elon Musk. “I’m extremely confident that level 5 or essentially complete autonomy will happen and I think will happen very quickly,” Musk said during a video message for the opening of Shanghai’s annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference.  Reuters reported the CEO saying […] The post Elon Musk: Level 5 Autonomous Driving ‘Very Close’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, Shanghai, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Musk, Autonomous Driving, Self Driving, News Blog, World Artificial Intelligence Conference, SAE Level 5, World Artificial Intelligence Conference Reuters


Elon Musk brags Tesla has ‘figured out’ Level 5 autonomous driving — it hasn’t

In a pre-recorded message to attendees of World AI Conference in Shanghai, Tesla’s flamboyant CEO Elon Musk bragged that the company has pretty much figured out self-driving. The company is “very close” to having a fully autonomous, no-driver required vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report, Musk claimed that the company has resolved many of the fundamental challenges associated with building a Level 5 self-driving vehicle: I’m confident that we will have the basic functionality of L5 autonomou...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Cars, US, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Self-driving, Musk, Shift, Shanghai Tesla


Tesla is taking reservations for its Cybertruck in China

Tesla has opened up reservations for its all-electric Cybertruck to customers in China, a move that will test the market’s appetite for a massive, futuristic truck. The reservations page on Tesla’s China website was first posted in Reddit channel r/teslamotors by user u/aaronhry. Electrek also reported on the Reddit post. The Cybertruck, which was unveiled in November at the Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, Calif., isn’t expected to go into production until late 2022. But that hasn’t stopped...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Reddit, Nashville, East Coast, Musk, Tulsa, Electrek, Hawthorne Calif, Tesla Design Center


Tesla Now the Earth’s Most Valuable Automaker

With the automotive industry seeing losses across the board, most investors could do nothing but watch in horror as sales reports showed the post-lockdown recovery had not yet begun. But there was a faction that ignored the carnage taking place around them and continued to pump money into their preferred auto brand until it became […] The post Tesla Now the Earth’s Most Valuable Automaker appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Share Price, Autos, Stocks, Toyota, Tesla Motors, Market Cap, News Blog, Tesla Stock


Without evidence, Musk blames ‘false positives’ for surge in coronavirus cases

Tesla CEO, who downplayed fears of the disease, provided no sources for claims
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Musk, Coronavirus


Tesla blows past Toyota to become most valuable automaker in the world

In 10 years, Tesla has gone from public market newbie to the most valuable automaker in the world by market value. The electric automaker had long since passed the valuations of Ford and GM and in January became the most valuable U.S. automaker ever when its market cap hit $81.39 billion. Still, a few automakers remained ahead of Tesla. Until today. Tesla shares popped Wednesday after the market opened, rising nearly 4% to $1,129.18 — hitting a new 52-week high. The company’s market capitaliz...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Gm, Toyota, FactSet, Tesla Until


Musk to Toiling Masses: Greater Yields Mean Victory!

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly cracking the whip again, spurring his company’s workforce into a frenzy of car-building as the end of the second quarter looms. After posting a surprising first-quarter profit in early April, Tesla warned that the full weight of the coronavirus pandemic — and related lockdowns and sales implosion — would land […] The post Musk to Toiling Masses: Greater Yields Mean Victory! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Sales, Tesla, Production, Autos, News Blog, High Finance


Daimler-backed Momenta says its robotaxis will be fully driverless and profitable in 2024

In China and the U.S., there’s much debate about when and how humans will achieve fully autonomous robotaxis at scale — cars that chauffeur passengers under complex road conditions without safety drivers behind the wheel. Many pieces are needed to make this happen: mammoth amounts of test data, advanced algorithms, strong operational teams, big checks from investors, local policy support, to name a handful. Until that day arrives, the bold claims from players in the field seem mostly out of reac...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, Microsoft, China, Softbank, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Automotive, Shanghai, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Baidu


The Station: Amazoox, TuSimple seeks $250M and the next e-scooter battleground

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Remember please reach out and email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Elon Musk, UK, California, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, China, New York City, Tech, Information, Tesla, Ars Technica


After Telling Staff That Working During Pandemic Was Voluntary, Tesla Reportedly Sent Termination Notices

Some Tesla workers who were originally informed they were not “obligated” to show up for shifts at the company’s Fremont, California production facility as it reopened during the coronavirus pandemic have in fact received termination notices, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Elon Musk, Science, Labor, Washington Post, Cars, Tesla, Automotive, Fremont California, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Tesla’s big battery event and shareholder meeting tentatively set for September 15

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been hyping a potential battery day for quite a while now, and it looks like we should see it happen within the next few months – Musk said on Twitter that September 15 is the “tentative date” for the “Tesla Shareholder Meeting & Battery Day,” which will include the usual shareholder meeting as well as a tour of the automaker’s cell production system for the batteries that provide the power for its vehicles. The so-called ‘Battery Day’ has already run into a few delays...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Science, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Transport, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk


Tesla will push back Battery Day event again, says Elon Musk

It may be combined with a shareholder meeting
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Battery Day


Tesla informs employees on Juneteenth that they can take off holiday unpaid

Just before 8 a.m. PT Friday, Tesla’s head of human resources sent an email telling employees they could take the day off to observe Juneteenth, the June 19 holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Moments later, HR head Valerie Workman clarified that employees who chose to take the day off would be unpaid, according to an email viewed by TechCrunch. CNBC was the first to report the morning emails. The email was sent as workers on the west coast were starting their work...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Virginia, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Union, Buffalo New York, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E Lee, Galveston Texas, Fremont Calif, Juneteenth


Tesla edges toward Texas for its Cybertruck Gigafactory

A deal hasn't been inked yet, but Austin appears to be the frontrunner
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Gigafactory, Cybertruck


Tesla edges toward Austin, Texas for Cybertruck Gigafactory

A deal hasn't been inked yet, but Austin appears to be the frontrunner
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Gigafactory, Austin Texas, Cybertruck


Tesla Model S breaks through the 400-mile range barrier

Tesla's Model S Long Range Plus has a range of 402 miles, according to the EPA
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Model S


Alibaba is overflowing with cheap mail-order electric cars — and I want them all

Tesla CEO Elon Musk often tweets about how you can order one of his vehicles online in just a few minutes. Many other well-known brands are following suit with this distance selling model, but Musk is far from the first to sell a car online. Alibaba has been selling mail-order cars for ages — electric ones at that. Last week, Jason Torchinsky, senior editor over at Jalopnik, did an unboxing of the Changli, a low-cost tiny yet deceivingly spacious all-electric car that cost around $1,200. You can...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, China, Cars, World, Alibaba, Jalopnik, Musk, Shift, Jason Torchinsky


It’s Semi Time, Musk Says, Pushing Tesla’s Stock Into the Ionosphere

Tesla’s valuation got a big boost on Wednesday after CNBC published the contents of a company memo. In it, CEO Elon Musk told employees that it’s time to get cracking on the electric semi truck he said would reach customers in 2019. Could be, especially given the lengthy delay that followed his initial 2017 promise. […] The post It’s Semi Time, Musk Says, Pushing Tesla’s Stock Into the Ionosphere appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, Trucks, Cnbc, Musk, CEO Elon Musk, News Blog, High Finance, Tesla Semi, Time Musk Says Pushing Tesla


Tesla shares surpass $1,000 on Semi truck production memo

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a memo its time to “go all out” and start volume production of the Tesla Semi, the all-electric Class 8 truck revealed nearly three years ago. CNBC first reported on the memo that was sent to all employees. TechCrunch has also viewed the brief memo, which lacked details such as when this volume production might begin. Musk confirmed via Twitter that the memo was real. Yes — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 10, 2020 The vague memo and one word “yes” confirmati...
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Transport, Nevada, Hyperloop, Cnbc, Tesla Model S, Musk, Gigafactory, Jerome, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tesla Semi


The Station: Bird spikes Circ in the Middle East, Kitty Hawk folds Flyer, Cruise attempts a hiring coup

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. In the past two weeks, demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest police brutality f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Washington, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Cowboy, Tel Aviv, Tech, Tesla, Paypal


Elon Musk only has to sell 59 Teslas to offset the CO2 from a single SpaceX launch within a year

Elon Musk is an interesting character. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I don’t always understand what he’s going on about. For example, I find his involvement in SpaceX and Tesla somewhat contradictory. Some might call it a hedge or diversification, I call it dissonant. On one hand, Tesla’s mission is to usher in a new era of clean vehicle and energy solutions and improve the world. On the other, SpaceX is an active attempt to leave the world. What’s more, a SpaceX launch produces loads o...
Tags: Startups, Space, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Shift


The Station: Amazon eyes Zoox, Aurora goes back to school and Cabana hits the road

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. The mobility world got busy this week. Really. busy. This is gonna be a long one, buckle up. Take a look at the most r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Youtube, China, Germany, Boston, India, Africa, Tech, Tesla


Should Tesla Start Advertising?

Tesla shareholders are scheduled to vote in July on whether or not the brand should start advertising product like every other automaker on the planet. It’s something the board and CEO Elon Musk have long resisted, and not without good reason. As a car brand, Tesla probably enjoys more free publicity than anyone else. Musk […] The post Should Tesla Start Advertising? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos


Tesla board certifies Elon Musk’s payday worth more than $700 million

Tesla’s board certified a financial milestone that unlocks the first tranche — worth more than $700 million — of an unprecedented multibillion-dollar pay package for CEO Elon Musk, according a document filed Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The milestone allows Musk to purchase the first grouping or tranche of nearly 1.69 million shares at a steep discount. Tesla shares closed Thursday at $805.81, putting the value at $775 million. Musk is able to buy those stock options at ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, EBITDA, Screenshot SEC


Tesla cuts prices across EV line up, ends free supercharging for Model S, Model X

Tesla slashed prices across its electric vehicle portfolio overnight as the automaker aims to boost sales in an economy beaten down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters and Electrek were the first to report the changes. The base price of Model 3 standard range plus is now $37,990, a $2,000 reduction. But the biggest cuts were made to Tesla’s more expensive, luxury vehicles, the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. The Model S long range plus now starts at $74,990, a decrease of $5,000. The more ex...
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, America, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Volkswagen, Tesla Model S, Fiat Chrysler, Reuters, Ford GM, Electrek


Tesla cuts prices across EV lineup, ends free supercharging for Model S, Model X

Tesla slashed prices across its electric vehicle portfolio overnight as the automaker aims to boost sales in an economy beaten down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters and Electrek were the first to report the changes. The base price of Model 3 standard range plus is now $37,990, a $2,000 reduction. But the biggest cuts were made to Tesla’s more expensive, luxury vehicles, the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. The Model S long range plus now starts at $74,990, a decrease of $5,000. The more ex...
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, America, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Volkswagen, Tesla Model S, Fiat Chrysler, Reuters, Ford GM


Elon Musk: the Tesla Cybertruck isn’t getting any smaller

In the days and weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the cybertruck — a post-apocalyptic inspired vehicle made of cold-rolled steel — there was a lot of speculation about whether it would be smaller once it actually made it to market. Production of the Cybertruck is still a long ways off. There isn’t even a factory to build the all-electric truck yet. However, Musk did provide some clarification Saturday on its size. In a tweet, Musk wrote “Reviewed design with Franz last night. Even 3% s...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Elon Musk, Jay Leno, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Hyperloop, Cnbc, TechCrunch, Tesla Model S, Musk, Leno, Franz


Elon Musk is taking the Cybertruck for a spin on Jay Leno’s Garage

The Tesla CEO will also bring his Tesla Roadster on the show
Tags: Elon Musk, Jay Leno, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Tesla Roadster, Movies & TV, Cybertruck, Tesla Cybertruck


Tulsa Prostrates Itself Before Elon Musk Shrine

Move over, people of Joplin — Tulsa, Oklahoma wants to host Tesla’s proposed second U.S. assembly plant, and it’s prepared to embarrass itself to see it happen. On Wednesday, Tesla aficionados assembled their vehicles around the city’s famous, 75-foot-tall Golden Driller statue, which they deftly decked out to look like Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon […] The post Tulsa Prostrates Itself Before Elon Musk Shrine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Production, Autos, Musk, Elon, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, Joplin, News Blog, Assembly Plants, Factory Jobs, Tulsa Prostrates Itself Before Elon Musk Shrine



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