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Thirty Tesla crashes linked to assisted driving system under investigation in US

Auto regulators have opened probes into crashes involving 10 deaths where the company’s Autopilot system was in useUS safety regulators have opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes involving 10 deaths since 2016 where an advanced driver assistance system was suspected to have been in use.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a list offering details about crashes under review by its special crash investigations programs. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, US, Tesla, Automotive Industry


Canoo to build its first electric vehicle factory in Oklahoma

Canoo, the electric vehicle startup that recently became a publicly traded company through a merger with a SPAC, plans to build a factory in Oklahoma that will employ up to 2,000 workers, newly appointed CEO Tony Aquila said Thursday during the company’s investor day presentation. The factory will be located on a 400-acre site in the MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma about 45 minutes from Tulsa. The facility, which the company describes as a “mega microfactory” will include a paint, ...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Electric Vehicles, Netherlands, Oklahoma, North America, Hyundai, East Coast, Faraday Future, Tulsa, SPAC


10 things in tech: Zuck's no longer a top CEO, Google salaries, Apple health clinics

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started.1. Companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Goldman Sachs are pursuing vastly different post-pandemic office policies. Some are embracing an all-remote workforce, while others are encouraging employees to return to their office desks. Here's what some of the world's biggest companies have planned.2. Mark Zuckerberg has fallen off Glassdoor's t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Texas, India, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Goldman Sachs, Zuckerberg, Glassdoor, Zuck


Tractable raises $60M at a $1B valuation to make damage appraisals using AI

As the insurance industry adjusts to life in the 21st century (heh), an AI startup that has built computer vision tools to enable remote damage appraisals is announcing a significant round of growth funding. Tractable, which works with automotive insurance companies to let users take and submit photos of damaged cars that are then “read” to make appraisals, has raised $60 million, a series D that values Tractable at $1 billion, the company said. Tractable says it works with more than 20 of the t...
Tags: TC, Japan, UK, France, Tech, Tesla, GEICO, Georgian Partners, Tractable, Ageas, Emily Walsh, Insight Partners, Lonne Jaffe, Razvan Ranca, Dalyac, Admiral Group


Polestar to build its first all-electric SUV in the United States

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand, will manufacture its first all-electric SUV in the United States. The automaker said Wednesday that the Polestar 3 will be assembled at a plant shared with Volvo Cars at a factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina. The Polestar 3 follows the all-electric Polestar 2 sedan and the hybrid grand tourer Polestar 1. Production of Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022. Polestar COO Dennis Nobelius said production in the U.S. will...
Tags: Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Volvo, Geely, Volvo Cars, Volvo Car Group, Polestar, Dennis Nobelius, Ridgeville South Carolina, Zhejiang Geely Holding of China Volvo, Polestar Volvo Car Group


10 things in tech: Amazon turnover, Airbnb payouts, Intel salaries

Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Amazon burns through workers so quickly that execs worry they'll run out of people to employ. The company has been on a massive hiring spree, but those employees are quitting almost as fast as they can be hired, according to The New York Times. More on Amazon's 150% turnover rate.2. Pink Floyd's Roger Waters said he won't ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Intel, Pink Floyd, Hawaii, Tennessee, New York Times, Larry Ellison, Airbnb


Inside Larry Ellison's futuristic indoor farming company, whose massive, Tesla solar-powered Hawaii greenhouses are the first step toward an ambitious goal of feeding the world

An employee at Sensei's farm in Lanai, Hawaii. Sensei Ag Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison created an indoor farming company called Sensei Ag in 2018. The goal of Sensei Ag is to feed the world by making produce more nutrient-rich and accessible. Sensei Ag's Tesla solar-powered greenhouses grow produce that's distributed throughout Hawaii. See more stories on Insider's business page. Picture this: You're driving along the highway on the island of Lanai, Hawaii's sma...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Features, David, Hawaii, Farmers, Larry Ellison, Pacific, Ellison, Oracle, Usc


10 things in tech: YouTube's ad ban, Elon Musk's house, AI salaries revealed

Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. YouTube has banned ads for politics, alcohol, and prescription drugs from its homepage banner. Gambling-related ads, such as sports betting and casino games, will also be barred from the coveted - and pricey - ad spot. 2. Looking for a house? Maybe you can buy Elon Musk's. The Tesla CEO said he's selling his last home to help fund a Mars colony. From his tweet, it seems th...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Youtube, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Netflix, Bitcoin, Arizona, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Newsletters, Tech Insider, 10 Things In Tech


Daily Crunch: The Nubank EC-1

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. It’s Daily Crunch time for Monday, June 14. I will be standing in for Alexander Wilhelm while he’s off enjoying his time away from the news cycle — if I don’t have to report for jury duty. Big news today! We launched the Nubank EC-1, an extensive look into one of the biggest startups in the world. More on this down below. And have you heard that TechCrunch recently...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Supreme Court, Tel Aviv, Newsletter, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Panasonic, Ubisoft, Latin America, Nubank, David Velez, Matthew Panzarino, Sequoia


S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records as investors shrug off inflation concerns

Spencer Platt/Getty Images US stocks were mixed and the bond market rally lost steam as investors awaited a key Fed decision later this week. Technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq with Apple jumping 2%. Bitcoin rallied back above $40,000. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The S&P 500 recorded a record high for the second trading day in a row while a rally in tech stocks helped lift the Nasdaq to a record high. Investors are awaiting a key Fed decisio...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, Technology, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Oil Prices, Inflation, Treasury, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Dow, S&P 500, Cnbc


Redwood Materials is setting up shop near the Tesla Gigafactory as part of broader expansion

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling startup founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has purchased 100 acres of land near the Gigafactory that Panasonic operates with Tesla in Sparks, Nevada as part of an expansion plan that aligns with the Biden Administration’s drive to increase adoption of electric vehicles and boost domestic battery recycling and supply chain efforts. The company said Monday that its existing 150,000-square-foot facility in Carson City, Nevada will also nearly triple in...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, TC, Transportation, US, America, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Panasonic, Department Of Energy, Lithium Ion Batteries, Gigafactory, Tesla Gigafactory, Redwood


The Station: Robotaxi apps on the rise, an AI pioneer’s new startup and mobility event highlights

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. Welp, the mobility event is over and we had loads of interesting interviews and anyone with an Extra Crunch subscription can access the videos. For instance, Rita Liao moderated a panel with executives from three Chinese robotaxi companies — WeRide, AutoX and Momenta — that also test and develop in Europe and the United States. One inter...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Asia, Twitter, Europe, Indonesia, California, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Softbank, America, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg


What does Uber and birth control have in common?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our morning coffee chat with you that is all about the weekend, what to expect this week, and some funding rounds you may have missed. I’m subbing in for Alex Wilhelm today, who is deservedly out on vacation. You can find me on Twitter @nmasc_, and Equity on Twitter (turn on those notifications!) @equitypod.  Biden and world leaders are cong...
Tags: Apple, TC, Uber, Space, Elon Musk, India, Tech, Tesla, Bitcoin, Nato, Ubs, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Equity, Edtech, Health Tech


Elon Musk says he's selling his last remaining house, a 'special place' in California that he wants a large family to buy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he's selling his final house. Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk tweeted that he planned to sell his last remaining house, located in California's Bay Area. Musk said that he has already sold all his other houses to fund a Mars colony. Musk called the property a "special place" and said he wanted to sell it to a large family. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tech billionaire Elon Musk said Monday that he planned to sell his "last remaining house."...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Texas, News, California, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Mars, Axel Springer, Musk, Bay Area, Mars Colony, Mars Colonization, Mathias Döpfner


Elon Musk Juices Bitcoin Price Yet Again with His Stupid Tweets

Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin soaring Sunday night after a positive tweet about the cryptocurrency, which has tracked closely with Musk’s tweets over the past six months. The SpaceX founder also revealed his electric car company Tesla has sold roughly 10% of its bitcoin holdings.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Bitcoin, Price, Cryptocurrencies, Musk, Coindesk, Digital Currencies, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Payment Systems, Cryptocurrency Bubble, Criticism Of Tesla Inc


Tesla will resume accepting bitcoin when it uses more clean energy, says Musk

Musk announced in May that Tesla would no longer accept the cryptocurrency for car purchases, citing environmental concernsElon Musk has said that Tesla will resume allowing bitcoin transactions when miners use more renewable energy.“When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing bitcoin transactions,” Musk, the company’s CEO, said in a tweet on Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Climate Change, Tesla, E-commerce, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Musk


The rapid hard-tech emergence

Garrett Winther Contributor Garrett Winther is a partner and program director at HAX, SOSV’s venture program for hard tech. An engineer by training, venture builder by trade, he is bringing hard-tech ventures to life at SOSV, IDEO and MIT. When I joined the team at SOSV’s HAX, a venture program designed to help early-stage hardware founders, my friends in tech shook their heads. Hadn’t I learned yet that hardware is too hard? What they didn’t see was a hardware...
Tags: Column, Elon Musk, Hardware, Tech, Tesla, Bill Gates, Blackrock, Commonwealth, Hax, SOSV, Boston Metal, Ubiquity Ventures, Garrett Winther, Green Li, HAX SOSV, SOSV IDEO


AMD-powered Tesla Model S In-Dash Game Console Shown Off

The infotainment system that is being used in the new Model S is a proper x86 PC that is powered by an AMD Ryzen processor and custom AMD Radeon graphics. The GPU will be powered by the new "Navi 23" silicon, making use of RDNA2 technology. The post AMD-powered Tesla Model S In-Dash Game Console Shown Off appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, Elon Musk, Tesla, All News, Hardware News, Amd, Gpu, Model S, Pc Gaming, NAVI, RYZEN, Infotainment system, RDNA2, Model S Plaid


Apple boosts its 'Project Titan' electric car plan by hiring the cofounder of EV startup Canoo, who also spent 30 years at BMW

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Roy Rochlin / WireImage Apple hired a former BMW exec and Canoo cofounder to work on its electric car project, Bloomberg first reported. Ulrich Kranz spent 30 years at BMW before setting up startup Canoo, which he became CEO of in 2019. Apple is reportedly building a self-driving electric car, but has made no public announcements. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former BMW executive and cofounder of autonomous electric ve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, Bmw, Nissan, Huawei, Electric Car, Faraday Future, Reuters, SPAC


Elon Musk reveals the Tesla Model S Plaid

Tesla finally held the long-awaited, and once rescheduled, “delivery event” for its ultra-fast Model S Plaid at its factory in Fremont, California. The electric vehicle company will begin with 25 deliveries on Friday evening, expanding to several hundred cars per week and a thousand cars per week in the next quarter, CEO Elon Musk said at the event. There were no huge surprises with the newest iteration of the Model S, which features a new battery pack design, an improved heat pump, carbon over-...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Gpu, Plaid, Musk, FREMONT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fremont California, Lucid Motors, Franz von Holzhausen


Apple confirms hiring of Ulrich Kranz, former CEO of EV company Canoo

Apple has hired the former co-founder and CEO of electric vehicle company Canoo to help with the development of the Apple Car, Bloomberg first reported, citing unnamed sources. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch it has hired Kranz, but did not provide further details into his job responsibilities or title. Kranz resigned his position at Canoo in April after steering the company toward public listing and a new leadership team, and he is reported to have been scooped up by Apple with...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Tim Cook, Bmw, Reuters, Apple Car, BMW AG, Personnel, Kranz, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Field, Canoo


Apple Hires Former BMW Executive for Its Rebooted Car Project

Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help lead its own vehicle efforts. Bloomberg reports: The technology giant hired Kranz in recent weeks, about a month after he stepped down as chief executive officer of Canoo, a developer of self-driving electric vehicles. Before co-founding Canoo, Kranz was senior vice president of the group that developed the i3 and i8 cars at BMW, where he worked for 30 years. Kranz is one of Apple's most signific...
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Bmw, Faraday Future, BMW AG, Kranz, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Field, Canoo, Canoo Kranz


Widespread electrification requires us to rethink battery technology

Moshiel Biton Contributor Share on Twitter Dr. Moshiel Biton is the CEO and co-founder of Addionics, a battery technology company providing AI-optimized, Smart 3D Electrodes for the next generation of energy storage. The global economy’s transition to widespread electrification has increased the demand for longer-lasting and faster-charging batteries across industries including transportation, consumer electronics, medical dev...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Column, Opinion, Tech, Tesla, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Electric Vehicles, Paris, Electricity, Biden, Energy Storage, EVs, Lithium Ion Batteries, Rechargeable Batteries, Sila Nanotechnologies


Elon Musk said he'd sell all his houses to fund colonizing Mars - but he's kept one in California that he rents out for 'events'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Mike Blake Elon Musk said he owns a house in California's Bay Area that he rents out for events. Musk said on Twitter that he rents his primary residence in Boca Chica, Texas, from SpaceX. Musk had previously said he would sell all his houses and most material possessions to fund a Mars colony. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tech billionaire Elon Musk said he would sell all his houses to fund a colony on Mars - but has now revealed that he...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Texas, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Space Travel, Mars, Axel Springer, Musk, Bay Area, Mars Colony


What Would You Pay For Autonomous Driving? Volkswagen Hopes $8.50 Per Hour

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The future of driving may cost you $8.50 per hour if Volkswagen follows through on its boardroom musings. The German automaker is considering charging an hourly fee for access to autonomous driving features once those features are ready. The company is also exploring a range of subscription features for its electric vehicles, including "range or performance" increases that can be purchased on an hourly or daily basis, said Thomas Ulbrich, a ...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Ars Technica, Vw, Volkswagen, Klaus Zellmer, Zellmer, Ulbrich, Thomas Ulbrich, Die Welt Ulbrich


Here’s what’s on tap today at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

It’s game day for mobility tech mavens around the world. Well, at least for the ones who made the savvy decision to attend TC Sessions: Mobility 2021. Are you ready for a day packed with potential, overflowing with opportunity and focused on the future of transportation? Yeah, you are, and so are we! No FOMO zone: Did you wait until the last minute? We don’t judge — simply purchase a pass at the virtual door. Let’s take a look at just some of the speakers, presentations and breakout sessions on ...
Tags: TC, Europe, Technology, China, Articles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Mining, United States, Automation, Silicon Valley, Fitbit, Judge, Robotics, Science and Technology


10 things in tech: Instagram algorithm, Bill Gates' affairs, Clubhouse wedding

Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Instagram revealed how it decides what content, like posts and stories, to show you. One of the deciding factors is how often you interact with the person who posted. Here are the other three things Instagram uses to feed you content.2. Bill Gates' affairs were an open secret, a report says. Plus, someone in Melinda Gates'...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Fbi, Hawaii, Aws, Ibm, Magic Leap, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Caribbean


Apple in 'Early-Stage' Talks With Chinese EV Battery Makers for Apple Car

Apple is in "early-stage talks" with two Chinese companies about the supply of batteries for a future Apple Car, according to a new Reuters report. Apple is in early-stage talks with China's CATL and BYD about the supply of batteries for its planned electric vehicle, four people with knowledge of the matter said. The discussions are subject to change and it is not clear if agreements with either CATL or BYD will be reached, said the people who declined to be named as the discussions are privat...
Tags: Apple, Washington, China, Tesla, Bloomberg, Beijing, United States, Apple Inc, Reuters, Apple Car, Ming Chi Kuo, CATL


10 things in tech: Bezos in space, iPhone update, Streaming price increases

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Jeff Bezos will be flying into space with his brother on July 20. The two plan to be on the first human flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. He's not the only one with big plans for space exploration - here's how his ideas compare with Elon Musk's and Richard Branson's.2. Apple just un...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Fbi, Nick Clegg, Richard Branson, Miami, Jeff Bezos, Facetime, Shopify


The executive in charge of the Tesla Semi has left the company

Jerome Guillen, a critical executive at Tesla who was working on the development and eventual production of the Tesla Semi has left the company, the automaker said Monday in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Guillen’s departure comes just three months after he was moved from the president of automotive position, which included oversight of the Tesla Semi, to a role with less responsibility as head of heavy duty trucking. Guillen had led Tesla’s entire automotive business f...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Nevada, Daimler, Musk, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Elon Musk He, Frito Lay, Modesto California, Guillen, Tesla Semi, Jerome Guillen



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