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Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An email subscription is coming! This week, we’re shoving as much transportation news, tidbits and insights in here as possible in ho...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Alex Roy, Alphabet, Anthony Levandowski, Artificial Intelligence, ATG, Audi, Aurora, Bill Gates, Charlotte, Columbus, Devin Coldewey, Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Ford

Elon Musk Is Still Fighting the SEC in Court Over His Bad Tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk really, really wants to keep tweeting without any other adults looking over his shoulder, despite a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year ordering him not to send out tweets that could affect Tesla’s stock without getting pre-approval from company officials.Read more...
Tags: Elon Must, Elon Musk, Tesla, Twitter, Social Media, Securities And Exchange Commission, Sec, Technology

Elon Musk defends tweets in SEC’s contempt proceedings

Tesla CEO Elon Musk argued Friday that his Twitter use did not violate a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and that the agency’s request to have him held in contempt is based on a “radical interpretation” of the order, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. The SEC has asked a judge to hold Musk in contempt for violating a settlement agreement reached last year over Musk’s now infamous “funding secured” tweet. Under that agreement, Musk...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Cars, Elon Musk, Tesla, Tesla Model S, The Boring Company, Twitter, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Elon Musk but with Elizabeth Holmes' eyes

Good morning, Happy Mutants. Previously: 10 minutes of Elizabeth Holmes' creepy unblinking stare with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.
Tags: Post, Elizabeth Holmes, Elon Musk, Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley

Tesla’s customer referral program is back weeks after it was killed off

Tesla killed off its customer referral program way back on Feb. 1, 2019 because the popular program was getting too costly to maintain. But now, less than two months later, Tesla is bringing it back with new incentives aimed at rewarding its customers, and bringing in new ones. Tesla’s customer referral program had offered a bevy of incentives, including six months of free charging at Supercharger stations, launching a chosen photo into deep space orbit, VIP invitations, and even . The prize...
Tags: Automotive, Ceo, Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Hyperloop, Model 3, Roadster, Tesla

Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth GardinerJohn German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The exam compared what came out of their exhausts, during the lab tests that were required by law, with emissions on the road under real driving conditions. German and his colleagues at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in the US ...
Tags: Travel and transport, Air pollution, Health, Pollution, Automotive industry, Volkswagen (VW, Society, Business, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Tesla, Elon Musk, Motoring, Technology, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environment

Elon Musk just emailed every single Tesla employee saying car deliveries should be their 'primary priority' in what he's calling the biggest wave in company history (TSLA)

Tesla is racing to deliver cars before the end of the first quarter on March 31.  Elon Musk told all employees in an email seen by Business Insider that deliveries should be their "top priority." As the company ramps up sales in Europe and China in addition to North America, Musk said this is the biggest wave of deliveries in its history.  Elon Musk sent an email to all Tesla employees on Thursday afternoon informing them that car deliveries should be everyone's top priority until the end of ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, California, China, Trends, Tesla, Eu, TSLA, Jordan, North America, East Coast, Musk, Business Insider, Europe China, Sanjay Shah, Ashley Harris

Tesla sues former employees, Zoox for alleged trade secret theft

Tesla has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of former employees who went to work at self-driving vehicle startup Zoox and Chinese EV automaker Xiaopeng. The separate lawsuits filed late Wednesday allege former Tesla employees stole trade secrets and used them at their new places of employment. Tesla declined to comment on either lawsuit. Zoox and Xiaopeng, also known as XPeng have not responded to requests for comment. TechCrunch will update the article once either company resp...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Autopilot, Aurora, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Tripp, Cao, Sterling Anderson, Zoox, Xiaopeng, Martin Tripp

'It’s a Car in a Very Small Tunnel': Actual Transportation Professionals Unimpressed With Musk's Boring Company

At the behest of their board, who apparently didn’t want to discuss billion-dollar train tunnels without exploring other options, top Virginia transportation officials went to California to ride in The Boring Company’s silly car tunnel.Read more...
Tags: The Boring Company, Elon Musk, Its More Of A Shelbyville Idea, Sick Burns

DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reported. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot-training manuals ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Seattle, Boeing, Doj, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Department of Justice DOJ

An Amazon Air plane crashed in February, killing all 3 people on board. Weeks earlier, several pilots said they thought an accident was inevitable.

An Amazon Air plane called CustomAir Obsession crashed on February 23, killing all three people on board. The cause of the crash remains unknown. In conversations with Business Insider before the crash, several pilots who fly planes for Amazon Air said they thought an accident was inevitable. These planes aren't owned by Amazon, and the people maintaining and flying these jumbo jets aren't Amazon employees. They're employees of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdin...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, China, US, America, Trends, UPS, Atlas, George Bush, Delta, Bob, Houston, DHL, Seattle, Faa

A Tesla analyst who just toured the electric-car maker's California and Nevada factories reveals what he saw (TSLA)

Tesla has faced a host of challenges in recent months. But one optimistic analyst who toured Tesla's Fremont, California, plant and its Nevada Gigafactory in recent days is doubling down on his bull thesis. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives described his time at the factories to Markets Insider, and explained why he walked away feeling optimistic about the company's direction.  Watch Tesla trade in real-time. Dan Ives really likes Tesla . He and his fellow Wedbush analyst Strecker Backe, along with...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, Wtf, California, China, US, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, SEC, Nevada, Morgan Stanley, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, FREMONT, Wedbush

Grimes speaks out about her feelings for Elon Musk and what it's been like since his 'funding secured' scandal

Grimes was featured in a profile for WSJ Magazine ahead of the release of her newest album. In the interview, Grimes discussed her relationship with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who she referred to as a "super-interesting goddamn person." Grimes said it was "disturbing" to see how much attention she garnered from a since-deleted tweet from last year, in which she wrote that Musk hasn't prevented Tesla employees from unionizing. Grimes declined to comment on her feud with singer Azealia Banks that stem...
Tags: Elon Musk, Banks, China, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Azealia Banks, Shanghai, Nintendo, SEC, Fox News, Grimes, WSJ, Musk, Tesla Gigafactory, Securities Exchange Commission

Morphin instantly Deepfakes your face into GIFs

Want to star in your favorite memes and movie scenes? Upload a selfie to Morphin, choose your favorite GIF, and your face is grafted in to create a personalized copy you can share anywhere. Become Tony Stark as he suits up like Iron Man. Drop the mic like Obama, dance like Drake, or slap your mug on Fortnite characters. Now after three years in a stealth developing image mapping technology, Morphin is ready to launch its put-you-in-a-GIF maker. While it might look like just a toy, investors see ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Elon Musk, Media, Entertainment, Obama, Fifa, Gifs, Drake, BetaWorks, Kanye, Founders Fund

Elon Musk's SEC fight nears its moment of truth

Both the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are standing their ground in federal court.
Tags: Elon Musk, Cnn, SEC, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Why Tesla needs Elon Musk

Musk's judgment regarding the future of electric cars has become the blueprint for the entire industry, writes Rahul Kapoor, an associate professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Cnn, Musk, Rahul Kapoor

A former Tesla investor explains why he thinks Elon Musk is the wrong person to lead the company, why he dumped the stock, and what he’s now buying instead (TSLA)

Tesla's Feb. 28 announcement that it will close all physical stores was so unexpected that it prompted one registered investment advisor to dump its entire stake in the company.  Tesla has since reversed its decision, but Alex Chalekian — the CEO of Lake Avenue Financial — still feels it's not in the best interests of his clients to hold the company's shares.  In an interview with Business Insider, he outlined the issues he has with Tesla and Elon Musk, and where his firm is investing instead....
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, SEC, Fintech, Musk, El Chapo, Northern Trust, John Chen, Tesla The Boring Company, Alex Chalekian, Lake Avenue Financial, Chalekian, Pyramid Technology

Business briefly: US stocks give up an early rally; JLL buys HFF in Texas

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday after a late-afternoon splash of selling erased early gains, ending a weeklong rally. Banks accounted for much of the decline, along with utilities and industrial companies. Those losses offset gains in health care, technology and consumer products stocks. The S&P 500 index slipped 0.37 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,832.57. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 26.72 points, or 0.1 percent, to 25,887.38. The Nasdaq composite gained 9.47 points, o...
Tags: Europe, Business, Elon Musk, Texas, US, Tesla, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Treasury, Manhattan, Dallas, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Commercial Real Estate

These Three Businesses Are Marketing in Unusual Ways

You’re walking down the street and suddenly a zombie rises up out of the sewer. You scream, throw your backpack at the thing and begin sprinting down the street. And then someone cries out, “Watch The Walking Dead this week.” You stop, turn around, and see the zombie waving at you and smiling. You walk back and it hands you your bag. You were just a victim. A victim of gorilla marketing. Businesses employ interesting tactics to get leads and customers to buy all the time. AMC employed similar ta...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Amc, Marketing, Tesla, Climbonline, Pennyhoarder

Aggressive Instagramming is ruining Southern California's super bloom

People trampled California's poppies for the 'gram, and ruined it for the rest of us. Fields of fiery "super bloom" poppies are lighting up the hills of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, a city about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Thanks to uncommonly heavy rains this winter, much of Southern California is seeing a massive burst of wildflower blooms across the state. The poppies in Walker Canyon are so lush, they can be seen from space. > Superbloom visible from space - Califor...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, News, Instagram, California, Los Angeles, City, Tesla, San Diego, Cbs, California Highway Patrol, North America, Death Valley, Southern California, Lake Elsinore, Manos

Elon Musk just revealed 5 major updates to SpaceX's Mars spaceship project. Here's what we learned.

Elon Musk has confirmed that SpaceX hopes to try "very short" launches or "hops" of a new spaceship prototype in Texas this week. Called the "Test Hopper," the vehicle is a prototype of a more advanced, 400-foot-tall launch system called Starship, which SpaceX is designing to send people to Mars. Musk also shared critical updates about Starship's heat shield, test-launch plan, construction timeline, and more. When updates about SpaceX's plans rain from Elon Musk, they tend to pour. Such was ...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Mount Everest, Musk, Hopper, Boca Chica, Starship, Mars Musk, Musk s Twitter

SpaceX Starship Rate of Progress Four Times Faster than the Reusable Falcon 9

If Elon Musk and SpaceX hit the targets for the Starhopper and the SpaceX Starship then SpaceX will have accelerated rocket development by about four times. This would be accelerating the rate of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Innovation, SpaceX Starship, SpaceX Starship Rate of Progress Four Times, Reusable Falcon

SEC: Musk’s contempt defense ‘borders on the ridiculous’

By Tom Krisher, The Associated Press U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge’s order and that one of his arguments “borders on the ridiculous.” Lawyers for the Securities and Exchange Commission, in a response to Musk, wrote that when the contempt motion was filed in February, Musk had not had a single tweet approved by a company lawyer, violating a requirement of a cou...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Enron, Newport Beach California, Associated Press U S, TOM KRISHER, Hueston, Cheryl Crumpton, U S District Judge Alison Nathan, John C Hueston

Tesla has new rival in quest to make solar rooftops happen

Elon Musk recently declared 2019 as the “year of the solar roof.” Tesla’s chief executive officer may be right — but not in the way he’s expecting. While the automaker tries to ramp up production of its textured glass, solar cell-embedded rooftop tiles, another group of formidable rivals is emerging: roofers. One of the largest roofing companies in the world has begun offering its own version of a solar roof — essentially panels laid right up against the top of a house and surrounded by shingles...
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, New York, California, Housing, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Construction, Musk, Sunrun, GAF, Saint Gobain, Cowen Co, Vivint, Jeff Osborne

Musk-SEC Battle Rages On; Regulator Claims Tesla CEO’s Twitter Account Is Still the Wild West

There’s no shortage of distractions coming out of Tesla to take the focus away from a smoldering legal battle between the automaker and its favorite foe, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC, however, isn’t easily led astray by retail store turmoil and the promise of a crossover with no home. The regulator has […] The post Musk-SEC Battle Rages On; Regulator Claims Tesla CEO’s Twitter Account Is Still the Wild West appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Lawsuit, Social Media, Tesla, Autos, SEC, Law And Order, Musk, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, News Blog

Tesla factory workers took twice as many days off last year than in 2017 because of injury or sickness (TSLA)

Workers at Tesla's auto plant spent twice as many days away from their jobs due to work-related injuries and illnesses, after adjusting for workforce growth, in 2018 than in 2017, Bloomberg reports, citing a report Tesla filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While the total number of injuries from Fremont employees increased by around 28%, the rate of injuries per hour worked was about the same as in 2017, according to Bloomberg. A Tesla representative told Business Ins...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, SEC, Fiat Chrysler, FREMONT, Shelby, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ford General Motors, Fremont California, Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA, Bloomberg Tesla, Bloomberg Read

Elon Musk and NASA Chat As SpaceX on the Cusp of Manned Missions

There was a video where Elon Musk chat about the history of Elon Musk and SpaceX that has led to the SpaceX Crew Dragon. They also talk to the astronaut crews who will fly on the SpaceX Crew Dragon.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Nasa, Innovation

Elon Musk and NASA Chat As SpaceX is on the Cusp of Manned Missions

There was a video where Elon Musk chat about the history of Elon Musk and SpaceX that has led to the SpaceX Crew Dragon. They also talk to the astronaut crews who will fly on the SpaceX Crew Dragon.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Nasa, Innovation

The SEC calls for new contempt sanctions for Elon Musk

US financial regulator has called for sanctions after Mr Musk tweeted without seeking Tesla's approval.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, US, Tesla, SEC, Musk

SEC: Elon Musk's failure to comply with court order over his tweets is 'stunning'

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected Elon Musk's claims that the regulator is unfairly trying to silence him.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Stories, SEC, US Securities and Exchange Commission