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Adding self-driving tech to your car is surprisingly cheap... and legal

Adding self-driving tech to your car is surprisingly cheap... and legal While Tesla rolls out updates to Autopilot incrementally and other automakers fine-tune their autonomous platforms after years of development, some ambitious drivers are tricking out their own, regular cars with self-driving systems.But safety concerns about DIY self-driving tech pushed the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) to get involved.

Engineer alleges culture of sexism and discrimination at Tesla

Engineer alleges culture of sexism and discrimination at Tesla AJ Vandermeyden, a female engineer at Tesla, sued her employer last fall, alleging the car company commited several cases of sexism and workplace discrimination against her, The Guardian reported Tuesday.She also said Tesla denied her overtime pay, rest breaks and meal breaks at her gig in sales.

Tesla fires up its Nevada Gigafactory for Model 3 battery production

Tesla fires up its Nevada Gigafactory for Model 3 battery production The finalized Tesla Model 3 hasn’t been officially unveiled, yet it’s already one of the most eagerly anticipated vehicles of all time.The Model 3 will easily keep up with the BMW 3 Series.

Elon Musk just took advice from a super smart 5th grader

Elon Musk just took advice from a super smart 5th grader Is Elon Musk smarter than a fifth grader?On Wednesday night, Bria, a fifth grade "green fan" of Musk's company, Tesla, blew the billionaire's mind by writing him a letter suggesting an innovative advertising idea.

An eco-friendly 10-year-old inspires Elon Musk and Tesla to action

An eco-friendly 10-year-old inspires Elon Musk and Tesla to action Never say never: This week a fifth-grader from Michigan wrote to Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk with a great idea, and the inventor not only embraced the idea, but wrote back to say thanks.It was dad who passed along his daughter’s letter on Twitter, writing, [email protected] Elon, my daughter wrote you a letter for a school project.

Video of Tesla crash shows exactly why Autopilot isn't true self-driving tech

Video of Tesla crash shows exactly why Autopilot isn't true self-driving tech A video posted to the Tesla Motors subreddit and spotted by Electrek shows exactly what can happen when a Tesla Model S driver puts too much trust in his car's Autopilot.It's a reminder that a human driver is always needed in a Tesla, even when the Autopilot system is engaged.

Tesla’s Project Loveday invites you to create an ad for the car company

Tesla’s Project Loveday invites you to create an ad for the car company “Ten-year-old Bria Loveday sent us a letter and suggested we hold a video contest,” Tesla explains on its website.Over the next couple of months we will collect videos from around the world as part of the “Project Loveday” video contest.

A very confident Tesla launches the new Powerwall 2 in Australia

A very confident Tesla launches the new Powerwall 2 in Australia The new Powerwall 2 has about double the capacity of Tesla's original Powerwall, and will roll out from April.Vice President for energy products at Tesla Lyndon Rive, who incidentally is Musk's cousin, was in Melbourne Thursday for the launch.

Tesla owners drop serious cash on their cars only to wait months to get them repaired

Tesla owners drop serious cash on their cars only to wait months to get them repaired With the Model 3 — the "affordable" Tesla that starts at $35,000 — expected to arrive within the next year, the problem could get a lot worse as the number of Teslas on the road skyrockets.An existing Gigafactory outside of Reno, Nevada, currently makes battery cells but will soon produce electric motors for the Model 3 as well.

Elon Musk makes a bet to fix a state's energy woes in 100 days, or it's free

Elon Musk makes a bet to fix a state's energy woes in 100 days, or it's free Yesterday, Tesla's Vice President for energy products Lyndon Rive (who is Musk's cousin) said the company could build enough battery storage capacity with its Powerwall 2, to solve lingering energy supply concerns in the state of South Australia, within 100 days.It was an idea enthusiastically taken aboard by Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, who offered to help find the cash on Twitter Thursday.

Elon Musk promises to solve south Australia’s energy crisis in 100 days

Elon Musk promises to solve south Australia’s energy crisis in 100 days In a recent interview with the Australia publication Financial Review, Solar City co-founder and energy division head of Tesla Lyndon Rive boldly claimed the Elon Musk-backed companies could solve south Australia’s growing energy problem in no more than 100 days.A dramatic rise in prices coupled with a higher frequency of blackouts recently pushed south Australia on the brink of an all-out predicament.

Intel buys Mobileye for $15 billion to lead its self-driving car unit

Intel buys Mobileye for $15 billion to lead its self-driving car unit Now that approach has paid off handsomely for Mobileye’s shareholders, with an agreement to be acquired by Intel for $15 billion ($63.In the high-profile case of the Tesla that drove into a semi last year, Mobileye’s camera system got some of the blame.

Intel throws down $15.3 billion to become a player in the self-driving car game

Intel throws down $15.3 billion to become a player in the self-driving car game Money keeps pouring in from companies trying to perfect the self-driving car.The latest eye-popping transaction: Intel announced Monday that it was buying Israeli company Mobileye for $15.

Elon Musk said he could fix state's energy crisis in 100 days. Here's his chance to prove it.

Elon Musk said he could fix state's energy crisis in 100 days. Here's his chance to prove it. On Tuesday, the South Australian government announced it would fund a grid-connected battery project to provide the state with 100 megawatts of storage as part a wide-ranging energy plan.The government will also create a $150 million fund to support renewable energy projects.

EVs with 100-mile range may be all you need, some automakers say

EVs with 100-mile range may be all you need, some automakers say The Clarity EV may get just 80 miles per charge.11 per 100 miles.

Do you use Tesla’s Autopilot? Here’s how you can get an insurance discount

Do you use Tesla’s Autopilot? Here’s how you can get an insurance discount We’re required to pay for auto insurance because we all inevitably make mistakes behind the wheel, and sometimes they cause accidents.Since self-driving technology promises to make our roads safer by eliminating human error, though, shouldn’t it drive down insurance rates?

Trump wants to kill a program that helped Elon Musk get this company up and running

Trump wants to kill a program that helped Elon Musk get this company up and running The costly but zero-emissions sedan later fueled Tesla's rise as one of the world's largest electric automakers.4 billion ATVM loan to retool its assembly plant in Tennessee to make advanced batteries for electric cars, including its the Nissan Leaf.

Tesla is doing away with its two least expensive Model S cars

Tesla is doing away with its two least expensive Model S cars Late last week, Tesla began emailing folks who had previously expressed interest in the Model S 60 and 60D, noting that the least expensive members of the Tesla family will soon be discontinued.While the Tesla Model 3 will be cheaper when it finally becomes available, starting at $35,000, the Model S 60 and 60D were otherwise the most affordable Tesla cars, starting at $68,000.

China’s Hybrid Kinetic targets Tesla with Italian styling, turbine range extender

China’s Hybrid Kinetic targets Tesla with Italian styling, turbine range extender Chinese firm Hybrid Kinetic first made news in 2010 when it announced plans to build hybrid cars in Alabama.in 2019 or 2020, Hybrid Kinetic board member Carter Yeung said in an Automotive News (subscription required) interview.

Auckland embraces electric vehicles with trial lanes

Auckland embraces electric vehicles with trial lanes The New Zealand Government is inviting selected participants to take part in a trial which aims to increase the ownership of electric vehicles in New Zealand.The trial allows priority access for electric vehicles at five different bypass lanes across Auckland.