Last night during a live streamed event called “AI Day”, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk teased the “Tesla Bot”, a realistic humanoid robot that would be powered by the same types of AI systems that Tesla uses for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature in its cars.
Eric Walz2021-08-20 11:25 PT
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said on Friday that he hopes to start producing electric cars at the company’s new Factory in Germany by October, or shortly after. Musk, who traveled to Germany on Wednesday in his private jet to meet with state officials and check on the progress of the plant, has expressed frustration over the lack of progress on the $6.9 billion factory.
FutureCar Staff 2021-08-13 09:50 PT
At the fourth annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021) conference this week, Tesla’s senior director of AI, Andrej Karpathy, shared details the company’s latest supercomputer that will be used to train deep neural networks (DNN) for Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) autonomous driving features.
Eric Walz2021-06-22 11:00 PT
The Wall Street Journal reports that correspondence sent to Tesla in 2019 and 2020 from the SEC said tweets Elon Musk wrote about Tesla's solar roof production volumes and its stock price were not pre-approved by Tesla's lawyers. The vetting of Musk's communications is part of a 2018 settlement with the SEC after a tweet by Musk about taking Tesla private at a $420 a share.
Eric Walz2021-06-02 13:00 PT
After an investigation into a Tesla Model S crash in Texas that killed two passengers, the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) determined that Autopilot could not have been active without a driver behind the wheel. Local police claimed there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash, fueling rumors that Tesla's Autopilot could be somehow engaged without a driver behind the wheel.
FutureCar Staff 2021-05-10 16:00 PT
During a Tesla earnings call in January, Musk said that he was "highly confident the car will be able to drive itself with reliability in excess of human this year." But Musk’s tweet does not reflect that of Tesla’s own Autopilot engineers, a new memo confirms. After an early March conference call with Tesla representatives and the California DMV, Tesla Autopilot engineer CJ Moore wrote in a memo that "Elon's tweet does not match engineering reality.”
FutureCar Staff 2021-05-07 15:30 PT
As competition heats up in the electric vehicle space, pioneer Tesla proved that it’s still the undisputed leader in the auto industry. On Monday, Tesla reported its highest quarterly profit ever with a GAAP net income of $438 million. Tesla’s non-GAAP net income surpassed $1 billion for the first time in its history due to brisk sales of the Model 3 and Model Y.
Eric Walz2021-04-27 12:15 PT
Last month the Chinese military banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes in China, citing security concerns over cameras in its vehicles. So Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is downplaying the security threats of models sold in China, assuring customers on social media that Tesla's "Sentry Mode" cameras are not active outside of the U.S.
FutureCar Staff 2021-04-07 08:00 PT
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday that you can now buy a Tesla electric vehicle with Bitcoin, which might help to boost acceptance of the use of cryptocurrency in the auto industry.
Eric Walz2021-03-24 07:40 PT
Tesla subsidiary Gambit Energy Storage LLC is building a giant energy storage battery that will be connected to the Texas power grid, Bloomberg reports. The massive battery could power roughly 20,000 homes on a hot summer day. Public documents confirmed Tesla’s role in the project.
Eric Walz2021-03-08 07:55 PT
The global chip shortages that have been plaguing the auto industry this year has apparently hit electric automaker Tesla Inc., the world’s most valuable car company, according to sources that spoke to Reuters. The sources said they were not aware of a reason for the production cuts, but one person said the ongoing chip shortage affecting the auto industry is at least partially to blame.
FutureCar Staff 2021-02-25 15:45 PT
Electric vehicle maker Tesla invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that allows for secure, peer-to-peer instant payments. The company's plan to accept bitcoin as a form of payment is unprecedented in the auto industry. Tesla is expected to start accepting the digital currency in the near future.
Eric Walz2021-02-08 10:55 PT
Electric automaker Tesla became the world’s most valuable car company in 2020. But Tesla’s meteoric rise did not end there. The company's stock has continued to climb and now for the first time Tesla’s market cap has surpassed $800 billion. However, in order to justify Tesla’s soaring value, the company will need to sustain its sales momentum throughout 2021 and beyond. But there are indications that Tesla will have a difficult time matching the success in 2020.
Eric Walz2021-01-08 12:15 PT
Electric automaker Tesla has further cemented its place as the world’s most valuable car company by far. The company’s stock continues to surge despite the worsening pandemic and is up nearly 5% to $546.59 on Tuesday pushing Tesla’s market cap over $500 billion to $518 billion.
Eric Walz2020-11-24 11:10 PT
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk claims that Tesla is close to achieving Level-5 autonomous driving. These highly advanced self-driving Tesla vehicles will need to be connected to the cloud, transferring terabytes of data between Tesla’s fleet and powerful AI-powered processors that support autonomous driving. This requires requires a low-latency, ultra-fast connection, which the SpaceX Starlink satellite-based broadband internet network can provide.
Eric Walz2020-11-04 14:30 PT
On Tuesday, electric automaker Tesla unveiled its biggest program of new share sales as a public company, seeking to cash in on soaring Wall Street interest in the electric carmaker. The new share sales will raise up to $5 billion, which would beef up the company's cash reserves for any future debts.
FutureCar Staff 2020-09-01 10:00 PT
Electric automaker Tesla is getting ready for its “Battery Day” event on Sept 22, in which the company will reveal details about its new highly advanced batteries that promise to extend the range of its electric vehicles. On Monday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk dropped some battery hints for the first time on Twitter.
Eric Walz2020-08-25 09:00 PT
On Wednesday Tesla reported profitable second quarter earnings, which is its fourth consecutive profitable quarter for the company and paves the way for the company’s inclusion in the coveted S&P 500 index. The S&P 500 is largely considered an essential benchmark index for the U.S. stock market. The four consecutive profitable quarters are the first in Tesla’s history.
Eric Walz2020-07-22 15:15 PT
Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are “misleading” advertising statements relating to the capabilities of its Autopilot driver assistance system, a Munich court ruled on Tuesday.
Jeremy Carlton2020-07-14 14:00 PT
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk says that Tesla is “close” to achieving Level-5 autonomous driving. Musk made the comments in remarks made via a video message at the opening of Shanghai’s annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC). However, skeptics believe Level-5 autonomy is still years away.
Jeremy Carlton2020-07-09 10:00 PT
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