Tesla is raising the price of its full self-driving option – TechCrunch

Tesla is raising the price of its full self-driving option – TechCrunch

In a few weeks, Tesla buyers will have to pay more for an option that isn’t yet completely functional, but that CEO Elon Musk promises will one day deliver full autonomous driving capabilities. Musk tweeted Saturday that the price of its full self-driving option will “increase substantially over time” beginning May 1. Tesla vehicles are not self-driving. Musk has promised that the advanced driver assistance capabilities on Tesla vehicles will continue to improve until eventually reaching that full automation high-water

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Hackers conquer Tesla’s in-car web browser and win a Model 3 – TechCrunch

Hackers conquer Tesla’s in-car web browser and win a Model 3 – TechCrunch

A pair of security researchers dominated Pwn2Own, the annual high-profile hacking contest, taking home $375,000 in prizes including a Tesla Model 3 — their reward for successfully exposing a vulnerability in the electric vehicle’s infotainment system. Tesla handed over its new Model 3 sedan to Pwn2Own this year, the first time a car has been included in the competition. Pwn2Own is in its 12th year and run by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative. ZDI has awarded more than $4 million

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Elon Musk defends tweets in SEC’s contempt proceedings – TechCrunch

Elon Musk defends tweets in SEC’s contempt proceedings – TechCrunch

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

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Elon Musk says ominous music, ‘Rick and Morty’ will keep Teslas safe

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Nothing keeps out thieves and ne’er-do-wells more effectively than a D Minor musical composition. That’s the latest idea Tesla CEO Elon Musk proposed for his 360-camera theft prevention “Sentry Mode” that he plans to bring to electric Tesla cars with Enhanced Autopilot. He says a “rough” beta will be released sometime in February. The latest details of the car monitoring system — that sound like a joke, but knowing Musk are possibly real(??) — were introduced on his Twitter page

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Tesla to start delivering Model 3 in Europe in February

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Tesla’s “affordable” electric sedan is finally coming to Europe.Image: Sean Gallup/Getty ImageS By Stan Schroeder2019-01-23 08:48:43 UTC Tesla has gotten regulatory approval to start delivering its Model 3 mid-size electric sedan in Europe, Bloomberg reported Monday.  After getting the green light from Dutch vehicle authority RDW, the company is slated to start delivering the Long Range Battery variant of the Model 3 in February.  It’s been a long wait for European customers, many of whom reserved a Model 3 back

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Elon Musk promises 100% Supercharger coverage in Europe in 2019

Good news, Tesla owners: Supercharger coverage in Europe will be 100% sometime next year, Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday.  “From Ireland to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey,” he said, specifying (in subsequent tweets) that Greece and Romania will be included as well.  Currently, the Supercharger network in Europe is solid in some places, such as Germany, Norway and the UK, spotty in others, such as Poland and Italy, and non-existent in several European countries, including Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. Tesla’s map

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Tesla to bring portion of Model 3 production to China next year – TechCrunch

Tesla to bring portion of Model 3 production to China next year – TechCrunch

Tesla, which reported its first quarterly profits in two years Wednesday, is looking to extend its earnings streak by bringing its new Model 3 to customers beyond North America. And part of that plan involves accelerating its manufacturing plans in China. Tesla saw its revenue skyrocket to $6.8 billion in the third quarter (and a $312 million profit) thanks to sales of its new Model 3 vehicle, despite production bottlenecks and more recent issues with delivery logistics. The company was able

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Update: New whistleblower claims against Tesla allege drug trafficking, theft and phone hacking coverup

Update: New whistleblower claims against Tesla allege drug trafficking, theft and phone hacking coverup

This post has been updated with a comment from Tesla and to indicate that a single employee was allegedly involved in the drug trafficking ring.  Employees at Tesla’s Nevada gigafactory were allegedly involved in a massive drug ring, stole $37 million worth of precious metals and equipment and illegally spied on former employees at the behest of chief executive Elon Musk, according to a new whistleblower complaint filed against the company. First reported by Jalopnik, the complaint is only the

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Tesla is making a $1500… surfboard?

Tesla is making a $1500… surfboard?

Tesla is no stranger to branded merch. Its got the standard company swag — the hats, the shirts, and the mugs. It’s got quirkier stuff, like miniature Teslas for kids and USB chargers shaped like the Superchargers that juice up their vehicles. And now they’ve got… surfboards? While it’s now gone for some reason, a product page went live in its shop early this morning detailing a $1500 Tesla-branded board (we’ve asked Tesla for insight, but it sounds like they

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Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability

Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability

In an unusual move, Tesla has reportedly asked some suppliers to return part of the money it paid them for work already completed. According to the Wall Street Journal, which reviewed a memo Tesla sent to a supplier last week, the electric auto maker said it is asking suppliers for refunds to help it reach profitability. This stokes concerns about the company’s cash flow, despite earlier assurances from Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk that it will be profitable in the

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