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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

A Cab’s-Eye View of How Peloton’s Trucks ‘Talk’ to Each Other

A Cab’s-Eye View of How Peloton’s Trucks ‘Talk’ to Each Other

Techno-optimist prognosticators will tell you that driverless trucks are just around the corner. They will also gently tell you—always gently—that yes, truck driving, a job that nearly 3.7 million Americans perform today, is perhaps on the brink of extinction. At the very least, on the brink of uncomfortable change. A startup called Peloton Technology sees the future a bit differently. Based in Mountain View, California, the eight-year-old company has a plan to broadly commercialize a partially automated truck technology called

Continue Reading

Boeing’s Grounded 737s Won’t Cause Massive Flight Delays

Boeing's Grounded 737s Won't Cause Massive Flight Delays

On Wednesday, America’s Federal Aviation Administration joined the rest of the world and grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the airplane involved in a deadly crash in Ethiopia on Sunday, and another in Indonesia five months ago. New data and evidence led the agency to reverse course, the FAA said in the statement, including “newly refined satellite data” made available to the agency on Wednesday morning. The agency demanded all US-operated 737 MAX jets remain on the ground until further

Continue Reading

Mercedes Remakes the Minivan as an All-Electric Luxury Ride

Mercedes Remakes the Minivan as an All-Electric Luxury Ride

It wasn’t so long ago that if you had a family to haul hither and thither, you got a minivan. In 2000, Americans bought 1.25 million of the things. By 2007, though, that number had dropped to 800,000, and it has since dropped below half a million a year. In the era of the ultra-popular SUV and crossover, minivans account for less than 3 percent of market share, according to Kelley Blue Book. Mercedes-Benz is looking to change the minivan’s

Continue Reading

Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 Arrives and More Cars News This Week

Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 Arrives and More Cars News This Week

Cast your eyes about the transportation landscape, and you’ll see plenty of high-wire acts. Take Tesla, which this week announced it would finally roll out a $35,000 Model 3, a year and a half after it began production of the sedan. Good news if you’ve been on the waiting list for the car; bad news if you’re a salesperson at one of Tesla’s stores, many of which will close to save money as the company moves to an online-only sales

Continue Reading

Lyft files to go public and we’re stoked – TechCrunch

Lyft files to go public and we’re stoked – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome to an Equity Shot, a short-form episode of the show where we dive into a single breaking news story. Guess what we’re talking about today?! It’s Lyft . You guessed correctly. The Lyft S-1 is the very first major S-1 event of 2019. As you might recall, the government shutdown gummed the IPO process by halting the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that plays the most active role in helping a company go public. Now the

Continue Reading

How Zero Built the SR/F, Its All-New Electric Motorcycle

How Zero Built the SR/F, Its All-New Electric Motorcycle

“Kickstand is now up,” one of the 20 or so engineers and designers calls out in the design studio. “OK,” a few respond in near unison. Half of them are holding their phones in the air, pointed at the half-finished motorcycle that’s standing on a lift table like an equestrian statue on a pedestal. Another engineer flips the red switch on the handlebars, then moves his hand onto the throttle and twists. Just a touch at first, then properly. With

Continue Reading

Digging Into Self-Driving Data and More Car News This Week

Digging Into Self-Driving Data and More Car News This Week

The self-driving car world is a secretive one, where software, hardware, and testing methods are jealously guarded (and occasionally spark a major lawsuit). But this week, we got a glimpse into what these developers have actually been up to, thanks first to a newly released batch of “disengagement” reports every autonomous vehicle outfit testing in California provides to the state at the end of each year. The disengagement data isn’t too helpful, but the reports do reveal a serious spike

Continue Reading

Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how – TechCrunch

Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how – TechCrunch

The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting the movements of pedestrians that takes into account not just what they’re doing, but how they’re doing it. This body language could be critical to predicting what a person does next. Keeping an eye on pedestrians and predicting what they’re going to do is a major part of any autonomous vehicle’s vision system. Understanding that a person is

Continue Reading

Site Footer

www.000webhost.com