Tesla Inc News

Semi-Automated Driving Systems: Not All Are ‘Hands Free’

DETROIT — Autopilot, ProPilot, CoPilot: Automakers have many names for new systems that allow for hands-free driving, but no safety or performance standards to follow as they roll out the most significant changes to vehicle technology in a generation. Spurred …

Tesla Can’t Duck Lawsuit Over Musk’s Take-Private Tweet

Tesla Inc. must face an investor lawsuit over Elon Musk’s notorious 2018 tweet about taking the electric car maker private. The ruling means Tesla will have to provide documents and other evidence to the plaintiffs as the case moves forward. …

California Blackouts Boost Demand for Power Storage

Power cuts during California’s devastating wildfire season have boosted demand for combined solar panels and battery storage solutions as businesses look to mitigate economic damage from future blackouts. Billions of dollars in economic activity were lost from mass power shutoffs …

Tesla’s Autopilot, Cell Phone Use Blamed in 2018 Fatal Crash

U.S. crash investigators faulted Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system and the driver’s distraction by a mobile device for a fatal accident in 2018 and called on Apple Inc. and other mobile phone makers to do more to keep motorists’ attention on …

Lawyer Who Helped Musk Beat Defamation Suit Takes on Tesla’s Investors

A Manhattan trial lawyer who helped Elon Musk defeat a defamation lawsuit by a British caver is now set to defend the Tesla Inc. CEO in a fight with shareholders. Alex Spiro, a partner in the New York office of …

Electrical Tape on Sign Tricked a Tesla Into Speeding in a Test

Researchers were able to trick a Tesla Inc. vehicle into speeding by putting a strip of electrical tape over a speed limit sign, spotlighting the kinds of potential vulnerabilities facing automated driving systems. Technicians at McAfee Inc. placed the piece …

Tesla Crashes Highlight ‘Black Box’ Challenge for Investigations

Two collisions involving Tesla Inc. vehicles left three people dead on Sunday and police in Indiana and California are still trying to answer an unfamiliar question: who, or what, was in control at the time of the crash? A Tesla …

Teen Tesla Driver’s 100 MPH-Plus Speed Cited in Deadly Crash

A speeding teenage driver caused the fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle in Florida in 2018 and the subsequent fire in the electric car’s battery contributed to the severity of his injuries, a federal investigation concluded. The 18-year-old man, …

Toyota to Use Advanced Self-Driving Tech in Commercial Vehicles First

Toyota Motor Corp plans to first deploy advanced self-driving features in commercial vehicles before adding them to cars meant for personal use, a senior official at the Japanese auto major said on Tuesday. It will be easier to apply self-driving …

Elon Musk Beats Back Defamation Lawsuit Over Insulting Tweet

Elon Musk beat back a defamation claim from a British cave expert who sued the billionaire CEO over a tweet in which Musk labeled Vernon Unsworth a “pedo guy.” A federal jury in Los Angeles Friday took about an hour …