Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

NTSB: Autopilot Was in Use Before Tesla Hit Semitrailer

Tesla A Tesla Model 3. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

DETROIT — A Tesla Model 3 involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida on March 1 was operating on the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Reduces Model S, Model X Production Hours; Shares Drop

Tesla Tesla Model S (Justin Chin/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. reduced the amount of hours it is producing Model S sedans and Model X crossovers, adding to concerns about demand for the electric-car maker’s higher-priced and more profitable vehicles. Shares dropped on the news.

Dana Hull and Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla Adds Larry Ellison, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to Board in SEC Deal

Ellison Larry Ellison (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. added Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board, fulfilling the terms of the settlement reached with U.S. securities regulators over its CEO’s problematic posts about taking the company private.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
December 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Is Getting Last Laugh on Wall Street

Elon Musk Musk (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News)

It was only a few months ago that Wall Street was bashing Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. Times have changed for the automaker and its mercurial CEO.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Bull Analyst Says Stock ‘No Longer Investable’

Tesla Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Nomura Instinet analyst Romit Shah downgraded Tesla to neutral from buy in a note titled “No Longer Investable.” The note to clients starts by pointing out that previously he’s been one of the biggest bulls on the Street since initiating coverage last October.

Joe Weisenthal | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla’s RoboTaxi Worth a Fraction of Waymo, Morgan Stanley Says

RoboTaxi Musk (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News)

Tesla has let more than a few investors down of late, and one part of the company hasn’t quite lived up to expectations at Morgan Stanley either.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Is Tesla’s Elon Musk Wrong About Lidar Technology?

Velodyne Lidar Inc. devices sit on top of a Ford Motor Co. Fusion set-up as an experimental self-driving delivery vehicle on display during the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk has called lidar a crutch. The Tesla CEO believes he can build self-driving and semi-autonomous cars without relying on the technology, which uses lasers to help the cars map and navigate their surroundings.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
June 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Sues Tesla for $2 Billion Over Electric Truck Design

Tesla Semi Tesla Semi (Tesla Inc.)

Nikola Corp. has sued rival Tesla Inc. for $2 billion, claiming Tesla infringed on U.S. patents Nikola received on cab design, including wrap windshield, midentry door, fuselage, fender, side cladding, and the overall design of a semi.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Autonomous Coast-to-Coast Tesla Trip Past Deadline, Still Coming

Tesla Inc. Model X P100D sports utility vehicles sit on display at the company's new showroom in New York. Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. hasn’t thrown its plan to demonstrate an autonomous cross-country drive out the window — it’s just tapped the brakes.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Second US Safety Agency to Investigate Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Crash

Culver City Firefighters Local 1927

A second federal safety agency has opened an investigation of an accident in which a Tesla car on “Autopilot” rammed into a parked fire truck.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018