Tesla Model D Auto-Pilot Video

Video: This is what it’s like to have your Tesla drive you around by itself

By on October 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM.

Video: This is what it’s like to have your Tesla drive you around by itself

Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled a new Tesla model, the all-wheel drive D variant of the Model S that packs two electric motors and is able to deliver faster speeds and even better battery efficiency than the standard Model S. But the hidden trick of the D, and the regular Model S now as well, is a new autopilot system that can offer many advanced features to improve security while driving, even though it’s far from being a fully autonomous pilot. More →

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Tesla Model D Specs, Features and Release Date

Forget all-wheel drive, speed and battery efficiency, this is the Tesla D’s coolest new trick

By on October 10, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Forget all-wheel drive, speed and battery efficiency, this is the Tesla D’s coolest new trick

As previously teased, Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled its brand new Tesla models, bringing several interesting features to its electric cars, including all-wheel drive, faster speeds, improved battery efficiency, and a cool new trick that might make you want to purchase one a Tesla even more than before. More →

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Tesla D Photo

A leaked photo may have just spoiled Tesla’s upcoming ‘D’ announcement

By on October 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

A leaked photo may have just spoiled Tesla’s upcoming ‘D’ announcement

Tesla is by far the most exciting car company in the world right now, as founder and CEO Elon Musk continues to lead the charge away from gas-powered vehicles. With one car currently on the road and another two known to be in development, Musk took to Twitter earlier this week to tease what some believed might be a fourth model currently in the works.

As it turns out, however, the Tesla “D” Musk has been teasing might not be a new model at all. Instead, a photograph taken by an unknowing passer-by may have just spoiled Tesla’s big reveal, which is scheduled to take place on October 9th. More →

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Elon Musk Ice Bucket Challenge

Elon Musk engineers the most elaborte ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ contraption we’ve yet seen

By on August 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Elon Musk engineers the most elaborte ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ contraption we’ve yet seen

Given his engineering chops, we shouldn’t be surprised that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk concocted the most elaborate contraption we’ve yet seen for an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video. More →

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Tesla Model X Model 3

Apple is no longer Apple – but Tesla is

By on August 8, 2014 at 4:12 PM.

Apple is no longer Apple – but Tesla is

This is the state of the smartphone/tablet market: Investors were overjoyed when Apple delivered 4.6% revenue growth in the spring quarter. And the hottest product of the year in the mobile device industry is going to be iPhone 6 because it finally is an iPhone with a screen size larger than 4 inches. More →

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Tesla Electic Car Technology

Tesla wants carmakers to shamelessly copy its electric cars

By on June 13, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Tesla wants carmakers to shamelessly copy its electric cars

Unlike other tech giants who spend plenty of money and cash in courts on patent-related lawsuits, Tesla wants others to copy its technology to make electric cars, as the carmaker has announced that all its tech discoveries will be available to competitors free of charge, and lawsuit-free. More →

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Tesla Fires NHTSA Inquiry

Model S fires turn up heat on Tesla, but the streets are paved with electric gold

By on December 4, 2013 at 9:10 AM.

Model S fires turn up heat on Tesla, but the streets are paved with electric gold

Tesla’s not out of the woods just yet, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked for additional information surrounding the recent Model S fires that have been widely covered by the media. But it’s likely to be just a minor blip on the road to recovery. More →

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Tesla Fires Stock

Tesla’s ‘unrealistic expectations’

By on November 29, 2013 at 11:50 AM.

Tesla’s ‘unrealistic expectations’

Tesla Motors has had a rough couple of months. Shares hit an all-time high of $194.50 in late September, then concerns about the fires on the Model S crept up. Following that, third-quarter earnings were great, but concerns about selling more Model S units in the fourth-quarter hit the stock. Now, an analyst thinks Tesla’s woes aren’t just short term in nature, it’s a case of unrealistic expectations. More →

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Tesla Disruption

Tesla is the wave of the future

By on August 30, 2013 at 1:25 PM.

Tesla is the wave of the future

Tesla Motors has been a controversial company ever since it came into existence nearly a decade ago. How could a company, based in Silicon Valley, revolutionize the auto industry, taking on the likes of Ford, GM and Chrysler and change the way people think about cars? Fast forward 10 years later, and it’s Tesla that is leading the car market when it comes to hype, execution and media buzz, and it’s not just about electric cars either. More →

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Tesla Google Driverless Car

Tesla CEO in talks with Google about driverless car software

By on May 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM.

Tesla CEO in talks with Google about driverless car software

Although we likely won’t see driverless cars on the roads for at least another decade or two, there’s a chance that the first driverless cars we do see will be electric. Bloomberg reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk “has talked with Google about the self-driving technology it’s been developing, though he prefers to think of applications that are more like an airplane’s autopilot system.” While Musk has been impressed with what Google has done with driverless cars so far, he did say that the company’s current approach of using sensors is “too expensive” and that “it’s better to have an optical system, basically cameras with software that is able to figure out what’s going on just by looking at things.” Musk said that Tesla would work on its own autopilot system for its cars, although he provided no information about when Tesla’s own system would be ready for road tests.

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Electric car company Tesla raises over $226 million in IPO

By on June 29, 2010 at 9:31 PM.

Electric car company Tesla raises over $226 million in IPO

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As of yesterday, no American car company had gone public since Henry Ford put his family business on the on the U.S. stock exchange back in 1956. Today, Tesla Motors (TSLA) — in an IPO — sold over 13.3 million shares of stock on the NASDAQ exchange totaling $226.1 million. The all-electric car maker’s mission is simply to “sell high performance, super efficient electric cars.” Tesla uses some pretty impressive technology to manage, store and harness the electric charge stored in the cars batteries. The company should have their first mass production model — The Model S — rolling off the assembly line this year. The company’s stock closed just south of $24. More →

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Tesla Tastelessly Tosses Their Team

By on October 17, 2008 at 1:22 PM.

Tesla Tastelessly Tosses Their Team

If you thought breaking up over a text message was in bad taste, try empathizing with the Tesla employees who were just laid off… via a blog post! That’s right, 90% of the Tesla team in Metro Detroit were let go, but someone assigned to break the news didn’t have the guts to tell them. Instead, the employees found out through their own site that they were finished. What’s to become of the remaining 10%? Those who aren’t notified of their termination today (via a bulletin board at the plant, mind you) have to relocate to San Jose, CA – at least it’s brighter and the weather is more temperate in Cali, right? The problem is getting there when your company won’t help with relocation, moving costs, selling your current home or apartment, or anything else for that matter. They’re essentially being told, “Be glad we didn’t can you. Now get moving!” The official word is as follows:

There will also be some headcount reduction due to consolidation of operations. In anticipation of moving vehicle engineering to our new HQ in San Jose, we are ramping down and will close our Rochester Hills office near Detroit. Good communication, tightly knit engineering and a common company culture are of paramount importance as Tesla grows.

Yes, “good communication” and a “common company culture” are of paramount importance. We’re wondering what the schmuck who wrote this piece was thinking when writing that there would be a “headcount reduction.” With tough times and an economy suffering at exponential rates, one would think that Tesla could have been just a tad more appropriate and tactful with letting their hard working employees go.

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