Report Finds Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot Function May Pose Serious Safety Risks Without Driver Engagement

A newer Tesla feature to allow its cars to switch lanes automatically may present safety risks for drivers who aren’t actively engaged while the setting is enabled, according to findings by Consumer Reports. Read More >>

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Funny Twitter Person Blags Job With The Man

Someone who did a good tweet has won the modern internet lottery. We're not talking about a Christmas book deal, a retweet off Armando Iannucci or being blocked by Graham Linehan; the doer of the winning tweet is going to work with tech primadonna Elon Musk, manning the carmaker's social media accounts. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Is Going to Trial Over Bad ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to head to trial later this year over a series of bad tweets in which he described a diver as “pedo guy” after the man criticised his plan for saving a young football team trapped in a cave system in Thailand. Read More >>

Of Course Someone Shot a Porn Video in a Tesla Driving on Autopilot

It was only a matter of time of course. There’s now a porn video of two people having sex in a Tesla while it was driving on Autopilot. Read More >>

Tesla Autopilot Malfunction Caused Crash That Killed Apple Engineer, Lawsuit Alleges

Apple engineer Walter Huang was driving his 2017 Tesla Model X on US Highway 101 in Mountain View, in the US state of California, the morning of 23 March 2018, when the car steered left into a concrete median, killing Huang in the resulting crash. Read More >>

Tesla UK Model 3 Priced From £38,050

The UK Model 3 virtual showroom has gone online today, revealing that Tesla's official UK RRP for the supposedly affordable electric car is £38,050. That's for the cheap one with the lowest spec everything that only comes in black. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Reaches Deal With U.S. Securities Watchdog Requiring Tougher Oversight of His Bad Tweets

Elon Musk has reached a deal with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission following a dispute over his bad tweets and what he can — or more specifically, can’t — share on the platform after he was accused of violating the terms of an earlier agreement. It now looks like Musk will (really) have to clear some of his Tesla-related tweets with a lawyer. Read More >>

UK Tesla Model 3 Orders Open Next Week

Tesla's smaller and more affordable EV is going to seem a little more tangible in the UK next week, when the online configuration and ordering systems for the Model 3 are to be switched on for Musk/EV enthusiasts in this part of the world. Read More >>

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Stuff Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars This Week, Ranked

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke at a company investor day focused on autonomy, relaying news that Tesla had switched to a self-driving computer designed by in-house engineers and dropping some big promises about what, exactly, the future of its Autopilot feature and autonomous driving will look like. Read More >>

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‘I Will Nuke You’, Elon Musk Allegedly Tells Former Employee

Elon Musk is, if nothing else, an innovator. He finds new ways to recover rockets from space; new useless holes to drill into the earth; new reasons to get fined by the SEC, and according to a report by Bloomberg, new ways of threatening his subordinates. Mostly you could say he’s guilty of having too many good ideas. Read More >>

Elon Musk Lives to Tweet Another Day

Elon Musk’s prolonged battle with America's SEC over his tweets reached a tentative conclusion on Thursday. For now, he’s still allowed to post and you better believe he will exercise that right. Read More >>

Tesla Pays Out £66,000 in Settlement Over Hazardous Waste and Air Pollution

The US Environmental Protection Agency slapped electric car manufacturer Tesla with an $86,000 (£65,575) settlement for violating “hazardous-waste and air-emissions standards” at its Fremont, California-based production facility, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Monday. Read More >>

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Tesla Hacking Report Is a Good Reminder of the Risks of Stored Data

It can be easy to forget how much personal data we share with the various technologies geared at streamlining our lives, be they voice assistants, smart home devices, or the phones we carry with us virtually everywhere. And if you own a car, that may go for your ride too. Read More >>

We Regret to Inform You Elon Musk Has Released a Rap Single About Harambe

If there’s something absolutely no one other than Elon Musk woke up this weekend thinking, it is “Elon Musk should release a rap single about Harambe, the tragically slain gorilla that became a meme nearly three years ago, after which said meme subsequently got treaded into the ground, and more than a few people began noting it might actually have been kind of racist.” Unfortunately, that is what he did, because Elon must. Read More >>

Initial EU Model 3 Sales Beat its EV and Petrol Rivals

The EU launch of Tesla's Model 3 appears to have gone down extremely well in man-liking-cars world, with the smaller pure EV from the internet bigmouth outselling all of its EV rivals in its first month on sale -- and also beat the similarly-sized petrol-engined options from the big old traditional carmakers. Read More >>