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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Tesla has patented a new “tabless” battery cell design that it says improves on existing designs. It's way more important than it sounds, says Elon Musk. "There’s nothing wrong with tab technology, but streamlining battery designs to remove them could save a lot of time, materials, and money...
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    I have a hard time wrapping my head around the looks (Hideous, but maybe it will grow on me). https://www.tesla.com/cybertruck Specs for the 3 motor version: Body built out of Cold Rolled Stainless: Video Highlights:
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    Youtube: Telsa Autonomy Day - Tesla custom AI chip for self driving

    A few years ago, when Tesla said it was going to develop their own chip for the AI to to do self driving on their car, this was met with some skepticism. They reveal a lot of detail here: 6 Billion Transistors: 260mm2 - 14nm 72 TOPS from the AI engine 12 ARM A72 Cores 600 GFlop GPU (it's all...
  4. cageymaru

    Tesla Raises Prices to Keep More Retail Stores Open

    Tesla has announced that is going to raise prices 3% to keep more of its retail locations open. Some stores in high visibility locations will be reopened. These stores will have fewer employees, but test drives will be available. Some stores are under review and a decision will be made over the...
  5. cageymaru

    Tesla Launches $35,000 Standard Model 3

    Tesla has announced that it is now taking orders for the $35,000 standard Model 3. The electric car will feature 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds. No compromises in safety were made from the longer-range version. A Model 3 Standard Range Plus is...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    HP's Intel and Nvidia Powered ISS Supercomputer is Stuck in Space

    HP and SpaceX sent some servers with off-the-shelf Intel Xeon CPUs and Nvidia Tesla GPUs to the ISS in 2017, and as of 2018, those servers were fully operational. But, according to a recent BBC report, HP's "Spaceborne Computer" was schedules to come back down to Earth about 3 months ago, and...
  7. cageymaru

    Volvo Reveals the New Polestar 2 Electric Performance Vehicle

    Polestar is an electric performance brand and a division of Volvo. Today, Polestar revealed the Polestar 2 which is priced to compete with the Tesla Model 3 as the base model is expected to start at $45,000. Polestar 2 is a premium five-door fastback with two electric motors creating 408 hp and...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    Consumer Reports has a complicated history with the Tesla. The Model S an X weren't exactly loved by the nonprofit testing organization, and Consumer Reports pulled their recommendation for the Model 3 last year after it found serious braking issues with the Model 3. In a remarkable...
  9. cageymaru

    Tesla Demonstrates Its New Security System Called Sentry Mode

    As we reported before, Tesla has added a new security feature to its cars called Sentry Mode. Sentry Mode uses the car's cameras to monitor its environment to detect potential threats. It will display a message on the touchscreen and record the encounter if the threat is minimal. But if it...
  10. cageymaru

    Tesla Model X Receives Industry First Perfect Crash-Test Rating for a SUV

    The Tesla Model X has become the first SUV to receive a perfect safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) SUVs are generally safer than cars due to their increased size, but a higher center of gravity causes the vehicles to rollover during tight maneuvering...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    AAA Study Claims Cold Weather Significantly Shortens EV Range

    A recently released report claims that driving in the heat or the cold can dramatically reduces the range of an electric vehicle. AAA tested a Chevy Bolt, a Nissan Leaf, a BMW i3, a Tesla Model S 75D, and a Volkswagen e-Golf in hot and cold weather, with HVAC on and off. The i3 fared...
  12. cageymaru

    Tesla Owner Credits Autopilot Feature for Saving His Life

    Jubilant Tesla Model 3 owner Amit says the Autopilot feature that enables the car to self-drive; saved his life by avoiding an accident. When another car entered his lane on I-95, the Autopilot feature in his Tesla Model 3 emitted an audible alarm and swerved to the left to avoid the accident...
  13. cageymaru

    Tesla Buys Maxwell Technologies

    Tesla has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Maxwell Technologies for $4.75 per share. Maxwell will become a Tesla subsidiary and will be wholly owned by Tesla. Maxwell is developer and manufacturer of Innovative, cost-effective energy and power delivery solutions. The company is...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Launches Cheaper Cars With Software Limited Batteries

    Tesla previously announced that they're discontinuing the 75 kWh battery pack for their Model S sedan and Model X SUV, and Elon Musk mentioned that the company needs to keep prices more competitive than ever if Tesla is to survive. Now, Electrek says that Tesla is launching variants of the Model...
  15. cageymaru

    Tesla Sentry Mode Is Coming Soon to Cars with Enhanced Autopilot

    In a Twitter post, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that "Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot" (EAP). This was in response to a Tesla owner who found a dent in his car close to the rear facing cameras. He expressed his desire for a 360 dash cam feature while parked...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Rolls Back Charging Station Price Hikes

    Last week, after Tesla ended their free Supercharging program, they raised charging prices around the world to "better reflect differences in local electricity costs and site usage." That change apparently caused quite a stir, as Elektrek's own article on the subject had over 1190 comments...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Patent Describes Camera Assisted GPS System

    Several media outlets, including Electronic Design, recently spotted an interesting patent Tesla filed in 2017. Called "Technologies for Vehicle Positioning," it seemingly addresses one of the major hurdles future self-driving vehicles face: the accuracy of GPS. As anyone with a smartphone...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Stock Drops Following Employee Layoff Announcement

    In an open letter to employees, Tesla announced plans to cut their workforce by about 7% this morning. The letter written by Elon Musk notes that they grew by 30% last year, suggesting that Tesla may have expanded a little too quickly, and that the staff cut is necessary for Tesla to meet its...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Encourages Auto Hacking with a Model 3 Giveaway

    As cars get smarter, they also become more vulnerable to digital saboteurs. We've reported on several incidents where hackers managed to unlock a drive a Tesla away, but the company has repeatedly reaffirmed its commitment to security, as it did again this week. A post on the Zero Day...
  20. cageymaru

    Tesla Summon+ Feature Is Clearing Regulatory Hurdles and More Tesla News

    Elon Musk has announced that the successor to its Summon feature called Summon+ is currently clearing regulatory hurdles in some regions as the electric car manufacturer readies for its release. The Summon+ feature will grant Tesla owners the power to summon their cars and the vehicle would...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Reportedly Has Over 3,000 Unsold Model 3s

    A common assumption about Tesla is that demand for their vehicles is high, and that the company is basically limited by their manufacturing capacity. The past few months have reportedly been particularly busy, as a $7500 U.S. tax credit for electric vehicles ended at the start of 2019. But a...
  22. cageymaru

    Tesla Adds Two Independent Directors to Its Board of Directors

    Tesla has added two new independent directors to its Board of Directors. Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson joined the Tesla Board of Directors on December 27, 2018 to meet compliance with the terms of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settlement. Elon Musk had drawn the ire of...
  23. cageymaru

    Tesla Achieves Production Goal of 1,000 Model 3 Cars per Day

    Tesla has achieved its production goal of making 1,000 cars per day. Elon Musk confirmed the numbers in an email to employees and reaffirmed the need to maintain the production efficiency and quality of Tesla vehicles. The next goal for Tesla is to lower the price of the Model 3 from $38,000...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    Volkswagen is Planning a $23,000 Tesla Competitor

    An anonymous source told Reuters that Volkswagen is planning a $23,000 electric car designed to compete with Tesla. The company publicly announced plans for a large electric lineup in 2020, but European cities are increasingly putting more pressure on the German manufacturer as they ban diesel...
  25. cageymaru

    Newer Tesla Vehicles Are Getting Upgraded 'Summon' Auto-Parking Features

    Elon Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla vehicles made within the past 2 years are getting upgraded auto-parking features. The new upgraded 'Summon' feature will allow Tesla vehicles to drive around a parking lot, read parking signs and find a parking spot on its own. Then the owner can...
  26. AlphaAtlas

    See the World Through the Eyes of a Tesla

    Tesla made some big changes to their autopilot with the v9 update. The neural net can now use all the car's cameras to recognize things on the road, and one particular Tesla owner managed to overlay the computer's metadata on top of the camera feeds. Check out the footage here, or watch a more...
  27. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Model S Stolen with a Tablet

    A UK Tesla Model S was hacked and stolen in just under three minutes. The car jackers used a tablet to find the distant key fob's signal. Once that got the car open, they struggled trying to unplug the car's charger for about a minute, jumped inside, disabled Tesla's Remote Access system, and...
  28. cageymaru

    Tesla Announces $45,000 Model 3 with 260 Mile Range

    Tesla has announced a cheaper version of the Tesla Model 3. The $45,000 version will forgo some of the range, 260 miles versus 310 miles, of the more expensive Model 3 cars. The cheaper Model 3 is rear-wheel-drive while the upscale versions have dual motors. Also the 8 year warranty for the...
  29. cageymaru

    Tesla Secures Land for $2 Billion China Gigafactory

    Electric car manufacturer Tesla has successfully purchased the land for its Shanghai Gigafactory. The 860,000 square meter plot in China cost the company $140.51 million and will be home to a $2 billion factory. The annual output of the factory is estimated at 500,000 electric cars. China has...
  30. cageymaru

    U.S. Judge Approves Tesla Settlement with SEC

    A U.S. judge approved the settlement between Elon Musk, Tesla and the SEC. The settlement means that Elon Musk will lose his position as chairman at the electric car company for 3 years. He has to pay a $20 million fine and has agreed to have his communications controlled by a board committee...
  31. cageymaru

    Tesla Cracks the America's Top 10 Best-Selling Sedans List

    The Tesla Model 3 has gone where no electric car has gone before. The America's best-selling sedan list has never had an electric car crack into the top 10 ranking before, but against all odds and SEC settlements, Elon Musk has done it. It is noted that the number of Tesla Model 3 cars sold to...
  32. cageymaru

    Tesla Manufactured 80,000 Vehicles in Q3

    Tesla has made progress ramping up their production lines as the electric car manufacturer has produced ~80,000 vehicles in the third quarter according to sources familiar with the company. Electrek says that Tesla made almost as many cars in 3Q as the last two quarters combined. 53,000 Model...
  33. cageymaru

    SEC Charges Tesla CEO Elon Musk with Fraud for Irresponsible Social Media Posts

    Social media darling and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a series of tweets in which he announced "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." He later said that he was in talks with the Saudis to fund a bid...
  34. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Model 3 Gets a 5 Star Crash Safety Rating

    Even though Tesla gets some flak for self driving incidents and battery fires, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to think their cars are safe. The Model 3 just got a 5 star crash safety rating in every single category, just like the Model S and Model X. Check out a video...
  35. AlphaAtlas

    The Justice Department is Investigating Tesla

    Back in August, Elon Musk announced that he wanted Tesla to go private on Twitter. But after detailing the funding plan, it never materialized, which made quite a few investors unhappy. Now, Bloomberg reports that the Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into Tesla over...
  36. cageymaru

    Tesla Model 3 Stolen Using a Smartphone and Social Engineering

    Hot on the heels of the revelation that security researchers can steal a Tesla in less than 30 seconds with $600 in parts, a 21 year old has stolen a Tesla Model 3 using just a smartphone and his wits. The car in this case was a rental car that had been previously rented by the suspect. One of...
  37. cageymaru

    Tesla Key Fob Security Allows for a Hacker to Steal a Car in Less Than 30 Seconds

    Tesla has updated their key fob technology and added a pin code on the Tesla Model S to counter a new hack discovered by researchers at the KU Leuven University in Belgium, that allows a car thief to steal a Tesla in less than 30 seconds. Basically the Pektron keyless entry system on Tesla and...
  38. AlphaAtlas

    Elon Musk Smokes Weed in Podcast

    In a podcast with Joe Rogan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks AI and smokes a little "marijuana inside tobacco." The podcast was filmed in California, meaning the joint was perfectly legal, but that apparently didn't console investors. Tesla stock is already down 6% today. Check out the video here.
  39. cageymaru

    Tesla Is About to Feel the Heat as Electric Car Manufacturers Roll Out New Cars

    Conventional car manufacturers are ready to showoff their new electric car models to meet demands in China and greenhouse standards in Europe. Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Audi, and Porsche all have new cars ready to compete with Tesla in the SUV and luxury categories. These vehicles purportedly can...
  40. DooKey

    Apple Hired Scores of Ex-Tesla Employees This Year, and not Just for its Car Project

    Apple is hiring lots of Tesla engineers lately and not all of them are working on the Apple car. Many of these engineers are getting one-and-a-half times the salary they were earning at Tesla and they like the leadership better at Apple. Some of the other projects they are working on are...
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