Tesla sues ex-Autopilot head Sterling Anderson over recruiting engineers for new venture

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Tesla sued the former head of its Autopilot system Sterling Anderson, accusing the executive attempted to recruit Tesla engineers for his new venture with the ex-head of Google’s self-driving program despite he was still working at the electric auto company. Tesla Motors stated that Sterling Anderson, who till early January was the non-technical program manager […]

Tesla publishes 9.4 percent drop in quarterly deliveries

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Tesla Motors stated on Tuesday fourth-quarter deliveries dropped 9.4 percent because of short-term production difficulties from the shift to a new auto-pilot hardware. Deliveries dropped to about 22,200 automobiles in the 4th quarter from 24,500 automobiles in the preceding quarter. Overall deliveries for last year of 76,230 likewise disappointed the automaker’s forecast of 80,000 to […]

New report says Samsung Electronics will supply chips to Tesla

Samsung Electronics are set to provide semiconductors to U.S. automaker Tesla Motors, according to a report by South Korea’s Electronic Times on Friday mentioning unnamed sources. Samsung would contract manufacture chips for self-driving functions in Tesla cars, the paper reported, although haven’t mentioned a value on the order. The South Korean firm has been attempting […]

Tesla purchases Germany’s Grohmann Engineering to help ramp up electric car manufacturing

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Tesla Motors has accepted to purchase Germany’s Grohmann Engineering GmbH Grohmann Engineering makes automated manufacturing systems for batteries and fuel cells, as the company looks to broaden its production over sixfold by 2018. Unlisted Grohmann Engineering, established in Pruem, Germany, assisted Tesla competitors Daimler and BMW construct production centers for electric vehicle batteries. Tesla is […]

Tesla: Elon Musk adds solar roofs to his clean energy vision

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on Friday revealed brand-new energy items targeted at showing the benefits of integrating his electrical automobile and battery maker with solar installer SolarCity Corp. The billionaire business owner revealed of solar-powered roofing tiles that get rid of the requirement for conventional panels and a longer-lasting home battery, which Tesla regards […]

German Transport Ministry calls Tesla’s Autopilot A ‘Traffic Hazard’

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The Auto-pilot function on Tesla Motors‘s Model S with a substantial “Traffic Hazard”, as per with an internal report for Germany’s Transport Ministry viewed by magazine Der Spiegel. Professionals in the Federal Highway Research Institute brought out tests on the electrical vehicle and criticized it on numerous points, the magazine reported. It notes examples like, […]