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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Elon Musk promises big new Tesla Autopilot upgrade, but is it legal?

Enlarge (credit: https://arstechnica.com/author/aurich-lawson/) Tesla CEO Elon Musk is famous for the use of his Twitter feed, where he often engages with his almost 24 million followers. Sometimes it gets him...

Elon Musk on 60 Minutes: “I do not respect the SEC”

Enlarge (credit: CBS) If anyone thought that Elon Musk had turned over a new leaf following a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over illegally manipulating Tesla's stock price,...

We’ve driven Audi’s first proper electric car, the 2019 e-tron SUV

Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Because Audi was only offering e-tron drives in Abu Dhabi, we elected to accept paid flights and two nights in a hotel in order to attend...

Even self-driving leader Waymo is struggling to reach full autonomy

Enlarge (credit: Waymo) The Wednesday rollout of Waymo One, Waymo's commercial self-driving taxi service, falls far short of expectations the company itself set earlier in the year. In late September, a...

Tesla has a problem with racism in its factory—so do many of its rivals

Enlarge / Robotic arms install the front seats to a Model 3 at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. (credit: Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images) At...

9 things I learned from driving a supercar for three days

Enlarge (credit: BradleyWarren Photography) The email arrived unexpectedly. "I don't think we've ever met, but I'm the PR Manager for McLaren in North America," it began. My pulse quickened as...

Why millions of lasers on a chip could be the future of lidar

Enlarge (credit: Ouster) Dozens of startups are working on lidar, a type of laser sensor that many experts see as essential for fully self-driving cars. In my view, one of...

Tesla replaces Elon Musk as chair—he’ll stay CEO

Enlarge (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Tesla has announced a new chair of its board of directors: Robyn Denholm. The move is part of the deal with the...

Variable-compression engine meets crossover: Infiniti QX50 review

Enlarge / The Infiniti QX50 in Hermosa Blue. (credit: BradleyWarren Photography) In a world full of similarly priced compact luxury crossovers, one way to differentiate yourself is with what's under...

Tesla battery will power unusual community storage project in Western Australia

Tesla Powerpacks in South Australia. (credit: Tesla) A community storage pilot project using Tesla batteries went live this week in Western Australia, three months ahead of schedule. The 105KW/420KWh pooled storage will act...