08 Feb 2021

Tesla Buys $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin

On Monday, Tesla announced that it had invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin and is planning to seek options for accepting the cryptocurrency as payment for its products in the near future. The purchase sent the price of bitcoin soaring after the Monday announcement, which was included in Tesla’s latest annual

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30 Dec 2020

Apple supplier Lens Technology accused of using forced Uighur labor

Lens Technology, a Chinese supplier of consumer electronics components for brands such as Apple, has been accused of capitalizing on Uighur Muslim detention in China and using forced labor workers to produce the tech. A report from Tech Transparency details the accusation, claiming that the workers were paid little to

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23 Nov 2020

This Bluetooth Attack Can Steal a Tesla Model X in Minutes

A security researcher from Belgian university KU Leuven has revealed a series of security vulnerabilities he uncovered in both Tesla Model X cars and their keyless entry fobs. The researchers, Lennert Wouters, claims that the vulnerabilities can be exploited together and lead to an adversary breaking into the car and

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13 Oct 2020

Split-Second ‘Phantom’ Images Can Fool Tesla’s Autopilot

Although autonomous vehicle safety concerns often arise over what the vehicle’s systems cannot see, new research exposes a potential Tesla vulnerability in which they investigate “phantom” objects that the autopilot feature picks up on that are not really there. Ben Gurion researchers have been carefully documenting and experimenting with how

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10 Jul 2020

Tesla Autopilot ‘Self-Driving’ Possibly Getting More Aggressive In Evasive Maneuvering Which Could Be A Hidden Sign About Level 5

Recently, a news report arose in which a Tesla on Autopilot managed to avoid hitting a deer. However, the car instead performed an aggressive swerve maneuver that could have injured the driver or surrounding cars. Although nobody was injured in this instance, including the deer, the evasive maneuver was reportedly

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04 Jun 2020

Tesla In Taiwan Crashes Directly Into Overturned Truck, Ignores Pedestrian, With Autopilot On

Disturbing video footage from Taiwan shows a Tesla crack in which the vehicle, allegedly in autopilot mode, drives directly into the top of a large truck laying on its side and straddling several lanes of a freeway. The driver involved in the accident claims that the vehicle was in autopilot

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31 Mar 2020

Medtronic Gives Away Ventilator Design Specs In Coronavirus Fight, Ahead Of Tesla Alliance

Medtronic, a Dublin based company, shared design specifications for a basic ventilator model, allowing any other company that wants to help produce the masks, which are a necessity during these times, the ability to do so. Medtronic, the medical device maker, has previously mentioned a manufacturing partnership with Tesla. On

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24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Carmakers answer pleas to make medical supplies

Car manufacturers have answered government requests to begin producing ventilators and face masks in order to aid coronavirus efforts. On Monday, Fiat began to convert one of its car plants in China to begin producing roughly one million masks per month, stating that they are gearing up to start producing

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26 Feb 2020

Tesla Crash Investigators Slam Autopilot Deficiencies, Lack Of U.S. Rules For ‘Partially Automated’ Cars

US safety investigators have been analyzing four different accidents occurring in Tesla cars in which drivers were using the company’s Autopilot feature. The accidents are highly critical of the system’s technical limitations and highlight the Transportation Department’s failure to enact laws for these partially automated driving systems. One of the

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08 Jan 2020

Tesla will make the Model Y in Shanghai and design an ‘original car’ in China

Tesla began selling its new Shanghai-built Model 3 car to the Chinese public on Tuesday. While Tesla has sold cars in China since 2013 the Shanghai “Gigafactory” started construction precisely a year ago. Tesla’s Shanghai plant is only the company’s third factory but its first outside of the United States.

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