Tesla Autopilot Is Found Partly to Blame for 2018 Freeway Crash

(Bloomberg) — U.S. transportation safety investigators found Tesla Inc.’s design of its automated driver-assist system was partly to blame for a crash in which an inattentive driver slammed into a fire truck parked on a freeway near Los Angeles in 2018. The National Transportation Safety Board also cited the driver’s failure to stop for theContinue reading “Tesla Autopilot Is Found Partly to Blame for 2018 Freeway Crash”

The Time a Jet-Lagged Musk Made Alibaba’s Jack Ma Sound Grounded

(Bloomberg) — Elon Musk and Jack Ma matched wits publicly for the first time. And boy, they didn’t disappoint.An onstage debate between China’s richest man and the Tesla Inc. boss left a largely Chinese audience both awestruck and dumbfounded as the pair sparred over everything from the existence of aliens to the preservation of humanContinue reading “The Time a Jet-Lagged Musk Made Alibaba’s Jack Ma Sound Grounded”

Tesla Unplugged: In Singapore, It’s Just Another Unwelcome Car

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Around the world, Tesla Inc is a welcome symbol of what can happen when high-tech meets the global need for sustainable, electrified transportation. Everywhere, that is, except Singapore.Last week, in an interview with Bloomberg News, Masagos Zulkifli, Singapore’s minister for water and environment resources, dismissed the company and its founder, Elon Musk,Continue reading “Tesla Unplugged: In Singapore, It’s Just Another Unwelcome Car”

Amazon Joins Walmart in Saying Tesla Solar Panels Caught Fire

(Bloomberg) — Walmart Inc. isn’t the only corporation that has seen its Tesla Inc. solar panels catch fire.On Friday, Amazon.com Inc. said a June 2018 blaze on the roof of one of its warehouses in Redlands, California, involved a solar panel system that Tesla’s SolarCity division had installed. The Seattle-based retail giant said by emailContinue reading “Amazon Joins Walmart in Saying Tesla Solar Panels Caught Fire”

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Fires Linked to Rooftop Solar Panel Systems

(Bloomberg) — Walmart Inc. sued Tesla Inc., claiming it failed to live up to industry standards in the installation of solar panels on top of hundreds of stores, resulting in multiple fires across the U.S.The retailer said it had leased or licensed roof space on top of more than 240 stores to Tesla’s energy operationsContinue reading “Walmart Sues Tesla Over Fires Linked to Rooftop Solar Panel Systems”

Jaguar and Audi SUVs Fail to Dent Tesla’s Electric-Car Dominance

(Bloomberg) — It’s a trope that’s been around roughly as long as Elon Musk has been in the car business: When a new electric vehicle is unveiled, it’s dubbed a potential “Tesla killer.”But from the flaming-out of Fisker to present day, Tesla has largely dominated the American electric-vehicle market. Musk has even managed to expandContinue reading “Jaguar and Audi SUVs Fail to Dent Tesla’s Electric-Car Dominance”