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Tesla Sues Ex-Employee Who Allegedly Stole Gigs of Data

Martin Tripp is accused of stealing gigabytes of data and allegedly lying to the media

(Newser) - Tesla has filed a lawsuit against a former employee whom the company has accused of stealing "gigabytes" of confidential data and allegedly hacking into the computers of its Nevada battery factory. According to Bloomberg , the suit identifies Martin Tripp of Sparks as the employee, who reportedly admitted to investigators... More »

Elon Musk: Rogue Employee Wrought 'Extensive Sabotage'

He says Tesla workers should be extremely vigilant

(Newser) - Never a dull moment for Elon Musk: The Tesla CEO warned all employees Monday that a saboteur inside the company had caused "quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations," reports Reuters . "This included making direct code changes to the Tesla Manufacturing Operating System under false usernames... More »

Actress Posts Video of Hubby's Tesla on Fire 'Out of the Blue'

Mary McCormack says fire was not caused by accident

(Newser) - The latest unfortunate headline for Tesla comes courtesy of actress Mary McCormack, who on Friday tweeted a video of a Model S with flames shooting from it. "This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica... More »

Tesla Slashes Thousands of Jobs

Round of layoffs is biggest in company history

(Newser) - Tesla has never made an annual profit but it's getting serious about trying, Elon Musk said in a letter to employees announcing the biggest round of layoffs in the company's history. Musk told employees that the company's rapid growth had led to "duplication of roles and... More »

Consumer Reports Changes Its Tune on Tesla Model 3

But wind noise, a stiff ride, and the touch-screen controls are still a problem

(Newser) - A wireless update of antilock braking software improved the stopping distance of Tesla's electric Model 3, prompting Consumer Reports to reverse course and give the car its "Recommended Buy" rating, the AP reports. The magazine said Wednesday that the update cut 19 feet off the car's stopping... More »

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Crashes Into Police Car

It was 2nd autopilot crash in same spot

(Newser) - A Tesla in autopilot mode created yet more unfortunate headlines for the company when it slammed into a police cruiser in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Tuesday. Police say the patrol vehicle was totaled but it was thankfully unoccupied at the time of the crash, KTLA reports. A Tesla in semi-autonomous... More »

It's a Day of Unfortunate Headlines for Tesla

Consumer Reports isn't recommending Model 3, and more

(Newser) - Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls, and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports, the AP reports. While the magazine said the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling, testers found " big flaws " including its 152-foot average... More »

Elon Musk: Report on Tesla Safeguards 'Ridiculous'

Sources tell 'WSJ' Musk, other execs rejected safeguards due to cost, ineffectiveness

(Newser) - Despite recently suggesting driver complacency is to blame for serious crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot feature, Elon Musk has long rejected additional safeguards that could help keep drivers' eyes on the road, the Wall Street Journal reports. Discussed before and after Tesla's Autopilot vehicles hit the market—particularly after... More »

NTSB Investigating After 2 Teens Die in Fiery Tesla Crash

This investigation focuses on battery fire, not Autopilot; police say car was speeding

(Newser) - Two teens were killed in Florida Tuesday night when a 2014 Tesla Model S went off the road, ran into a concrete wall, and burst into flames—and now the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, making this the fourth accident involving Tesla vehicles that the NTSB is probing, the... More »

Elon Musk's 'Surreal' Call Costs Him a Lot of Money

Tesla's stock drops after CEO impatiently brushes off questions

(Newser) - Leave it to Elon Musk to turn what's normally a dry affair—a conference call with analysts—into a controversial one . The Tesla CEO's brushoff of questions he didn't like on Wednesday continues to take a toll, with the company's stock down 7% as of Thursday... More »

Tesla Stock Dives After Bizarre Earnings Call

Musk cut off analysts after 'boring' questions

(Newser) - Tesla's share price took a major hit Wednesday after CEO Elon Musk decided he didn't want to spend a conference call on the company's earning report dealing with a lot of dull questions from analysts. Musk interrupted a back-and-forth between a Bernstein analyst and Tesla Chief Financial... More »

Tesla Driver's Stunt Costs Him His License

The M1 driver was filmed sitting in his passenger seat

(Newser) - A UK man has been banned from driving after he pleaded guilty to switching from the driver's seat to the passenger seat of his vehicle as it traveled down a highway at 40mph. Per the BBC , Bhavesh Patel was behind the wheel of his Tesla on England's M1... More »

390 Donate to Buy Couch for Billionaire Musk

Musk's current couch at Tesla is 'terrible,' apparently

(Newser) - Elon Musk is a great example of crowdfunding success. Not only did he raise $10 million selling flamethrowers , he may soon be the recipient of a crowdfunded couch. In an interview with CBS News last week, Musk mentioned the couch in his office at Tesla is, well, "not a... More »

NTSB Kicks Tesla Out of Investigation for Breaking Rules

Feds say electric car company prematurely made information public

(Newser) - Federal investigators say they have booted electric car maker Tesla from a group that's investigating a fatal March 23 crash of a Tesla Model X SUV in California. The National Transportation Safety Board said it removed Tesla as a party to the investigation after the company prematurely made information... More »

Tesla in Fatal Crash Was in Self-Driving Mode

Vehicle hit a highway barrier in California

(Newser) - The Tesla Model X that slammed into a highway barrier in California last week and killed the 38-year-old Apple engineer at the wheel had been on autopilot at the time of the crash, Tesla confirms in a blog post . But the company says driver Walter Huang "received several visual... More »

Tesla Gets One More Problem—a Big Recall

123K Model S owners learn rusty bolts could affect power steering

(Newser) - A rough week for Tesla just a got a little rougher, with the company announcing a recall of 123,000 Model S sedans because of rusty bolts. Specifically, the issue affects vehicles made before April 2016, particularly those in colder climates where road salt can corrode power steering bolts. In... More »

Elon Musk: Say Bye to My Companies on Facebook

The CEO responds to his Twitter followers

(Newser) - Elon Musk hit Twitter on Friday, fired off a few tweets, and boom—the Facebook pages for his companies SpaceX and Tesla were gone, the Verge reports. It began with WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton tweeting him, "It is time. #deletefacebook," and Musk replying, "What's Facebook?" Soon... More »

Scientists: Musk's Roadster a 'Biothreat'

Scientists point out risk that car's Earthly bacteria might contaminate life on Mars

(Newser) - In the small chance that Elon Musk's space-exploring Tesla Roadster comes crashing back to Earth, experts say the planet will be just fine. It's a different story with Mars, where the car could become what one scientist calls a "biothreat." The Tesla, in a large orbit... More »

Here's How Likely It Is Tesla Comes Crashing Back to Earth

Elon Musk launched Roadster into space earlier this month

(Newser) - Scientists say there's a 6% chance Earth will having flying cars in the future. Specifically one flying car: the Tesla Roadster Elon Musk launched into space earlier this month. Researchers analyzing the car's orbit say there's a 6% chance it will crash into Earth at some point... More »

NASA May Turn Space Station Over to Private Sector

Document suggests some kind of commercial venture in 2025

(Newser) - The space industry is buzzing with rumors that the White House plans to phase out funding for the International Space Station. Now the Washington Post and SpaceNews have gotten a look at a NASA document that fills in some of the details: The US would fund the ISS through 2024,... More »

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