Tesla launches electric Semi trucks
Tesla claims that its Semi trucks have thrice "the power of any diesel truck on the road, with the efficiency to go 500 miles" and engineers have tested the vehicles in a "variety of harsh conditions to maximize reliability and durability". "Semi has a tri-motor system & carbon-sleeved rotors just like Plaid. One unit for efficiency, two acceleration units for torque," Tesla said in a tweet.
Tesla Full Self-Driving beta now available: Elon Musk
"Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the car screen, assuming you have bought this option. Congrats to Tesla Autopilot/AI team on achieving a major milestone!," the Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted.
Will Elon Musk become the only face of communication for Twitter like Tesla?
Tesla stopped answering press inquiries in 2020 and Musk later dissolved the whole press department. Last year, Musk clarified that he "finds it more helpful to read/follow individual journalists, rather than publications". "Any given publication is going to have a wide range of views, albeit the vast majority of stories about any subject are negative, perhaps reflecting innate human biases. Citizen journalism FTW!" said the Tesla CEO.
Twitter employees warn Musk amid mass layoff news: Report
According to a report by TIME, as the deadline for Musk to finalise his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter approaches, an unidentified number of company employees wrote an open letter objecting to his proposal to fire up to 75 per cent of the company's workforce. "Elon Musk's plan to lay off 75 per cent of Twitter workers will hurt Twitter's ability to serve the public conversation," the letter reads.
Tesla aims to produce 50K Tesla Semi in 2024
Elon Musk said that the company will be "ramping up Semi production through next year," reports Teslarati. "As I think everyone knows at this point, it takes about a year to ramp up production. So, we expect to see significant -- we are tentatively aiming for 50,000 units in 2024 for Tesla Semi in North America," Musk was quoted as saying.
Russia trying to kill Starlink internet services in Ukraine: Elon Musk
The world's richest man said that Starlink is currently the primary communications system of the Ukrainian army on the war front. "Starlink is the only comms system still working at warfront -- others are all dead. Russia is actively trying to kill Starlink. To safeguard, SpaceX has diverted massive resources towards defence," he tweeted.
Tesla accidentally leaks all upcoming Supercharger locations
According to the auto-tech website Electrek, it was a bug, and Tesla quickly rectified the situation by removing the specific addresses and instead only including the town or city where the new stations are planned. The Supercharger network is already the largest EV fast-charging network in the world, and it is growing fast. As per the report, the EV maker is slowly opening the network to non-Tesla electric vehicles, which will change the nature of the Supercharger network.
Tesla retires ultrasonic sensors in new cars with new camera tech
The company said it will now shift towards placing camera-only Tesla Vision Safety technology in its cars. "In 2021, we began our transition to Tesla Vision by removing radar from Model 3 and Model Y, followed by Model S and Model X in 2022. Today, in most regions around the globe, these vehicles now rely on Tesla Vision, our camera-based Autopilot system," said the company.
Twitter an accelerant to fulfil my vision of a super app: Elon Musk
Replying to Chris Anderson, head of non-profit organisation TED, Musk tweeted that "Twitter is an accelerant to fulfilling the original X.com vision". Anderson had posted late on Wednesday that about a year from now, growing numbers of people will be attracted to Twitter/X. "It will be far less prone to robo-spam and algorithm-fuelled outrage. Instead, it will offer lots of new functionality," he said.
Tesla now has 160,000 customers running FSD software: Elon Musk
Tesla has so far released 35 software updates of FSD, that has generated regulatory scrutiny after several crashes were reported. At Tesla AI Day 2022, Musk said the FSD technology will be ready for a global roll-out by the end of this year. FSD is currently available to around 160,000 drivers in the US and Canada.