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Elon Musk Says Tesla Model 3 Updates Coming After Consumer Reports Found 'Big Flaws'

Following a <i>Consumer Reports</i> story yesterday, where the publication said it found “big flaws” with the Tesla Model 3's braking distance, touch screen …

Tesla

Consumer Reports just got Elon Musk to fix Tesla’s Model 3 braking software

Perfection, not prototyping, is usually how cars are mass-produced. Yet Tesla has rolled out its Model 3 line by making adjustments along the way, allowing it to get to market years faster, with fewer steps, than other automakers.<p>That has brought its own headaches.<p>The company had to scrap part of …

Tesla

The SpaceX rocket used for the ill-fated Zuma mission to fly again today

The company will also make another attempt to recover a payload fairing.<p>SpaceX will attempt its 10th launch of the year on Tuesday, a mission serving …

Space Exploration

This is what America’s new space shuttles look like

US astronauts haven’t had their own ride into orbit since the space shuttle was retired in 2011. Two private companies are racing to replace it and become the first to fly astronauts for NASA.<p>Boeing and SpaceX are being paid billions of dollars to build and operate crewed space capsules that will …

Space Exploration

Tesla and Consumer Reports continue feud following Model 3 review

Tesla and <i>Consumer Reports</i> have a sordid history of squabbling over car reviews, and that's not about to stop just because the Model 3 is on the road. <i>CR</i> has stopped short of recommending the Model 3 following a handful of complaints, most notably braking. The publication found that the EV only came …

Tesla

Tesla shares to soar more than 80% on strong Model 3 profitability: Analyst

The hand-wringing over Tesla's ability to generate profits on the Model 3 is overblown, according to Berenberg.<p>The firm raised its price target for …

Tesla

Elon Musk Shares Incredible Image of SpaceX Crew Dragon Ship in Chamber

Step into the anechoic chamber.<p>Elon Musk’s human-transporting space pod came one step closer to reality on Monday. The SpaceX CEO shared an image of …

Space Travel

Ariane chief seems frustrated with SpaceX for driving down launch costs

“I cannot tell my teams: 'Goodbye, see you next year!'”<p>The France-based Ariane Group is the primary contractor for the Ariane 5 launch vehicle, and …

Space Travel

The contrast between Tesla and the rest of the auto industry is terrifying

1/<p>Tesla vs. GM<p>Bill Pugliano / Stringer<p>There are three major differences between Tesla, which sold 100,000 vehicles in 2017, and GM, which sold 10 …

Automotive Industry

Tesla cuts Model 3 delivery delays for new orders in half as production ramp improves

The story around the Model 3 production ramp as so far mostly been about the delays, but in a surprising change today, Tesla is actually accelerating Model 3 delivery timelines for new orders amid improvements its production ramp over the last few weeks.<p>Demand for the Model 3 has been through the …

Tesla

Watch Tesla unsuccessfully try to rollover the Model X all-electric SUV

Tesla has long been boasting about the safety of the Model X and especially its low probability of rollover – with good reasons.<p>Now the company has released some footage of internal tests trying unsuccessfully to make the Model X all-electric SUV rollover.<p>Last summer, Tesla Model X officially …

Tesla

The contrast between Tesla and the rest of the auto industry is terrifying

Optimism and skepticism about Tesla's future are in an all-out war. Those who are bullish on the 15-year-old maker of sexy all-electric cars are doubling down on their bullishness and support for CEO Elon Musk.<p>Those who are bearish are predicting a bankruptcy in the next year, as Tesla burns …

Tesla

We're all just sitting at the altar of Elon Musk's crazy genius

The billionaire entrepreneur's LA Loop spectacle left me dazzled and confused.<p>Elon Musk has developed a strong cult of personality around him. But to see it in person is something else.<p>He is, after all, the closest thing we have to a real-life Tony Stark ("genius, billionaire, playboy …

Elon Musk

'Everyday Astronaut' Tackles SpaceX Rocket Landings in Episode 2!

If you've ever wondered how SpaceX manages to bring its rockets back down to Earth, the Everyday Astronaut is here to help.<p>In the second episode of …

Space Travel

Elon Musk drops new specifications for Tesla's Model 3 updates: $78,000 at the high end, and 'quicker than a BMW'

Elon Musk has boasted of adding new bells and whistles to Tesla's Model 3, classifying the highest end version as a car that rides quickly, smoothly …

Tesla

Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source licences

Tesla has been taking some flak for years now in the software community for using open source software without complying with the licenses.<p>In a step toward compliance, Tesla is now releasing some parts of its software, which is going to be useful to Tesla hackers and security researchers.<p>Tesla is a …

Tesla

Tesla: Tsunami Of Sales And Profits In Q3

This article presents a bullish case for Q3.<p>Why sales in May and June will be low.<p>How the federal tax credit phase out works.<p>Tesla potential Q3 sales …

Electric Vehicles

SpaceX Falcon 9 preparing for static fire ahead of Iridium NEXT-6/GRACE-FO mission

SpaceX is preparing their Falcon 9 rocket for its second launch in May at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This specific Falcon 9 rocket …

Space Travel

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Elon Musk Is Jazzed About Selling Bricks Now

Elon Musk has finally revealed the literal rocks he wants to sell people.<p>On Thursday night Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging endeavor The Boring Company …

Elon Musk

Tesla loses senior Autopilot manager to Lyft’s autonomous driving team

There have been many shake-ups in the leadership of Tesla’s Autopilot as the autonomous driving space is getting increasingly competitive and companies are hunting for talent with experience in the field.<p>Sameer Qureshi is one of those engineers with experience since he has been “responsible for the …

Tesla

Tesla brings back ventilated seats and makes new black Arachnid wheels available

Tesla updated its online design studios overnight to make some changes to its performance vehicles.<p>The automaker is bringing back the previously discontinued ventilated seats and it is making new black Arachnid wheels available from the ordering process.<p>Arachnid wheels are 21″ wheels designed by …

Tesla

SpaceX's controversial rocket fueling procedure appears 'viable,' says NASA safety advisory panel

A NASA safety advisory group weighed in Thursday on SpaceX's highly scrutinized proposal to load rocket propellants while astronauts are aboard, saying it appears to be a "viable option."<p>Several members of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel said that as long as potential hazards can be controlled, …

Space Travel