WSJ: Elon Musk's Cybertruck is a Stroke of Genius

The Wall Street Journal received some nice letters after their story about Tesla launching the Cybertruck with no market research. They published a few of the more interesting ones today: Thank god Elon Musk didn’t do any market research before creating Tesla’s Cybertruck. I hate everything about American pickup trucks, particularly the  stultifying sameness—except in […]

Green Discovers 3D Models for Stop Signs and Lights

Thought you’d seen everything that’s in the latest Tesla software update? Don’t be so sure: Tesla hacker @greentheonly has discovered some 3D models for stop signs and stop lights hidden and ostensibly unused in the latest firmware. Presumably, these models will be used to draw stop signs and stop lights into the Autopilot driving visualization. […]

Mach-E Held Back by Legacy Dealerships

So, you placed your order for a Mustang Mach-E. You’re all set and know what car you’re going to get and how much you’re going to have to pay for it… right? Don’t be so sure. Gustavo Henrique Ruffo makes a great point over at InsideEVs with an article titled “Ford Still Carries an Extra […]

Drivers Use Phones 20% of the Time

Bloomberg has a story featuring data from a company called TrueMotion that apparenly helps insurance companies monitor phone usage while driving: Across the U.S., many states have distracted-driving laws in place. Yet federal studies estimate over 3,000 people a year die from distracted driving, and safety experts believe the actual number is far higher. Bloomberg To give you some context […]

Autonomy Within Reach: Tesla Seeds 2019.40.2

A few select users running the old Nvidia hardware have started receiving the first seeds of Tesla software 2019.40.2. Tesla seems to be rapidly releasing minor features that will bring Autopilot to a feature complete state, and this update continues that trend with two new additions: Adjacent Lane Speed Adjustments Stop Sign Detection Adjacent Lane […]