Inside the Disaster that is Uber

Amir Efrati at The Information has a beautiful new feature for us. Here’s the hook: Uber CEO Khosrowshahi faces a reckoning. Despite cost-cutting, Uber’s losses are far higher than projected and it is losing ground in each of its key businesses. Investors and employees question whether he is up to the job of turning Uber […]

Tesla Patents Million Mile Battery Electrolyte

We’ve known for some time that Tesla is working on a million mile battery. But with a newly revealed patent filing from Tesla, we’re now getting more details on how exactly Tesla will pull this off: Tesla submitted the patent for “Dioxazolones and Nitrile Sulfites as Electrolyte Additives for Lithium-Ion Batteries” in August 2018. The […]

Autopilot Dual Redundancy Activated in Latest Update

Tesla hacker @greentheonly reports that the visualization wasn’t the only new thing in the latest Autopilot update: Tesla’s Full Self Driving computer actually consists of two completely separate computers, each with its own processors, RAM, and storage. Each computer runs an operating system that is completely identical yet completely separate from the computer on the […]

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Departs Board, Sells All His Shares

Micah Maidenberg at the Wall Street Journal reports that Travis K. has cut all ties with Uber: Travis Kalanick is leaving the board of Uber Technologies Inc. UBER +1.22% after selling all of his shares in the ride-hailing giant he co-founded and once led. Uber said in a statement Tuesday that Mr. Kalanick’s departure from the board will be effective […]

Smart Summon Launches in China

In the latest step for Full Self Driving, Smart summon has launched in China today: Smart Summon for China 🇨🇳 is finally here! 🎉 🎉 🎉 pic.twitter.com/dD5m7rEvVv — 特拉风🇨🇳T☰SLA mania (@Tesla__Mania) December 23, 2019