Tesla closes 2021 on a high note by besting expectations in Q4

U.S. electric vehicle company Tesla reported its fourth-quarter and calendar-year 2021 results this afternoon. In the final three months of 2021, Tesla generated $17.72 billion in revenue, $16.0 billion of which came from its vehicle business. From that total, Tesla’s Q4 saw net income of $2.32 billion and earnings per share of $2.05. On an […]

Flaws in third-party software exposed dozens of Teslas to remote access

A security researcher said he was able to remotely access dozens of Teslas around the world because security bugs found in an open-source logging tool popular with Tesla owners exposed their cars directly to the internet. News of the vulnerability was first revealed earlier this month in a tweet by David Colombo, a security researcher […]

Panasonic’s higher-capacity Tesla battery could enter production in 2023

Kris Holt Contributor Share on Twitter Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor The first movie studio in space could be attached to the ISS in 2024 COVIDTests.gov is accepting orders for free rapid tests a day early Panasonic could start mass producing larger-capacity batteries for Tesla as soon […]

Advanced driver assistance tech in cars today won’t pass IIHS’ new safety rating

Not a single advanced driver assistance system offered in today’s new vehicles would meet pending safety criteria being developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, according to the organization. The nonprofit that is funded by auto insurance companies said Thursday that its new rating program will evaluate the safeguards that vehicles with “partial automation” […]

Tesla shareholders urge judge to find Musk coerced board to buy SolarCity

Tesla’s shareholders have urged a judge to find that CEO Elon Musk coerced the company’s board to acquire SolarCity in 2016, a transaction that a group of shareholders allege was a “bailout” of the failing solar company of which Musk was the top shareholder. During a Zoom hearing on Tuesday, the shareholders asked that Musk […]

New York Times ad warns against Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving”

A full page advertisement in Sunday’s New York Times took aim at Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” software, calling it “the worst software ever sold by a Fortune 500 company” and offering $10,000, the same price as the software itself to the first person who could name “another commercial product from a Fortune 500 company that has […]

3 views on CES 2022

For fifty-four years, big and small hardware manufacturers that hoped to reach their target audiences rolled out new products at the Consumer Electronics Show. The first CES event in June 1967 drew 17,500 attendees, where many in the crowd were absolutely dazzled by GE’s new 24-pound color television. In the intervening decades, the conference grew […]