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Tesla Cybertruck is wireless inductive charging-ready

Tesla Cybertruck is ready for wireless inductive charging based on new connectors found on the electric pickup truck’s battery pack. The automaker never seemed interested in wireless charging for its electric vehicles. The problem wireless charging solves is not a major one. It alleviates the need to plug in your car, which is not a super difficult or time-consuming task. Nonetheless, Tesla has previously talked about automating the task in order to be ready for self-driving technology. If the cars…

Tesla (TSLA) stock drops on report it is reducing EV output at Giga Shanghai

Tesla’s (TSLA) stock dropped this morning due to a report that automakers are reducing their electric vehicle output at Gigafactory Shanghai because of lower demand. Bloomberg says that Tesla removed one and a half day of work at Gigafactory Shanghai: The US carmaker earlier this month instructed employees at its Shanghai facility to lower production of both the Model Y and Model 3 — the two vehicles Tesla makes in China — by working five days a week instead of the usual 6 1/2 days, the people said,…

Tesla trims output of cars in China amid slower EV sales growth

Tesla has reduced its car production at its plant in China, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, as the U.S. electric vehicle-maker grapples with slow demand and strong competition in the market.The company earlier in March told employees at its Shanghai factory to lower output of both the Model Y sport utility vehicle and Model 3 sedan - the two types it makes in China - by working five days a week instead of the usual 6-1/2 days, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with…

On the first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024, contestants earned $732,500 and a Tesla Model 3 for demoing 19 zero-day flaws across Windows 11,…

Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer: On the first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024, contestants earned $732,500 and a Tesla Model 3 for demoing 19 zero-day flaws across Windows 11, Tesla, and others — On the first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024, contestants demoed Windows 11, Tesla, and Ubuntu Linux zero-day vulnerabilities … Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer: On the first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024, contestants earned $732,500 and a Tesla Model 3 for demoing 19 zero-day flaws across Windows…

Sen. Warren presses SEC, again, to investigate Tesla and Elon Musk

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., once again urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate Tesla, CEO Elon Musk and the company's board of directors over what she called, "possible misappropriation of Tesla resources and conflicts of interest arising from Mr. Musk's dual role at Tesla and X— renamed from Twitter."Warren, who sits on both the Senate's banking and the armed services committees, had sent a similar request to the SEC last July, and a letter to Tesla's board chair Robyn Denholm expressing…

Tesla Cybertruck resale market loses all momentum

Tesla Cybertrucks were getting more than twice their value on the resale market just a few weeks ago, but the electric pickup truck has now lost all its momentum in terms of resale value. The automaker has taken actions to try to limit the Cybertruck resale market. Tesla added a “no resell” clause for early VIN Cybertrucks, threatening to sue for $50,000 (or more) and added that it may not sell the sellers any future vehicles. As far as we know, the company hasn’t sued anyone yet, but we recently…

Tesla hackers win $200k and Model 3 for finding new vulnerability

Tesla hackers have won $200,000 and a brand-new Model 3 for finding a new vulnerability in the automaker’s system. For years now, Tesla has been investing a lot in cybersecurity and working closely with whitehat hackers. The automaker has been participating in the Pwn2Own hacking competition by offering large prizes and its electric cars for hacking challengers. The idea is to encourage and reward “good guy” hackers to find vulnerabilities and help Tesla fixed them before the “bad guys” get to them.…

US NTSB probes driver assistance system use in fatal Ford crash, ET Auto

Ford offers BlueCruise, an advanced hands-free driving system that operates on 97% of U.S. and Canadian highways with no intersections or traffic signals.The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday it was investigating the use of an advanced driver assistance system in a Ford Mustang Mach-E that was involved in a Feb. 24 fatal crash in San Antonio, Texas.The NTSB said preliminary information indicated the Ford struck the rear of a Honda CR-V that was

Elon Musk buying Nvidia hardware even as Tesla aims to build AI rival

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk (L), and Nvidia CEO, Jensen Huang (R).ReutersIn November 2023, at an all-hands meeting with employees, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang was asked whether the company would follow the lead of Apple and Disney and suspend its advertising on X due to rising levels of antisemitism and other hate speech on the platform.X owner Elon Musk said earlier that month that he agreed with a post on the site that accused "Jewish communities" of pushing "hatred against whites." Numerous brands — Disney and Apple among them —…

Tesla expands referral program rewards with free premium connectivity

Tesla has expanded its owner’s referral program rewards with the addition of free premium connectivity. The automaker has been stacking up incentives at the end of the quarter. Tesla completely revamped its owner’s referral program last year. Owners who refer new buyers now accumulate “credits”, which can be redeemed for a bunch of prizes, like accessories, free Supercharging miles, or raffle entries. New buyers using a referral code only received 3 months of Full Self-Driving (FSD) Capability…