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  • Luxe Is Partnering With Tesla, Will Charge Cars As It Valet Parks Them

    Luxe Is Partnering With Tesla, Will Charge Cars As It Valet Parks Them

    Looks like Luxe, the on-demand valet parking app, is adding a new partner to expand the services it offers alongside parking, potentially picking up more high-worth customers in the process. The company appears to be working with Tesla to offer car charging and other services for Tesla vehicles when drivers book parking through the app. From what we understand, this is just stage. Later… Read More

  • Tesla Model S Can Now Drive Without You

    Tesla Model S Can Now Drive Without You

    Well, authorities in Hong Kong aren’t going to like this one bit. Back in November, they told Tesla to remotely disable its semiautonomous driving technology until they can confirm that the features, released in mid October, are safe. They were concerned (sort of understandably) by widely reported hijinks by drivers who were using Tesla’s new Autopilot software to shave and sit… Read More

  • Is There A Smoother Road To Success For Tesla In China? Crunch Network

    Is There A Smoother Road To Success For Tesla In China?

    Things weren’t looking good for Tesla in China in early 2015. The luxury automaker faced tax breaks that favor domestic manufacturers, complex local license-plate laws and an army of sophisticated domestic copycats. Such hurdles are to be expected when any U.S. tech startup expands into China, but they seemed to hit Elon Musk’s Silicon Valley darling particularly hard. Read More

  • Tesla’s Model S To Get Spotify Premium For Free Outside Of The US

    Tesla’s Model S To Get Spotify Premium For Free Outside Of The US

    If you’re buying a Tesla Model S, you can probably afford to bring your own tunes to the mix, but the company has announced today that you’ll get free Spotify Premium integration with your purchase in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong. Not for the US, but it’s still one final burn for the previously implemented and now acquired Rdio. Here’s what Spotify’s… Read More

  • The Golden Age Of Open Source Has Arrived Crunch Network

    The Golden Age Of Open Source Has Arrived

    In the new economy, it’s not the code that matters — it’s how you use it to connect people to things they need. From 3D printers to Docker, open-source-based innovation is fueling some of the hottest digital capabilities of our time. Finally — the golden age of open source has arrived. Read More

  • Google Snags Former Tesla Autopilot Engineering Manager Robert Rose

    Google Snags Former Tesla Autopilot Engineering Manager Robert Rose

    The battle to make elite autonomous vehicles is on, and a major part of that is assembling teams that will carry out your plans. Today, it was reported that Google snagged Tesla’s former Autopilot software engineering manager, Robert Rose. Rose also spent five years at SpaceX, according to his LinkedIn profile. Read More

  • Tesla Recalls Every Model S Ever Sold Over Single-Time Seatbelt Issue In Europe

    Tesla Recalls Every Model S Ever Sold Over Single-Time Seatbelt Issue In Europe

    Shares of Tesla, an electric car company and Silicon Valley darling, are down several points today on news that the company will recall every Model S sedan over a seatbelt issue uncovered in a single incident in Europe. The recall includes nearly 90,000 cars. Tesla stressed in an email to customers — pasted below — that it does not know of any other Model S cars with the same issue. Read More

  • Tesla Model S Owners in Hong Kong Find Autopilot Features Suddenly Disabled

    Tesla Model S Owners in Hong Kong Find Autopilot Features Suddenly Disabled

    After a very long wait for long-promised autopilot features, Model S owners in Hong Kong were surely unhappy to discover yesterday that those same features have now been remotely disabled. According to the International Business Times, Hong Kong officials told Tesla to remove the semiautonomous driving technology until authorities can confirm the features are safe. Tesla’s autopilot… Read More

  • Tesla Hires Google VP Of Finance Jason Wheeler As New CFO

    Tesla Hires Google VP Of Finance Jason Wheeler As New CFO

    After earnings today, Tesla made a couple of executive announcements. First, it has named a new CFO, Jason Wheeler. Wheeler spent 13 years at Google as its VP of Finance and let its global finance function. He replaces Deepak Ahuja who announced his retirement early this year. Ahuja will stay on for a few months to help transition to Wheeler on November 30th. Here’s what Wheeler had to… Read More