Elon Musk Archive

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 uses radar to prevent accidents like the fatal Model S crash

Today, Tesla revealed Version 8 of its Autopilot software, which includes updates to the signal processing tech used to interpret images received from the onboard radar. The update focuses primarily on the radar component of the Autopilot sensor system, turning it from a supplementary part of the overall tech, designed to complement the cameras, into a primary control sensor that, according to Elon Musk himself, should prevent …

Tesla moves forward on $2.6B SolarCity acquisition

Early this morning, Tesla announced that it had come to an agreement to acquire SolarCity in a $2.6 billion all stock transaction. Tesla first announced it was interested in acquiring the solar power company back in June. In the wake of the announcement, both Tesla and SolarCity stock is being traded down. The original anticipated rage for the sale was $26.50 to $28.50 per share. Rather, the deal will be moving …