Tag Archives: tesla

Tesla: En Route To Absolution

Telsa received some very good news last week when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded that driver error, not a failure in the company’s Autopilot feature, killed driver Joshua Brown. If their ruling had gone the other way, NHTSA might have spelled doom for Tesla. After all, CEO Elon Musk’s crown jewel is […]

At Risk: Three Things The Tech Industry Loves That Trump Is Likely To Kill

Following this November’s U.S. presidential election, many parents found themselves having to tell anxious children what a Trump administration would mean. If you have a friend or loved one who works in technology, it wouldn’t hurt to have a version of this talk with them, too. That’s because a Trump presidency is likely to usher […]

Why I’m Not Ready To Be A Passenger In A Self-Driving Car

My favorite coffee is roasted in small batches by Kus Beham and sold under the brand Giacobean. I’ve visited his facility in Yonkers. He keeps bags of raw beans in burlap bags in plain view, and he can tell you where they come from and how he roasts them to develop their trademark nutty flavor. […]

Tesla’s Autopilot Steers Company Into Legal, Financial Peril

I think Tesla is in trouble. The company has permitted market confusion about what its Autopilot feature can and cannot do. Following the death of a Tesla owner who perished when his car crashed while in Autopilot mode, this confusion gives lawyers the grist they need to take Tesla to the cleaners. It’s not hard to […]

Five Enablers Begging For Entrepreneurial Innovation To Unlock An All-Electric, Self-Driving Automotive Future

As the auto industry finds itself evolving at a clip not seen in decades, entrepreneurs and experts need to look beyond engineering and mechanics to drive real change. The future to which many in this industry aspire will depend just as much on innovation in the key enablers that make the business tick. That future […]

Why Cars Won’t Become The Next Hot Technology Play

From the moment I received my driver’s license until I went away to college, I drove a new car every three months. That included everything from compacts to luxury models. I recall cruising in a brand-new 1990 Mercedes 500 SL convertible one Saturday. The traffic had cars in both directions inching along. A guy in a Ferrari ragtop, moving slowly enough […]