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Stunning new Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV unveiled: has Tesla square in its sights

Hyundai has unveiled its latest EV and it is sure to make Tesla Model 3 buyers pause for a moment. The Ioniq 6 follows the multi-award-winning Ioniq 5, and this effort is more pleasing to the eye than the boxy 80s-retro predecessor. Styling is more than a little reminiscent of some of Mercedes’ better-known models like […]

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Business

Tesla is cutting about 200 Autopilot jobs and closing office in San Mateo, California

Elon Musk talks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Tesla is closing its office in San Mateo, California, and eliminating an estimated 200 jobs there, CNBC has confirmed, as part of a broader cost-cutting effort at the electric vehicle company. At the San Mateo […]

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Gaming

Tesla reportedly lays off 200 Autopilot employees in latest jobs cut | Engadget

Tesla has reportedly laid off approximately 200 workers from its Autopilot team and closed an office in California. According to , the company notified staff of the move on Tuesday. Many of the affected employees were annotation specialists whose jobs involved evaluating and labeling Autopilot data obtained from customers. Along with the layoffs, Tesla closed […]

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Entertainment

$9 Billion For Climate Tech Startups, Tesla’s Tough Quarter And Flooding In Yellowstone

This week’s Current Climate, which every Saturday brings you the latest news about the business of sustainability. Sign up to get it in your inbox every week. More than $2.5 billion in the first quarter went to food systems startups, including indoor farming. NurPhoto via Getty Images Venture capital firms funneled $9 billion into 273 […]

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Technology

A Tesla Android Update Allows Apple CarPlay To Work On Every Model

The latest update to the Tesla Android Project has brought a ton of new features, as well as Apple CarPlay support for all Tesla models. The latest update to the Tesla Android Project by developer Michał Gapiński has brought a ton of new features, as well as Apple CarPlay support for all Tesla models. Gapiński […]

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Technology

Larry Ellison’s Latest Ambition: Create A National Healthcare Database

One of the most profound problems in American healthcare (and perhaps globally) is the fragmented and siloed nature of healthcare data. This narrative is largely driven by the vast number of electronic health record (EHR) systems that are currently in use. These are the systems that contain a person’s medical data, history, and past treatment […]

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Science

British CEO hails ‘excellent’ Brexit move as UK’s first gigafactory ready to supply Tesla

Battery technology firm Britishvolt is currently constructing Britain’s first gigafactory in Blyth, Northumberland, after raising £1.7billion in funding. Once finished, it will produce over 300,000 electric battery packs a year, with a total capacity of over 38 GWh by the end of the decade. As carmakers around the world gradually switch their fleets to electric […]

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Automotive

Volkswagen to overtake Tesla for electric vehicle sales crown – ‘only real contender’

“That may change in 2025 and 2026 as more brands achieve critical mass on new-generation models with proprietary software.  “There are a number of challenging external factors to consider and bold BEV ambitions have done little to prevent crisis-level valuation multiples, stoked by recession fears, rising interest rates, supply-chain constraints and inflation.” The German automaker […]

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Gaming

Former Tesla contractor rejects $15 million payout in racial abuse lawsuit | Engadget

Last year Owen Diaz, a former contracted elevator operator at Tesla’s Fremont assembly plant, successfully sued the automaker for creating a hostile, racially abusive work environment, and was awarded $137 million by the jury. That award was winnowed down to just $15 million by a judge who gave Diaz two weeks to accept or reject […]

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Tesla sued by ex-employees who claim that mass layoffs violated federal law | Engadget

Tesla is being sued by two former employees from its Sparks, Nevada gigafactory over mass layoffs, Reuters has reported. They claim that more than 500 workers were let go at the plant without the required 60-days of advance notice, in violation of federal laws. “Tesla has simply notified the employees that that their terminations would […]