Latest Fatal Tesla Crash Involves Autopilot System

A Tesla Inc. Model 3 involved in a March 1 fatal crash in Florida was being driven by the vehicle’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, and the driver’s hands weren’t on the steering wheel, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The driver was killed when the car slammed into the side of a semi-truck that was […]

Musk to Get Jump on Rival Bezos by Launching His Own SpaceX Satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has made a business out of launching satellites for commercial customers, NASA and the U.S. military. On Wednesday, the company will launch orbital objects of its own in a critical step toward creating a space-based constellation that beams broadband to underserved areas across the globe. It’s a bet Musk is making along […]

Why Elon Musk Might Be Interested in Your Brain

Neuralink, a small and secretive brain computing startup founded by Elon Musk, has raised $39 million of a planned $51 million funding round, according to a filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It was not immediately clear if the funders included traditional venture capital investors or if they comprised Musk and Neuralink employees. […]

3 Reasons Why the Second Falcon Heavy Launch Is a Make-or-Break Moment for SpaceX

In the space travel battle, there’s no margin for error. And when SpaceX launches its Falcon Heavy for the second time on Wednesday, that fact will perhaps be clearer than ever. Barring unforeseen weather issues or other problems, SpaceX will launch its Falcon Heavy rocket with an onboard Arabsat-6A communications satellite at 6:35 p.m. ET […]

Jeff Bezos and Amazon Propose Space-Based Internet Service to Compete With SpaceX and OneWeb

Amazon CEOJeff Bezos is joining the Internet space race. Last month, Amazon filed with the International Telecommunications Union for permission to put 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit so it could offer Internet service globally. The plan, codenamed Project Kuiper, is similar to those of a number of other companies that are pushing to establish […]

Tesla Accuses Former Employees and Start-Up Zoox of Stealing Trade Secrets In Lawsuit

Tesla is suing four former employees and the self-driving startup Zoox. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. district court for Northern California, Tesla accused the former employees–who now work at Zoox–of stealing the company’s trade secrets. The Silicon Valley automaker in the lawsuit accused defendants Scott Turner, Sydney Cooper, Christian Dement, and Craigh […]