Legally Bombed: Anti-FSD campaign receives Tesla cease and desist for misinformation

California, United States — The Dawn Project has received a cease-and-desist letter, claiming that the their ad campaign showcasing a Tesla in “Full Self-Driving” mode running over a cardboard child was misinforming and threatened the company’s business interests. The letter dated Aug. 11 claims that the Dawn Project’s testing was “seriously deceptive and likely fraudulent.” […]

EV/AV Report: F-35 software contractor denounces Tesla FSD in unverified collision study

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, a study critiquing Tesla’s fully-self-driving software is linked to a military contractor with a conflict of interest, and the Canadian Automobile Association releases a new EV buyer’s guide. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Teslas and tactical fighters A software designer for American stealth aircraft […]

Financial Fact-Check: New gigafactory supports Tesla and Ontario’s EV production goals

Toronto, Ontario – Previously reported allegations of a new major Tesla factory in Ontario have been revealed to have some teeth, with information from multiple sources suggesting that a new Gigafactory aligns with Tesla’s plan to expand production by 13 new factories, and Ontario’s goal to become a global electric vehicle production hub. While the […]

EV/AV Report: July 25, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicles report, Tesla hits a self-driving milestone after settling in a German lawsuit, Ford and Baidu unveil autonomous cars without steering wheels and a Deloitte report suggests that tomorrow’s cars are vulnerable to hacking attacks – who knew? Clocked In Tesla celebrates 35 million miles driven […]

Quality Crash: J.D. Power reports 11 percent increase in new-vehicle issues

Michigan, United States —A new study by J.D. Power appears to suggest a suspected industry trend–that vehicle build quality has been dropping. According to the 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study, the automotive industry is experiencing an 11 percent increase in problems per 100 vehicles, resulting in an industry average of 180 problems per 100 vehicles. […]

Soliciting the Seal: Tesla sends employee recruitment email to certified network, their employees

Palo Alto, California ⁠— Collision repair facilities in the United States are reporting Tesla emails that outrightly recruit Tesla-certified technicians and estimators, Repairer Driven News reported on Wednesday.  According to the email obtained by Repairer Driven News⁠—bearing the subject line “Tesla Collision Tech Referrals⁠—Who Do You Know?” —Tesla is “seeking experienced Collision Technicians who can […]