ME Tesla Kills One in “Veered” Crash Into Tree

A brand new Tesla in Maine, sporting the latest “safety” engineering claims, just killed another person. The single-vehicle crash was reported at around 10:45 a.m. near 752 Harrison Road, according to Captain Kerry Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. The car, later identified by the sheriff’s office as a 2024 Tesla, a fully electric … Continue reading ME Tesla Kills One in “Veered” Crash Into Tree

Judge Says California DMV Can Sue Tesla for FSD Fraud

What a time to be alive, as Tesla lawyers failed to convince a judge that their phrase Full Self Driving means nothing yet everything at the same time: The name is a misnomer — FSD requires constant supervision and doesn’t render vehicles autonomous… Tesla’s lawyers contended that marketing its vehicles as having full self-driving “capabilities” … Continue reading Judge Says California DMV Can Sue Tesla for FSD Fraud

Tesla is Being Sued Up to 13 Times EVERY Day

For a decade now I have called out very vocally the catastrophically poor engineering culture of Tesla, which has predictably been leading to an explosion of defects and technical debt. In a 2016 security confernce keynote (after just the second Tesla “driverless” fatality) I called them out as a looming Titanic problem. Unfortunately my warnings … Continue reading Tesla is Being Sued Up to 13 Times EVERY Day

Six in Five Years: Why Can’t Tesla Keep a General Counsel From Quitting?

Industry experts in law and AI safety have asked me to write about the fact Tesla lacks general counsel stability. Apparently this is a canary, suggesting to outside observers that the company engages in illegal practices that no lawyer wants to be around. It is an interesting hypothesis to consider. Notably, I looked at 2018 … Continue reading Six in Five Years: Why Can’t Tesla Keep a General Counsel From Quitting?