Tesla

Tesla recruits hackers to boost vehicle security

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 26th, 2014 Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security researchers to hack its vehicles. The Silicon Valley based high-tech carmaker will hire up to 30 full-time hackers whose job will be to find and close vulnerabilities in the sophisticated firmware that controls its cars. Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security …

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How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | August 20th, 2014 Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their sites on achieving lower lithium-ion battery costs through economies of scale, which should enable power storage systems for solar energy. By Tesla’s own estimates, a project to build a battery factory called the “Gigafactory” is expected to drive down …

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Panasonic to help Tesla build battery ‘Gigafactory’

By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | August 1st, 2014 Panasonic has penned a deal with Tesla Motors to help build the electric-car startup’s “Gigafactory,” which it hopes will produce half a million electric-vehicle batteries per year. Last year, Panasonic extended a 2011 agreement to supply Tesla with automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells. Panasonic increased its supply to …

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