All posts from James Ayre

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69-Year-Old Engineer Suing Tesla For Age Discrimination

A former employee of Tesla, a 69-year-old engineer that was fired by the company earlier this year, is suing, alleging age discrimination is why he was fired. The newly filed lawsuit is an interesting one, though not particularly surprising, as a number of similar lawsuits have been filed in recent years by other tech-sector employees […]

October 7th

Audi Shuttles VIPs At Berlinale In Its Autonomous A8 L W12

Originally published on EV Obsession. Autonomous cars seem to be everywhere nowadays (that’s an exaggeration, I know), with the latest sighting being a driverless Audi A8 L W12 that served as a VIP shuttle at Berlinale. The driverless Audi in question apparently relied upon easily identifiable buildings for its orientation, along with other computations. This […]

February 23rd

Mercedes-Benz Chooses SK Innovation For Future EV Battery Cells

Originally published on EV Obsession. Editor’s Note: Mercedes has previously gotten its EV battery cells through Samsung SDI & Panasonic (via Magna & Tesla). The Korean company SK Innovation has been chosen by Mercedes-Benz as its future supplier for electric vehicle lithium-ion battery cells, according to recent reports. Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning to deploy battery […]

February 22nd

Charge Your Phone on a Tesla Supercharger (Kinda)

We’re all Tesla fans here — some of us more than others. To those of you who are willing to admit to being somewhat obsessive fans of Tesla, then, you may be interested to learn that a fellow Tesla fan on the Tesla Motors Club forum has gone through the trouble of designing and 3D-printing […]

February 10th