Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Tesla

Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk’s AI gamble shows why the tech is not ready for prime time

To build good AI, programmers need to spend the vast majority of their time on data — a dull, difficult & therefore neglected work. The result is error-riddled data sets in AI systems.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot comes with serious concerns – but not the ones you think

As a researcher who studies ethical use of emerging tech, I find the Tesla Bot raises concerns that transcend sci-fi fears of super-smart robots.

Modi govt asks Tesla about its sourcing plans, India roadmap before considering tax breaks

The Ministry of Heavy Industries also asked Tesla for its thoughts on importing fully built cars versus partially built vehicles, which attract a lower import levy.

Elon Musk can tell you why India won’t see Teslas anytime soon

India's protectionist instincts have kept out international auto companies for decades. It now needs its own holistic model that touches on auto parts & consumer incentives for EVs.

No tax cut means buying a Tesla in India will be an expensive affair

Tesla is seeking to make inroads into India, where EVs account for less than 1% of annual car sales. It had last month requested Modi govt to cut import duty on electric cars.

If Elon Musk wrote this, the headline would be a meme & Dogecoin fortunes would’ve changed

Only one man is impulsive enough and has the power to move markets with his tweets, and that’s Elon Musk.

You thought Tesla was the king of EVs? Obviously you haven’t heard of the Hongguang Mini

The Hongguang Mini is the brainchild of SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., a joint venture between two Chinese state-backed automakers, and American automotive giant General Motors Co.

Want to work for Tesla? Well, they’ve begun hiring in India

CEO Elon Musk had all but confirmed Tesla would enter India in January after months of speculation. Now, the electric vehicles maker is recruiting for its sales, marketing & HR depts.

India’s first EV battery plant is coming up in Karnataka, hopes to end dependence on China

Vikram Handa set up India’s first manufacturer of lithium-ion battery parts  Epsilon Advanced Materials Pvt in August, sourcing raw material from the country's largest steel mill.

Why buying a Tesla in India or China may not cut your carbon emissions

An essential element of the climate potential of electric vehicles is that they’re eventually able to switch to lower-carbon fuels — a slow process in India and China.

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Defence ministry’s PMA policy is protectionism. Indian-made arms need export market

The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.