CTIA AT&T connected car panel says people would switch carriers for connected cars

Atmaychan CTIA Mobility Week a week after AT&T announced it latest connected car platform, AT&T ‘s Ralp de la Vega along with a panel of AT&T connected car fans, discussed how important connected cars are to the Wireless industry.

de la Vega noted that Strategy Analytics estimates that nearly 10 million 4-wheeled smartphones in the form of connected cars will be on the road in a few years. He also reported that AT&T studies show people prefer a shared family data plan that lets them to share data for many devices, and customers want to be able to add their cars to their rate plans.

Tesla S warranty extended to 8 yr unlimited mile warranty

tesladashTesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that the Tesla Model S drive unit warranty has been extended to match that of the battery pack. That means the 85 kWh Tesla S, now has an 8 year, infinite mile warranty on both the battery pack and drive unit. It will cover all the owners of the cars, new or used.

The warranty extension will apply retroactively to all Model S vehicles ever produced.

Succesfully hack an $100K car get $10,000, veterans get good jobs, Telsa lemon gets $ back

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Tesla is once again in the media spotlight for hacking, hiring and hassles from customers. At the Symposium on Security for Asia Network  Conference  in Beijing this week (July 16 and 17), hackers can win $10,000 if they can hack a Tesla S. In the meantime, Tesla is actively seeking to hire US Military veterans. Tesla already employes 300 veterans because of the technical skills learned in the armed forces and wants to recruit 600 more, while the first successful “Lemon Law” negotiation with an unsatisfied customer was completed.

The winning Tesla hacker must use the in-car touch screen to surf the internet and manipulate the vehicle’s controls remotely through a computer.