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Past Tesletter articles

At Tesla Design Studio

Insightful interview with Tesla’s Pawel Pietryka, product designer and lead on company’s mobile UI team. The interview covers his role, his motivation to join Tesla, and how the team works.

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From issue #62

Elon's Story, Part 1

The folks at Third Row Tesla Podcast had the chance to interview Elon Musk in person a couple of weeks ago. As you may or may not know, we normally don’t include articles about Elon’s personal life in this newsletter but in this case, we’re making an exception. If like us, you’re passionate about Tesla, I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to Elon Musk sharing his story and why he put everything on the like to build SpaceX and Tesla.

From issue #95

Multi-task learning in the wilderness

Andrej Karpathy talks about Autopilot and deep learning. As always, it’s really interesting to hear him talking about this stuff, even when we are not experts on the subject by any means.

BTW I was lucky enough to get invited to the Neuralink event on Tuesday, and can you guess who I ran into? I didn’t want to bother him too much, I just thanked him as an owner and Tesla enthusiast.

From issue #68

Ryan McCaffrey interviews Franz

Ryan McCaffrey, from the podcast Ride The Lightning, had the opportunity to interview Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen. This is rare since Franz doesn’t normally give many interviews and Ryan did a great job at interviewing him (you can tell his full-time job is interviewing people). Listen to it if you haven’t done it yet!

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From issue #82

Thanks JB

JB Straubel is part of the founding team at Tesla and until last week he was the CTO of the company. JB and Elon meet in 2003 and joined Tesla after Elon invested in their series A. As Elon mentioned in the presentation of the quarter, “If we hadn’t had lunch in 2003, Tesla wouldn’t exist, basically”. JB is transitioning from being an executive to an advisory role, and honestly, no one can’t blame him for wanting a change after 15 years at the same company (and the company seems in good hands).

From Tesletter, we just wanted to thank JB - maybe someone can foward this to him? - for all his hard work and dedication, as Tesla owners and shareholders we love your work. From the bottom of our hearts: THANK YOU!

From issue #70

What unreleased FSD Autopilot sees

Tesla and Elon Musk are being pretty aggressive recruiting people for their AI team. To the point that it seems they’re even publishing unreleased FSD footage on their website.

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From issue #97