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MIT Self-Driving Cars: Emilio Frazzoli, CTO, nuTonomy – A $4 trillion transportation problem

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Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)

As protesters gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change, a new report shows how smart transportation policy can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Photo: South Bend Voice/Flickr

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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation

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Tesla Model 3 Dashcam Captures Road Rage Incident

f not just because we felt compelled to share and remind people what type of ridiculousness is happening on the roads today, this is another opportunity to provide a solid example of the new Tesla Model 3 dashcam (TeslaCam). Today, dashcam’s are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. In the world we live in, it seems just about everything is caught on tape, and while that may not be More

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8 "Impossible" Goals Tesla Achieved | CleanTechnica

You may want to write this off as a clickbait fluff piece. Well, it may clickbait (depending on the definition you’re using) but it is certainly not a fluffy Furby , a flufferbot, or a feckless sideshow. In fact, I think the points illustrated below are often essential for understanding Tesla and its critics.

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Faraday Future cuts wages by 20 percent, lays off staff amid financial woes

Earlier in October, Reuters reported that Faraday Future entered into arbitration with a major investor over a $700 million payment that was alleged to be on the way, but wasn’t. Now, it turns out that possibly missing money has caused some purse-string tightening at the burgeoning automaker.

Faraday Future said in a statement today that it is taking some “temporary” measu More

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[battery nwes] Fisker secures investment from Caterpillar for its solid-state battery technology

Fisker, an electric car startup founded by famed designer Henrik Fisker, announced that it received an investment from heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar for its solid-state battery technology.
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Construction Already Underway At Tesla Gigafactory 3 In China: Video

Tesla enthusiasts already came upon the trail of the Tesla Gigafactory 3 location, announced just a few days ago in the Shanghai Lingang Equipment Industrial Zone in China

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Musk says tunnel opens in December 10th

(Reuters) – A company owned by Elon Musk that is trying to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels is nearing completion on the first tunnel, Musk said on Twitter on Sunday.

The first tunnel, under Hawthorne in the Los Angeles area, is almost done and will open on Dec. 10, Musk said. Privately held Boring Co has been promoting its plans for tunnels that would allow high More

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China Plans to Launch an ‘Artificial Moon’ to Light Up the Night Skies

The night skies might soon have company: Chinese scientists are planning to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 to illuminate city streets after dark.

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Could Tesla And SpaceX Join Hands For Global Internet Service?

As anyone who’s stuck paying an onerous bill to a local internet monopoly will agree, there’s a great market opportunity out there for any company that could offer a global wireless internet connection. SpaceX has been working on just that since 2015, developing a broadband satellite constellation called Starlink. A recent article in SmarterAnalyst proposes that Tesla could be an integral part More

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Tesla drops ‘full self-driving capability’ option for new vehicles (updated)

When Tesla introduced “Full Self-Driving Capability” for its Autopilot system as an optional Model S, Model 3, and Model X upgrade in October 2016, the automaker said it would roll out the autonomous mode via an over-the-air update after federal regulators gave it the green light. But today, two years after the upcharge’s debut, Tesla’s doing away with it to “prevent confusion.”
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Tesla launches mid-range mode 3 for $45k

Tesla is launching today a version of Model 3 with a new ‘mid-range’ battery pack for $45,000 before incentives.

The new version, which was never announced, is coming as a surprise and it chan

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Tesla to improve maps and navigation ‘dramatically’ over next several months, says Elon Musk

As I have previously stated, I don’t really get the complaints about Tesla’s navigation system. It’s certainly not perfect, but I’ve rarely had any issues with it and it is certainly much better than any onboard system in other vehicles.

I do understand why some would prefer to use Waze or Google Maps, but did anyone expect Tesla to produce a system to surpass those?

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Tesla Model 3 owner shares insights after V9’s built-in dashcam records accident

As it turned out, the driver of the white Honda Accord did not have insurance at all. Worse, the driver didn’t even have a license due to a suspension. Authorities eventually arrived, but King and the Honda Accord driver’s accounts of the accident were conflicting, complicating the situation. Ultimately, Tesla Version 9’s built-in Dashcam became the determining factor, as the Model 3 owner w More

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Ark Invest CEO: Tesla ‘is a replay of Apple’ – Yahoo Finance

Ark Invest CEO: Tesla ‘is a replay of Apple’
Yahoo Finance

“Apple was moving so fast with the smartphone that it had to design its own chip to move that fast. This is what has happened to Tesla.” Read the full story More

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Tesla buys new plot for its first China factory – CNBC

Tesla buys new plot for its first China factory
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Tesla successfully acquired an 864,885-square meter plot in Shanghai’s Lingang area for the electric car maker’s new factory.

Plans for the wholly-owned factory were first announced in July. Lingang is located on the coast, about 47 miles southeast of the center of Shanghai or a roughly two-hour subway ride. Sever More

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U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boost – Reuters

Tesla Inc and General Motors Co, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator.

On Thursday, Senator Dean Heller proposed legislation that would lift the current cap on electric vehicles eligible for tax credits. Reuters obtained a copy of the text of th More

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What does Tesla’s surge mean for the EV market? – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

Tesla has, as of September 30, sold more than 78,000 Model 3s in the United States. If fourth quarter 2018 sales can match third quarter (and there is no reason to think they won’t), then Tesla Model 3 sales for 2018 would stand at 132,000. Oh, and for September, the Model 3 is the fifth best-selling car in the United States.
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Tesla Version 9 real-world blind spot test shows Autopilot’s 360° cameras in action

Tesla’s Software Version 9 rolled out a number of improvements and new features to the company’s fleet of electric cars. One of the features that received improvements is blind spot monitoring, which now utilizes the electric cars’ suite of cameras to observe the vehicles’ surroundings. This was recently showcased in a demo of the feature, after a Tesla owner-enthusiast opted to conduct a More

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Tesla Model 3 Production Hits Estimated 100,000 Units

Bloomberg’s counter, which estimates production of the Tesla Model 3 , today shows 100,050 units produced since August 2017 when the car hit the market.

The rough journey to 100,000, with a few significant delays, took 14 months. Assuming 20,000 cars a month, Tesla will now need just 5 months to reach 200,000.

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Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk Images Show How Gears Look After a Million Miles

CEO Elon Musk highlighted the images on his Twitter page, noting how the pictured motor and gearbox are “still in god condition,” as they are “designed for ultra high endurance.” The vehicle may be the company’s cheapest-ever electric car, with an advertised starting price of $35,000, but the images suggest it hasn’t skimped on quality to meet these targets.
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Charge point and FLO share charging networks

One of the issues the electric vehicle industry has to address in order to encourage wider adoption is its fragmented charging infrastructure. You might have to juggle several accounts for different networks to make sure there are charging spots where you’re going. ChargePoint has been joining forces with rival and similar companies to enable “roaming” between charging networks, More

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Model 3 drive system is designed and validated for over one million miles of range.

Tesla says that the Model 3 drive system is designed and validated for over one million miles of range.

Today, the automaker released impressive pictures of Model 3 drive units after testing, which Elon Musk says “drove 1M miles”.

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Ark Invest CEO: Tesla ‘is a replay of Apple’ – Yahoo Finance

Tesla (TSLA) and Apple (APPL) have at least one thing in common – and it’s a big factor leading one analyst to project a price target of $4,000 for the electric vehicle manufacturer.

It comes down to the chips, ARK Invest CEO and CIO Cathie Wood said in an interview with Yahoo Finance on Friday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in August that the company would be making its own computer ch More

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Tesla Software completely shake up the Auto industry – Tesla News

But which of Tesla’s products and features are doing the disrupting, and who will be affected? A recent article by Benedict Evans delves into the details of this automotive disruption with comparisons to similar shake ups in the tech industry.

Evans uses the disruptive wave that Apple unleashed on Palm, Nokia, and other makers of previous-generation cell phones as an analogy.
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Vespa’s Electric Scooter is Now Available for Pre-Order

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BYD Sets 4th Straight Plug-In Car Sales Record

In September, BYD set its fourth all-time record of plug-in car sales in a row, reaching 25,019 – over 4,000 above the record from August. Pace of growth increased to 121%year-over-year!

Plug-in share out of overall BYD volume stands at 56% (an all-time high).

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Tesla sets deadline on new orders to get delivery and full tax credit by end of the year

Tesla is the first automaker to hit the 200,000th EV delivery mark in the US and to trigger the phase-out of the federal tax credit for buyers of its electric vehicles.
Now the automaker has set a deadline to get delivery by the end of the year in order to get the full tax credit on new orders before it ends.

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Arizona and Intel team up on Institute for Automated Mobility to develop driverless vehicle technology

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced that he has signed an executive order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a brain trust of enterprises, government agencies, and universities that will collaborate on autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona.

IAM will comprise physical centers designed for “complex research” and scenarios, the governor’s office said during a pr More

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You’ve Only Got 3 Days Left to Get a Full Tax Credit for Buying a Tesla – FORTUNE

Consumers who are considering ordering a Tesla and hope to get the full $7,500 federal tax credit that goes with that need to get off the fence.

The automaker on Friday said orders placed by October 15 will be eligible for the full credit. After that, the amount drops to $3,750. Orders delivered after June 30 next year will only receive an $1,875 tax credit.

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Ford Begins Production Of DHL Electric Streetscooters

The StreetScooter WORK XL is based on a Ford Transit chassis, but with a battery (up to 76 kWh for 200 km /124 miles of range). The drivetrain and body is designed and built to Deutsche Post DHL Group’s StreetScooter specifications.

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Volvo and Nvidia partner to bring next-generation ADAS to market by 2020

Volvo currently has a solid suite of advanced driver assistance systems in its vehicles, but because Volvo has long been a company driven primarily by safety, it’s keeping an eye on the future by working on next-generation systems that will bring it closer to self-driving cars. To that end, on Wednesday, the company announced it has selected Nvidia’s Drive AGX Xavier architecture as th More

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