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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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SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket will make routine launches

Early Sunday morning, SpaceX is slated to launch its second Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket — the final and most powerful version of the vehicle the company plans to make. After launch, SpaceX will attempt to land the vehicle on one of its autonomous drone ships in the Atlantic. And landings should become fairly routine now, as all of SpaceX’s missions will utilize the Block 5 from now on.

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Performance Model 3 could be the beat car on the road at any price

So I had a few hours yesterday with the new Tesla Model 3 Performance. To be honest, the conditions weren’t great. The weather was amazing per usual in Southern California but I was basically stuck in the middle of West LA during rush hour for this review. I tried to make a dash for Malibu and the mountains but alas, there wasn’t enough time, and they were already full of commuters heading hom More

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First Test Drive of the Tesla Model 3 Performance: A Thrilling, Modern Marvel

ENTER, STAGE LEFT, humming: I have borrowed a new 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance ($78,000, as tested) from the factory in Fremont, Calif., and I’m now quietly tearing the hide off this switchback road in the grass-gold hills near Silicon Valley. This is the first test drive of the hotrod Tesla. In the Performance version, two motors north and south equal 335 kW (450 hp) and digitally mastered al More

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Safe solid-state lithium batteries herald ‘paradigm shift’…

Tech Xplore The race to produce safe, powerful and affordable solid-state lithium batteries is accelerating and recent announcements about game-changing research using a solid non-flammable ceramic electrolyte known as garnet has some in the race calling it …… More

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Daimler and Bosch to Launch Driverless Pilot Programs in California – FutureCar.com

California, well known for its lax regulations for companies developing autonomous vehicles, is preparing to host a massive program, which aims to test self-driving cars and other connected technologies. Designed to take place in an unnamed location within Silicon Valley, the pilot is part of an agreement between Daimler, Bosch and NVIDIA.

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IN DEPTH Transition To Autonomous Cars Will Take Longer…

John Krafcik, the CEO of Waymo, stands with the Jaguar I-Pace vehicle, March 27, in New York. Self-driving car pioneer Waymo will buy up to 20,000 of the electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for a robotic ride-hailing service. The commitment announced Tuesday marks another step in Waymo’s evolution from a secret project started in Google nine years ago to a spin-of More

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Waymo’s autonomous cars have driven 8 million miles on…

The Verge Waymo has also “driven” 5 billion miles in simulation, Krafcik said. That means that every day, over 25,000 virtual versions of the company’s self-driving cars rack up around 8 million miles of simulated driving. The simulator allows self-driving cars to practice …… More

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Waymo autonomous cars log 1M miles in a month

The company’s autonomous vehicles just drove 8 million miles on public roads.
It took the company just one month to go from 7 million miles to 8 million miles driven.
Waymo’s acceleration in logging miles with self-driving cars has picked up in the last year.
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Tesla picks St. Louis for first Missouri public showing of…

fox2now.com ST. LOUIS, MO — The first public showing of Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan in Missouri will be at the company’s St. Louis showroom. You can see the car at their University City location near I-170 and Olive Blvd. Tesla is showing the highly anticipated “more …… More

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Luxembourg police deploy Tesla cars to help nab criminals

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Police in Luxembourg have added two Tesla electric cars to their fleet, hoping that their rapid acceleration capacity will help them nab more criminals and speed offenders while also trimming the tiny country’s carbon emissions.

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Latest cost estimate shows higher profit for Model 3

Tesla isn’t the only one with a lot riding on the financial success of the Model 3. CEO Elon Musk has called ramping up production of the Model 3 a “bet the company” decision, and said that if the company couldn’t build 5,000 of the cars a week, Tesla would “die.”

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Silicon Valley startup Metamoto introduces its new…

Automotive Testing Technology International Metamoto has launched its highly anticipated Simulation as a Service offering, which will be available at the beginning of August, enabling companies working on autonomous vehicle technology to validate software safely in the virtual world before they begin …… More

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Volvo’s new Polestar 2 electric-car will start at $40000…

Business Insider The Tesla Model 3 will see a direct rival from Volvo Cars’ newly minted Polestar brand, and the first details about the electric car have come out. Speaking to Autocar, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman said the second Polestar model, fittingly called Polestar 2, …… More

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China Has 487 Electric-Car Makers, and Local Governments…

Wall Street Journal TONGLING, China—Officials in this old mining town knew almost nothing about electric vehicles when they gave a startup $535 million in land and capital to build an electric-car plant here two years ago. The startup, Singulato Motors, was founded by a group …… More

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Two US Hyperloop Startups Line Up Financing From China Bloo…

Bloomberg Separately, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies said it plans to work on a 10-kilometer test track in Tongren, part of China’s Guizhou province, at an initial cost of about $300 million. State entity Tongren Transportation & Tourism Investment Group will …… More

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Hyperloop TT will build a track in China Engadget -…

Engadget The Hyperloop race is much of a political battle as it is a technical one, with companies grabbing territory like players starting a game of Risk. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the crowdsourced enterprise that has lagged behind rivals in some respects …… More

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Can California Eliminate Gas Cars? Brinkwire (press…

Brinkwire (press release) Ting has other legislation, A.B. 1184, that proposes a $3 billion incentive program through 2030 to encourage consumers to buy more EVs. Incentives include larger rebates for buying clean cars. He said his other bill, on phasing out gas cars, “would be the …… More

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VW plans electric microbes and crossover

Volkswagen has aggressive electric vehicle plans, but it is focused on Europe and China where the German automaker sees regulations pushing for quicker adoption of electric vehicles.

Yet, the automaker has now confirmed plans to produce its upcoming all-electric microbus and crossover in the US.

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Benefits of autonomous driving coming in 2019

Autonomous vehicle definitions.
Autonomous vehicles timeline – GM to launch fully autonomous EV robo-taxis in the US in 2019.
Autonomous vehicles forecasts – “Global autonomous vehicles market 2018-2022 – Market to grow at a CAGR of 41.61%.”
A sector by sector look at the main players to benefit from the autonomous vehicle trend.
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Tesla semi spotted at Fremont factory

We haven’t seen much of the two known Tesla Semi prototypes in recent months after they got really busy during the test program earlier this year.

Now one of the Tesla Semi prototypes showed up at Fremont factory and made a big splash with employees.

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2019 Nissan Nismo EV sports 40 kWH battery

The Nismo will have the same 147 horsepower and 40-kwh battery pack as the standard Leaf. It’s exclusive to Japan for now.

The longer-range Leaf scheduled to go on sale later this year as the Leaf E-Plus (according toPush EVs) is expected to have 215 hp as well as a 60-kwh battery good for 225 miles.

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Nissan LEAF NISMO sport version is officially launching and going on sale this month | Electrek

Nissan and Nismo, the automaker’s motorsports and in-house tuning division, have been teasing making a version of the new Leaf for a while and it’s now finally happening.

The Japanese automaker has announced the official debut and the start of sales of the new Leaf Nismo by the end of the month.

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Business Insider: 9 electric cars that will challenge Tesla’s Model 3

9 electric cars that will challenge Tesla’s Model 3
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Volkswagen’s I.D. Crozz will arrive in 2020. Tesla recently hit an important production milestone for the Model 3. The Model 3 is essential to Tesla’s long-term ambitions and quest for profitability. As Tesla continues to ramp up Model 3 production, a number of other automakers have or will introduc More

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Tesla Expects "Enormous" Growth in Solar

Since Tesla recently lost its spot as the top residential solar installer in the U.S., a surface-level view of its solar business may lead some investors to conclude that the company’s ambitions for the unit have scaled back. Furthermore, falling sales might suggest that demand for the company’s solar products is suffering. But neither of these is the case.

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Tesla Q3: $6B Sales, Top 20 US Car, And Path To Shanghai…

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Tesla just signed a memorandum of intent with Shanghai to build a 500k EV per year Gigafactory 3 in China = ~$20B/yr revenue.

Tesla Model 3: Average production numbers will pass 5k/wk this quarter making Tesla the #1 EV manufacturer in the world.

Model 3 will become a Top 20 vehicle sold in the US in July.

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Elon Musk Reveals Plan for Tesla’s First Foreign Car Factory

In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Mac Greer is joined by analyst Aaron Bush to assess Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) announcement that it will build cars in China.

Given the high tariffs that nation has imposed on imported cars — it just raised them to 40% — this is Tesla’s best chance to capitalize on a massive market in a country where the government is enthusiastic More

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Why the world is so excited about electric cars Quartz -…

Quartz There is a lot of buzz about electric cars. All the big carmakers have either begun to sell electric cars, or are planning to. Some manufacturers, like Tesla, only make electric cars; other players, like Volvo, are repositioning themselves to sell only electrics or …… More

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2019 Nissan gets 60 kWh battery

The 2019 Nissan Leaf brings with it a new long-range version packing more powerful options throughout. Brian Maragano, Nissan’s head of EV marketing and sales strategy, told AutoGuide that the coming Leaf E-Plus model will get a larger battery. He didn’t cite the specific capacity, but a Nissan slip-up in 2016 and another slip-up by a Swiss charging station builder all but confirmed a More

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Here’s how a Tesla Model S holds up after 400000 miles in 3…

Electrek Less than a year ago, we reported on one of Tesloop’s Tesla Model S hitting 300,000 miles in just 2 years. The company claimed that the vehicle alone saved them an estimated $60,000 on fuel and maintenance compared to a similar vehicle for their shuttle …… More

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Tesla’s fleet has accumulated over 1.2 billion miles on…

Electrek Automakers and tech companies are rushing to bring autonomous driving systems to market and accumulating mileage with their test vehicles. Tesla is taking a different approach by accumulating mileage with its customer fleet through its Autopilot driver …… More

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