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Tesla Autopilot: Elon Musk says next update features new ‘silky smooth’ control algorithm | Electrek

Tesla’s latest Autopilot updates for vehicles with the second generation hardware made several major improvements that virtually brought the system developed by Tesla to feature parity with the original system powered by Mobileye.

It now opens the door to start improving on the technology and take advantage of the much more advanced hardware suite.

Today, CEO Elon Musk sta More

Tesla’s latest Autopilot updates for vehicles with the second generation hardware made several major improvements that virtually brought the system developed by Tesla to feature parity with the original system powered by Mobileye.

It now opens the door to start improving on the technology and take advantage of the much more advanced hardware suite.

Today, CEO Elon Musk sta More

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Panasonic CEO Tom Gebhardt talks betting big on electric cars – Business Insider

Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade.

New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the pie.

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Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade.

New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the pie.

More www.businessinsider.co More

Tesla retroactively extends free unlimited Supercharging to…

Electrek In a surprising move, Tesla is now extending free Supercharging to all current vehicles. In other words, all current Tesla owners up to today have access to free …… More

Electrek In a surprising move, Tesla is now extending free Supercharging to all current vehicles. In other words, all current Tesla owners up to today have access to free …… More

Toyota CEO on Tesla: ‘what they are producing is something…

Electrek Late last year, Toyota finally took a significant step toward making electric vehicles after years of being stuck in fuel cell development. They set up a new division …… More

Electrek Late last year, Toyota finally took a significant step toward making electric vehicles after years of being stuck in fuel cell development. They set up a new division …… More

Nissan starts teasing the next generation Leaf – releases…

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Electrek Along with the Tesla Model 3, Nissan’s next generation Leaf is one of the most anticipated new vehicles of the year. Today, they started a new campaign to …… More

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Electrek Along with the Tesla Model 3, Nissan’s next generation Leaf is one of the most anticipated new vehicles of the year. Today, they started a new campaign to …… More

Ford’s first all-electric vehicle will have ‘over 300 miles…

Electrek There’s no doubt that Ford is late to market when it comes to long-range electric vehicles. Its biggest competitor, GM, already has the Chevy Bolt EV, but where Ford could differentiate itself is with a high-volume electric car – something the Bolt EV …… More

Electrek There’s no doubt that Ford is late to market when it comes to long-range electric vehicles. Its biggest competitor, GM, already has the Chevy Bolt EV, but where Ford could differentiate itself is with a high-volume electric car – something the Bolt EV …… More

Uber once offered to partner with Tesla on self-driving cars — but Elon Musk said no

(CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk attends an environmental conference at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway April 21, 2016.NTB Scanpix/Heiko Junge/via REUTERS)
Tesla brushed off an offer last year by Uber to partner on self-driving cars.
The revelation comes from Wild Ride, a book written by Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky, which Bloomberg read in advance of its publication next week.< More

(CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk attends an environmental conference at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway April 21, 2016.NTB Scanpix/Heiko Junge/via REUTERS)
Tesla brushed off an offer last year by Uber to partner on self-driving cars.
The revelation comes from Wild Ride, a book written by Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky, which Bloomberg read in advance of its publication next week.< More

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Google Racking Up More Patents Than Most Automakers On Connected And Self-Driving Cars | Forbes Mobile

Will automakers or technology companies put consumers behind the wheel of autonomous automobiles? Certainly, the car manufacturers have the edge on the hardware, but a small tug of war is brewing when it comes to the intellectual property that will ultimately make connected and self-driving cars a reality on the road.
Companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple are pouring enormous resources More

Will automakers or technology companies put consumers behind the wheel of autonomous automobiles? Certainly, the car manufacturers have the edge on the hardware, but a small tug of war is brewing when it comes to the intellectual property that will ultimately make connected and self-driving cars a reality on the road.
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Who’s Dating Whom In The Red-Hot Market For Self-Driving Cars | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis – IBD

Autonomous driving is too complicated and too important to do it yourself. At least that’s the logic behind automakers and technology firms such as General Motors (GM), Alphabet (GOOGL) and Intel (INTC) that are carpooling their self-driving efforts in one or more alliances. Tesla (TSLA) continues to forge its own path, however, while no one is sure what Apple (AAPL) plans to do.

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Autonomous driving is too complicated and too important to do it yourself. At least that’s the logic behind automakers and technology firms such as General Motors (GM), Alphabet (GOOGL) and Intel (INTC) that are carpooling their self-driving efforts in one or more alliances. Tesla (TSLA) continues to forge its own path, however, while no one is sure what Apple (AAPL) plans to do.

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World Light Electric Vehicle Summit call for presentations opened !

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The rise of the Android-powered car – The Verge

Google’s thesis to the automotive industry came packaged in a red glinting Maserati Ghibli.

The luxury sedan, parked outside last year’s Google I/O developer conference, might have looked like just another sports car — a ubiquitous sight in Silicon Valley. But what was inside captured the interest of automakers. And now, some automakers are buying into what they found, despite long-h More

Google’s thesis to the automotive industry came packaged in a red glinting Maserati Ghibli.

The luxury sedan, parked outside last year’s Google I/O developer conference, might have looked like just another sports car — a ubiquitous sight in Silicon Valley. But what was inside captured the interest of automakers. And now, some automakers are buying into what they found, despite long-h More

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Elon Musk Has Finally Confirmed What the Boring Tunnels He’s Making Are For

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Robins solar project will cover hundreds of acres The…

The Telegraph The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a massive solar project north of Robins Air Force Base that will cover hundreds of acres.… More

The Telegraph The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a massive solar project north of Robins Air Force Base that will cover hundreds of acres.… More

Hyperloop One is Coming to Europe With These 10 Proposed…

Inverse Hyperloop One, the only company in the world with a full-size hyperloop test track, is coming to Europe. On Tuesday, the company announced that it will continue its global tour with a stop in Amsterdam on June 6, a chance to detail a number of routes …… More

Inverse Hyperloop One, the only company in the world with a full-size hyperloop test track, is coming to Europe. On Tuesday, the company announced that it will continue its global tour with a stop in Amsterdam on June 6, a chance to detail a number of routes …… More

Chief Motor Engineer At Tesla Shares Innovative Insight In…

InsideEVs Battery technology gets the most media attention, but the company also has a world-class team dedicated to developing better traction motors. Among that team is Konstantinos Laskaris, Tesla’s Chief Motor Design Engineer, who is responsible for the …… More

InsideEVs Battery technology gets the most media attention, but the company also has a world-class team dedicated to developing better traction motors. Among that team is Konstantinos Laskaris, Tesla’s Chief Motor Design Engineer, who is responsible for the …… More

[auropilot] Here’s what Tesla’s Autopilot 2.0 can see with its 8…

Electrek With the second generation Autopilot, Tesla is betting on computer vision and basing the system on cameras. It has 8 cameras all around the Model S and Model X. 3 of them are front-facing, one narrow forward camera with a range of 250m, another …… More

Electrek With the second generation Autopilot, Tesla is betting on computer vision and basing the system on cameras. It has 8 cameras all around the Model S and Model X. 3 of them are front-facing, one narrow forward camera with a range of 250m, another …… More

US utility offers clients cheap Tesla batteries for grid…

Engadget For the first time, a power utility has teamed up with Tesla to use its battery packs for extra grid power during peak usage times. Vermont’s Green Mountain Pow…… More

Engadget For the first time, a power utility has teamed up with Tesla to use its battery packs for extra grid power during peak usage times. Vermont’s Green Mountain Pow…… More

Google-blessed Android infotainment system comes to the car | Ars Technica

Google has (finally) formally announced its “Android Automotive ” in-car infotainment system. The company has signed a deal with Audi and Volvo to bring a car-focused version of Android to market, with Google building and licensing the OS for car makers just as it does for phone OEMs. Both Audi and Volvo will build Google’s version of car Android into “their next ge More

Google has (finally) formally announced its “Android Automotive ” in-car infotainment system. The company has signed a deal with Audi and Volvo to bring a car-focused version of Android to market, with Google building and licensing the OS for car makers just as it does for phone OEMs. Both Audi and Volvo will build Google’s version of car Android into “their next ge More

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23–50% of Electric Car Drivers Plan to Get Tesla Model 3 Next (CleanTechnica Report) | CleanTechnica

Below is another segment of CleanTechnica‘s new, 93-page electric car & driver report . In case you missed previous intros, for the report, we surveyed over 2,000 electric car drivers living in 28 countries (49 of 50 US states, 26 European countries, and 9 Canadian provinces). We wanted to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars More

Below is another segment of CleanTechnica‘s new, 93-page electric car & driver report . In case you missed previous intros, for the report, we surveyed over 2,000 electric car drivers living in 28 countries (49 of 50 US states, 26 European countries, and 9 Canadian provinces). We wanted to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars More

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Elon Musk’s solar tiles have an infinite warranty, low cost

WHETHER he’s reinventing the rocket, revolutionising electric cars, or trying to solve traffic congestion, Elon Musk is relentlessly driving innovation.

Overnight the billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla CEO released the latest details about Solar Roof, the company’s solar energy capturing roof tiles — and it was met with some genuine excitement.

The tiles are cheaper than expect More

WHETHER he’s reinventing the rocket, revolutionising electric cars, or trying to solve traffic congestion, Elon Musk is relentlessly driving innovation.

Overnight the billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla CEO released the latest details about Solar Roof, the company’s solar energy capturing roof tiles — and it was met with some genuine excitement.

The tiles are cheaper than expect More

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Sodium, magnesium to replace lithium in batteries — ScienceDaily

A project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide alternatives to the current lithium batteries. Lithium-based batteries have several drawbacks, such as the limited availability of the raw material itself as well as the numerous safety issues, which are primarily associated with the use More

A project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide alternatives to the current lithium batteries. Lithium-based batteries have several drawbacks, such as the limited availability of the raw material itself as well as the numerous safety issues, which are primarily associated with the use More

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Hyperloop flies into Nor-Shipping – Splash 247

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> Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the company leading the charge to realise the concept of transporting people and cargo safely, efficiently and very quickly through vacuum tubes, is set to bring its own brand of disruptive thinking to Nor-Shipping 2017.
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California to test electric-car ‘point of purchase’ rebate for electric cars

t’s clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale.

That’s why purchase rebates are widely preferred by electric-car advocates to tax credits, which may take up to 15 months to be usable, depending on the timing of the purchase and tax filing.

While the federal electric-car incentive is an income-tax credit and l More

t’s clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale.

That’s why purchase rebates are widely preferred by electric-car advocates to tax credits, which may take up to 15 months to be usable, depending on the timing of the purchase and tax filing.

While the federal electric-car incentive is an income-tax credit and l More

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New Chinese Electric Car Factory Will Be Able To Produce 200,000 Cars/Year

GAC Group, which is shorthand for Guangzhou Automobile Group, has started building a new manufacturing facility on a 2 square mile campus located in China’s southern Guangdong province. The factory will be dedicated to electric car production and autonomous vehicles. It is expected to cost nearly $700 million and will have a capacity of 200,000 cars a year once completed by the end of next year. More

GAC Group, which is shorthand for Guangzhou Automobile Group, has started building a new manufacturing facility on a 2 square mile campus located in China’s southern Guangdong province. The factory will be dedicated to electric car production and autonomous vehicles. It is expected to cost nearly $700 million and will have a capacity of 200,000 cars a year once completed by the end of next year. More

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Israeli Company StoreDot’s 300-Mile Electric Car Battery Charges in 5 Minutes – The Drive

While many of the challenges facing electric cars are progressively being solved by car companies, charging time remains a major obstacle. It’s finally become fairly easy to achieve 200-plus miles of range in an EV, even one with a pricetag that can can dip under $30,000 after incentives (see: Chevy Bolt ), but charging time has been a challenge…until now , at least. More

While many of the challenges facing electric cars are progressively being solved by car companies, charging time remains a major obstacle. It’s finally become fairly easy to achieve 200-plus miles of range in an EV, even one with a pricetag that can can dip under $30,000 after incentives (see: Chevy Bolt ), but charging time has been a challenge…until now , at least. More

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So you will have power constantly, even when the grid fails you.

“Electric cars originally didn’t look good, they had low range, they didn’t have good performance, they were like a golf cart, so people had a real hard time buying electric cars”, Musk said in a company video. “Why would you get anything else?”

Here’s what investors need to know.

But in its blog po More

So you will have power constantly, even when the grid fails you.

“Electric cars originally didn’t look good, they had low range, they didn’t have good performance, they were like a golf cart, so people had a real hard time buying electric cars”, Musk said in a company video. “Why would you get anything else?”

Here’s what investors need to know.

But in its blog po More

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First Hyperloop route could be ready by 2020

Commuters can ride the hyperloop, a futuristic, super-fast transportation system , as early as 2020 and the United Arab Emirates could be the first market for it, according to the chief of one of the companies involved in developing the technology.

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), told CNBC on the sidelines of the Innovfest Unbound co More

Commuters can ride the hyperloop, a futuristic, super-fast transportation system , as early as 2020 and the United Arab Emirates could be the first market for it, according to the chief of one of the companies involved in developing the technology.

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), told CNBC on the sidelines of the Innovfest Unbound co More

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New Battery Could Power Electric Cars 620 Miles on Single Charge

The average American drives about 30 miles (48 kilometers) per day, according to AAA , yet many people are still reluctant to buy electric cars that can travel three times that distance on a single charge. This so-called range anxiety is one reason gasoline-powered vehicles still rule the road, but a team of scientists is working to ease those fears.

Mareike Wolter, Project Manager o More

The average American drives about 30 miles (48 kilometers) per day, according to AAA , yet many people are still reluctant to buy electric cars that can travel three times that distance on a single charge. This so-called range anxiety is one reason gasoline-powered vehicles still rule the road, but a team of scientists is working to ease those fears.

Mareike Wolter, Project Manager o More

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Tesla taking reservations for solar roofs

PALO ALTO – After a Hollywood reveal, Tesla is ready to bring its solar roofs to Main Street — or perhaps just to some exclusive suburban enclaves.

The Silicon Valley electric car and clean energy company began taking $1,000 reservations Wednesday for its power-generating solar roofs. The company says the tiles will be priced competitively to traditional roofs, when factoring in energy More

PALO ALTO – After a Hollywood reveal, Tesla is ready to bring its solar roofs to Main Street — or perhaps just to some exclusive suburban enclaves.

The Silicon Valley electric car and clean energy company began taking $1,000 reservations Wednesday for its power-generating solar roofs. The company says the tiles will be priced competitively to traditional roofs, when factoring in energy More

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Tesla Soars 4% Tuesday on Model Y News, Autopilot Update – GuruFocus.com

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA ) stock soared over 4% on Tuesday as news broke that the company will introduce its Model Y SUV by 2020. The highly anticipated SUV was first mentioned in July 2016 by CEO Elon Musk when he announced plans to bring a compact SUV to the market.

The vehicle will add to the company’s pipeline, which will have its first mass-market vehicle, the Mode More

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA ) stock soared over 4% on Tuesday as news broke that the company will introduce its Model Y SUV by 2020. The highly anticipated SUV was first mentioned in July 2016 by CEO Elon Musk when he announced plans to bring a compact SUV to the market.

The vehicle will add to the company’s pipeline, which will have its first mass-market vehicle, the Mode More

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