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Waymo vs Tesla on autonomous driving

There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even a few years ago because human drivers know a lot — not just about their cars but about how people behave on the road when they’re behind the wheel. To reach that same kind of understan More

There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even a few years ago because human drivers know a lot — not just about their cars but about how people behave on the road when they’re behind the wheel. To reach that same kind of understan More

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Connected cars 🏎 — what are they and how to get started developing connected car apps

New generation cars are extremely handy — from turning the engine on with your phone, opening the car doors when you’re nearby, to actually giving you notifications when you’re too tired to drive safely.
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Connected cars 🏎 — what are they and how to get started developing connected car apps More

New generation cars are extremely handy — from turning the engine on with your phone, opening the car doors when you’re nearby, to actually giving you notifications when you’re too tired to drive safely.
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L.A. fast-tracks Boring Co. test tunnel – L.A. Biz

Taking a page from Elon Musk’s Boring Co. playbook, the Los Angeles City Council is speeding up the regulatory process to dig transportation tunnels under L.A.

On Wednesday, the council’s public works committee unanimously approved an exemption for an environmental review on the project, which would dig a 2.7-mile test tunnel under West Los Angeles, reported the Los Angeles Times.

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Taking a page from Elon Musk’s Boring Co. playbook, the Los Angeles City Council is speeding up the regulatory process to dig transportation tunnels under L.A.

On Wednesday, the council’s public works committee unanimously approved an exemption for an environmental review on the project, which would dig a 2.7-mile test tunnel under West Los Angeles, reported the Los Angeles Times.

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How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for…

The Verge Tesla is taking advantage of the hundreds of thousands of cars it has on the road by collecting real-world data about how those vehicles perform (and how they might perform) with Autopilot, its current semi-autonomous system. Waymo, which started as Google’s self-driving car project, …. Meanwhile, Waymo is near that 6 billion-mile figure on the simulation side, and the compan More

The Verge Tesla is taking advantage of the hundreds of thousands of cars it has on the road by collecting real-world data about how those vehicles perform (and how they might perform) with Autopilot, its current semi-autonomous system. Waymo, which started as Google’s self-driving car project, …. Meanwhile, Waymo is near that 6 billion-mile figure on the simulation side, and the compan More

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TEPCO adopts driverless EV buses at Fukushima N-plant The…

The Japan News Jiji Press OKUMA, Fukushima (Jiji Press) — Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Wednesday started services with electric self-driving buses at its disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. TEPCO, which had …… More

The Japan News Jiji Press OKUMA, Fukushima (Jiji Press) — Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Wednesday started services with electric self-driving buses at its disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. TEPCO, which had …… More

Tesla collects videos to speed self-driving-car development

Automakers are currently in a race to bring self-driving vehicles to market and data is expected to be a big part of what will eventually enable a fully self-driving system that is safer than humans.

While many companies developing the technology are limited to test fleets to collect data, Tesla has the advantage of having a large fleet of vehicles equipped with many sensors in the hands of More

Automakers are currently in a race to bring self-driving vehicles to market and data is expected to be a big part of what will eventually enable a fully self-driving system that is safer than humans.

While many companies developing the technology are limited to test fleets to collect data, Tesla has the advantage of having a large fleet of vehicles equipped with many sensors in the hands of More

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Elon Musk reportedly tells Tesla employees that they should…

Business Insider Jalopnik got its hands on a letter from Elon Musk to his employees at Tesla Motors, in which he lays out a plan to get production of its Model 3 electric car back on track by embracing a 24/7 shift schedule, while also urging workers to keep pushing towards …… More

Business Insider Jalopnik got its hands on a letter from Elon Musk to his employees at Tesla Motors, in which he lays out a plan to get production of its Model 3 electric car back on track by embracing a 24/7 shift schedule, while also urging workers to keep pushing towards …… More

ABB to provide electric vehicle chargers across US Electric…

Electric Light & Power ABB will supply its Terra HP charging stations as part of a US-based electric vehicle infrastructure project. The chargers, which can refresh even the largest electric vehicle battery in under 15 minutes, were selected for deployment by Electrify America, which …… More

Electric Light & Power ABB will supply its Terra HP charging stations as part of a US-based electric vehicle infrastructure project. The chargers, which can refresh even the largest electric vehicle battery in under 15 minutes, were selected for deployment by Electrify America, which …… More

Tesla could now own 100% of an electric car factory in…

Electrek A week after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a reversal of his administration’s position regarding the steep tariff for foreign automakers in China, the Chinese government officially started phasing out the restriction on foreign automakers’ ownership of …… More

Electrek A week after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a reversal of his administration’s position regarding the steep tariff for foreign automakers in China, the Chinese government officially started phasing out the restriction on foreign automakers’ ownership of …… More

Apple Files a Patent for Augmented Reality to Enhance Driver Safety – FutureCar.com

Software giant Apple has filed a patent dubbed “adaptive vehicle augmented reality (AR) display using stereographic imagery”. The patent details an under-development technology which will utilize a pre-generated 3D model of the world to aid an augmented reality system which will deliver 3D content for its users.
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Software giant Apple has filed a patent dubbed “adaptive vehicle augmented reality (AR) display using stereographic imagery”. The patent details an under-development technology which will utilize a pre-generated 3D model of the world to aid an augmented reality system which will deliver 3D content for its users.
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Driverless shuttle to deliver rides at UW–Madison April…

University of Wisconsin-Madison The college, which is leading the federally designated Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds collaboration (WiscAV), will host one such autonomous vehicle on campus April 24 and 25. … The laboratory also houses a full-scale driving simulator.… More

University of Wisconsin-Madison The college, which is leading the federally designated Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds collaboration (WiscAV), will host one such autonomous vehicle on campus April 24 and 25. … The laboratory also houses a full-scale driving simulator.… More

Musk’s Boring Co. Raises $113 Million for Tunnels,…

Bloomberg Musk, the billionaire technologist who also runs Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., first unveiled his idea for a hyperloop — a tube-based system to move people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a half hour — in a 57-page white paper …… More

Bloomberg Musk, the billionaire technologist who also runs Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., first unveiled his idea for a hyperloop — a tube-based system to move people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a half hour — in a 57-page white paper …… More

India’s electric vehicle sector is finally sorting out the…

Quartz India’s fledgling electronic vehicle (EV) sector may just have received a shot in the arm from both the government and the private sector. The Narendra Modi government, on April 13, tweaked the licensing policy for EV charging stations, clearing out a major …… More

Quartz India’s fledgling electronic vehicle (EV) sector may just have received a shot in the arm from both the government and the private sector. The Narendra Modi government, on April 13, tweaked the licensing policy for EV charging stations, clearing out a major …… More

Tesla to make Model 3s around the clock and hire hundreds to reach goals, email says – MarketWatch

Tesla Inc. is aiming at a “steady” production run-rate of 6,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of the year, and will run its California assembly plant around the clock and hire hundreds of new employees to achieve the goal, according to an email reported to be from Chief Executive Elon Musk.
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Tesla Inc. is aiming at a “steady” production run-rate of 6,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of the year, and will run its California assembly plant around the clock and hire hundreds of new employees to achieve the goal, according to an email reported to be from Chief Executive Elon Musk.
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Tesla aiming to build 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by end-June: report

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is aiming to ramp up production to 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June to reach its weekly goal of 5,000 and allow for a margin of error, automotive news website Electrek reported on Tuesday, citing a letter to employees from Chief Executive Elon Musk.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is aiming to ramp up production to 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June to reach its weekly goal of 5,000 and allow for a margin of error, automotive news website Electrek reported on Tuesday, citing a letter to employees from Chief Executive Elon Musk.

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What Tesla Gets From China Ending Foreign Car Maker Restrictions – Bloomberg

As my colleague Chris Bryant wrote here, electric-vehicle makers such as Tesla will be free to set up shop on their own in China this year, far sooner than producers of traditional passenger vehicles, which must wait until 2022.
Lengthy talks with Chinese officials to set up a factory there have stalled because Tesla reportedly wants full ownership rather than the typical joint-venture struc More

As my colleague Chris Bryant wrote here, electric-vehicle makers such as Tesla will be free to set up shop on their own in China this year, far sooner than producers of traditional passenger vehicles, which must wait until 2022.
Lengthy talks with Chinese officials to set up a factory there have stalled because Tesla reportedly wants full ownership rather than the typical joint-venture struc More

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Tesla pauses model 3 production for 5 days

Tesla is temporarily stopping production of its Model 3 electric car, amid a long waiting list and several missed targets. The company, however, says the shutdown is intended to resolve some of the problems that have contributed to the numerous delays in getting the cars to hundreds of thousands of reservation holders.

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Tesla is temporarily stopping production of its Model 3 electric car, amid a long waiting list and several missed targets. The company, however, says the shutdown is intended to resolve some of the problems that have contributed to the numerous delays in getting the cars to hundreds of thousands of reservation holders.

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Tesla Model 3 production nearing 3000 per week, according…

Teslarati Tesla’s Model 3 production ramp appears to be nearing 3,000 vehicles per week, with recent updates from Bloomberg’s online tracker and CBS’s interview with CEO Elon Musk seemingly suggesting that the company is on its way to achieving another …… More

Teslarati Tesla’s Model 3 production ramp appears to be nearing 3,000 vehicles per week, with recent updates from Bloomberg’s online tracker and CBS’s interview with CEO Elon Musk seemingly suggesting that the company is on its way to achieving another …… More

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2018 – Improving Human Life with Aviation

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How can aviation make human life better?

As practitioners from industry, research and startups, how can we broadly apply the mandate of sustainability to aviation, in terms of climate, energy, inclusion, and global access?

SA Symposium 2018 will convene experts and visionaries in

eFlight & Aeronautics
Sky Transit Initiatives
Batteries and Motors
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How can aviation make human life better?

As practitioners from industry, research and startups, how can we broadly apply the mandate of sustainability to aviation, in terms of climate, energy, inclusion, and global access?

SA Symposium 2018 will convene experts and visionaries in

eFlight & Aeronautics
Sky Transit Initiatives
Batteries and Motors
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Nissan upcoming SUV EV to be game changer

Nissan’s upcoming electric crossover, referred to as simply the LEAF SUV for now, will take electric cars into the mainstream.
That’s according to Nissan’s European design boss Mamoru Aoki.

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Nissan’s upcoming electric crossover, referred to as simply the LEAF SUV for now, will take electric cars into the mainstream.
That’s according to Nissan’s European design boss Mamoru Aoki.

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Nissan to produce 8 new pure electric vehicles by 2022.

In Japan, Nissan just laid out its future electrified plans, which include the development and launch of at least 8 new pure electric vehicles by 2022.
The automaker says that it’s building on the raging success of its LEAF, the world’s #1 selling electric car.

RELATED – WATCH RANGE TEST – NEW NISSAN LEAF VERSUS HYUNDAI IONIQ
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In Japan, Nissan just laid out its future electrified plans, which include the development and launch of at least 8 new pure electric vehicles by 2022.
The automaker says that it’s building on the raging success of its LEAF, the world’s #1 selling electric car.

RELATED – WATCH RANGE TEST – NEW NISSAN LEAF VERSUS HYUNDAI IONIQ
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2019 Nissan Leaf yo have 225 miles range

Sources, including some of our own, had previously let it be known that the upcoming 60-kWh Nissan LEAF would return 225-plus miles of EPA range, but it wasn’t until just recently that we’ve been able to let loose the intel directly from Nissan.

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Sources, including some of our own, had previously let it be known that the upcoming 60-kWh Nissan LEAF would return 225-plus miles of EPA range, but it wasn’t until just recently that we’ve been able to let loose the intel directly from Nissan.

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3rd hyperloop this test track in France

We haven’t heard much from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies since last year, when the California-based company released a handful of images and a video to prove that it is building what it says is the world’s first full-scale, passenger-ready hyperloop. Today, the company has broken its silence with the announcement that it’s begun construction of a kilometer-long test track near its R& More

We haven’t heard much from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies since last year, when the California-based company released a handful of images and a video to prove that it is building what it says is the world’s first full-scale, passenger-ready hyperloop. Today, the company has broken its silence with the announcement that it’s begun construction of a kilometer-long test track near its R& More

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CBS News: Stressed but "optimistic," Tesla CEO offers rare look inside Model 3 factory

Stressed but “optimistic,” Tesla CEO offers rare look inside Model 3 factory
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk takes Gayle King inside the Model 3 production line and explains why its production delays have been worse than expected Read the full story

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Stressed but “optimistic,” Tesla CEO offers rare look inside Model 3 factory
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk takes Gayle King inside the Model 3 production line and explains why its production delays have been worse than expected Read the full story

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Luminar produces low cost Lidar for autonomous driving

Self-driving cars won’t change society if the sensors that allow them to “see” their environment remain too expensive to produce at scale. Until recently, the only company that made reliable LIDAR, the laser sensor that sends millions of laser points out per second and measures how long they take to bounce back, was Velodyne. But that’s changing. Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, m More

Self-driving cars won’t change society if the sensors that allow them to “see” their environment remain too expensive to produce at scale. Until recently, the only company that made reliable LIDAR, the laser sensor that sends millions of laser points out per second and measures how long they take to bounce back, was Velodyne. But that’s changing. Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, m More

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The first full-scale hyperloop system is being built – and…

BusinessTech The first full-scale build of hyperloop technology – the futuristic mode of transportation cohesively conceptualised by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk – is being built in France. One of the companies racing to be the first to get a viable system up and running, …… More

BusinessTech The first full-scale build of hyperloop technology – the futuristic mode of transportation cohesively conceptualised by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk – is being built in France. One of the companies racing to be the first to get a viable system up and running, …… More

You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden,

You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden, but only for about 2km (1.2 miles). That’s the length of a road outside Stockholm that’s been embedded with electrified rail, which is the first length in a government-planned nationwide rollout of EV-recharging streets. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to juice up a stock electric car on these roads: Vehicles need More

You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden, but only for about 2km (1.2 miles). That’s the length of a road outside Stockholm that’s been embedded with electrified rail, which is the first length in a government-planned nationwide rollout of EV-recharging streets. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to juice up a stock electric car on these roads: Vehicles need More

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CEO Elon Musk says Tesla will be profitable in Q3, doesn’t need to raise additional cash – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Tesla will be profitable and cash-flow positive in the third and fourth quarters, CEO Elon Musk said in an early morning tweet on Friday, rebuffing reports that the Palo Alto-based electric car maker will need to raise upwards of $2.5 billion this year to deliver on its promises.

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Tesla will be profitable and cash-flow positive in the third and fourth quarters, CEO Elon Musk said in an early morning tweet on Friday, rebuffing reports that the Palo Alto-based electric car maker will need to raise upwards of $2.5 billion this year to deliver on its promises.

Tesla shares jumped more than 3 percent ahead of the opening bell on Musk’s comment, which was in response More

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Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric…

Green Car Reports In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn’t started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had previously founded …… More

Green Car Reports In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn’t started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had previously founded …… More

BP teams up with Tesla to venture into battery storage for windfarm

LONDON (Reuters) – BP has teamed up with Tesla to build its first battery storage project at one of its U.S. windfarms as part of a strategy to expand its renewable energy business, the energy group said on Tuesday.

Tesla will supply the 212 kilowatt (KW)/840 kilowatt hour battery at BP’s Titan 1 windfarm in South Dakota in the second half of this year. It operates 12 other wind More

LONDON (Reuters) – BP has teamed up with Tesla to build its first battery storage project at one of its U.S. windfarms as part of a strategy to expand its renewable energy business, the energy group said on Tuesday.

Tesla will supply the 212 kilowatt (KW)/840 kilowatt hour battery at BP’s Titan 1 windfarm in South Dakota in the second half of this year. It operates 12 other wind More

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