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Former Tesla factory workers allege racial harassment in new lawsuit

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Three former employees of Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, claimed they’ve suffered constant, often daily racial discrimination and harassment, and that the electric car company did little to nothing to stop the behavior. The allegations were made in a new lawsuit that was filed yesterday in California’s Alameda County Superior Court; it names Tesla and three staffing agencies as defendants. The suit was first reported by Mercury News. In the lawsuit, the three men — who are all African-American — say they were “thrilled” to join Tesla, “an innovative and groundbreaking company that is at the forefron... Read More
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AI innovation could cause an ethical conundrum for organized religion

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Over the past decade or so, artificial intelligence has gone from being a plot point in movies to being a very real part of millions of lives. Think about it. Every time you interact with Siri, Alexa, or a chatbot on Facebook Messenger, you’re interacting with AI. And AI is advancing at a very rapid pace, driven by widespread internet access and rapid adoption of modern technology. Do you have an AI strategy — or hoping to get one? Check out ... Read More
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Richard Branson’s Virgin and Hyperloop One Transit Pods Become Fast Friends

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Virgin Group companies include Virgin Trains, a railroad operator in Britain, and Virgin Galactic, which is dedicated to commercial spaceflight.Hyperloop One employees do not call their project a train — after all, it does not use tracks. Instead, magnetically levitating passenger pods use electric propulsion to zip through low-pressure... Read More
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AutoAdvisor com’s Ashly Knapp discusses auto industry trends

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The Chinese government has told domestic automakers that if they want to make fossil fuel-powered cars, they also have to begin a shift towards producing electric vehicles. This comes as artificial intelligence is bringing the possibility of self-driving cars, and ride-sharing continues gaining in popularity. Ashly Knapp, owner and founder of AutoAdvisor.com, joins CGTN’s Mike Walter to discuss the latest auto industry developments.Detected Closed Captioning: Now For More On Auto Sales In The Future Of Cars We're Joined By Ashley Knapp He's A Car Expert And Owner And Founder Of Auto Advisor Dot-com Interesting Story There It's Kind Of Difficult To Envision In This Future What Its Gonna ... Read More
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Tesla fires hundreds of workers even as Model 3 production ramps up

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Tesla has fired hundreds of employees across both its Palo Alto, California headquarters and its Fremont vehicle production factory, according to a report from The Mercury News. Citing interviews with former and current employees, the report puts the firings at between 400 and 700 people, and they affected everything from factory workers to engineers to managers. According to The Mercury News, workers were not given advance notice of the decision. Tesla, in a statement, cited a company-wide annual review and said that it had not laid employees off, but rather that it let employees go based on lackluster job perform... Read More
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Rosenberg: ‘Privatizing’ air traffic control needs marketing campaign

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You don’t need to be a passenger departing JFK to be concerned about whether New York’s air traffic controllers are on their game. You just need to be a Long Islander. At any given hour, there are thousands of lives speeding overhead, sitting in aircraft separated by invisible electronic boundaries that should keep airliners separated by adequate distance and height. Still, with all the technology baked into the process, it is up to the FAA air traffic controllers looking at radars in Westbury and Islip to keep everyone safe and safely separated in our region, whether you are in the air or beneath the final approach paths. That is why every Long Islander should be carefully listening to the current debate about whether ... Read More
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The Best Electric Cars

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2017 Kia Soul EV: Our previous top pick, the Kia Soul EV is a comfortable, practical vehicle that provides a roomy, efficiently designed interior for carrying people and cargo. It gives you easy access, a comfortable seat height, and an easy-to-use infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as functions that help you maximize range and find nearby public chargers. Along with is corporate cousin, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, the Soul EV provides the longest warranty in the segment: five years/60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage and a 10-year/100,000-mile power train warran... Read More
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Hyperloop One rebrands as ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ after investment by Richard Branson

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Hyperloop One just got a major vote of confidence from one of the world’s most recognizable billionaire industrialists not named Elon Musk. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is investing in the super fast transport system and will be joining Hyperloop One’s board of directors, the two companies announced today. As a result, the company is rebranding as “Virgin Hyperloop One.” “As a train owner, I felt this is something that I want to be able to operate,” Branson said to CNBC... Read More
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Tech companies will help push automakers to full autonomy

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The race to roll out reliable self-driving cars in the mainstream market continues apace. The U.S. Senate has signified its approval of a deal that enables automakers to put self-driving cars on public roadways. The only stipulation is the driverless technology must save lives, improve mobility (particularly for people with disabilities), and create new jobs. If those stipulations are met, driverless cars could be ready to go full throttle in the years ahead. Do you have an AI strategy — or hoping to get one? Check out ... Read More
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Automakers in denial after scathing AAA report on distracted driving

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Are automakers in denial? That’s the claim AAA is making after its scathing report picked 12 vehicles that make “very high demands” on drivers last week. It’s a sign that the tech in cars is overwhelming users. In another surprise, some of the automakers, including Ford Motor Company, told a AAA representative that they didn’t realize the navigation system continued to work when the car is moving. In all cases, the cars with high user demand allow you to use the GPS navigation system as you drive, which leads to a lot of problems for the driver fi... Read More
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Nvidia says its new supercomputer will enable the highest level of automated driving

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Nvidia, one of the world’s best known manufacturers of computer graphics cards, announced a new, more powerful computing platform for use in autonomous vehicles. The company claims its new system, codenamed Pegasus, can be used to power Level 5, fully driverless cars without steering wheels, pedals, or mirrors. The new iteration of the GPU maker’s Drive PX platform will deliver over 320 trillion operations per second, which amounts to more than 10 times its predecessor’s processing power. Pegasus will be marketed to the hundreds of automakers and tech companies that are currently developing self-driving cars starting the second half of 2018, the company says. Nvidia’s promise of ... Read More
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A driverless future could be further away than you think

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Advancements in AI technology have taken automated cars from a distant science fiction endeavor to a fast-approaching reality. Tech giants and rising rideshare companies alike are investing billions of dollars to make self-driving cars a true rival to manually operated vehicles. Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo, has already accumulated more than two million real-world road miles traveled. Tesla has collated over one billion miles of road testing data from its cars’ automatic driving feature, gathering information about how the cars interact with terrain and weather condit... Read More
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Puerto Rico in talks with Tesla for batteries; Sonnen to help build microgrids

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Enlarge / SAN ISIDRO, PUERTO RICO - OCTOBER 07: People sit in their home lit by a single donated solar lamp more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk pledged to send hundreds of energy-storing batteries to Puerto Rico to help the island recover from the devastating hurricane that took all of the island’s 3.4 million residents offline. Although no numbers have been announced yet—it's unclear exactly how many batteries Tesla will send, ... Read More
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Driver assistance technologies are not all created equally

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By now, it’s hard not to come across some new car with a suite of technologies that force you to stay in your lane or not crash into the car you’re following. Just a few years ago, these systems were most commonly found on luxury cars and were options that were rarely ordered. However, that’s rapidly changing as some of the most popular new cars are being offered with lane departure prevention, automatic forward braking and adaptive cruise control. Some of this is due to changing vehicle requirements. From 2022, all new cars will get automatic emergency braking as standard under a pact automakers mad... Read More
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Musk: Tesla can redo Puerto Rico’s power grid

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Tesla has solar projects on smaller islands, and Musk thinks they should be scalable to larger ones like Puerto Rico.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72573/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Weeks After Hurricane Marija Hit Puerto Rico The Island Is Still Mostly Without Power Now Elon Musk Thinks He Can Help Rebuild Puerto Rico's Electrical Grid And The islands Top Official Seems Interested In A Tweet Thursday Musk Said Tesla Could Switch The Islands Electrical Grid Over To Solar Energy If Puerto Rico Wanted Th... Read More
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First Drive: 2018 Audi A8

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Audi claims the new A8, its flagship sedan, is the most technologically advanced car in its class. That’s a big boast for a crowded segment that includes the Tesla Model S, BMW 7-series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Jaguar XJ, the Lexus LS, and up-level versions of the surprisingly competent Cadillac CT6. But from its lights to its camera to its cockpit, it makes a compelling argument for best-in-class tech. The new A8 is more sophisticated than its boxy predecessor, but its technological prowess isn’t obvious in its low-risk exterior design. On initial contact, my eyes were invariably drawn to the massive front grille, which is wider than ever. (We didn't think it was possible.) The rear, on the other hand, ... Read More
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Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico

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Tesla admittedly went into fall with a lot on the to-do list, but CEO Elon Musk, who also runs SpaceX and SolarCity, may be rearranging plans in order to keep everything in order. Musk tweeted Friday the Tesla Semi truck unveiling, once planned for October 26th, would now take place November 16th. The Semi timing was shuffled, Musk said, in part to get production of the Tesla Model 3 back on schedule. Last week, ... Read More
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Elon Musk offers to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid using solar

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A casual comment on Twitter by Tesla CEO Elon Musk about rebuilding Puerto Rico’s power grid using solar technology is being treated seriously by the storm-ravaged island’s top elected officials. On Twitter, Musk said that his technology, which powers several smaller islands, could be scaled up to work for Puerto Rico. The island’s governor promptly respo... Read More
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Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with solar

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Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which powers several smaller islands, could be scaled up to work for Puerto Rico.The island's governor responded to Mr Musk with the message: "Let's talk"."Do you want to show the world the power and scalability of your Tesla technologies? Puerto Rico could be that flagship project," the Governor ... Read More
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Asphalt helps batteries charge more quickly

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Lithium batteries can be made to charge 10 to 20 times faster by using asphalt, suggests US research.Scientists at Rice University speeded up the charging time by making one component of a battery using carbon derived from the viscous liquid.In tests, batteries made using asphalt charged to full power in minutes, said the researchers.They also found that using asphalt stopped the formation of deposits that can shorten the life of a battery.Faster fuelling"The capacity of these batteries is enormous," ... Read More
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Faraday Future loses another founding executive

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A second founding executive has left ailing electric car startup Faraday Future. The Verge has learned that Tom Wessner, the head of Faraday Future’s supply chain management, resigned from the company yesterday. FF has confirmed his resignation. Wessner was one of the five initial executives brought in to run specific parts of the company by its cofounders Nick Sampson, Tony Nie, and Jia Yueting in 2015. Another, Alan Cherry, left in August. And like Cherry, Wessner once worked at Tesla. The other three executives — Dag Reckhorn (manufacturing), Richard Kim (design), a... Read More
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Why GM is making a dramatic move to electric vehicles

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“Electrification” has long been a buzzword in the automotive sector. Now, GM has decided to raise the stakes with the announcement that it’s planning “an all-electric future.” In the next 18 months, the company will introduce two new electric vehicles. By 2023, it will introduce another 20. “GM is taking this strategy because our customers are moving in this direction,” said Pam Fletcher, executive chief engineer of global electric and autonomous vehicles, speaking to VentureBeat. “When we introduced the first-generation Chevrolet Volt in 2011, we weren’t sure how the market would respond. Turns out, Volt owners were among the most ... Read More
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Porsche’s Tesla rival spotted in the wild for the first time

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The all-electric Porsche Mission E, set to be released in 2019, has looked like some of the strongest potential competition to the Tesla Model S since being announced in concept form back in 2015. Now it’s finally completed an important ceremonial step in the world of cars: moving from pretty, computer-generated renderings to spy shots of it driving around on actual roads. Both Autocar and Autoblog ... Read More
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In Building an Electric Car, Dyson Goes Its Own Way

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Max Conze, CEO of Dyson, doesn’t care that Silicon Valley giants like Apple and Google’s Waymo have abandoned plans to make their own cars. That’s their problem. It’s no deterrent to Dyson’s ambitious plan to leap from vacuums to its own electric vehicle by 2020. Dyson, which has built millions of electric batteries for its home appliances, could go the easy route, and make an electric car battery to sell to automakers. But that’s too small potatoes for the £2.5 billion-revenue company. “We like solving problems with products,” Conze says. “Yes, we could be the developer of the most efficient battery, but ... Read More
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Out Of The Gate, Tesla Stumbles On Its Mass-Market Car

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Enlarge this image This photo provided by Tesla shows the 2017 Model 3, the Silicon Valley automaker's attempt to enter the mainstream car market. AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Image of Tesla’s electric semi truck surfaces

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We’re less than one month away from the day when Tesla plans to unveil its first electric semi truck, and of course that means it’s time for speculation and sleuthing to skyrocket. Today’s fodder is a picture of what could be the Tesla big rig that was posted to, deleted from, and reposted to Reddit overnight by a user who nabbed the photo in time. Intrigue! In it, we see a silver truck with a swept, aerodynamic design sitting on ... Read More
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Tesla deliveries rise 4.5% in Q3, but Model 3 faces ‘production bottlenecks’

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(Reuters) — Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla said on Monday its deliveries rose 4.5 percent in the third quarter from the prior-year period, but said “production bottlenecks” had left the company behind its planned ramp-up for the new Model 3 mass-market sedan. Tesla said it delivered 26,150 vehicles in the third quarter, including 14,065 Model S vehicles and 11,865 Model X cars, up 17.7 percent from the second quarter of this year. The Palo Alto, California-based company delivered just 220 Model 3 sedans and produced 260 during the quarter. In July, it began production of the Model 3, which starts at $35,000 – half the starting price of the Model S. Tesla had said in its second-quarter financial ... Read More
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Tesla is behind on Model 3 production

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Tesla has produced 260 Model 3s since the car’s launch this summer, meaning the company is behind the original target of around 1,600 mentioned by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter in July. Of those produced, 220 were delivered. “Production bottlenecks” are to blame for the poor starting pace, according to Tesla, which says that “a handful” of manufacturing subsystems at both its California plant and Nevada Gigafactory “have taken longer to activate than expected.” “It is important to emphasize tha... Read More
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The Heat: Auto Revolution Pt 1

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It’s all part of an auto revolution that includes self-driving vehicles, and increased use of artificial intelligence, biometrics and connectivity. CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reportsDetected Closed Captioning: [Music] All Cars Released To The Market After 2019 Will Be Electrified Fasten Your seatbelts Major Changes Are Coming To What We Drive And The Way We Do It Hello I'm On An Item And This Is The Heat [Music] Last Month Volvo Became The First mainstream Automaker To Announce Plans to Switch To Hybrids Or All-electric Vehicles Starting In 2019 The Stunning Announcement Could Mark The Beginning Of the End For The Internal Combustion engine Germany Says It Will No Longer Sell The Engine In The European Union By Yea... Read More
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Will the Dyson electric car suck?

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Sir James Dyson sold the first dual-cyclone vacuum in 1993. His main innovation had to do with how the dirt and dust particles would collect in a centrifugal cyclone. If you use a Dyson vacuum today, you know you don’t have to replace the dust bag. You just grab the cyclone chamber and dump the contents into the garbage. Not only does the vacuum suck up more dirt and grime, it’s easier to use because you don’t have to replace a bag (although you do have to clean the filters). Since 1993, Dyson vacuums have become a household name. More importantly, almost all vacuums these days use a similar cyclone chamber to clean your carpet. Last week, the company known for sucking up dust ... Read More
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Oracle dives into AI with new apps and services

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Oracle announced a series of new services today that are supposed to help its customers reap the benefits of artificial intelligence across a wide variety of workloads. It’s a move by the company to capitalize on the growing popularity of AI and help motivate its customers to move away from on-premises data centers. The company will give data scientists a ton of computing power with a new AI Platform Cloud Service. It provides users with a pre-built hardware instance that includes popular machine learning tools like TensorFlow, Keras, Jupyter Notebook, and scikit-learn, which will allow companies to develop machine learning systems in the cloud. In addition, customers can tap new Adaptive Intelligent apps to gain the bene... Read More
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Tesla: World’s biggest battery half-built

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Tesla has reached the half-way point in its plan to build the world's biggest battery, in South Australia.The plan to build the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of a Twitter bet between Tesla boss Elon Musk and Australian software entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes.Mr Musk said Tesla would build the wind-charged battery in 100 days or the state would not have to pay for it. It is designed to help prevent power cuts that regularly hit the region. Critics have said the area's reliance on renewable energy sources has left it vulnerable. The Twitter conversation kicked off a f... Read More
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Tesla says world’s largest battery installation is halfway done

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EnlargeAt a Jamestown, South Australia event on Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company was halfway done installing a 100MW/129MWh utility-grade battery bank near the site of the 100MW Hornsdale Wind Farm. The battery bank will be the largest grid-tied system in the world when it’s complete. (Currently, the ... Read More
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Space Pirate Trainer launches out of VR Early Access on October 12

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Space Pirate Trainer is finally poised to exit Early Access and release its 1.0 version on October 12, 2017, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift as well as on the Windows Store for Windows VR headsets (when those are available, of course). There’s a short list of introductory VR apps that I cycle through anytime I’m letting someone try out an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive for the first time. I almost always start with something super simple like Tilt Brush before moving on to things like The Lab (namely the mountain landscape and Longbow) and then into more game-like experiences such as Job Simulator. Depending on personal preference I might load up something more intense, but at some point, usually near the end, I’... Read More
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Google updates Container Engine to help companies run modern apps

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Google Container Engine (GKE), the tech giant’s managed service that’s designed to help businesses run applications that rely on software containers, has been updated today with a number of features that should help companies scale and manage their software. Companies using GKE will be able to take advantage of new features like aliased IP support, which gives a container a virtual IP address that can be referenced from other applications in the same way a developer would work with a traditional virtual machine. Customers can also sign up for an alpha test of using Nvidia’s new Tesla P100 GPUs inside a containerized... Read More
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Elon Musk wants to take us anywhere on Earth in less than 1 hour

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Not content to overturn almost every notion we have about transportation, Elon Musk today unveiled an even more insanely transformative vision with the goal of allowing humans to reach any place on Earth in under 60 minutes. Musk offered details of this future while speaking at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, according to Bloomberg. He then shared pieces of this vision on this Instagram account. Musk has already launched Space X and electric car startup Tesla, seeded the Hyperloop tran... Read More
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The future we’ve been waiting for is already here

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Presented by VICE Media CBS Interactive and VICE Media have good news for us: The future we’ve all been waiting for – the one we’ve been increasingly impatient for – has already arrived. The increasingly powerful promises of artificial intelligence, bots, and virtual and augmented reality have been whipping technophiles and pundits alike into something akin to a frenzy, if all those thinkpieces that link current innovations to the magic or sci-fi blockbusters are any indication. And now these companies have paired up to capture that zeitgeist, creating and producing “Dear Future,” a long-form journalism series that promises to bring readers dispatches from the cutting edge. In an effort to ... Read More
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Connected cars could save you money on insurance

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As the automotive industry continues to focus on in-vehicle technology and connectivity, the benefits to drivers expand on a near-daily basis. Since the “connected car” formally debuted in 1996, it has been a staple buzzword in the tech industry. It’s become associated with the likes of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). Fast forward to 2017, and the connected car is now a tangible reality that both drivers and passengers directly interact with on a daily basis. Just think of the simple capabilities that have become commonplace in cars in recent years. The ability to hook up a smartphone to access playlists, social media apps, and navigation systems is expected by modern drivers. Through these advances in conn... Read More
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Elon Musk’s mom lands CoverGirl deal

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The beauty brand just added 69-year-old Maye Musk to its deep roster of brand ambassadors.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72375/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: CoverGirl's Added A New Face To Its Long Line Of Brand Ambassadors Meet Mei Musk if That Last Name Sounds Familiar She's The Mother Of Elon Musk Tesla And SpaceX CEO He Congratulated His Mom On Twitter After Covergirl Made The Announcement Mei Musk Is A Dietician And Model She Walked In Several Runway Shows During New York Fashion Week Earlier This M... Read More
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Gogoro’s electric scooters are coming to Japan

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When Gogoro first came out of hiding at the Consumer Electronics show in 2015, the attention was all on the slick electric scooter that the company unveiled. Rightly so, too. Nothing quite looks like a Gogoro Smartscooter, not even the gas ones it’s trying to supplant. Gogoro was, at that trade show, trying to lay the foundation for an energy storage and distribution solution based around small, portable batteries that just happened to power the Smartscooter. Now, with a $300 million of ... Read More
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Critics concerned that AI advances could wipeout mankind

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Silicon Valley artificial intelligence investor Howard Love said he’s not concerned about advances in AI. But others are worried. CGTN's Phil Lavelle reports from San Francisco. Tesla's Elon Musk believes AI could start World War III.Detected Closed Captioning: The Survivors Of The Nuclear Fire Called The War Judgment Day They Lived Only To Face A New Nightmare the War Against The Machines Hollywood Did Warn Us In The Movie Terminator 2 Judgment Day Hey A Man-made Machines Declaring War On Their Creators artificial Intelligence At Its Worst A Nightmare Scenario Far From Reality But Some Of Science And Tech's Best Minds Disagree First Up Though A Little Bit Of Perspective We Are A Long Way From That day Or ... Read More
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Toyota’s new self-driving car has two steering wheels to prevent robot joyriding

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Today, the Toyota Research Institute, the Silicon Valley-based arm of the biggest carmaker in the world, unveiled the latest version of its autonomous vehicle, featuring better sensors, improved detection, and two steering wheels to better transfer control from human to robot. The vehicle — a Lexus LS 600hL test vehicle equipped with LIDAR, radar, and camera arrays — is an iterative improvement on the vehicle Toyota first showed off earlier this year. (The company’s executives are calling this one Platform 2.1.) An undisclosed number are being tested in both closed courses and on pu... Read More
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Dyson to make electric cars from 2020

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Dyson, the engineering company best known for its vacuum cleaners and fans, plans to spend £2bn developing a "radical" electric car.The battery-powered vehicle is due to be launched in 2020.Dyson says 400 staff have been working on the secret project for the past two years at its headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.However, the car does not yet exist, with no prototype built, and a factory site is yet to be chosen.Sir James declined to give further details of the project. "Competition for new technology in the automotive industry is fierce and we must do everything we can to keep t... Read More
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Vacuum company Dyson is building an electric car

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Dyson, the UK company best known for its pricey vacuum cleaners, is building an electric car. The vehicle will be unveiled in 2020, and Dyson says it already has a team “over 400 strong” working on the project. The company plans to invest over £2 billion ($2.6 billion) in the endeavor, drawing on its battery and digital motor expertise to further the vehicle’s development. In a letter sent to employees, the company’s founder and CEO James Dyson discussed his long-held ambition to reduce toxic emissions from trucks and cars. “It has remained my ambition to find a solution to the global problem of air pollution,” wrote Dyson. “At this moment, we finally have the opportunity to bring all our tec... Read More
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Can This Tesla Alum Build the World’s Greenest Battery?

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At Tesla, Peter Carlsson spent nearly five years at Elon Musk’s side, locating various parts of the Model S as the electric car company's global supply chain manager. "The overarching goal of Tesla is to help reduce carbon emissions, and that means low cost and high volume," Musk said back in 2006. "We will also serve as an example to the auto industry, proving that the technology really works and customers want to buy electric vehicles." Now, as Tesla build... Read More
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Here’s our closest look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen yet

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The most controversial feature of the year’s most hotly anticipated car is a touchscreen, a 15-inch display perched on the dash of the Tesla Model 3 like an affront to decades of automotive design. Everything runs through this screen: gear shifter, music, HVAC, navigation... even the windshield wipers and sideview mirrors. There is no instrument cluster and no heads-up display. So far, the basic mechanics of the touchscreen have remained a mystery. We’ve all seen photos and pored over the promotional videos released by Tesla, but until now, we’ve lacked a close-up look at the touchscreen’s user interface. ... Read More
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Auto maintenance could be more efficient in the future

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Imagine if every time Apple pushed out an update for your iPhone — from a major operating system refresh to a security patch — you were required to make an appointment at an Apple store, bring your phone in at the designated date and time, and hang around for what could be several hours waiting for your phone to be serviced. Sure, maybe there would be free Wi-Fi and good coffee, but after a while the process would become tedious and frustrating. “Frustrating” and “tedious” is exactly how many people would describe a visit to the service station or dealer for upkeep on their cars. A recent m... Read More
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Germany’s economic forces at play – Counting the Cost

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Ahead of the September 24 national elections, surveys show that Germans are satisfied with the state of their economy. However, analysts warn cracks are appearing and if Angela Merkel is elected to a fourth term as German chancellor she will have to deal with them.There's no disputing Germany's economic success story: The country's central bank projects that this year's growth might be even stronger than the 1.9 percent posted last year. Unemployment is at a post-unification low of 5.7 percent and the government's budget is in surplus.However, Germany has the world's second-oldest population after Japan and the income gap between the richest and poorest Germans is growing, spurring calls for gr... Read More
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Electric bus in record-breaking journey

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An electric bus has broken a world record by travelling more than 1,000 miles on a single charge.The 40ft Catalyst E2 Max bus - designed by Californian company Proterra - went 1,102.2 miles on a testing ground in New Carlisle, Indiana.Cities around the world are looking to use more electric vehicles for public transport, to combat air pollution.Some experts believe the bus's long journey could be a breakthrough moment for electric vehicles.The previous record of 1,013.76 miles was set by a light-duty passenger electric vehicle 46 times lighter than the bus.... Read More
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Mercedes-Benz will spend $1 billion to build electric vehicles in the US

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Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, plans to offer electrified versions of all of its cars by 2022 under the new EQ sub-brand. And now the company has announced that many of those will be built in the United States. To do this, Daimler is pouring $1 billion into the 20-year-old factory the company runs just outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A 1-million-square-foot expansion will be added, with construction starting in 2018 and vehicle produc... Read More
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A nine-year-old reviews the Tesla Model X

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Editor’s Note: Verge transportation editor Tamara Warren regularly rides and reviews all the latest and greatest from the automotive industry, which means that as a by-product, her son Benicio also gets to take a spin from time to time. Her review of the Tesla Model S published earlier this month, so we wondered what nine-year-old Benicio thought of the Tesla experience. Below are his honest thoughts. —Natt Garun I have been in lots of cars because mom works for The Ver... Read More
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Tesla wants to turn some of its Supercharger stations into convenience stores

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Charging an electric car isn’t like refueling one that runs on fossil fuels. The entire process can sometimes take 30 minutes or longer, and if you’re somewhere with spotty cell service, the wait becomes even more interminable. Tesla is eyeing a possible solution: small stores that sell cold beverages and salty snacks, located adjacent to its Supercharger stations, so you can fill your belly while the charging station powers your car. Yep, Tesla wants to build gas stations (minus the gas, of course). According to GrubStreet (citing a report in t... Read More
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Tesla is getting rid of the cheapest Model S

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Tesla will stop making the rear-wheel drive Model S 75 after this coming Sunday, September 24th, as was first reported earlier today by Electrek. The car, which starts at $69,500 and is currently the cheapest Model S available, will be on the company’s website through the weekend. It will also sell out the rest of the inventory around the country, and then it will be gone. At that point, the dual-motor Model S 75D will become the cheapest Model S at $74,500. That also means every Model S and Model X will come with dual motors — one on each axle — and the only rear-wheel d... Read More
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Is the hyperloop finally too big to fail?

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Today, Hyperloop One announced it raised an additional $85 million in financing, bringing its total haul to $245 million and a likely valuation of more than $700 million. That’s a lot of scratch for a transportation startup with no commercial product, no revenue stream, no government approval, and no proof that its ultrafast transit system would even be safe for human passengers. Nonetheless, the company has managed to convince a variety of wealthy backers and governments to buy into their fantastical dream of moving people and packages through airless tubes at near-supersonic speeds. ... Read More
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China’s Baidu launches $1.5 billion fund to drive its autonomous car efforts

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(Reuters) — Chinese search engine Baidu announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals. The “Apollo Fund” will invest in 100 autonomous driving projects over the next three years, Baidu said in a statement. The fund’s launch coincides with the release of Apollo 1.5, the second generation of the company’s open-source autonomous vehicle software. After years of internal development, Baidu in April decided to open its autonomous driving technology to third parties, a move it hopes will accelerate development and help it compete with U.S. firms Tesla and Google project Waymo. ... Read More
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We need to focus on the ‘why’ of technology in a ‘why not?’ world

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Technology has become a part of every aspect of our lives, even in the places we least expect. The grocery store has a mobile app. The local bank has a chatbot. Strollers in the mall have touchscreens. The checkout counter is DIY. The parking lot has a security robot. Are any of these things bad? No. But how many of them are necessary? In the process of making somethin... Read More
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Tesla is reportedly developing its own chip with AMD for self-driving cars

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Tesla is reportedly working on a chip to handle all the tasks needed to power the fleet of fully self-driving cars that its CEO Elon Musk promised would be road-ready by 2019. According to CNBC, the electric carmaker is working with AMD to develop the autonomous driving chip. It’s a move that would clearly be in line with the recent hiring of ex-AMD executive Jim Keller to replace Chris Lattner as head of Tesla’s Autopilot hardware engineering effort. ... Read More
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Proterra says its electric bus set world record

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Electric vehicle maker Proterra says one of its buses set a record for distance traveled on a single charge, but it's not for sale yet.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72186/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Tesla May Have Some More Competition But Not For Its Electric Cars Transportation Company Proterra Says One Of Its heavy-duty Passenger Buses Set A World Record For Longest Distance Travelled By An Electric Vehicle The 40 Foot Bus Went Just Over 1,100 Miles On A Single Charge the Bus Prototype Has A ... Read More
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Gogoro raises $300 million for its battery-swapping technology

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Gogoro, which wants to redefine urban transportation to make it more sustainable, announced today that it has raised a whopping $300 million to further its mission. New investors Temasek, Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management, Sumitomo Corporation, and ENGIE joined existing investors Dr. Samuel Yin, founder of the Tang Prize and chairman of Ruentex Group; Panasonic; and others. Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Gogoro developed a cloud-powered battery-swapping network called the Gogoro Energy Network. The aim, according to cofounder and CEO Horace Luke, is to build an infrastructure model to power electric mobility. “The smart connected infrastructure focuses on optimizin... Read More
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Proterra’s big electric bus can go 1,102 miles on one charge

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With cities and countries about to put bans on internal combustion engines in the next couple of decades, electric bus technology needs to advance. Proterra thinks it just proved it’s already there. On Tuesday, the California-based company said its Catalyst E2 Max went 1,102.2 miles on a single charge, a world record for the longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle without recharging. The test was performed at Navistar’s proving grounds in Indiana, and the results were confirmed by that company. “For our heavy-duty electric bus to break the previous world record of 1,013.76 miles — which was set by a light-duty passenger EV 46 times lighter than the Catalyst E2 max — is ... Read More
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Bollinger’s all-electric truck makes its first test track appearance

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Earlier this summer, an East Coast startup called Bollinger Motors unveiled the B1: an all-electric, half-truck half-Jeep with up to 200 miles of range and a heavy focus on utility. But since the company had only just finished building the truck in the weeks before the event, there wasn’t much footage of it moving. Today Bollinger published a handful of new videos, though, two of which offer glimpses of the B1 screaming around a test track near Albany,... Read More
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Audi takes lead in automated driving, but others wary to follow

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(Reuters) — German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 which can drive itself under certain conditions, help the driver to change lanes and does not require drivers to monitor the road – though they must be ready to intervene at the sound of an alarm. On a scale where zero is a fully manual car and five a fully autonomous one, the A8 is a level three, putting it ahead of level two features offered by Tesla and General Motors (GM). Struggling to emerge from the shadow of parent Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scanda... Read More
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Porsche’s all-electric Tesla rival could cost less than $100,000

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While automakers have been not-so-quietly making promises to catch up to the likes of Tesla when it comes to electric vehicle range, a sports car maker may be the first to beat the startup at its own game. A production version of the 2015 Porsche Mission E electric concept is scheduled to go on sale at the end of 2019, with a price expected to start in the $80,000 - $90,000 range, according to CAR Magazine. Speaking last week a... Read More
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Intel is working with Waymo to build fully self-driving cars

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Intel announced today that it will be collaborating with Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo to provide the computing power necessary for Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles that can drive in most any condition. Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans, which are operating on public roads in Arizona and California, already feature Intel-produced technology for everything from connectivity to sensor-data processing. By working more collaboratively in the future, the two companies say they hope to eventually produce vehicles capable of driving in any condition without human intervention. “Given the pace at which autonomous driving is coming to life, I fully expect my children’s... Read More
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Filling Amazon’s 50,000 jobs means finding new ways to train software engineers in the U.S.

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According to a CBinsights report, the lucky city that will be home to Amazon’s second headquarters, would need to have – or train – about 17,000 software engineers. That’s a mighty task, considering that there are already 223,054 open positions for software developers in the US. And cities may not much be able to get much help from universities; the top three universities with the most degrees awarded in computer science are only graduating an ... Read More
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We need small players to help shape the future of AI

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Google, Alibaba, Facebook, Baidu, and other tech giants are leading the charge in developing and acquiring AI companies and talent. Many observers have expressed concern that the big players are dominating what will be one of the most important fields in technology. Unlike past waves of technological development, the AI boom could shut out startups and entrepreneurs. I’ve written about the potential for AI to create a stratified society, but I am optimistic about the ability of smart, savvy visio... Read More
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Daimler has new electric trucks and a buyer for them: The United Parcel Service

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From Daimler: “The local zero-emission, zero-noise eCanter will help transform New York City, and other urban areas, into cleaner and quieter places for everyday deliveries.” Daimler ... Read More
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Why Bitcoin ‘crashes’ twice a week

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Maybe it’s the halo effect, but bitcoin is making otherwise rational business journalists go bonkers. Let’s review a few headlines from this past week: On LinkedIn, an abundance of such headlines led to the summary: “Bitcoin is tanking again: Here’s why” With words like Crash! Tank! Dip! Dive! Slide!, you can be forgiven for thinking the bottom’s fallen out of bitcoin. Even articles with less sensationalist headlines, like this one from Bloomberg, still display frightening graphics: ... Read More
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Tesla plans to unveil its all-electric semi truck on October 26th

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Tesla’s awaited next phase in self-driving trucks has been much-discussed since the unveil of the Model 3 electric car in July. Now, CEO Elon Musk has given a target date for an unveiling and the first slate of test drives of his company’s next expansion in automotive transportation. In a tweet Wednesday, Musk said the Tesla Semi is penciled in for an October 26th unveil at its Hawthorne, California facility. Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride tentatively scheduled for Oct 26th in Hawthorne. Worth seeing... Read More
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Tesla Upgrades Batteries On Some Cars To Help Irma Evacuees

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To help evacuees from Hurricane Irma drive a little further, Telsa sent an upgrade to some of it's cars that made the battery last longer. This raises the question: if they could do it with software remotely, why didn't they do it before? Many companies try to differentiate between identical or nearly identical products to sell them to some people for more and others for less. That's not necessarily a bad thing. ... Read More
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Ford was behind the ‘self-driving’ stunt where a man was dressed like a car seat

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In early August, the transportation reporter at Arlington, Virginia’s NBC affiliate filmed a video as he approached a Ford Transit van that appeared to be piloted by a man dressed up as the front seat of a car. Despite the fact that the man’s hands were clearly poking out of the costume, and the reporter’s earnest prompt of “I’m with the news, dude,” there were no apparent answers. The video went appropriately viral, and only then was it uncovered that this wasn’t just a goof, it was a test being performed by Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute. Now, it turns out, Ford was in on it... Read More
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Tesla found partly to blame for Autopilot crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board finished its investigation into a fatal crash that Tesla's Autopilot system couldn't prevent.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72025/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Style: ::cue(c.colorCCCCCC) { Color: Rgb(204,204,204); } ::cue(c.colorE5E5E5) { Color: Rgb(229,229,229); } ## The National Transportation Safety Board Finished Its Investigation Into Tesla's Fatal Autopilot Crash And It Says The Company Deserves At Least Part Of The Blame In May 2016 A Semi-trail... Read More
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Department Of Transportation Rolls Out New Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars

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Enlarge this image A Ford Fusion development vehicle equipped with autonomous controls, seen at a test facility Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle capt... Read More
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NTSB Releases Tesla Autopilot Crash Findings

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An inattentive driver using his Tesla Model S's semi-autonomous driving system and a truck driver who made a left-hand turn in front of the car are both to blame for a fatal crash last year, the NTSB said Tuesday. (Sept. 12)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from e... Read More
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Tesla Remotely Expanded Car Batteries Near Irma’s Path, And Questions Linger

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Enlarge this image Tesla car owners who were in Hurricane Irma's path recently got a temporary battery upgrade during the massive evacuation. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption toggle caption Chuck Burton/AP Tesla ... Read More
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UK government says humans will always be in charge of its robot weapon systems

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In response to fears about the rise of autonomous weapon systems, the UK government has issued guidelines reaffirming its commitment to “human control of cutting-edge weaponry.” The new doctrine published by the Ministry of Defence makes the argument that remote-controlled weapons like drones are safer for military personnel and civilians. It also says the UK “does not possess fully autonomous weapon systems and has no intention of developing them,” and that military weapons “will always be under control as an absolute guarantee of human oversight and authority and accountability.”... Read More
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Telsa gives upgrade to owners fleeing Irma

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Tesla is unlocking battery restrictions on some of its vehicles, giving Tesla owners fleeing Irma more range.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/71979/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Style: ::cue(c.colorCCCCCC) { Color: Rgb(204,204,204); } ::cue(c.colorE5E5E5) { Color: Rgb(229,229,229); } ## As Hurricane Irma Bore Down On Florida some Tesla Owners In The Area Got surprised Upgrades For Their Cars All Tesla Model S And X Cars Ship With The Same Battery But Cheaper Versions Can Only Access About 80% Of... Read More
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VW to electrify entire 300-car lineup by 2030

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The enormous Volkswagen Group is going to make everything electric in some shape or form by 2030, and that involves a lot of cars. That’s because the VW Group is made up of a hugely diverse set of brands sold around the world, such as Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, and yes, Volkswagen. Offering everything from a 911 to a Tiguan with some sort of electric motor will have a noticeable impact on the number of hybrids and full-EVs available over the next decade or so – about 300 different cars sold in different markets in total. The whole electric endeavor is an $84 billion investment, VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said Monday in Germany ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Not only ... Read More
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Tesla is bringing its supercharging network to city centers

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The burgeoning electric car market has a way to go before it’s on par with traditional petrol and diesel vehicles in the U.S., but sales are looking promising, with Tesla helping to drive fully electric model sales up 47 percent so far in 2017. One obstacle to electric cars’ growth is the availability of charging infrastructure — the last thing you want is to be stranded with nowhere to “juice up.” And where there are charging stations, they may be too slow for time-pushed commuters to bother with. That is partly why Tesla launched its o... Read More
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Tesla reveals smaller Supercharger stations made for cities

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Tesla has set up nearly 1,000 fast-charging Supercharger stations around North America, but people who own its cars in big cities are still hard-pressed for convenient charging solutions. That’s hopefully about to change. Tesla announced today that it’s developed a smaller Supercharger that’s more suited for cramped city life, and it will start rolling them out soon in Chicago and Boston. In order to make these new Superchargers smaller, they aren’t quite as powerful as the ones that can be found near highways or hotels. The city Superchargers are capable of delivering up to 72kW of power to the car, which is a little more than half the... Read More
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Cumberbatch prepares for ‘The Current War’

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British actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicholas Hoult walk the Toronto red carpet for "The Current War" - a film which details the battle between electrical pioneers Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla. (Sept. 11)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.The Associated Press is the essential global news network, del... Read More
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Tesla extended the range of some Florida vehicles for drivers to escape Hurricane Irma

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As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, Tesla issued an over-the-air update to drivers in the state that unlocks the full battery capacity of its 60 kilowatt-hour Model S and X vehicles. The update provides those trying to escape the path of the storm with an additional 30 to 40 miles above the typical range of the vehicle, according to Electrek. Tesla’s 60 and 60D vehicles offer a range of just above 200 miles on a charge. Faced with an order to leave, one Tesla owner contacted the company, saying that they needed an additional 30 miles of range to get out of the m... Read More
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New trailers: a supernatural romance, a demon-slaying fashionista, and more

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I love how Sofia Coppola keeps turning to period pieces to explore the lost, dissatisfied women her films are almost exclusively about. Her latest, The Beguiled, goes back to the American Civil War and uses the era's strict gender roles to put women at a boarding school into a tense situation as they all try to manipulate — and get manipulated by — an injured male soldier. The setup leads to some excellent suspense and a really nice contrast of how different characters (a widow, a single adult, a late teen) deal with the situation they've been put in. It fits right in with Coppola's other movies, and certainly does a thoughtful job of exploring the issues she's interested in — that said, ther... Read More
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IBM partners with MIT for $240 million “fundamental AI research” project

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Enlarge / In the movie Her, a man falls in love with a commercially available AI. Maybe it was developed at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab?Annapurna Pictures In one of the most lucrative partnerships ever between a corporation and a university, IBM will team up with MIT to engage in 10 years of "fundamental AI research." The $240 million deal will go toward the ... Read More
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Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison in the first trailer for The Current War

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The first trailer for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s historical drama The Current War has arrived, and it shows off the first look at a really intriguing story. The story dives into an intense rivalry over the future of electrical power in the United States in the late 1800s. The trailer opens with a Prestige-like shot of Cumberbatch standing in the middle of a field surrounded by light bulbs. We’re introduced to Thomas Edison (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (played by Michael Shannon) as they talk up the coming electrical revolution, how it will change the world, and how they’re each looking to outdo their rival. Nikola Tesla (played by Nicholas Hoult) also makes an ... Read More
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Ground-source heat startup ready to drill, announces partner for the ductwork

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Enlarge / A more detailed look at how some ground-source systems work: cold fluid absorbs some of the heat from the ground, and that low-level heat is transferred to another liquid in a heat exchanger, which heats the home. Vector illustration. Getty Images Earlier this summer, a Silicon Valley startup called Dandelion was... Read More
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John Deere is buying an AI startup to help teach its tractors how to farm

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John Deere is purchasing Blue River Technology, a Californian startup that makes machine learning tools for agriculture. The acquisition (via Quartz) is worth $305 million, and is part of the tractor company’s multi-decade quest to automate farming. In the case of Blue River, what it’s buying is cutting-edge machine vision tools that help famers scan fields, assess crops, and get rid of weeds — all at... Read More
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Amazon announces plans for second HQ, looks to be wooed

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Amazon has announced plans to open a second company headquarters called HQ2 somewhere in **North America, equivalent to its massive base in Seattle. Amazon says it will invest around $5 billion in the construction and operation of the new headquarters. It’s planning to grow it to provide 50,000 jobs, and has opened up proposal requests for cities interested in hosting the company. Amazon says it has preferences for a city that has ... Read More
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Jaguar’s E-type Zero is the most beautiful electric car yet

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Jaguar, having freshly committed to electrifying all of its cars from 2020 onwards, has today also unveiled a new all-electric automobile, which is based on its sleek E-type from the 1960s. The new E-type Zero keeps the classic styling, which was once lauded as “the most beautiful car in the world” by Enzo Ferrari, while introducing a bespoke electric powertrain that produces up to 220kW of power. It will take you from 0 to 100kmh in 5.5 seconds, which isn’t quite Tesla territory in... Read More
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Wind turbine manufacturers are dipping toes into energy storage projects

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Enlarge / Wind turbines, manufactured by Vestas Wind Systems A/S, operate near farmland in this aerial photo at the Botievo wind farm operated by DTEK Holdings Ltd. in Botievo, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Photographer: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesGetty Images Danish company Vestas Wind Systems is one of the biggest makers of wind turbines in the world, recently ... Read More
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Thyssenkrupp sees boost for steel from shift to electric cars

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ESSEN, GERMANY: Thyssenkrupp's European steel business, expected to be merged soon with its counterpart at Tata Steel, will get a boost from the auto industry's shift towards electric vehicles, a senior executive at the group said.Investors and analysts are closely watching any hints from Thyssenkrupp over the restructuring of its steel operations in Europe, with many expecting a merger could mark the first step towards a full exit of the business.However, Bernhard Osburg, head of automotive sales at Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, highlighted the potential value of the steel business in future as major car industry customers s... Read More
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Up close with the 2018 Nissan Leaf

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Today Nissan finally unveiled the 2018 Leaf, its next-generation electric vehicle set to take on a new breed of mainstream competitors like the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3. The final production model has turned out to be pretty conventional; before the avalanche of leaks, many were expecting the next Leaf to take its cues from the aggressively angular IDS concept car that Nissan brought to Tokyo Motor Show 2015. The main advances with the Leaf, then, are technical — a new 40 kWh battery that provides 150 miles of range; the debut of Nissan's ProPilot system for autonomous parking and h... Read More
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Apple, Microsoft Offer to Defend Dreamers from Deportation

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Tech executives are near-unanimous in condemning the Trump administration's plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. But some are going further than others in promising to help employees affected by the move. Microsoft and Apple are offering the most full-throated defense of "Dreamers"—undocumented individuals who have been in the US since they were young and registered with the federal government to get work permits. "If Congress fails to act, our company will exercise its legal rights properly to help protect our employees," Microsoft president and chief leg... Read More
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Elon Musk, Vladimir Putin Predict Future of Artificial Intelligence

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said the nation that leads the artificial intelligence industry will dominate the world, prompting billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to respond Sept. 4 with fears that AI will trigger WWIII.Detected Closed Captioning: Style: ::cue(c.colorCCCCCC) { Color: Rgb(204,204,204); } ::cue(c.colorE5E5E5) { Color: Rgb(229,229,229); } ## The President Of Russia Has Announced What He Thinks Is The Key To Global Domination Vladimir Putin Said Last Week wrote Artificial Intelligence Is The Future For All Humankind He Comes With Colossal Opportunities But Also Threats That Are Difficult To Predict Whoever Becomes The Leader In This Sphere Will Become The Ruler Of The World The presiden... Read More
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Fair Introduces a New Way to Shop, Get Approved and Pay for a Car All on Your Phone

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Startup Provides the First Fully Digital End-to-End Way to Get a Car With the Flexibility to Return it Anytime SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 5, 2017– Fair-a first-of-its-kind app that allows customers to shop, get approved and pay for a car all on a phone-launched today. Fair’s innovative offering allows customers to shop for a car they want and can afford based on a pre-qualified monthly payment range tailored to their budget, and includes the ... Read More
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Lilium raises $90 million to build flying taxis

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German aviation startup Lilium has closed a $90 million series B round of funding from a handful of notable investors, including Chinese technology giant Tencent, existing investor Atomico (the VC firm created by Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström), Obvious Ventures (the VC firm founded by Twitter cofounder and former CEO Ev Williams), and global banking and asset management group LGT. Founded out of Munich in 2014, Lilium — known as Lilium Aviation until a name change a few months back — is setting out to create a world “in which everyone can fly anywhere, anytime” by building compact all-electric jets that take off and land vertically. This would effectively bypass expensi... Read More