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Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Autopilot & Lane Change Improvements — Tesla Software V10 (Review)

Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I wrote a few hours ago, Tesla's new V10 software is rolling out to Early Access program members and I happened to land in one of those people's cars. I wrote a quick summary and first impressions of many of the new features in that article, but it seemed like improvements to Autopilot warranted their own dedicated piece. The improvements seem to fall into two categories: 1) the visualizations for the driver, and 2) the car's ability to naturally drive itself... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

3 Ways Tesla Is Transforming What It Means To Be A Car

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Yes, Tesla cars are cool. They're the quickest cars on the market, the safest cars on the market, and the highest tech cars on the market. It's hard to overstate or even properly explain why they stand out and are genuinely in a class of their own. However, it's not just that they're quick, safe, and high tech. Tesla is starting to transform what it means to be a car... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla’s V10 Updates — Freakin’ Awesome Home Movie Theater, Autopilot & Navigation Improvements, Joe Mode … (1st Impressions!)

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I got quite lucky tonight. I was walking along Sesame Street minding my own business when I all of a sudden got plopped into a Tesla Model 3 with Tesla's new V10 software. I know, I know — you shouldn't talk to strangers. But when you get an opportunity like this, you just have to take it. Let's run through the various improvements coming to Tesla vehicles in ... Read More


Fossil Fuels

The Hidden Cost Of Shell Oil Spills In Niger Delta

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by The Beam

Decades of oil spillage in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta and the incessant bickering over who should own up to the wanton environmental degradation has taken a toll on Nigeria’s economy, seeing it slid into recession with the delta being classified as one of the most polluted places on earth... Read More


Clean Power

To Attract Investors & Developers, India Announces Incentives For Solar Energy Parks

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by Saurabh

The Indian government is planning to facilitate implementation of solar power parks across the country with each project having a capacity of 2 gigawatts. The solar and wind energy parks shall be implemented under the ultra mega renewable energy power parks program. The capacity proposed for each park earlier was believed to be 1.8 gigawatts... Read More


Bicycles

Attending National Drive Electric Week Event In Florida

Published on September 16th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Yesterday, I attended the Drive Electric Week event in New Port Richey. Next week, if all goes as planned, I'll attend another one in Florida. I've been attending these sorts of events for a few years. Although I enjoy them, I don't think they are very effective at their stated purpose. Every time I attend a Drive Electric event, it seems that it is preaching to the choir. I was happy to see a few non-EV owners at the event, but the majority of the people there owned an ... Read More


Cars

The Shift To Solar, Wind, & Electric Vehicles Is Too Monumental To Overstate

Published on September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Covering solar power, wind power, and electric vehicles obsessively for ~10 years, I have run across some fascinating observations regarding these technologies and the transitions we are going through — and then I've subsequently forgotten many of them. This article is centered around one of the coolest observations I've run across, which slipped my mind for a while but just came back to the forefront this week... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Sounds At Low Speed … Tesla FSD Hardware 3.0 Installation … Tesla Model 3 Service — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Aside from the usual swarm of Tesla stories that catch readers' attention more than anything else, hot topics this past week on CleanTechnica were the semi-arrival of the Volkswagen ID.3 and how it competes against other electric hatchbacks, the Honda E, and enormous sea level rise. (One of these is not like the other.)... Read More


Cars

7 Year Old Tesla Model S At 98% Battery Capacity Today

Published on September 15th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

In a fresh Reddit discussion, the owner of a 7 year-old Tesla Model S explains that his battery is at 98% battery capacity today. This is another reminder of the reasons Tesla cars are much slower to depreciate in value. Any Model S already has long enough range that its battery can degrade significantly and it's still a highly practical, no-compromises electric vehicle, but seeing such little degradation is that much better for initial owners and used car buyers... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

What Is Tesla Autopilot? Answers For FAQ

Published on September 15th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Seemingly, one of the most controversial things about Tesla cars is its Autopilot feature, a driver-assist feature that helps drivers navigate and pilot their vehicle. Oddly, while news of exciting Autopilot features comes out regularly, general information about exactly what Autopilot is, what the options are, and what it can and cannot do seem to be few and far between... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Are Legitimately Disruptive — What Should Automakers Do?

Published on September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The world is changing. It always is, but the change is particularly dramatic right now in certain technology sectors. To a normal person's eyes, changes in the auto industry may seem only incremental. Cars are getting a bit more "connected," more people are using 21st century taxis from Uber and Lyft (please don't call this ridesharing), and some people are driving electric cars. But we ain't seen nothing yet... Read More


Cars

2020 — The Year Of The Tesla Model Y & Other ICE-Killing Crossovers

Published on September 15th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I'm a big fan of the Tesla Model Y. I've written about the Model Y's 3rd row being the key to it becoming the best selling vehicle in the world, the Model Y beating the Lamborghini Urus (which is over 3 times the price), styling tricks that Tesla used to make an SUV looks like a performance sedan, and most recently Tesla cutting Model Y prices... Read More


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