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YouTuber Explains How Elon Musk & Tesla Will Disrupt 10 Industries

December 24th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

A few days ago I ran across a video from a criminal defense lawyer in Florida that brings up some points I hadn't heard before. I'd suggest you watch the whole 30 minute video if you have the time. If not, you can read my summary and comments and just use this guide Warren provided to skip to the parts that most interest you


Tesla’s Website Through The Years

December 23rd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

It's a new year, a new decade, and a new Tesla. As we zoom into 2020, we can look back over the years and see how not only Tesla the company has evolved but also its website. In 2010, we didn't have HTML5 yet and flash websites were all the rage. Also, MySpace was just starting to fizzle out. The 2010s are the decade we are finishing, but Tesla's website history goes back to 2007, so this is where we will begin. (There was even a time in which many thought we were all going to die in 2012 — Mayan Prophecy — but we survived and so did Tesla, luckily.)


On A Personal Note

December 22nd, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

Editor's Note: Alex sent along the letter below a couple of weeks ago. He let us know about the big shift noted here and that he'd be publishing the letter on Patreon on December 15. I decided to let his letter stand alone on his page initially and then republish it here a week later. So, here it now is!


Lilium Jet Accomplishes 3-Minute Test Flight

December 21st, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

The Munich-based aviation startup Lilium Jet has been busy and recently released a video of its successful 3-minute test flight on October 1st. Lilium tested controllability with banked turns in transition flight needed before certification and commercialization


Xpeng In-House Autonomous Vehicle Technology Keeps Prices Down

December 21st, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

I recently met with Dr. Xinzhou Wu, Vice President of Autonomous Driving at Xpeng Motors, to learn more about the company’s autonomous vehicle (AV) bottom-up approach, part of its long-term strategic plan. Dr. Wu is in charge of overall strategy and technical planning of the business and team management for Xpeng's global autonomous driving R&D center in Silicon Valley, California


The Lucid Air Gets One Step Closer To 2020 Production With First Engineering Prototype

December 18th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The first beta engineering prototype Lucid Air hit the streets for the first time in front of an army of elated Lucid employees. The early build represents a milestone for the company as a vehicle that is 95% representative of what will eventually make it into a production vehicle. The company is planning to starting rolling the Lucid Air into production at its newly commissioned factory in Casa Grande, Arizona late next year


Ford F-150 Raptor vs Tesla Model X Tug Of War (Video)

December 17th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

We don't yet have production Tesla Cybertrucks to compare to conventional pickup trucks, but the Zunigas playfully captured an entertaining break from work, a tug-of-war between a "big boy truck" and a "mom's car." That would be a Ford F-150 Raptor and a Tesla Model


60 Years Of Life-Saving Seat Belts — Will Autonomy Eradicate Traffic Fatalities?

December 15th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

My day job is as a laboratory technician and systems developer at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark, and as I had done so often before at lunch, I fell into an interesting conversation with the former head of the institute Markil Gregersen. He formally retired many years ago, but is still active working on publications in forensic sciences. This time we talked about seat belts and autonomous vehicles, and it prompted me to write this story



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