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Tesla Protects Your Cookies (As Well As Your Pets)

February 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla's recent software update will protect your pets and your car. First, its "Dog Mode" is designed to keep your pets safe. It's another unusual innovation by the automaker that brought us "Teslatari." Dog Mode enables Tesla owners to keep their pets safely locked inside the vehicle while they're away


Sentry Mode Keeps Watch Over Your Tesla While It’s Parked

February 14th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has been under fire for a rash of break-ins to the Tesla Model 3, but now the company is firing back with an upgrade to the security system that will be pushed down to the deployed fleet by way of a software update


Lyft Increases Electric Vehicle Advocacy & Use

February 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Last year, Lyft improved its standing with riders and followers who have serious concerns about environmental safety. Lyft became the first and only company of its kind to become carbon neutral. This year, Lyft is initiating the next step, doing more for riders, drivers, and cities. Lyft now plans to introduce thousands of electric vehicles (EVs) onto its platform


Daimler & BMW Collaborating On Large Joint Urban Mobility Company

January 7th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Daimler AG and the BMW Group are collaborating on a joint urban mobility company to create a sustainable, multi-modal, readily accessible urban transportation system. Ride hailing, carsharing, charging and parking in urban centers, all accessible through a single digital experience, will be key components of the new venture


Google Maps Now Features EV Charging Stations #NewsQuickie

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

OK, this isn't the hottest news on the planet, but if you missed it, it may be helpful to know that Google Maps now enthusiastically jumps to your service if you're looking for an EV charging station ... which sort of steps all over PlugShare's toes, but is admittedly a big help for many electric car drivers, especially newbies who knew enough to get a Tesla Model 3 but know very little otherwise about EV life and apps


Real-Time Air Pollution Mapping In Paris Created By Valeo — #CleanTechnica Interview

December 23rd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The automotive technology company Valeo has created a real-time air pollution level mapping service on the streets of Paris, France. Sensors on 15 Keolis public transportation vehicles and four G7 Green taxis are tracking ozone, fine particles, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide until January 2019. The service was implemented with ARIA Technologies as a partner, and will be used as the basis for the development of an app which will allow drivers to avoid air pollution in cities. Jim Schwyn, the Chief Technical Officer for Valeo, answered some questions for CleanTechnica about this innovation


Lessons Learned From 6 Months With The Tesla Powerwall

October 21st, 2018 | by Bob Borsh

For those of you who have read my other articles, you know we had a Powerwall 2 installed with our solar generation system back in April this year. I was asked to provide my take on how things are going. What was expected, what was unexpected, how it’s been operating overall


Google Home: A Platform For Intelligent Energy Management Solutions

October 3rd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Google is well known for big brands and great design, which made the acquisition of leading intelligent thermostat company Nest an obvious target. After the acquisition, the two companies set out to join forces, looking for opportunities to leverage each other as a platform to do more, together


Tesla Updates Android App For Better Connection & New Phone Key Features

August 28th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has updated its Android app in an attempt to improve the connectivity and functionality of the Phone Key for the Model 3. To date, Tesla's Phone Key has proven to be underwhelming, relegating owners to using the keycard to get into the car. A new FCC application even hinted that Tesla heard the message loud and clear and was working on a bluetooth Key Fob for the Model



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