May 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Tesla presented its latest and greatest vehicle autonomy features at its recent Autonomy Investor Day. The brain of the system is the Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) computer, which is now included in all Teslas being produced. The Autopilot hardware suite includes 8 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, radar, GPS, an inertial measurement unit, and sensors that measure the angle of the steering wheel and accelerator pedal
April 29th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
One of our writers, Vijay, recently passed along a link to Tesla.com's Alexa ranking and analysis. Alexa ranks website traffic and shares other interesting details about websites for people who care about that kind of thing. What was striking right after opening the page was the graph showing Tesla's traffic trend over the past year
April 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with Ross Gerber, cofounder, president, and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, to discuss Tesla innovation, Tesla's vehicle and manufacturing platforms, the media, Tesla communications and marketing, and more
April 10th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
What's the potential impact of self-driving technology on practical applications and age groups
March 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Several of America's largest corporations have banded together to make it easier for businesses to access clean, renewable energy. The goal is to have tens of thousands of partners in 5 years.
March 18th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Smart cities aren’t IoT sensors for everything on every corner all of the time. They aren’t just dumb CCTV cameras everywhere providing post facto blame allocation for crimes and accidents. Sensors are just the start
March 2nd, 2019 | by The Beam
2018 saw a number of different divestments from global institutions in the fossil fuel sector and their subsidiaries. While the move likely won’t fix global warming, it has changed the way in which citizens understand how deeply rooted many organizations are in coal, oil, and gas companies. After divesting, firms also shudder at the thought of being de-platformed. Consider the advertising giant Google, for instance
February 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Global non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace and internet giant Amazon are trading blows over a report published earlier this week by Greenpeace, which claims that Amazon Web Services is only meeting 12% of its renewable energy commitment in Virginia's "data center alley."
February 14th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli
Dandelion Energy offers homeowners a clean and cost effective geothermal heating and cooling solution - their solutions are so innovative and interesting that our writer Kyle Field calls Dandelion "The Tesla Of Residential Thermal Management." Dandelion Energy made big news this week and announced on 12 February the close of their $16MM Series A, bringing the company's total funding to $23MM.
January 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The electric vehicle (EV) industry was booming in 2018. It was the most booming year of a booming decade for EVs. Below is a long, long rundown of notables changes in the industry in
January 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Google has signed a PPA with solar energy companies in Taiwan to supply its local data center with 10 megawatts of zero emissions electricity. This is Google's first renewable energy venture in Asia.
January 10th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
SolarEdge just announced its EV charging solar inverter can now be controlled with Google Assistant. The smart energy technology company is one of the first to connect EV charging to Google Assistant
January 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Following up on EV battery and EV charging #NewsBonanza posts, here's one on 11 autonomous vehicle & AI stories from the past couple of months that we thought should be covered but we never got to for individual stories. Enjoy
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
December 5th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Waymo has officially launched its new Waymo One commercial on-demand ride hailing app in Phoenix, Arizona today, marking the latest step toward a fully-autonomous Waymo ride hailing service for the masses
November 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Internet giant Google announced on Tuesday that it will invest €600 million ($684 million) to build a new data center just outside the town of Frederica in western Denmark and that it is already seeking renewable energy Power Purchase Agreements to ensure the new project will be powered by 100% renewable energy
November 20th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Almost 100 organizations led by major corporations such as Amazon, Google, and Heineken have signaled their willingness this week to do more on climate action and have urged European governments to make it easier to invest in and directly source renewable energy
November 17th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
Online searches can say a lot about which car brands are attracting the most interest online. According to Car Buzz, "Car sales and research website Select Car Leasing has just published the results of ... a year’s worth of Google search data to find out which car brands were the most queried." And, apparently, "Elon Musk's tweets are winning the SEO war" (as well as the Twitter race)
November 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The tech industry is the largest consumer of renewable energy as companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook seek to satisfy investors they are operating in an environmentally friendly manner. As the internet of things expands exponentially, power usage by data centers will increase significantly.
November 4th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse
In this article, I'm going to try to take a very technical and complicated subject — namely, the technical details of Tesla's and others autonomous driving systems — and make it understandable for non-engineers
October 28th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Zachary Shahan, Director & Chief Editor here at CleanTechnica, recently congratulated and interviewed Joseph Kava of Google after they won the Large Corporation Award of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Google won for its leadership in the green, sustainable, “circular economy," as Joseph Kava put it. Kava is President of Data Centers at Google
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
October 1st, 2018 | by Erika Clugston
Google Street View vehicles are being fitted with air quality sensors to create a global map of pollution levels for the public.