Elaine Chao

Tesla’s official round steering for the new Tesla Model S and Model S Plaid. Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.

Death By Touchscreen, Or Bad Police Reports?

One controversial topic I’ve covered here, much to the chagrin to the Tesla faithful, is the reliance on touchscreens in automobiles. The Touchscreen Debate In some ways, touchscreens are super awesome. It’s like Star Trek: The Next Generation 30+ years ago, where Lt. Commander Data piloted the Enterprise D around … [continued]

California Rail Electrification Funding Trump’s Transportation Secretary Wanted To Kill Gets Funded In New Budget…

A proposed new budget deal in Congress would preserve funding to electrify rail lines between San Jose and San Francisco. That corridor is one of the busiest in the nation as it serves the tech community on the San Francisco peninsular known as Silicon Valley. Bringing electrification to the rail transport system would have a significant effect on carbon emissions in the region and reduce the area’s well known traffic congestion.