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VW’s CEO is worried – Tesla has progressed far beyond other automakers on neural networks

Tesla zooms ahead of other automakers in many ways, including accentuating driver focus and safety through its Autopilot feature. With 8 external cameras, a radar, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and a powerful onboard computer, Autopilot’s suite of driver assistance features is partly the result of a neural network that has accumulated billions of miles of driver experience. Tesla’s […]

April 30th

Tesla stands out for its tech – “Simple in one arena, profound in another”

The automotive industry has slowly evolved from producing mechanical behemoths to offering complex technological systems on wheels. The new cultural environment of transportation software precision has been guided by R&D from Tesla — Tesla has ushered in technological transformations that recreate vehicles into smart devices, deviate from fossil fuel dependency, infuse connectivity, and provide infotainment. […]

April 29th

Safer, more-sustainable transportation in a post- Coronavirus world

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents. By Ben Welle and Sergio Avelleda  World Resources Institute But coronavirus pandemic […]

April 28th

Tesla Model 3 demolishes Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger sales

A little while after I published articles about Tesla’s US 1st quarter sales earlier this month, I discovered that our estimates for foreign sales had been too pessimistic. Sales abroad were much higher in the 1st quarter than we initially thought — most notably, in Europe, South Korea, and China. That meant that US Tesla […]

April 28th

Solar car cover can recharge your EV while you’re parked in the sun

There are lots of clever people in the world and some of them work for Armor, a thin-film solar company located in France. One of its products is called ASCA, which uses semi conductor compounds based on organic polymers printed on flexible films. The flexibility means ASCA thin-film solar products can be mounted on curved surfaces, […]

April 19th

Porsche R&D chief talks Tesla, fuel cells and battery tech

Michael Steiner is the head of research and development at Porsche. Recently, he sat down for a chat with Christiaan Hetzner, a correspondent for Automotive News Europe. Hetzner started off by asking whether Porsche is a Tesla rival. “Although people like to play us off against each other, we do not consider Tesla to be a […]

April 17th

Tesla Model Y redesign inspired by toy car

The Tesla Model 3’s body was criticized by Sandy Munro in his early teardowns for an excessive amount of glued parts, unnecessary complexity, and potential failure points. “As Sandy accurately pointed out, the rear of the Model 3 looks like a patchwork quilt,” Musk said. “It’s not great.” Tesla improved upon this in the Model […]

April 15th