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Tesla Semi electric truck to be unveiled in September

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Apr 13, 2017 11:53 pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed today that the company intends to unveil their first electric semi truck in September this year.

 

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Musk added that the upcoming vehicle will be "seriously next level." He also congratulated the entire team for doing an amazing job.

 

Last year, Musk said that Tesla Semi will reduce the cost of cargo transport and increase the safety. Other companies are also working on delivering a zero-emission cargo truck to the market. One of them is Mercedes-Benz, but their vehicle isn't expected to reach full production until 2020.

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Elon Musk teases Model Y for 'S3XY' lineup

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Mar 27, 2017 6:11 pm

While we are still waiting for the release of the Model 3, Elon Musk has teased the next electric car from Tesla - Model Y.

 

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Tesla's CEO didn't reveal anything about the car other that it will come in few years, but what's interesting here is the name of the car.

 

Tesla first introduced the Model S, followed by Model X, and the latest Model 3, which was, according to Musk, was supposed to be named Model E.

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Uber suspends self-driving car tech after Arizona crash

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Mar 27, 2017 3:23 am

Uber has halted all of its self-driving car efforts after a self-driving car was involved in an accident in Tempe, Arizona - even though Uber's autonomous car wasn't at fault, as it was the human driver that caused the accident.

 

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One of Uber's Volvo-made self-driving SUVs can be seen on its side, with an Uber spokesperson confirming the accident, and that the company is "suspending its autonomous tests in Arizona until it completes its investigation and pausing its Pittsburgh operations" reports Bloomberg. There were no injuries in the accident, with the police report stating that another car "failed to yield for the Uber car, causing the autonomous vehicle to flip on its side", reports Bloomberg.

 

Tempe police information officer Josie Montenegro said: "There was a person behind the wheel. It is uncertain at this time if they were controlling the vehicle at the time of the collision". An Uber spokesperson added that the company is "continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle".

BMW teases the next 100 years of vehicle technology

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Mar 26, 2017 2:25 am

BMW has a bright future ahead of it, if its latest 'A new Era has begun' video is anything to go by, with the carmaker showing off what it envisions, as the next 100 years of automotive and wearable technology.

 

 

BMW sees a future of self-driving cars that pull up to you when you need them, with welcoming lights just below the drivers side door that get projected onto the ground, a steering wheel that can be used for driving - but will disappear into the dash when you want autonomous driving enabled. The company continues with augmented reality helmets, and more - it really is a great envisioning of the future of automotive tech, and more so - how it'll improve, and make our lives easier.

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Tesla to discontinue the cheapest Model S

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Mar 21, 2017 4:26 pm

Tesla Motors has announced that they are discontinuing the Model S with 60 kWh battery pack.

 

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The Moel S 60 kWh was introduced a year ago as a more affordable option to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. According to the company, most customers ended up buying an equivalent to the Model S 75 kWh.

 

The company stated that in order to simplify the ordering process for their customers, they will be removing the 60 kWh option from their lineup.

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Intel acquires self-driving car firm for $15.3 billion

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Mar 14, 2017 8:28 am

Intel is making a massive investment into autonomous car technology, acquiring Israeli self-driving car firm Mobileeye for a huge $15.3 billion.

 

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Mobileye has technology inside of 27 carmakers' vehicles, with technology from cameras to sensors around the car, to emergency braking technology, lane assistance systems, and more. Intel has been working with Mobileye for a while, teaming with BMW last year to make a fully autonomous car by 2021.

 

Intel isn't just throwing down its $15 billion investment for nothing, as the company sees the autonomous car market becoming a mammoth $70 billion market by 2030. Intel boss Brian Krzanich made it very clear that by combining Intel's processing power with Mobileye's advanced automotive computer vision systems, and its partnerships with carmakers, as something transformative. Krzanich said: "Together, we can accelerate the future of autonomous driving with improved performance in a cloud-to-car solution at a lower cost for automakers".

Rolls-Royce covers its car in thousand diamonds

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Mar 8, 2017 5:18 pm

Rolls-Royce is well-known for its luxury cars, and they decided to stick with their motto at the Geneva Moto Show.

 

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The company has unveiled a version of their Ghost car painted with actual diamonds. The paint, named Diamond Stardust, contains 1,000 crushed diamonds, is the most expensive paint ever used on a Rolls-Royce.

 

It took two months of testing to make sure that the diamonds would maintain their glow when used in the paint.

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Hyperloop One shows never-seen images of the test track

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Mar 8, 2017 2:34 pm

Hyperloop One has released never-before-seen images of its development site in the Nevada desert at Middle East Rail, an event held in Dubai.

 

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The testing site, known as DevLoop, is Located 30 minutes from Las Vegas in the Nevada desert. The first public test is expected in the first half of 2017 when the company will prove that they are "well-positioned to deliver the first working Hyperloop."

 

The company stated that they are excited about the first public trial on the 500 meter-long DevLoop, which has a diameter of 3.3 meters.

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Tesla to double the number of Superchargers this year

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Feb 24, 2017 10:23 pm

Tesla currently has 373 Superchargers in North America, but their goal is to double the number by the end of the year, the company has stated in their investor letter.

 

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Tesla clearly wants to expand their Supercharger network, and they already started the expansion in January.

 

Tesla's Superchargers were free up until the beginning of this year.

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Faraday Future is on schedule with factory construction

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Feb 17, 2017 10:26 pm

At this year's CES, Faraday Future unveiled their highly anticipated electric vehicle - the FF 91. The FF91 is their first production vehicle, and the company plans for it to compete directly with Tesla.

 

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However, the company has been struggling with certain financial problems for a while now. It was reported that the company had to stop factory construction to afford their glamorous event at CES.

 

The company has announced now that they are on schedule and they are entering "phase 2 of stage 1" on their project, meaning that they entered the competitive bidding process for the construction of their factory.

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