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Tesla’s customer referral program is back weeks after it was killed off

Tesla killed off its customer referral program way back on Feb. 1, 2019 because the popular program was getting too costly to maintain. But now, less than two months later, Tesla is bringing it back with new incentives aimed at rewarding its customers, and bringing in new ones. Tesla’s customer referral program had offered a bevy of incentives, including six months of free charging at Supercharger stations, launching a chosen photo into deep space orbit, VIP invitations, and even . The prize...
Tags: Automotive, Ceo, Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Hyperloop, Model 3, Roadster, Tesla


Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT

President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation . According to a recent scoop by Axios, Trump has privately said he thinks the autonomous-vehicle revolution is “crazy.” Trump’s point of view isn’t exactly surprising. His recent tweets about airplanes becoming too complex illustrates his Luddite leanings. Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fl...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Utah, Technology, California, Tech, General-motors, AV, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Automation, Arizona, Transport, Nvidia, Toyota


Tesla Model Y orders are now open

Customers can already place an order for the Tesla Model Y, a mid-sized crossover SUV that won’t go into production until 2020. Tesla requires a $2,500 deposit to complete the order for the all-electric vehicle, according to information posted on its website. A disclaimer on the order form states that “production is expected to begin late next year.” Under that timeline, deliveries wouldn’t begin until late 2020 or possibly early 2021. There are other clues on the order page, including that t...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Model, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Tesla Model 3, Model Y, The Boring Company, Tesla Design Studio


How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y

Tesla is scheduled to reveal the Model Y — the next electric vehicle in electric automaker’s lineup — tonight at an event in Los Angeles after, not months, but years of teasers and hints from CEO Elon Musk . Tesla will live stream the Model Y unveiling event at 8 pm PT via its website. However, folks who want to watch the event should head over to the site (https://www.tesla.com/modely) prior to the 8 pm start time. There is a registration process. Once completed, a new page pops up with th...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Musk, Tesla Model X, Elon Musk Tesla, The Boring Company


Tesla issues $13.8M in stock to buy trailers in bid to improve electric vehicle deliveries

Tesla is using more than $13 million worth of stock to buy trucks and trailers that will transport its electric vehicles to customers, the latest effort by the automaker to improve its logistics and delivery services. Instead of using cash, Tesla  issued $13.8 million in stock, a new securities filing posted Monday shows. Tesla used 49,967 shares at a maximum price of $277.05 a share as of Feb. 12 to buy the trailers from Central Valley Auto Transport. The California-based company specializes...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Central Valley Auto Transport, Central Valley Auto Transport Inc


Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be revealed at its LA design studio on March 14

Tesla will pull back the curtains and unveil its Model Y crossover vehicle at an event in Los Angeles on March 14th, according to a tweet from chief executive Elon Musk. Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019 It’s the fifth new car design to come from Tesla’s shop since the company was founded in 2003. Musk has been teasing the car’s release since 2015, and in a January letter to shareholders said that high volume production would ...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, California, La, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Nevada, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Gigafactory, FREMONT


Elon Musk finally hosted meme review with the co-creator of Rick and Morty

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been teasing — and his fanbase has been making pleas — to host a meme review. And after tweeted hints, meme review has arrived via YouTube star PewDiePie. Musk tweeted last month a photo and a question “Host meme review?” Host meme review? pic.twitter.com/k2SFtIUh1k — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2019 On Friday, Musk and Justin Roiland, one of the creators of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, appeared on YouTuber PewDiePie’s show for a meme revi...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Youtube, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Pewdiepie, Musk, Meme, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty


Tesla breaks ground on Shanghai factory which will produce Model 3 EVs for China

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company’s first overseas factory in Shanghai will focus on producing Model 3 vehicles for the Chinese market only. Musk is currently in China to break ground on the new factory today, which is being developed in partnership with the Shanghai government — an ally that is likely to be incredibly useful. The deal was announced by Tesla in July and it was followed quickly by the opening of Model 3 pre-orders for China-based customers in November. Initial...
Tags: Asia, Elon Musk, China, Cars, US, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Shanghai, Transport, Bmw, Infiniti, Hyperloop


Tesla breaks ground on Shanghai factory which will product Model 3 EVs for China

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company’s first overseas factory in Shanghai will focus on producing Model 3 vehicles for the Chinese market only. Musk is currently in China to break ground on the new factory today, which is being developed in partnership with the Shanghai government — an ally that is likely to be incredibly useful. The deal was announced by Tesla in July and it was followed quickly by the opening of Model 3 pre-orders for China-based customers in November. Initial...
Tags: Asia, Elon Musk, China, Cars, US, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Shanghai, Transport, Bmw, Infiniti, Hyperloop


Amazing future transports promise to supercharge our commutes

Bored of riding the bus to work? So are we. Fortunately, here are six of the amazing transportation modes of the future which mean your commute is about to get a whole lot more exciting. The post Amazing future transports promise to supercharge our commutes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, Trends, Robots, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Hyperloop, Emerging Tech


These amazing future transport technologies promise to supercharge your commute

Bored of riding the bus to work? So are we. Fortunately, here are six of the amazing transportation modes of the future which mean your commute is about to get a whole lot more exciting. The post These amazing future transport technologies promise to supercharge your commute appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, Trends, Robots, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Hyperloop, Emerging Tech


The Boring Company doesn’t sound so boring anymore

Elon Musk revealed that he had received written government approval for The Boring Company to build an underground system that will take commuters quickly from Point A to Point B. His latest project takes place in Chicago. The post The Boring Company doesn’t sound so boring anymore appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Traffic, Chicago, Hyperloop, Emerging Tech, Boring Company


Elon Musk wants to whisk you from New York to D.C. in 30 minutes

Elon Musk revealed that he had received written government approval for The Boring Company to build an underground system that will take commuters quickly from Point A to Point B. A new video shows a nearly completed tunnel in LA. The post Elon Musk wants to whisk you from New York to D.C. in 30 minutes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, News, La, Cars, Trends, Traffic, Hyperloop, Emerging Tech, Boring Company


Aurora hires SpaceX’s Jinnah Hosein, opens SF and Pittsburgh offices

Self-driving technology company Aurora has made some key moves on its leadership team and overall company growth: It’s bringing on SpaceX’s now former head of software engineering, Jinnah Hosein, to lead its own software engineering team in a VP role. The autonomous software provider is also opening up two new offices, including one in San Francisco, and another in Pittsburgh, in addition to its existing HQ in Palo Alto. Bringing on Hosein is a huge move for Aurora, which will now have some a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, California, San Francisco, Tesla, Palo Alto, Automotive, Reid Hoffman, Hyperloop, Software Engineering, Falcon Heavy


Elon Musk shares updated pedestrian-first Boring Co. Hyperloop transit plan

 Elon Musk has shifted his pans for The Boring Company: While it will still focus on digging tunnels to provide a network of underground tubes suitable for use by high-speed Hyperloop pods, the plan now is to use that Hyperloop to transport pedestrians and cyclists first, and then only later to work on moving cars around underground to bypass traffic. Musk shared the update via Twitter, noting…
Tags: TC, Transportation, Business, Elon Musk, Tech, Automotive, Transport, Hyperloop, Emerging-technologies, High Speed Rail, Tunnel, Hyperloop One, The Boring Company, Boring Co, Transport Systems, Boring Co Hyperloop


Hyperloop One joins HTT with its own hyperloop project in India

Both Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies have deals with the Indian government to build a hyperloop in the second-most-populous nation in the world. Hyperloop One will soon have a working test track. The post Hyperloop One joins HTT with its own hyperloop project in India appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: India, Cars, Trends, Hyperloop, Emerging Tech, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, HTT


Elon Musk Is Back to Digging Tunnels, This Time Under DC

Noted tunnel enthusiast Elon Musk is digging again, this time for hazily defined purposes at an abandoned parking lot near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives headquarters building in northeastern Washington, DC, the Washington Post reports.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Washington Post, Cars, Washington Dc, Hyperloop, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, The Boring Company, Vague Tunnel Stuff


Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets preliminary permit for NYC-DC Hyperloop

 A 29-minute trip from D.C. to New York may seem too good to be true. And it very well may be. But that isn’t stopping Elon Musk from pushing forward with plans to build a Hyperloop along the eastern corridor. Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, New York, Tech, Policy, Automotive, Hyperloop, Boring Company, Elon Musk 's Boring Company


Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets preliminary permit for NYC-D.C. Hyperloop

 A 29-minute trip from D.C. to New York may seem too good to be true. And it very well may be. But that isn’t stopping Elon Musk from pushing forward with plans to build a Hyperloop along the eastern corridor. And while it’s a very small, very vague step forward, Musk’s Boring Company has received a permit for preparation and preliminary excavation of a site in the… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, New York, Tech, Policy, Automotive, Hyperloop, Boring Company, Elon Musk 's Boring Company, Musk s Boring Company


Elon Musk expects to do coast-to-coast autonomous Tesla drive in 3 to 6 months

 Tesla had aimed to do a cross-country U.S. drive in one of its vehicles using fully autonomous driving capabilities by the end of last year, but obviously it didn’t make that goal, or you’d have heard about it. Instead, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says that he anticipates being able to make the trip within three months, or six months at the long end. Specifically, Musk said on an… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Business, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Transport, Millionaires, Hyperloop, Musk, Autonomous Car


Elon Musk’s self-driving strategy still doesn’t include LiDAR

 Elon Musk’s vision of autonomous driving differs from a lot of Tesla’s competitors in that he’s been adamant that LiDAR isn’t a core component of his approach. It’s a stance that provokes a lot of debate among experts in the field. Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Business, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Millionaires, Lidar, Hyperloop, Emerging-technologies, Tesla Model 3, Autonomous Car


Tesla vehicles to get a “major navigation overhaul” in 2018

 Tesla is reworking its approach to in-car navigation, and will deploy a “major navigation overhaul” in “early 2018,” per Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who shared the news in response to a customer inquiry on Twitter. Musk added that the rollout will only take place after current testing underway is complete, but that it will be “light-years ahead” of the current… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Business, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Transport, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Twitter Musk


Tesla Semi has the technical capability to convoy today

 Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed at the Tesla Semi unveil that the truck can work in a convoy mode, with a three-truck convoy beating not only traditional diesel trucking, but also rail transport in terms of a cost per mile price. It can do $0.85 per mile, with diesel only able to do around $1.25 per mile at today’s gas prices. Convoying involves using a lead car to provide guidance… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Business, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Transport, Truck, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Transhumanists, Tesla Semi


What to expect from Tesla’s big electric truck reveal

 Tesla is set to take the lid off of its electric truck tomorrow for the first time, after months of teasing the big rig. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is still doing some teasing of his own, posting a short video clip of the truck all draped in shadow to his Instagram account – but we’re still going to learn a lot tomorrow. Here’s a quick breakdown of what we know, what we think we… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Business, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Hyperloop, Transhumanists, Tesla Semi Truck, Semi Truck


Arrivo plans to have Colorado drivers in 200-mph Hyperloop-esque tubes by 2021

Arrivo and the Colorado Department of Transportation announced a partnership to bring Hyperloop-esque tubes capable of transporting cars at 200 miles per hour. Arrivo expects the first system to be ready by 2021 The post Arrivo plans to have Colorado drivers in 200-mph Hyperloop-esque tubes by 2021 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Colorado, Cars, Trends, Hyperloop, Emerging Tech, Colorado Department of Transportation, Hyperloop One, Arrivo


Tesla could upgrade customer computers to meet self-driving requirements

 Elon Musk had some thoughts to share on Tesla’s Q3 earnings call regarding full autonomy and how the automaker is preparing to deliver this to customers down the road. The company announced that its new vehicles had all the hardware on board they needed to achieve full autonomy last year, and offers customers the options to buy an upgrade that would deliver autonomy via software update… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Business, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Transport, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Transhumanists


Elon Musk says Tesla’s China factory could begin production in roughly three years

 Tesla last week officially confirmed its plans to set up a manufacturing facility in China, and now we know a bit more about what it’s planning to do in terms of production. At the time, Tesla wouldn’t say much more beyond than it’s “committed to the Chinese market” and interested in exploring manufacturing facilities around the world. Tesla CEO Elon Musk went into… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Business, Elon Musk, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Hyperloop, Transhumanists


Hyperloop One rebrands as Virgin Hyperloop One following sizable investment

The CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, may have initially proposed the idea of the Hyperloop, but the legendary entrepreneur only began work on his own Hyperloop system recently after offering the idea to the world a four years ago as an open-source project of sorts. In the meantime, a company by the name of Hyperloop One has worked most... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Automotive, Hyperloop, Public Transport, SpaceX Elon Musk, Sean Szymkowski


India could be getting a hyperloop soon thanks to new deal with HTT

On Wednesday, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced a new deal with the state of Andhra Pradesh in southeast India to build a hyperloop in the second most populous nation in the world. The post India could be getting a hyperloop soon thanks to new deal with HTT appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: India, Cars, Trends, Hyperloop, Emerging Tech, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Andhra Pradesh, HTT


The 10 Best Comments On CT Last Week

From the final Forza 7 garage update to mind-boggling Hyperloop test footage, last week had plenty of talking points!
Tags: Autos, Hyperloop, Forza



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